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Baragarh District :: Introduction

               Baragarh got the recognition of a district on April 1st 1993. This is one of the districts of western Orissa which is developed in agriculture, industry, and trade. Bargarh is known as a prosperous district as it holds the Hirakud Irrigation Project. Mahanadi, Jira, Jhanu are some of the rivers that flow through the district making it a heavenly place. Baragarh is rich with the resources like Sambalpuri handloom works cottage industry, Cement factory, Sugar factory and spinning mills. Bargarh is well known for its Dhanu Yatra and Bandha cottage industry.
....... Debrigarh, Devdarha, Gaisima, Ganjapali, Nrushimhanath and Papanga are some of the tourist centres of Baragarh district.

Important Places

Kedarnath Temple : This temple is situated at a distance of 36km from Baragarh at the foot of Bara hill. This temple was built by Sri Dakhsin Ray, the dewan of Ajit Singh, the king of Sambalpur between 1695 to 1765.It is one among the AstaSambhu temples. Behind this temple there exists the remains of of Kedarnath fort.

Nrusinghanath Temple : This temple is the most famous temple of Baragarh district. It is situated at a distance of 110 km from Baragarh. This temple was built by Sri Baijal Dev Bikari, the king of Patana during fourteenth century. This temple is famous for its statues carved on its outside wall.

General Information About Baragarh District

Area

8,834 Sq.Km.

Forest

1216.13
Population 13,45,601 Literacy Rate 64.13%
Head quarter Baragarh Vidhansabha seats 5
Sub division 2 Villages 1208
Blocks 12 Grama panchayat 196
Municipality 1 Towns 3
N.A.C 2 Rainfall 145.9mm (Avg)
Tahasils 7    

 

Blocks

Tahasils

subdivisions

1. Baragarh sadar
2. Barpali
3. Veden
4. Atabira
5. Bhatli
6. Ambadoni
7. Bijepur Sohela
8. Paikamala
9. Jharbandh
10 . Gaisilat
11. Padmapur sadar
1. Baragarh
2. Padmapur
3. Atabira
4. Sohela
5. Barapali
6. Veden
7. Bhatil.
1. Baragarh 
2. Padmapur

Road map of Baragarh District

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