Nabarangpur district

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Nabarangpur district
Location in Odisha, India
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 19°14′N 82°33′E / 19.23°N 82.55°E / 19.23; 82.55Coordinates: 19°14′N 82°33′E / 19.23°N 82.55°E / 19.23; 82.55
Country India
 • Collector & District MagistrateDr Ajit Kumar Mishra, OAS (SAG)
 • Divisional Forest Officer Cum Wildlife WardenShri R.K. Mallick, [OFS-1]
 • Superintendent of PoliceShri Vivekananda Sharma, IPS
 • Total5,294 km2 (2,044 sq mi)
195 m (640 ft)
 • Total1,220,946
 • Density192/km2 (500/sq mi)
 • OfficialOdia
 • LocalOdia, Santali
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
764 059
Vehicle registrationOD-24
Sex ratio1.007 /
Lok Sabha constituencyNabarangpur(ST)
Vidhan Sabha constituency4
ClimateAw (Köppen)
Precipitation1,691 millimetres (66.6 in)
Avg. summer temperature40 °C (104 °F)
Avg. winter temperature12 °C (54 °F)

Nabarangpur District, also known as Nabarangapur District and Nawarangpur District, is a district of Odisha, India. The city of Nabarangpur is the district headquarters. Most of its population is tribal, and most of the land is forested. Situated in the southwest corner of Odisha, it borders Koraput District. Nabarangpur district is situated at 19.14’ latitude and 82.32’ longitude at an average elevation of 1,876 feet (572 m).


In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Nabarangpur one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[1] It is one of the 19 districts in Odisha currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[1]


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.

According to the 2011 census Nabarangpur district has a population of 1,220,946,[3] roughly equal to the nation of Bahrain[4] or the US state of New Hampshire.[5] This gives it a ranking of 390th in India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 230 inhabitants per square kilometre (600/sq mi) .[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 18.81%.[3] Nabarangapur has a sex ratio of 1018 females for every 1000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 48.2%.[3]

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 79.09% of the population in the district spoke Odia, 5.22% Hindi, 4.50% Gondi, 4.41% Bengali, 1.90% Halbi, 1.57% Kui, 1.40% Kuvi and 0.61% Telugu as their first language.[6]

Vidhan sabha constituencies[edit]

The following is the 4 Vidhan sabha constituencies[7][8] of Nabarangpur district and the elected members[9] of that area

No. Constituency Reservation* Extent of the Assembly Constituency (Blocks) Member of 14th Assembly Party
73 Umarkote ST Raighar, Umarkote (NAC), Umarkote (part) bgcolor="#004225" | BJD
74 Jharigam ST Jharigam, Chandahandi, Umarkote (part) Prakash Chandra Majhi BJD
75 Nabarangpur ST Nabarangpur (M), Nabarangpur, Tentulikhunti, Nandahandi, Kosagumuda (part) Manohar Randhari BJD
76 Dabugam ST Dabugam, Papadahandi, Kosagumuda (part) Bhujabal Majhi INC

* Since all seats of Nabarangpur district are covered by ST Seats no SC seat is assigned.


  1. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 5, 2012. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
  2. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  3. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Bahrain 1,214,705 July 2011 est.
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 1, 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. New Hampshire 1,316,470
  6. ^ 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue
  7. ^ Assembly Constituencies and their EXtent
  8. ^ Seats of Odisha
  9. ^ "List of Member in Fourteenth Assembly". Archived from the original on 2 May 2007. Retrieved 19 February 2013. MEMBER NAME

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