Balangir

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Balangir
Town
Balangir is located in Odisha
Balangir
Balangir
Location in Odisha, India
Balangir is located in India
Balangir
Balangir
Balangir (India)
Coordinates: 20°43′N 83°29′E / 20.72°N 83.48°E / 20.72; 83.48Coordinates: 20°43′N 83°29′E / 20.72°N 83.48°E / 20.72; 83.48
Country India
StateOdisha
DistrictBalangir
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyBolangir Municipality
 • Member of ParliamentKalikesh Narayan Singh Deo, (BJD)
 • Member of Legislative AssemblyNarasingha Mishra, (INC)
Elevation
383 m (1,257 ft)
Population
 (Census 2011)
 • Total145,000
Languages
 • OfficialOdia
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
767001, 767002
Telephone code06652
Vehicle registrationOD 03
Websitebalangir.nic.in

Balangir is a city and municipality, the headquarters of Balangir district in the state of Odisha, India. Balangir has a rich cultural heritage. It is also known as the cultural hub of Western Odisha.[1][2] Balangir municipality is divided into twenty one wards. It is spread over an area of 12,200 acres (4,900 ha).[3][4]

Geography[edit]

Balangir is located at 20°43′N 83°29′E / 20.72°N 83.48°E / 20.72; 83.48.[5] It has an average elevation of 383 metres (800 feet) above sea level.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 Census of India,[6] Balangir had a population of 98,238. Males constitute 50,582 of the population and females 47,656. Most of the people are Hindus. However Christianity is the second largest population of Balangir city. Near about 21% , that means 30,000 people are believer of Jesus. Communicative language of Balangir is Sambalpuri and for education and official purpose Odia and English are mostly used.

People from Balangir[edit]

Transport[edit]

Air[edit]

The Nuagaon Airport is the nearest airport to the city while Jharsuguda Airport at Jharsuguda is 177 km away and Swami Vivekananda Airport at Raipur, Chhattisgarh is 234 km away. Biju Patnaik International Airport in the state capital, Bhubaneswar is 327 km away by road and 397 km by rail.

Rail[edit]

Balangir Railway Station on the Jharsuguda-Sambalpur-Titlagarh railway line of East Coast Railways is the city's railway link to the national railway network.

Road[edit]

Bolangir is connected by road to the state capital Bhubaneswar which is 327 km to the west.

Politics[edit]

Current MLA from Bolangir Assembly Constituency is Narasingha Mishra of Indian National Congress, who won the seat in State elections of 2014 by defeating BJD stalwart Ananga Udaya Singh Deo.

Bolangir is part of Bolangir (Lok Sabha constituency).[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Balangir is a famous city in Odisha and also the major hub of trade and commerce of Odisha
  2. ^ "has been designed as a District Culture Centre". Archived from the original on 30 July 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  3. ^ http://ofbindia.gov.in/units/index.php?unit=ofbol&page=about&lang=en
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 April 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Balangir
  6. ^ "Census of India 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  7. ^ "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies of Odisha" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 November 2005. Retrieved 26 September 2008.

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