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Kendrapada District :: Introduction

           Kendrapada is also known as the Tulasi Khetra. Epics reveal the fact that Lord Balram killed Kenderasura here. He married his daughter Tulasi and settled here. It is one of the old districts of Orissa. This district is famous for the temple of Lord Baladev Jiew. The river Gobari flows through this district. It is also known for its spinning mills.

.........Aul, Bhitarkanika, Kendrapada and Tamala sasan are the famous tourist places.

Important Places

Kanika Palace : Kanika palace is the silent proof of glorious history of Kendrapara. King Rajendra Narayan Bhanjadeo laid the foundation stone of this palace on 9th June 1909. The palace was completed within the time period of ten years. This palace still has some antiques in it.

Vitarakanika Wildlife Sanctuary
: This wildlfie Sanctuary started on 22nd April 1975. This sanctuary consists of 650 sq.km coastal area of Kendrapara, Jagatsingpur and Bhadrak district.

Dangamal : A crocodile project was established at Dangamal where there is a rare variety of crocodiles.

Gahiramatha : Gahiramatha is the breeding ground for several endangered species of sea turtles.

General Information About Kendrapada District

Area

2,644 Sq.Km.

Forest

248.05Sq.Km.
Population 14,39,891 Literacy Rate 77.33%
Head quarter Kendrapada Vidhasabha seats 4
Sub division 1 Villages 1540
Blocks 9 Grama panchayat 230
Municipality 1 Towns 2
N.A.C 1 Rainfall 1463.6mm(Avg)
Tahasils 9 5 5

 

Blocks Tahasils Subdivisions
1. Ali
2. T.Rampur
3. Pattamundai
4. Rajanagar
5. Derabisi
6. Kendrapada
7. Marshaghai
8. Mahakalapada
9. Gardpur
1. Kendrapada
2. Aul
3. Marshaghai
4. Pattamundai
5. Rajanagar
6. Kanika
 

Road map of Kendrapada District

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