Patrapur

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Patrapur
village
Patrapur is located in Odisha
Patrapur
Patrapur
Location in Orissa, India
Coordinates: 19°07′55″N 84°34′13″E / 19.13194°N 84.57028°E / 19.13194; 84.57028Coordinates: 19°07′55″N 84°34′13″E / 19.13194°N 84.57028°E / 19.13194; 84.57028
Country  India
State Orissa
District Ganjam
Languages
 • Official Oriya
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 761004
Telephone code 0680
Vehicle registration
  • OR-07
  • OD-07
Nearest city Ichchapuram
Sex ratio 50%-50% /
Climate normal (Köppen)

Patrapur is one of the block headquarters of Ganjam district situated south of Orissa bordering to Andhra Pradesh. It is located southwest of Berhampur and southeast of Chikiti. It is one of the biggest villages of Ganjam district, having more than 15,000 people.

Patrapur is a business center catering to surrounding villages. The major occupations are agriculture, trading and self-employment. People are dependent on rain for crops. There are 3 Primary Schools, one middle English School, one girls' high school and one coeducational high school. Commercial banks like Canara Bank, State Bank Of India Cooperative Banks, a court, a Fire Station, Tahasil offices, a hospital and other establishments encourage people from nearby villages to come to the town. People speak Oriya as mother tongue, however Telugu is an additional language because Patrapur borders with Andhra Pradesh, recently Thakurani Yatra is celebrated with much funfair, around 50000 people gather daily for 10 days of the yatra.

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