Balasore District also known as Baleswar District or Baleshwar District, is an administrative district of Odisha state in eastern India. Balasore is one of the coastal Districts of Odisha. It lies on the northernmost part of the state. It was a part of the ancient Kalinga which later became a territory of Toshal or Utkal.
Balasore District covers an area of 3,634 km2 (1,403 sq mi) having total population of 2,317,419 as per 2011 census. The District is surrounded by Purba Medinipur and Paschim Medinipur district of West Bengal in its northern side, Bay of Bengal in its east, Bhadrak district in its south and Mayurbhanj and Kendujhar Districts lies on its western side. The District is located at 20.48 to 21.59 North Latitude and 86.16 to 87.29 east Longitude.
Granary of Odisha
Location in Odisha, India
|• Collector & District Magistrate||Sri Ramesh Chandra Rout, OAS (SAG)|
|• Superintendent of Police||Shri Banoth Jugal Kishore Kumar, IPS|
|• Total||3,634 km2 (1,403 sq mi)|
|Elevation||90.08 m (295.54 ft)|
|• Density||609/km2 (1,580/sq mi)|
|• Official||Odia, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Coastline||81 kilometres (50 mi)|
|Sex ratio||957 ♂/♀|
|Precipitation||1,583 millimetres (62.3 in)|
|Avg. summer temperature||43.1 °C (109.6 °F)|
|Avg. winter temperature||10.6 °C (51.1 °F)|
|Name of Parliamentary Constituency:||Balasore|
|No. & Name of Assembly Constituency:||035-Jaleswar|
Balasore district is located in the northeast of the state of Odisha and lies between 21° 3' to 21° 59' north latitude and 86° 20' to 87° 29' east longitude. The average altitude of the district is 19.08 metre. The district has a total area of 3634 km2. It is bounded by Midnapore district of West Bengal in its North, the Bay of Bengal in the east, Bhadrak district in the South and Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar districts on its western side.
Balasore is the district headquarters. The district is further divided into 2 subdivisions, 12 blocks for undertaking developmental works in the rural areas, 12 tehsils for revenue and administrative purposes and 289 (257 old + 32 new) Gram Panchayats . Besides there are 4 towns consisting of 3 municipality and 1 NACs(Notified Area Councils). These local bodies look into civic aspects of urban areas. Also, there are 2971 villages, out of which 2602 are inhabited.
Balasore Railway Station falls en route on the main line connecting Chennai to Kolkata. NH 16 (erstwhile NH 5) runs through Balasore, and NH 60, which connects Balasore to Kolkata, is a four lane express way.
The nearest airport from Balasore is Biju Patnaik International Airport.
Balasore runs state Buses of (OSRTC) which provide point to point service from Kolkata to Bhubneswar (via Balasore).
According to the 2011 census Balasore district has a population of 2,317,419, roughly equal to the nation of Latvia or the US state of New Mexico. This gives it a ranking of 195th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 609 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,580/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 14.47%. Balasore has a sex ratio of 957 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 80.66%.
|No.||Constituency||Reservation||Extent of the Assembly Constituency (Blocks)||Member of 14th Assembly||Party|
|35||Jaleswar||None||Jaleswar (NAC), Jaleswar, Basta (part)||Aswini Patra||Biju Janta Dal(BJD)|
|37||Basta||None||Baliapal, Basta (part)||Nityanad Das||BJD|
|38||Balasore||None||Balasore (M), Balasore (part)||Jiban Pradip Dash||BJD|
|39||Remuna||SC||Remuna, Balasore (part)||Govinda Das||BJP|
|40||Nilagiri||None||Nilagiri (NAC), Nilagiri, Oupada, Bahanaga (part)||Sukanta Kumar Nayak||BJD|
|41||Soro||SC||Soro (NAC), Soro, Bahanaga (part)||Parshuram Dhada||BJD|
|42||Simulia||None||Simulia, Khaira||Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi||BJD|
Latvia 2,204,708 July 2011 est.
New Mexico - 2,059,179