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Location in Odisha, India
|• Collector||Surendra Kumar Meena|
|• Member of Lok Sabha||Ramachandra Hansdah|
|• Total||10,418 km2 (4,022 sq mi)|
|Elevation||559.31 m (1,835.01 ft)|
|• Official||Odia, English|
|• Other local language||Santali, Ho, Kudmali|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Sex ratio||1,005 ♂/♀|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Mayurbhanj|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||09|
|Precipitation||1,648.2 millimetres (64.89 in)|
Mayurbhanj district is one of the 30 districts in Odisha state in eastern India. Baripada city is its headquarters. As of 2011[update], 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, Singhbhum district of Jharkhand in the northwest, Baleshwar district in the southeast and by Kendujhar in the southwest.
According to the 2011 census Mayurbhanj district has a population of 2,513,895, roughly equal to the nation of Kuwait or the US state of Nevada. 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%.
In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Mayurbhanj one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the 19 districts in Odisha currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
According to 2011 Census 83.86 % people are Hindus, 1.34 % are Muslims, 0.60 % are Christians, 0.03 % are Sikhs.
Hinduism being most followed religion there are many temples found in the district with some ancient ones.
Vidhan sabha constituencies
|No.||Constituency||Reservation||Extent of the Assembly Constituency (Blocks)||Member of 14th Assembly||Party|
|26||Jashipur||ST||Jashipur, Raruan, Sukruli, Kusumi (part)||Kamala Kanta Nayak||BJD|
|27||Saraskana||ST||Saraskana, Bijatala, Bisoi, Kusumi (part)||Bhadav Chandra Hansdah||BJD|
|28||Rairangpur||ST||Rairangpur (NAC), Rairangpur, Tiringi, Bahalda, Jamda||Shyam Charan Hansdah||INC|
|29||Bangriposi||ST||Bangriposi, Kuliana, Shamakhunta||Mr. Sudam Marndi||BJD|
|30||Karanjia||ST||Karanjia (NAC), Karanjia, Thakurmunda, Kaptipada (part)||Bijay Kumar Nayak||BJD|
|31||Udala||ST||Udala (NAC), Udala, Gopabandhunagar, Kaptipada (part)||Golak Bihari Nayak||BJD|
|32||Badasahi||SC||Betnoti, Badasahi (part)||Ganeswar Patra||BJD|
|33||Baripada||ST||Baripada (M), Baripada, Khunta, Badasahi (part)||Sananda Marndi||BJD|
|34||Morada||None||Morada, Suliapada, Rasgobindapur||Praveen Chandra Bhanj Deo||BJD|
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- Assembly Constituencies and their EXtent
- Seats of Odisha
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