Biramitrapur

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Biramitrapur
ବୀରମିତ୍ରପୁର
Town
Biramitrapur is located in Odisha
Biramitrapur
Biramitrapur
Biramitrapur is located in India
Biramitrapur
Biramitrapur
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 22°24′N 84°46′E / 22.40°N 84.77°E / 22.40; 84.77Coordinates: 22°24′N 84°46′E / 22.40°N 84.77°E / 22.40; 84.77
Country  India
State Odisha
District Sundargarh
Elevation 243 m (797 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 29,434
Languages
 • Official Oriya
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Website odisha.gov.in

Biramitrapur (or Birmitrapur)(odia:ବୀରମିତ୍ରପୁର) is a town and a municipality in Sundargarh district in the state of Odisha, India.

Geography[edit]

Biramitrapur lies at the border of Odisha and Jharkhand, Simdega being the nearest district of Jharkhand. The city nearest to Biramitrapur is Rourkela, which is roughly around 35 km away. The area being mineral rich, a lot of industries lie in and around Biramitrapur. The area is especially rich in Limestone and Dolomite. The closest river to Biramitrapur is Ludki, which flows from Jharkhand to Odisha.

  • Biramitrapur Post Office is now Operating Core Banking Solution (CBS) online for their customers of Saving Bank Accounts.
  • One Postal ATM Counter is also operational inside Post Office Compound.

Education[edit]

Biramitrapur also has institutions imparting educations at different mediums and different levels. Major Institutions ST. Mary's Convent School[English medium] Sri Aurobindo institute of integral education (English medium) Hindi School Don Bosco School (oriya medium) Alexander school (oriya medium) Jagriti high school (Oriya medium) Govt. Boy's high school [Oriya medium] Govt. Girls high school [Oriya medium] Shrama Shakti College [Intermediate & graduation][Arts & Commerce] Nirmal munda Science college.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Biramitrapur had a population of 29,434. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Biramitrapur has an average literacy rate of 63%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 71% and female literacy of 55%. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Industries[edit]

The majority industries in Biramitrapur and adjoining areas are based on mining. There are many Limestone mining and crushing units, and also many Sponge iron factories. BSL (Bisra Stone Lime) company holds the largest limestone and dolomite quarry in the area.

Recently start "AQUASURE" PACKAGED DRINKING WATER from Aquaguard Trade mark owner Eureka Forbes ltd. Mumbai manufacture and marketing by M/s HMVK BEVERAGES, BIRMITRAPUR

Transport[edit]

Birmitrapur is town having good transport amenities. Bus services here is a major means of transport. People here are transport- oriented and they love to travel. A train also runs from Birmitrapur to Barsuan Via Rourkela twice a day excluding Sunday.

Culture[edit]

Besides Oriya, Hindi is also spoken in Biramitrapur. Sadri, Marwari and Bihari language speakers also found in the town. Biramitrapur has a composite population of people from different states and religions. Hindu festivals like Rath Yatra, Nuakhai, Durga Puja and Ganesh Puja are celebrated with much pomp and fair as are New Year and Christmas. It marks the Unity in Diversity of the town

Politics[edit]

Current MLA from Biramitrapur Assembly Constituency is George Tirkey [Independent], who won the seat in State elections of 2009. Earlier MLAs from this seat were: Nihar Surin of (JMM) who won in 2004, George Tirkey of JMM in 2000 and in 1995, Satya Narayan Pradhan of JD in 1990, Remish Kerketia of INC in 1985, Jumus Bilung of INC(I) in 1980, and Prem Chand Bhagat of JNP in 1977.[2]

Biramitrapur is part of Sundargarh (Lok Sabha constituency).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  2. ^ "State Elections 2004 - Partywise Comparison for 138-Biramitrapur Constituency of Odisha. DEBASIS NAYAK MLA FROM THIS REGION". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  3. ^ "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies of Odisha" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-03-04. Retrieved 2008-09-27.