Bargarh district

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Bargarh
District
Location in Odisha, India
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 21°19′59″N 83°36′58″E / 21.333°N 83.616°E / 21.333; 83.616Coordinates: 21°19′59″N 83°36′58″E / 21.333°N 83.616°E / 21.333; 83.616
Country India
StateOdisha
HeadquartersBargarh
Government
 • Collector and District MagistrateIndramani Tripathy, OAS(SAG)
 • Divisional Forest Officer Cum Wildlife WardenShri Sandeep Pratly, IFS
 • Superintendent of PoliceShri Mukesh Kumar Bhamoo, IPS
Area
 • Total5,837 km2 (2,254 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,481,255
 • Rank13
 • Density253/km2 (660/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialSambalpuri Language
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
768 028
Telephone code6683, 6684, 6685,0 6646
Vehicle registrationOD-17
Sex ratio976 /
Literacy75.16%
Lok Sabha constituencyBargarh
Vidhan Sabha constituency5
ClimateAw (Köppen)
Precipitation1,527 millimetres (60.1 in)
Avg. summer temperature46 °C (115 °F)
Avg. winter temperature10 °C (50 °F)
Websitewww.bargarh.nic.in
General Information
Sub-Divisions: 02
Bargarh
Padampur
Blocks: 12
Tahasils: 12
Municipality: 01 Municipality
Bargarh Municipal Council
N.A.C.: 04 NACs
01. Attabira N.A.C.
02. Barapalli N.A.C.
03. Bijepur N.A.C.
04. Padampur N.A.C.
Police Stations: 17 P.S.
Gram Panchas: 253
Villages: 1330

Bargarh District is an administrative district of Odisha state in eastern India. The city of Bargarh is its district headquarters. The district was carved out of the erstwhile district of Sambalpur in 1 April 1993.

Administrative setup[edit]

The 12 Tahasils in Bargarh district under two sub-divisions are listed in the following table.

12 Tahasils
# Bargarh Sub-Division Padampur Sub-Division
1 Bargarh Padampur
2 Ambabhona Bijepur
3 Attabira Gaisilet
4 Barapalli Jharbandh
5 Bhatli Paikmal
6 Bheden Sohela

The 12 Blocks in Bargarh district under two sub-divisions are listed in the following table.

12 Blocks
# Bargarh Sub-Division Padampur Sub-Division
1 Bargarh Rajborasambar
2 Ambabhona Bijepur
3 Attabira Gaisilet
4 Barapalli Jharbandh
5 Bhatli Paikmal
6 Bheden Sohela

Demographics[edit]

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 93.60% of the population in the district spoke Odia, 4.59% Hindi and 0.89% Telugu as their first language.[1]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901371,066—    
1911429,684+1.48%
1921449,182+0.44%
1931501,975+1.12%
1941565,389+1.20%
1951612,037+0.80%
1961693,122+1.25%
1971839,622+1.94%
19811,032,354+2.09%
19911,207,172+1.58%
20011,346,336+1.10%
20111,481,255+0.96%
source:[2]

Economy[edit]

All-season irrigation from Hirakud dam on the Mahanadi River makes the northern half of Bargarh District rich in agriculture, mostly paddy.[3]

Politics[edit]

Vidhan sabha constituencies[edit]

The following are the five Vidhan sabha constituencies[4][5] of Bargarh district and the elected members[6] of that area

No. Constituency Reservation Extent of the Assembly Constituency (Blocks) Member of 16th Assembly Party
1 Padampur None Jharbandh, Paikmal, Rajborasambar, Padampur (NAC) Bijaya Ranjan Singh Bariha BJD
2 Bijepur NONE Bijepur(NAC), Gaisilat, Barpali Vacant
3 Bargarh None Bargarh, Bargarh (M), Barpali (part) Debesh Acharya BJD
4 Attabira SC Attabira, Bheden Snehangini Chhuria BJD
5 Bhatli None Sohella, Bhatli, Ambabhona Susanta Singh BJD

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue
  2. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  3. ^ http://www.navratnanews.com
  4. ^ Assembly Constituencies and their EXtent
  5. ^ Seats of Odisha
  6. ^ "List of Member in Fourteenth Assembly". ws.ori.nic.in. Archived from the original on 2 May 2007. Retrieved 19 February 2013. MEMBER NAME

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