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Brahmapur railway station in Berhampur
|• Type||Municipal Corporation|
|• Body||Berhampur Municipal Corporation|
|• Member of Parliament||Shri Sidhant Mohapatra, (BJD)|
|• Member of Legislative Assembly||Dr. Ramesh Chandra Chyau Patnaik (BJD)|
|• Mayor||Smt. K. Madhavi (BJD)|
|• Municipal Commissioner||Shri Chakravarti Singh Rathore, IAS|
|• SP of Berhampur Police District||Shri Pinak Mishra, IPS|
|• Total||86.82 km2 (33.52 sq mi)|
|Elevation||26 m (85 ft)|
|• Density||4,100/km2 (11,000/sq mi)|
|• Official||Odia, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
- 1 Geography
- 2 Demographics
- 3 Administration
- 4 Theatre
- 5 Connectivity
- 6 Climate and regional setting
- 7 Education
- 8 People from Berhampur
- 9 References
The city is at 19° 20’ N Latitude 84° 50’ E Longitude. Its average elevation above mean sea level is 24m.
As of 2011[update] Census of India (provisional), the population of Berhampur was 355,823 (the actual population is much higher than this), of which 185,584 were males and 170,239 are females making it the fourth most populous urban city in Odisha state and 126th in India.
The effective literacy rate of Berhampur is 90.04%, higher than the national average of 74.04%. Male and female literacy rates are 93.83% and 85.92%, respectively. 8.2% of the population are children ages 0–6 years. The adult and child sex ratios are 917 and 898 females per 1000 males, respectively.
The city is administered by the Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BMC). This organisation was a municipality from 1867 until 29 December 2008. The Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) of Southern range is at Berhampur and covers the undivided Ganjam, Koraput, Kandhamal and Kalahandi districts.
Theatre has been very prominent since the late 1930 and was the main source of entertainment until the advent of motion pictures. Ganjam Kala Parishad and Prakasam Hall are some of the oldest drama halls in India. The oldest theatre in the history of Odisha was the Sri Sitaram Vilas Talkies (SSVT, established in 1927), which was closed following severe damage by a super cyclone on 29 October 1999.
Three-wheeler auto taxis are the most important mode of transportation in this city. Taxis also ply on the city's roads. The state government has constructed a new bus station at Haladiapadar, at the outskirts of the city. The Ganjam Urban Transport Services Limited (GUTSL) with joint partnership with Odisha State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC) have an agreement to run a city-bus service for Berhampur to urban centres on its periphery (Chatrapur, Gopalpur and Hinjili, Taratarini, Bhairabi) on February 27, 2014.
Climate and regional setting
Maximum summer temperature is 40 °C; minimum winter temperature is 22 °C. The mean daily temperature varies from 33 °C to 38 °C. May is the hottest month; December is the coldest. The average annual rainfall is 1250 mm and the region receives monsoon and torrential rainfall from July to October.
|Climate data for Berhampur, Odisha|
|Average high °C (°F)||27.4
|Average low °C (°F)||16.7
|Average rainfall mm (inches)||10
Engineering and technical institutions
People from Berhampur
- V. V. Giri, former President of India
- A. P. Patro, Minister of Public Works and Education (Madras Presidency) (1921–1926)
- Kota Harinarayana, Scientist & Father of India's Light Combat Aircraft
- Biswanath Das, former Governor of Uttar Pradesh and former Chief Minister of Odisha
- Binayak Acharya, former Chief Minister of Odisha
- Sanjukta Panigrahi, Odissi dancer
- Katulu Ravi Kumar, weightlifter
- Arun K. Pati, quantum physicist
- "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. pp. 6, 7. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
- census 2011
- Patnaik, Sunil (2012). "The Telegraph – Calcutta (Kolkata) | Orissa | State's first cinema in ruins". telegraphindia.com. Calcutta, India. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
State's first cinema in ruins – Sri Sitaram Vilas Talkies fails to rise after super-cyclone blow