Odisha (Orissa) Facts

Facts and Figures About Odisha (Orissa)




Geographical area

1,55,707 sq.km

Total forest area

8136 sq. km.








GMT + 5.30 hrs.

Neighbouring States

West Bengal in the north east, Jharkhand in the north, Andhra Pradesh in the south, Chattisgarh in the west, Bay of Bengal on the east.

Climate in Odisha (Orissa)

seasons – Summer (March-June), Rainy Season (July-September) and the Winter (October-February).

Population of Odisha (Orissa)

4.37 Cr

Literacy rate

72.87 %


animism, nature worship, shamanism, ancestor worship & fethism to the highly evolved forms of religion like Hinduism,Islam, Christianism, Buddhism and Jainism.



Administrative set up

Total districts 30 – Major are Cuttack, Puri, Khurda, Nayagarh, Balasore, Bhadrak, Dhenkanal, Sundergarh, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Koraput.


Total railway route length – 2287 km; broad gauge railway network about-2401 km; Total length of surfaced roads about 14,870 km, criss-crossed by a network of national and state highwas. Regular connections available to all major cities of the state and adjoining Kolkata, Raipur, Ranchi, Vizag etc.


Facilities like  E-mail, Internet, Cellular phones are functional almost everywhere in larger town and cities.

Odisha(Orissa) Tourist Attractions

 1 -Puri  Beaches of Orissa are represented by a long Coastline of Bay of Bengal with golden sand.. …

·         2 – Temples in Bhubaneshwar. …

·         3 – Puri Ratha Yatra. …

·         4 – Chilika Lake Dolphins. …

·         5 – Birding at Mangalajodi. …

·         6 – Wildlife of Simlipal National Park. …

·         7 – Mangrove Wetland of Bhitarkanika. …

·         8 –  Konark Sun Temple.


Places to see in Odisha (Orissa)

Chandipur Beach
Gopalpur on Sea
Rath Yatra in Puri
Shri Jagannath Temple
Sun Temple Konark
Konark Dance Festival
Bhitarkanika National Park