Balugaon

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Balugaon
ବାଲୁଗାଁ
Town
Balugaon is located in Odisha
Balugaon
Balugaon
Balugaon is located in India
Balugaon
Balugaon
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 20°10′N 85°06′E / 20.17°N 85.1°E / 20.17; 85.1Coordinates: 20°10′N 85°06′E / 20.17°N 85.1°E / 20.17; 85.1
Country  India
State Odisha
District Khordha
Government
 • Member of Legislative Assembly Dr. Bibhuti Bhusan Harichandan
Elevation 76 m (249 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 15,824
Languages
 • Official Odia
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 752030
Telephone code 06756
Vehicle registration OD-02
Website odisha.gov.in

Balugaon is a town (NAC) in Khordha district in the state of Odisha, India. It is situated very close to Chilika lake about 90 km away from the state capital Bhubaneswar and 76 km from the Berhampur, Ganjam. It is a major economy center of Khordha district due it prawn and fish business.

Geography[edit]

Balugaon is located at 20°10′N 85°06′E / 20.17°N 85.1°E / 20.17; 85.1.[1] It has an average elevation of 76 metres (249 feet).

Communication[edit]

Balugaon is well connected to state capital Bhubaneswar and Berhampur through road (NH5), rail. Balugaon railway station on Howrah-Chennai main line connects Balugaon to major Indian cities like Kolkata, Chennai, Visakhapatnam. All major trains passing through this line stop at Balugaon. Jagannath dham puri can be reached via New Jagannath Sadak. There are government and private lunch services to Kalijai Temple and Krishnaprasad Garh.

Tourism[edit]

Major tourist spot within Chilika lake like Kalijai, Nalabana can be approached from Balugaon through government or private boat and lunch services. Narayani temple is situated few miles far from Balugaon is famous for its natural scenic beauty. There is a natural fountain near Ranpur.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Balugaon had a population of 15,824. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Balugaon has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 59% of the males and 41% of females literate. 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Tourism[edit]

Balugaon is located at 20°10′N 85°06′E / 20.17°N 85.1°E / 20.17; 85.1.[1] It has an average elevation of 76 metres (249 feet).

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Chilka Lake travel guide from Wikivoyage