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Sambalpur District :: Introduction

          An ancient centre of diamond trade, Sambalpur is famous for its tie and dye textiles; folk dance and music; and also for the Hirakud Dam, one of the longest mainstream dams in the world.       

It is situated at a distance of 320 km from Bhubaneswar. It is a commercial town.The Samaleswari Temple and Sambalpur University are two important places situated here.

...........Chipilima, Gudguda, Hirakud, Huma, Kendhara Ushakothi etc are the visiting places of this district.

Important Places

Burla : It is situated at distance of 16 km. from Sambalpur.Engineering Colleges and a Medical College are situated here.

Hirakud : It is situated at a distance of 15 km. from Sambalpur. The world's longest multi-purpose Dam is situated here.Gandhi minar and Jawahar minar are constructed on the top of two hills.

Huma : It is situated at a distance of 21 km. from Sambalpur It is famous for Shiva temple.

Samaleswari Temple : Maa Samaleswari temple is the famous temple of Sambalpur. Maa Samaleswari is otherwise known as the goddess of Sambalpur.

Ushakothi : This picturesque wildlife sanctuary is located at a distance of 45km to the east of Sambalpur town. Rock cut paintings can be seen in the Ushakothi cave.

Gudguda : Gudguda waterfall is situated near Kuchinda sub-division. The waterfall around the dense forest attracts the tourists.

General Information About Sambalpur District


6,698 Sq.Km.


Population 9,28,889 Literacy Rate 67.01%
Head quarter Rayagada Vidhansabha seats 3
Sub division 3 Villages 1,325
Blocks 9 Grama panchayat 132
Municipality 1 Towns 4
N.A.C 3 Temperature 43.2(Max), 9.6(Min)
Tahasils 4 Rainfall 1413.5mm(Avg)


Blocks Tahasils Subdivisions
1. Rangali
2. Gobindapur
3. Kuchinda sadar
4. Sambalpur sadar
5. Nandideula
6. Jamankira
7. Jujumara
8. Manesar
9. Raikhol sadar
1. Kuchinda
2. Rairakhol
3. Rengali
4. Sambalpur
1. Sambalpur
2. Rairakhol
3. Kuchinda

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