Jagatsinghpur district was created on1st April 1993, after the bifurcation of old Cuttack District. On this auspicious day, the new district was inaugurated by Biju Pattnaik, the then Chief Minister of
Odisha (Formerly Orissa). It is geographically located between 20° 16' North Latitude and 86° 10' East Longitude and at an altitude 14 meters from sea level. It covers a geographical area of 1914.6 Sq. Km. with the forest area of 132.92 Sq. Km. According to the Census of 2001, the total population 10,58,894 comprising of 539528 males and 519366 females.
For the convenience of administration the district is divided into one subdivision, four Tahasil and seventy Revenue Circles. Some of the nearby cities and towns on its West and North are Gopinathapur (4.9 nm), Raghunathapur (6.1 nm) and Gajipur (8.2 nm), on its East lies Tirtol (11.4 nm) and on its South are Niali (9.6 nm), Ganei (7.2 nm) and Balikuda (9.6 nm).
Jagatsinghpur district is very well connected by road and railways. Cuttack and Bhubaneshwar are the nearest airport from the district. Devi, Mahanadi, Kathajodi and Biluakhai are the four main rivers that flow through the district. There are two main Canals in the district they are Taladanda and Machhagaon.
Jagatsinghpur District is an administrative district of Odisha (Formerly
Orissa), India. The city of Jagatsinghpur is the district headquarters.Jagatsinghpur is also famous for the Sarala Temple and is well-known as the cultural heart of Odisha
(Formerly Orissa). The district (smallest in size among the 30 districts in
Odisha (Formerly Orissa)) has produced some of the most famous names in Oriya and Indian literature: Sarala Das, Birakishore, Gopal Chhotaray, Pratibha Ray and Bibhuti Pattnaik, for example.Paradip, a modern deepwater port, was built in the 1960s, and has now become a hot business destination due to the largest foreign direct investment (FDI) in India as POSCO is setting up a plant along with its own port for transportation. Indian Oil Corporation has been trying to set up an oil refinery also.Jagatsinghpur was the worst hit district in the super cyclone in October 1999 in which more than 10thousands of people died.The District is also famous for having the most no of successful theater groups which has helped in keeping the old tradition of live acting before crowd.The theater groups have become the part of mainstream entertainment for people all over
Odisha (Formerly Orissa).In this distric the villages Fulapatana, Naharan, Marichpur, balipatana, dhanuhar belari etc are adjascent to Bay of Bengal
Jagatsingpur District in brief
Population : 1,057,629(2001 census)
Sex Ratio : 963 female in 1000 male
Literacy : 79.8 % (2001 census)
Area : 1668 km²
Subdivision : 01
Tahasil : 04
Blocks : 08
G Panchayat : 194
Town : 02
Muncipality : 02
NAC : 02
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Temperature : 38.1 degree (max), 12.1degree(min)
Rainfall : 1620.8 mm (average)
Languages spoken : Oriya, Hindi and English .
Clothing : Light cotton in summer and heavy woolen in winter.
Jagatsinghapur is located at 20°16′N 86°10′E20.27°N 86.17°E. It has an average elevation of 15 metres (49 feet).
As of 2001 India census, Jagatsinghapur had a population of 30,688. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Jagatsinghapur has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 69%. In Jagatsinghapur, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Current MLA from Jagatsinghpur (SC) Assembly Constituency is Bishnu Charan Das of BJD, who won the seat in State elections in 2004 and also in 2000 and earlier as a JD candidate in 1995 and 1990. Other previous MLAs from this seat were Kailash Chandra Mallik of INC in 1985, Krushna Chandra Mallik of INC(I) in 1980, and Kanduri Charan Mallik of JNP in 1977.
Jagatsinghpur is part of Jagatsinghpur (Lok Sabha constituency).
How to Reach
The railway line from Cuttack links Paradip. Train service is not frequent; hence it is better to go by bus. There is frequent bus service available from Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Bhadrak and Balasore. Jagatsinghpur is only 60 kms from Cuttack.