Location in Odisha, India
|• Collector||Durga Prasad Behera, IAS|
|• Member of Parliament||Baijayant Panda, BJD|
|• Total||2,644 km2 (1,021 sq mi)|
|• Density||492.38/km2 (1,275.3/sq mi)|
|• Official||Odia, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Sex ratio||1.006 ♂/♀|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Kendrapara|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||5|
|Precipitation||1,501.3 millimetres (59.11 in)|
Kendrapara District is an administrative district of Odisha state in eastern India. The town of Kendrapara is the district headquarters. Kendrapara District is situated in the eastern portion of the state, and is bounded on the north by Bhadrak District, on the east by the Bay of Bengal, on the south by Jagatsinghpur District, on the west by Cuttack District and on the northwest by Jajpur District.
Kendrapara District lies in 20° 20’ N To 20° 37’ N Latitude and 86° 14’ E To 87° 01’ E Longitude and situated in central coastal plain zone of the Odisha. The Bay of Bengal lies in the eastern part of the district. The coastline covers 48 km stretching from Dhamra Muhan to Batighar. Kendrapara district headquarters is 85 km from the State headquarters.
Kendrapara District lies in the river delta formed by the Brahmani and Baitarani and branch rivers of Mahanadi. The Bhitarkanika Mangroves, Bhitarkanika National Park, Gahirmatha Beach and Baladevjew Temple lie in the district. Other features in the district include Suka-Parikshita Ashram, Kudanagari, Landibata Mahapurusha Matha Chanpur, Pentha sea beach, Harihar Kshetra Mahala, Gadadhara Gosain Pitha, and Korua. This district has 9 blocks named as Aali, Derabish, Garadpur, Mahakalapada, Marshaghai, Kendrapara, Rajanagar, Rajkanika, Patamundai.
According to the 2011 census Kendrapara district has a population of 1,439,891, roughly equal to the nation of Swaziland or the US state of Hawaii. This gives it a ranking of 344th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 545 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,410/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 10.59%. Kendrapara has a sex ratio of 1006 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 85.93%. The mother tongue of most of the people here is Odia; there is a sizable number of Bengali and Urdu speaking people. Hindi is also widely understood.
There are several tourist places in Kendrapara. Batighara is the first lighthouse installed in eastern coast of India. In front of the Batighar, False Point Port was the first modern port of the Odisha coast. This port was commissioned in the year 1855. Kanika Palace is one of the most popular tourist places in Kendrapara District. It is situated in Rajkanika block and around 50 km from Kendrapara. Aul Palace is another tourist site and it is an ancient palace spread over 40 acres of land. Other structures like Rajbati, Ranimahal, Ghodashala, Bhandar, Udyan, Pramoda Udyan, Debalaya, Devi mandir are included in the palace. Dhamara Port is an ancient port on the bank of river Baitarani, around 5 km from Kanika Palace. Kudanagari is an ancient center of maritime business, which is situated in Patkura constituency. A massive sand dune sprawling over 15 acres of land and of a height 25 feet, surrounded by deep forest is a pilgrim center. The district is known for its temples, fairs and wildlife sanctuaries. Notable tourist places are
- Baladevjew Temple, Kendrapara Town.
- Lachhamanjew Temple, in Balipatna, 4 km distance from town
- Lakhmi Varaha Temple, Near Aul, a 40 km distance from Kendrapara Town.
- Bhitarkanika Mangroves
- Bhitarkanika National Park
- Gahirmatha Beach
- Luna Bridge, Kalapada khasadi -Popular for Boita Bandana Utsav and Kartikeswar Puja.
- Kudanagari Suka Parikshita Ashrama
- Harihar Kshetra, Mahala
- Landibata Mahapurusha Matha, Chanpur
- Maa Dakshina Kali Temple in Kudanagari
- Mallikeswar Shiv Temple in Adhangamallikeswar pur, Chandol, 15 km distance from Kendrapara Town.
- Gopinath Temple in mathasai, Chandol, 15 km distance from Kendrapara Town.
- Maa Echhapati Temple in Deogan, Olaver, 60 km from kendrapara town.
- Kapileswar Temple in Pradhan Patikira, Kusunpur; 12 km distance from [Kendrapara] Town
- Kanika palace
- Aul palace
- Derabish palace
- Chandramauli Temple in Chandangar
- Panchamukhi Hanuman Temple in Sansarfal, Pattamundai
- Mukteswar temple in Dhihabalrampur
- Kameswatr in Jirala
Vidhan sabha constituencies
|No.||Constituency||Reservation||Extent of the Assembly Constituency (Blocks)||Member of 14th Assembly||Party|
|96||Patkura||None||Derabish, Garadapur, Marshaghai (part)||Bed Prakash Agarawalla||BJD|
|97||Kendrapara||SC||Kendrapara (M), Kendrapara, Pattamundai (part)||Shri Kishore Tarai||BJD|
|98||Aul||None||Aul, Rajkanika||Shri Debendranath Sharma||INC|
|99||Rajanagar||None||Pattamundai (NAC), Rajanagar, Pattamundai (part)||Anshuman Mohanty||INC|
|100||Mahakalapada||None||Mahakalapada, Marshaghai (part)||Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak||BJD|
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