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Balasore District :: Introduction

               Balasore is famous for its forests and mines.This district is noted for the river Buhdabalanga and 3,824 feet high mountain Mahagiri . It is also bestowed with the Chandipur sea Beach and Subarnarekha irrigation project. Balasore is appreciated for its salt, Brass utensils, stone and clay works.
Ayodhya, Balaramgadi, Bardhanpur, Bhusandeswar, Chandaneswar, Chandipur, Kasaphal, Langaleswar, Laxmannath, Panchalingeswar, Raibania, Remuna, Sajanagarh, Talasari, Tripisagadia and Kupari are some of the places of tourist interest.

Important Places

Remuna : Situated at a distance of 8 km from Balasore.It is famous for khirachora Gopinath Temple.

Chandipur
: Chandipur is a peaceful sea side resort where the sea and proceed 5 km everyday -16 km from Balasore.Other places of tourist interest around Balasore are Remuna , Panchalingeswar, Aradi and Chandaneswar.

Panchalingeswar
: It is situated on a hillock at a distance of 40 km from Balasore. It is the seat of Lingam, known as Panchalingaswar with the perennial spring flowing over them are the added attraction  of this place.

Chandaneswara
: It is situated at distance of 88 km from Balasore .This religious center is famous for the Temple of Lord Chandaneswar.

Raibania
:   This picnic spot is situated at distance of 75 km from Balasore.It is a historical place and the visitors can see the ruins of Raibania forts.

Digha
: The tourist can see the lonely sea and the charming beach found here.It is the border place of Westbengal and Orissa.

General Information About Balasore District

Area

3,634Sq.Km.

Forest

332.21
Population 16,96,583 Literacy Rate 70.94
Head quarter Balasore Vidhansabha seats 12
Sub division 2 Villages 2,971
Blocks 12 Grama panchayat 257
Municipality 1 Towns 4
Police Station 19 Fire Station 5
N.A.C 4 Temperature 43.1(Max), 10.6(Min)
Tahasils 19 Rainfall 1832.3mm (Avg)

 

Blocks

Tahasils

subdivisions

1. Bhogarai
2. Simulia
3. Balasore sadar
4. Khaira
5. Soro
6. Bahanaga
7. Remuna
8. Baliapal
9. Jaleswar
10. Nilgiri

11. Nilgiri sadar  

1. Baleswar
2. Busta
3. Nilgiri
4. Jaleswar
5. Soro
Baleswar
Nilgiri

Road map of Balasore District

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