Balangir

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Balangir
City
Balangir Royal Palace
Balangir Royal Palace
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
State Odisha
DistrictBalangir
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyBolangir Municipality
 • Member of ParliamentSangeeta Kumari Singh Deo, (BJP)
 • Member of Legislative AssemblyNarasingha Mishra, (INC)
Elevation
383 m (1,257 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialOdia, English
 • SpokenSambalpuri, Telugu, Bangali and Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
767001, 767002
Telephone code06652
Vehicle registrationOD 03
Websitebalangir.nic.in

Balangir also known as Bolangir, 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 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.

People from Balangir[edit]

Transport[edit]

Airport[edit]

The Jharsuguda Airport at Jharsuguda is the nearest airport to the city while 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.

Railway Station[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.

Highway[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).[6]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Balangir (1981–2010, extremes 1957–2012)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 39.7
(103.5)
39.3
(102.7)
45.1
(113.2)
49.0
(120.2)
48.3
(118.9)
47.7
(117.9)
40.7
(105.3)
39.0
(102.2)
38.4
(101.1)
38.8
(101.8)
36.6
(97.9)
33.1
(91.6)
49.0
(120.2)
Average high °C (°F) 27.5
(81.5)
31.2
(88.2)
36.0
(96.8)
39.9
(103.8)
40.9
(105.6)
36.4
(97.5)
31.2
(88.2)
30.3
(86.5)
31.0
(87.8)
31.0
(87.8)
28.6
(83.5)
26.5
(79.7)
32.5
(90.5)
Average low °C (°F) 12.9
(55.2)
15.5
(59.9)
19.3
(66.7)
23.3
(73.9)
24.3
(75.7)
23.4
(74.1)
22.4
(72.3)
22.6
(72.7)
23.1
(73.6)
21.1
(70.0)
16.7
(62.1)
12.9
(55.2)
19.8
(67.6)
Record low °C (°F) 2.6
(36.7)
3.5
(38.3)
7.9
(46.2)
9.3
(48.7)
10.1
(50.2)
11.0
(51.8)
11.8
(53.2)
12.6
(54.7)
14.1
(57.4)
10.6
(51.1)
3.9
(39.0)
1.6
(34.9)
1.6
(34.9)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 10.0
(0.39)
18.3
(0.72)
15.2
(0.60)
29.1
(1.15)
53.1
(2.09)
187.9
(7.40)
382.7
(15.07)
419.2
(16.50)
225.3
(8.87)
57.9
(2.28)
16.1
(0.63)
3.5
(0.14)
1,418.2
(55.83)
Average rainy days 0.6 1.2 1.6 1.9 3.2 8.8 14.9 15.0 9.5 2.9 0.7 0.5 60.9
Average relative humidity (%) (at 17:30 IST) 53 45 40 36 38 59 79 81 78 69 60 57 58
Source: India Meteorological Department[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Balangir is a famous city in Odisha and also the major hub of trade and commerce of Odisha". Archived from the original on 7 August 2011. Retrieved 1 August 2011.
  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. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "Station: Bolangir Climatological Table 1981–2010" (PDF). Climatological Normals 1981–2010. India Meteorological Department. January 2015. pp. 155–156. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  8. ^ "Extremes of Temperature & Rainfall for Indian Stations (Up to 2012)" (PDF). India Meteorological Department. December 2016. p. M161. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 10 January 2021.

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