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|• Body||Bolangir Municipality|
|• Member of Parliament||Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo, (BJD)|
|• Member of Legislative Assembly||Narasingha Mishra, (INC)|
|Elevation||383 m (1,257 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Vehicle registration||OD 03|
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. Balangir municipality is divided into twenty one wards. It is spread over an area of 12,200 acres (4,900 ha).
As of 2011 Census of India, 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
- Srinibash Udgata, Eminent Poet awarded Padma Shri by Government of India
- Kailash Chandra Meher, Eminent Artist awarded Padma Shri by Government of India
- Narasingha Mishra, Eminent Lawyer Twelfth Law Commission of Government Of India
- Rasanara Parwin is a cricket player of India women's national cricket team.
- Sam Pitroda, telecom engineer, inventor, entrepreneur and policymaker.
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.
Bolangir is connected by road to the state capital Bhubaneswar which is 327 km to the west.
- Balangir is a famous city in Odisha and also the major hub of trade and commerce of Odisha
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