Angul

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Angul
Urban agglomeration
Jagannath Temple, Angul
Jagannath Temple, Angul
Nickname(s): 
Aluminium City
Angul is located in Odisha
Angul
Angul
Location in Odisha, India
Angul is located in India
Angul
Angul
Angul (India)
Coordinates: 20°50′17″N 85°05′44″E / 20.83806°N 85.09556°E / 20.83806; 85.09556Coordinates: 20°50′17″N 85°05′44″E / 20.83806°N 85.09556°E / 20.83806; 85.09556
Country India
StateOdisha
DistrictAngul
Government
 • Collector & District MagistrateShri Manoj Kumar Mohanty [IAS]
Population
 (2011)
 • Total44,390
Demonym(s)Anugulia (ଅନୁଗୁଳିଆ)
Languages
 • OfficialOdia
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
759122
Telephone code06764
Vehicle registrationOD-19 (Before OR-19)
UN/LOCODEIN ANO
Nearest city(s)Bhubaneswar, Sambalpur, Cuttack
Sex ratio893 female per 1000 male /
Literacy68%
Lok Sabha constituencyDhenkanal
Climateaccording to weather (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature47 °C (117 °F)
Avg. winter temperature10 °C (50 °F)
Websitewww.angul.nic.in

Angul (About this soundpronunciation ; also known as Anugul) is a town and a municipality and the headquarters of Angul district in the state of Odisha, India.

Statue of B. R. Ambedkar in Nalconagar, Angul

Geography[edit]

Anugul is located at 21°13′N 86°07′E / 21.21°N 86.11°E / 21.21; 86.11.[1] It has an average elevation of 195 m (640 ft) above sea level. The total geographical area of the district is 6232 km2. From the point of view of area it stands 11th among the 30 Districts of Odisha.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[2] Angul had a population of 44,390. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Anugul has an average literacy rate of 77.53%, higher than the national average of 74.04%; with 58% of the males and 42% of females literate. About 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Politics[edit]

In the 2019 Indian general election, Mahesh Sahoo (BJD) won from Dhenkanal (Lok Sabha constituency). In Loksabha general election 2014, Nagendra Pradhan (BJD) and Tathagat Satpathy (BJD) were elected from Sambalpur and Dhenkanal loksabha constituency respectively. Angul is part of Dhenkanal (Lok Sabha constituency).

The current MLA from Angul (Odisha Vidhan Sabha constituency) is Rajanikant Singh of BJD who is elected in 2019 Odisha Legislative Assembly election and subsequently elected unopposed as the deputy speaker of the assembly. He won the seat in State elections of 2004, 2009, and 2014. His father Adwait Prasad Singh had won this seat in 2000 as a BJD candidate, in 1990 as JD candidate and in 1977 as JNP candidate. Earlier MLAs from this seat were Ramesh Jena of INC in 1995, Prafulla Mishra of INC in 1985, and Santosh Kumar Pradhan of INC(I) in 1980.[3]

Girija Nandini Sahoo of BJD is the current President Zilla Parishad, Angul. She will hold the post from 2012-2017.[4]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Angul(1971-2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 36.2
(97.2)
38.2
(100.8)
42
(108)
46.8
(116.2)
50.9
(123.6)
46.4
(115.5)
44.0
(111.2)
38.2
(100.8)
38.7
(101.7)
36.4
(97.5)
32.0
(89.6)
30.3
(86.5)
50.9
(123.6)
Average high °C (°F) 27.9
(82.2)
30.9
(87.6)
35.5
(95.9)
38.9
(102.0)
39.8
(103.6)
36.2
(97.2)
32.1
(89.8)
31.4
(88.5)
32.1
(89.8)
32.3
(90.1)
30.0
(86.0)
27.7
(81.9)
32.9
(91.2)
Average low °C (°F) 15.6
(60.1)
18.2
(64.8)
21.0
(69.8)
24.4
(75.9)
26.0
(78.8)
25.9
(78.6)
24.4
(75.9)
23.9
(75.0)
24.1
(75.4)
20.7
(69.3)
18.2
(64.8)
15.1
(59.2)
21.5
(70.6)
Record low °C (°F) 5.2
(41.4)
7.2
(45.0)
13.4
(56.1)
19.8
(67.6)
23.2
(73.8)
21.4
(70.5)
20.4
(68.7)
18.3
(64.9)
17.9
(64.2)
14.1
(57.4)
11.2
(52.2)
7.7
(45.9)
5.2
(41.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 9.0
(0.35)
20.9
(0.82)
25.0
(0.98)
36.9
(1.45)
75.6
(2.98)
210.1
(8.27)
260.3
(10.25)
325.3
(12.81)
206.5
(8.13)
100.8
(3.97)
26.7
(1.05)
3.1
(0.12)
1,300.2
(51.18)
Source: India Meteorological Department [5]

Education[edit]

There are many schools and colleges in Angul

  1. Angul High School
  2. PTC High School
  3. Government Girls High School
  4. Town High School
  5. Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1
  6. Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 2
  7. SSVM
  8. Rotary Public School
  9. Ecube Academia
  10. Amarvani School
  11. Ideal Public School
  12. St.Xavier High School
  13. Maharishi Vidya Mandir
  14. Government Autonomous College
  15. Angul Mahila Mahavidyalaya
  16. Adarsha College of Engineering
  17. Siddhi Vinayak College
  18. Creative Techno College
  19. R.I.M.I.T
  20. Binayak College
  21. Police Training College
  22. Odisha Forest Rangers' College
  23. B.Ed. College
  24. Narayani Institute of Engineering and Technology
  25. Dibya College of Nursing
  26. Jadunath Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya
  27. Anchalik College, Talamul
  28. Anchalik College, Kulad

Places of interest[edit]

  • Jagannath Temple(Saila Srikhetra)
  • Maa Budhi Thakurani Temple
  • Gopabandhu Park
  • Eco Park
  • Maa Hingula Temple Talcher
  • Deulajhari Hot Spring, Athmalik
  • Tikarpada Tiger Reserve

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Anugul
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  3. ^ "State Elections 2004 – Partywise Comparison for 116-Angul Constituency of ODISHA". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 27 September 2008.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ odishapanchayat.gov.in/download/ZP_Presidents2012-2017.pdf
  5. ^ "Angul Climatological Table Period: 1971–2000". India Meteorological Department. Retrieved 27 May 2015.

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