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Nickname(s): Hill city of Odisha
Rairangpur is located in Odisha
Rairangpur is located in India
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 22°16′N 86°10′E / 22.27°N 86.17°E / 22.27; 86.17Coordinates: 22°16′N 86°10′E / 22.27°N 86.17°E / 22.27; 86.17
Country  India
State Odisha
District Mayurbhanj
 • Body Municipality
 • Chairperson Mrs. Sailabala Mohanta (BJP)
Elevation 248 m (814 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 47,300
Demonym(s) Rairangpurians
 • Official Odia
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 757 043
Telephone code 06794
Vehicle registration ORM-XXXX / OR 11-X-XXXX / OD 11-XXXX
Website www.mayurbhanj.nic.in

Rairangpur About this sound pronunciation is a city and a Municipality in Mayurbhanj/West Mayurbhanj district in the state of Odisha, India. It is based at about 85 kilometres from district headquarters of Baripada and about 80 km away from Jamshedpur(TataNagar). Sooner it will be declared as a head quarter of Paschim Mayurbhanj district. People of Rairangpur and its vicinity under the behest of Rairangpur Bar Association are preparing for a revolution to create a separate district under the name and style of "West or Paschim Mayurbhanj".

The Khadkhai (Sulaipat) Dam is a local attraction nearby and Simlipal Tiger Reserve is in the approachable distance attracting many foreign tourists.

This is a notable mining area of Odisha. Gorumahisani, Badampahar, Sulaipat are rich iron-ore mines of this place.


Rairangpur is located at 22°16′N 86°10′E / 22.27°N 86.17°E / 22.27; 86.17.[1] It has an average elevation of 248 m (814 ft).


According to the 2011 Indian census,[2] Rairangpur had a population of 47,294. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Rairangpur has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79%, and female literacy is 65%. In Rairangpur, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Rairangpur acts as a liaison centre between Jamshedpur (Tatanagar) in Jharkhand, Durgapur in West Bengal and the Iron Ore Mines in Gorumahisani, Badampahar and Suleipat. The steel factories of Tata and the surrounding area rely partly on the iron ores extracted from these mines. In addition to freight trains there is also a passenger train from Jamshedpur to Badampahar via Rairangpur.

Rairangpur is surrounded by hills which are rich in iron ore mineral. The first iron ore mines of Asia were in Gorumahisani, Suleipat and Badampahar (mother mines of Tata Steel)are located here. The first ever trial for setting up of a Ferro Vanadium Plant was made by Mayurbhanj Maharaja during pre-independence days. Currently, thousands of tones of iron ore are exported out of the state on daily basis.

The majority of the population is dependent on the paddy harvesting (farming) as either their main source or as an alternate source of income. The direct and indirect dependency of the economy of this place is largely influenced by the paddy harvesting. The same is again largely dependent on the annual rain fall during May–September. The Kharakhai (suleipat) dam and Bankbad dam irrigate some of the cultivating lands and helps for the khariff harvesting.

Rairangpur has the oldest and the largest Sal Oil Extraction Plant which has been closed since years. Sal seed is locally collected from the forest. The area suffers due to less attention in the political environment with few resources and funds allocated to it from government or private sources.


Rairangpur lies on the Tatanagar-Badampahar branch line of Indian Railways. Air conditioned luxurious buses to Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Keonjhar, JamshedpurTatanagar, Kolkata are available. Local buses and jeeps are there in every 15–30 minutes to all small villages and towns nearby.

Rairangpur has its local airstrip namely Dandbose Aerodrome .In most cases celebrities land here by their chopper.



"Makar" is the most popular festival celebrated here. In this festival people make "Pitha"(made of jaggery) in their homes, They eat and distribute to their relatives. Also Village people make "Tusu"(idol) represent and them in the nearby "Tusu Mela" where large number of people get gathered to witness those idols.

Other religious festivals : Kumar Purnima , Maha Shivaratri , Raja Parba, Rath Yatra,

Rath Yatra (Car festival) People from all sections of the society pull the rath(chariot) of Lord Jagannath along with his brother Lord Balabhadra and sister Subhadra to their "Mausibadi" (Aunt's place) from the temple.

"Uda parba " a festival of Lord Mahadev is also celebrated here on 15 April every year.

Most commonly Deepawali, Durga Puja and Ganesh Puja in celebrated all over Rairangpur locality .Popular idols belongs to Ichinda, Bazar, Kucheibudhi, Anladuba, Sakiladihi, Purnaghaty area.

"Chhau" Dance of this Bamanghati Subdivision is famous all over the world. "Jhumar" is the local genre.

Educational institutions[edit]

Lord Jagannath Temple-Rairangpur

The place is rapidly growing in the educational infrastructure. Some of its Govt & Pvt funded educational institutes are :

1.Government Boys High School
2.Government Girls High School
3.Raghu Nath Jiu High School
4.Pichlighaty High School
5.Saraswati Shisu Vidya Mandir
6.Rairangpur College (North Odisha University)
7.Mahila Mahavidyalaya
8.Rairangpur ITI (Technical)
9.Kerala Public School
10.Little Flower Public School
11.Sparsh Public School
12.Sunshine English Medium School
13.Madina Public School
14.Kalinga English Medium School
15.Venketeswar Public School
16.Fact Computer Education https://www.facteducation.in
17.Kendriya Vidyalaya
18.Technoworld +2 sc. College
19.Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sanmouda

Nationalised Banks[edit]

Sports and entertainment[edit]

Cricket is the most widely played sport in the city.Various teams across each locality participate in Rairangpur Premier League (RPL) which is held every year at stadium near Kacheri Market.

Sports organised by various village Youth associations just after Makarsankranti is one of the age old sports activity promoting youth athletes with very colorful and festive events during January & February every year.

  • Theatre

Tanmay Talkies is the only cinema theatre here.It mostly plays on-day-release movies of Bollywood and Ollywood through satellite cinema technology. Also sometimes play hit Santali cinema.

  • Park

Famous amusement park Brundaban Garden located at Routhkhamar is now closed for general public due to some issues.

  • VR Center

Odisha has now got its first VR center at Mind Shift, Rairangpur. It's one of the most liked places in here. People from all age loves the technology. Children to aged, this is the favourite place for all to have fun and play games in a unique way. Virtual reality is what attracts all. This is a proof that Rairangpur is developing fast.

Lifestyle and language[edit]

Rairangpurians follow a moderate lifestyle and they live in peace and harmony. They do celebrate various religious festival together.




Most populated areas belong to:

  • Durga Mandap
  • Anladuba
  • Bazar
  • Baidaposi
  • Bikash Nagar
  • Garh
  • Garh New line colony
  • Ichinda
  • Kucheibudhi
  • Mahuldiha
  • Purnaghaty
  • Sakiladihi

Places of interest[edit]

Sulaipat Dam

1.Jagannath temple
2.Mind shift- Odisha's first VR center
3.Children's Park, Kacheri Road
4.Hanuman Vatika, Bazar
5.Suleipat dam (Khadakhai Dam)
6.Brundavan Garden(Now closed For public)
7.Bankbal Dam
8.Shimlipal National Park
9.Purunia Shivsambhu Temple
10.Raghu Nath Jiu Math Anladuba
11.Badampahar Mines
12.Gorumahisani Mines


Mrs. Sailabala Mohanta of Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) is the chairperson of Rairangpur Municipality.

Current MLA from Rairangpur Assembly Constituency is Mr. Saiba Sushil Kumar Hansdah of [Biju Janta Dal](BJD) who won the seat in the recent state elections in 2014.

Previous MLAs from this seat were Shyam Charan Hansdah of Indian National Congress (INC)in 2009, Mrs Draupadi Murmu of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2000, Laxman Majhi of INC in 1995, Chaitanya Prasad Majhi (Janata Dal)(JD) in 1990, Bhabendra Nath Majhi of INC in 1985, Sidhalal Murmu of INC(I) in 1980, and Arjun Majhi of JNP in 1977. [3]

Rairangpur is part of Mayurbhanj (Lok Sabha constituency). [4]


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Rairangpur
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  3. ^ "State Elections 2004 - Partywise Comparison for 4-Rairangpur Constituency of Odisha". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-09-17. 
  4. ^ "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies of Odisha" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2005-11-08. Retrieved 2008-09-17. 



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