Purusottampur

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Purusottampur
Town
Purusottampur is located in Odisha
Purusottampur
Purusottampur
Purusottampur is located in India
Purusottampur
Purusottampur
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 19°32′N 84°53′E / 19.53°N 84.88°E / 19.53; 84.88Coordinates: 19°32′N 84°53′E / 19.53°N 84.88°E / 19.53; 84.88
Country  India
State Odisha
District Ganjam
Elevation 19 m (62 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 14,249
Languages
 • Official Oriya
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 761018
Telephone code 06811
Vehicle registration OR-07
Sex ratio 800 /
Website odisha.gov.in

Purusottampur (also spelt as Purushottampur) is a town and a notified area committee in Ganjam district in the Indian state of Odisha.

Geography[edit]

Purusottampur is located at 19°32′N 84°53′E / 19.53°N 84.88°E / 19.53; 84.88.[1] It has an average elevation of 19 metres (62 ft).

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2001 India census,[2] Purusottampur had a population of 14,249. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Purusottampur has an average literacy rate of 61%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 71%, and female literacy is 50%. In Purusottampur, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. The town is situated on the bay of Rusikulya River.

Temples[edit]

It has some very old temples.Few are 1. Kapileswar Temple (KP Sasan) 2. Jagannath Temple (Ratha Sahi) 3. guneswar temple (sikula) 4. Dakhina kali temple (Jaleswar khandi) 5. Radha Krushna Temple 6. Swapneswar Temple 7. Kumareswar Temple(Kumari) 8. Dandakali Temple 9. Kanaka Thakurani Temple 10.Maa Taratarini Temple (Raipur) 11.Hanuman Temple (Ranjhalli) 12.Baba akhandla mani(Handighar)

Business Place[edit]

This is the connecting place to various other places. This is one the center business place for many small or medium-sized villages. Being agri driven economy , most people are making a living out of trading and selling of products.

List of villages under Purusottampur Block[3][edit]

Achuli
Alladigam
Antarigaon
Arakhpur
Badabaragam
Badakharida
Baghala
Bhatakumarada
Bhimapur
Bhuta Sarasingi
Changudiapadarnuagaon
Chingudighai
Gangadahani
Handighar
Jagannathpur
Jamuni
Jhadabai
Kamanacinaichya Pur
Pandia
Pratapur
Raipur
Ranjhalli
Sama
Solaghar
Sikula
Sunathara
Tankachai

Hatapur Makundapur Keshapur Pichuli Khoshalapalli Hundata Burutulu

Nearby Tourist Places[edit]

Taratarini Temple is situated approximately 6 km from the town, on the way to Brahmapur. It is also a wonderful tourist spot. Best time to visit this place is during Oct ~ Feb.

Another famous Goddess Temple "Dakshina Kali" is located in a close proximity of about 5 km, and Hanuman temple at Ranajhalli is about 3 km.

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