Mayurbhanj district

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Mayurbhanj district
Location in Odisha, India
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 21°55′59″N 86°43′59″E / 21.933°N 86.733°E / 21.933; 86.733Coordinates: 21°55′59″N 86°43′59″E / 21.933°N 86.733°E / 21.933; 86.733
Country India
 • Collector & District MagistrateShri Vineet Bhardwaj, IAS
 • Divisional Forest Officer Cum Wildlife WardenShri Swayam Mallick, IFS
 • Superintendent of PoliceShri Awinash Kumar, IPS
 • Total10,418 km2 (4,022 sq mi)
559.31 m (1,835.01 ft)
 • Total2,519,738
 • Density240/km2 (630/sq mi)
 • OfficialOdia, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
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Vehicle registrationOD-11
Sex ratio1,005 /
Lok Sabha constituencyMayurbhanj
Vidhan Sabha constituency9
Precipitation1,648.2 millimetres (64.89 in)

Mayurbhanj district is one of the 30 districts in Odisha state in eastern India. Baripada city is its headquarter. As of 2011, it is the third-most-populous district of Odisha (out of 30), after Ganjam and Cuttack.

Mayurbhanj is land-locked with a geographical area of 10,418 km2 (4,022 sq mi) and is in the northern boundary of the state. It is bounded in the northeast by Jhargram district of West Bengal, West Singhbhum and East Singhbhum districts of Jharkhand in the northwest, Balasore district in the southeast and by Kendujhar in the southwest.


According to the 2011 census Mayurbhanj district has a population of 2,519,738,[citation needed] roughly equal to the nation of Kuwait[1] or the US state of Nevada.[2] This gives it a ranking of 171st in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 241 inhabitants per square kilometre (620/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 13.06%. Mayurbhanj has a sex ratio of 1006 females for every 1000 males and a literacy rate of 63.98%.

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 54.33% of the population in the district spoke Odia, 24.81% Santali, 7.58% Ho, 4.07% Hindi, 3.45% Mundari, 1.34% Bengali, 0.47% Munda and 0.46% Urdu as their first language.[3]

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Mayurbhanj one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[4] It is one of the 19 districts in Odisha currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[4]

Mayurbhanj district is known for various tribal community, they are Santal, Ho, Bhumij/Munda, Bhuinya, Mankadia, Kharia and others. Many tribal groups have their own script of writing such as, one of the tribal group Santali which got official status in 2003 by the 92nd amendment bill.[5] Other tribes which have their own script of writing include Bhumijj tribal community which speak Bhumij language and is written in Ol Onol script.[6]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.

Major Tribes[edit]

The district is an autonomous district. The main tribes of this district are Santal, Ho, Bhumij/Munda, Bhuinya, Mankadia and Kharia and others. Among these tribes, Santal and Ho are dominant in the district due to their active political participation.


The district has many tribal cultures like Santali culture, Ho dance and Mage Porob of Ho tribe and bhumij cultures. According to 2011 Census 83.86 % people are Hindus, 1.34 % are Muslims, 0.60 % are Christians, 0.03 % are Sikhs. Hinduism being the most followed religion there are many temples found in the district some of which have ancient connections.

Vidhan sabha constituencies[edit]

The following is the nine Vidhan sabha constituencies[8][9] of Mayurbhanj district.

No. Constituency Reservation Extent of the Assembly Constituency (Blocks)
26 Jashipur ST Jashipur, Raruan, Sukruli, Kusumi (part)
27 Saraskana ST Saraskana, Bijatala, Bisoi, Kusumi (part)
28 Rairangpur ST Rairangpur (M), Rairangpur, Tiring, Bahalda, Jamda
29 Bangriposi ST Bangriposi, Kuliana, Shamakhunta
30 Karanjia ST Karanjia (NAC), Karanjia, Thakurmunda, Kaptipada (part)
31 Udala ST Udala (NAC), Udala, Gopabandhunagar, Kaptipada (part)
32 Badasahi SC Betnoti, Badasahi (part)
33 Baripada ST Baripada (M), Baripada, Khunta, Badasahi (part)
34 Morada None Morada, Suliapada, Rasgobindapur

Notable places in Mayurbhanj District[edit]

The Belgadia Palace is an 18th-century Victorian-era styled hill-top palace located in Baripada Mayurbhanj district, Odisha, India.This Palace is belongs to Bhanja Royal Family.Now this is open for common people but previously no one can allowed to enter Belgadia Palace without permission.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Kuwait 2,595,62
  2. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Nevada 2,700,551
  3. ^ 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue
  4. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  5. ^
  6. ^ Tribals demand official status for Bhumij language
  7. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  8. ^ Assembly Constituencies and their EXtent
  9. ^ Seats of Odisha

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