Cuttack district is one of the 30 districts of Odisha state in East India. Its administrative headquarters are located in the city of Cuttack. As of 2011 Census, after Ganjam, it is the second most populous district of Odisha (out of 30), with a population of 2,624,470.
Mahanadi river in the Cuttack district
Location in Odisha, India
|• Collector & District Magistrate||Shri Aravind Agrawal , I.A.S.|
|• Total||3,932 km2 (1,518 sq mi)|
|• Density||666/km2 (1,720/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Sex ratio||955 ♂/♀|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Cuttack|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||10|
|Precipitation||1,501.3 millimetres (59.11 in)|
|Avg. summer temperature||40 °C (104 °F)|
|Avg. winter temperature||10 °C (50 °F)|
The district covers an area of 3932 km². The geographical location of the district is 20.517° N latitude and 85.726° E longitude. From the point of view of climatology, the average annual precipitation over the district is about 1440 mm, most of which occurs during south-west monsoon period (June to September). The temperature seems moderate for the area throughout the year except for the summer season (March to mid-June), where the average maximum temperature is 41 °C. The average minimum temperature over the district is 10 °C.
This district was subdivided into 15 tehsils and 15 Revenue Blocks. The tehsils are Banki, Cuttack, Niali, Salepur, Choudwar, Mahanga, Kishannagar, Athagad, Baramba, Narasinghpur, Tigiria, Baranga, Kantapada, Nischintakoili and Damapada. The last four were created in 2008.
There are religious establishments often built within close proximity of each other in Cuttack.
Cuttack celebrates festivals from all religions with much fanfare and devotion.
Cuttack is widely known as the commercial capital of Odisha. It is believed to have the largest GDP among all cities in Odisha due to its large business houses and wide range of industries ranging from ferrous alloys, steel and logistics to agriculture and traditional industries like textiles and handicrafts. There are many trading houses in the city renowned nationally and internationally. The Port of Paradip around 85 km from the city facilitates the process.
There are 11 large-scale industries in and around Cuttack mostly in Choudwar and Athagarh and many more in the pipeline. These industries include steel, power, automobile, alloys, fireclay, etc. Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys (IMFA), the country's largest producer of ferrous alloys is in Choudwar, Cuttack. A mega-auto complex is in implementation stages on the city's outskirts.
The legacy of Cuttack in traditional industries in enviable. The city is second largest hub for textiles in eastern India after Raipur. The city's annual textile trade generates over a billion dollars. A large textile park is planned by giving a facelift to the erstwhile Orissa Textile Mills on city outskirts. Cuttack is famous for its glory of craftsmanship of handicraft work in silver filigree. These fine and unique handicraft works add significantly to the local economy.
The number of medium- and small-scale industries concentrated around Cuttack is by far the largest among the cities in the state. The industrial estates in and around Cuttack numbers around eight. Jagatpur and Khapuria are industrial estates inside the city. A large chunk of these serve as ancillary industries for the big industrial houses in Odisha and other states.
Cuttack occupies a very significant place in the logistics map of the country. It connects the upper mineral-advanced districts and states to the Kolkata-Chennai corridor at the meeting point of NH-42 and NH-5 at Manguli Square.
The proximity to Paradip Port comes as an added advantage. OSL Group, one of the leading stevedore firms of the country is headquartered in Cuttack. Cuttack, being the largest business hub of the state is the nodal point of trade and transport. It also has the largest wholesale commodities market of the state at Malgodown and Chatrabazaar catering to the whole state.
Agriculture is a mainstay of Cuttack's economy. The nearby villages are known for their high-quality and surplus production of crops, vegetables and fruits. These are usually sold at the largest mandi of the state at Chatrabazaar inside the city. The presence of Central Rice Research Institute (CRRI), the largest rice research institute in Asia, adds to the importance of Cuttack in the agricultural map of the country.
Being the former capital of the state and a big business hub, many central and state government and corporate offices are in Cuttack. The service sector is quite large. The people of nearby districts are heavily depended on the city for their livelihood, contributing to the service sector and, thus, the floating population. The presence of Odisha High Court and the SCB Medical & College, the largest medical institution in the state, further nourishes the service sector. The Oriya film industry, Ollywood, is based in Cuttack and adds to its economy. Education is a major industry due to large number of universities, colleges, schools and coaching centres and caters to the neighboring districts.
According to the 2011 census Cuttack district has a population of 2,624,470, roughly equal to the nation of Kuwait or the US state of Nevada. This gives it a ranking of 156th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 666 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,720/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 11.86%. Cuttack has a sex ratio of 955 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 84.2%.
Odisha State Maritime Museum
Besides these places there are also many interesting places.
|No.||Constituency||Reservation||Extent of the Assembly Constituency (Blocks)||Member of 14th Assembly||Party|
|87||Baramba||None||Baramba, Baramba Narasinghapur||Debiprasad Mishra||BJD|
|88||Banki||None||Banki (NAC), Banki, Banki-Damapara, Baranga (part)||Pravata Kumar Tripathy||BJD|
|89||Athgarh||None||Athgarh (NAC), Athgarh, Tigiria, Tangi-Chowdwar (part)||Ranendra Pratap Swain||BJD|
|90||Barabati-Cuttack||None||Cuttack (MC) (part)||Debashish Samantaray||BJD|
|91||Choudwar-Cuttack||None||Chowdwar (M), Chowdwar (O. G), Charbatia (C. T), Cuttack (MC) (part), Tangi-Chowdwar (part)||Pravat Ranjan Biswal||BJD|
|92||Niali||SC||Niali, Kantapada, Baranga (part)||Pramod Kumar Mallick||BJD|
|93||Cuttack Sadar||SC||Cuttack Sadar, Cuttack (MC) (part), Nischintakoili (part)||Chandra sarathi Behera||BJD|
|87||Salipur||None||Salipur, Tangi-Chowdwar (part)||Prakash Ch. Behera||INC|
|95||Mahanga||None||Mahanga, Nischintakoili (part)||Pratap Jena||BJD|
The 141-hectare Ansupa Lake (Odia: ଅଂଶୁପା ହ୍ରଦ) is a horseshoe shaped fresh water lake on the left bank of the Mahanadi river, opposite Banki in Cuttack district, Odisha, India. Ansupa Lake in Banki is 40 km from the city of Cuttack, which also acts as a shelter for the migratory birds in the wintry weather season. It is a fresh water lake situated amidst the Saranda Hills and enclosed by bamboo tree greenery and mango trees. To visitor's delight, there is boating and fishing facilities in the Ansupa Lake.This small but extremely picturesque Ansupa lake holds a prominent position in the tourist map of Odisha for its beauty, proximity This eye-catching tourist attraction is about 50 km from Bhubaneshwar. The Govt. of Odisha has taken a giant step to make this lake as one of the Odisha's most popular tourist place. A state highway is now passing by this lake, that connects Athgarh and Banki. Some bamboo cottages are made on the top of Saranda hill for tourist refreshments.
It is one of the major fresh-water lakes of India.Athagad
Athagad (also spelt as Athgarh) is a town"(N.A.C)" and a sub-division of Cuttack district in the state of Odisha, India.Athgarh State
Athgarh (ଆଠଗଡ) was one of the princely states of India during the period of the British Raj. The state was founded by Sri Karan Niladri Bebarta Patnaik of the Karan caste in 1178 and had its capital in Athgarh (Athagad) town. Its last ruler signed the accession to the Indian Union on 1 January 1950.
It was made part of Cuttack district of Orissa in 1949.Banki, Odisha
Banki, is a town and a Subdivision, Legislative Council constituency and Notified Area Council in Cuttack district in the state of Odisha, India. Banki is famous for the Charchika Temple, dedicated to the deity of Chamunda, the eight armed goddess, an incarnation of Durga. The temple is located in the centre of the town.Baramba State
Baramba State (Odia: ବଡମ୍ବା ରାଜ୍ୟ) was one of the princely states of India during the period of the British Raj. The state was founded in 1305 and had its capital in Baramba town. Its last ruler signed the accession to the Indian Union on 1 January 1950.
Baramba state was made part of Cuttack district of Orissa in 1948.Belagachhia
Belagachhia is a census town in Cuttack district in the state of Odisha, India.Charchika Temple
Charchika Temple is one of the oldest Shakta places in Orissa. It is located in a small town of Banki of Cuttack district in Odisha. The presiding deity is an eight-armed goddess Chamunda, locally known as Maa Charchika Devi. She is seated on a prostrate human body and wearing a garland of human skulls. She displays khadga, shula, katari and varadamudra in her four right hands whereas the four left hands represent severed head, blood-cup, ‘’damru’’ and leaving a finger of the remaining hand soaked in blood. This temple is situated on the top a small hillock Ruchika Parvata on the bed of the Renuka river in the small town of Banki in Cuttack district of Orissa.Choudwar
Choudwar is a city and a municipality in Cuttack district in the state of Odisha, India.Cuttack (Lok Sabha constituency)
Cuttack Lok Sabha Constituency is one of the 21 Lok Sabha (Parliamentary) Constituencies in Odisha state in Eastern India.
Assembly Constituencies which constitute this Parliamentary Constituency, after delimitation of Parliamentary Constituencies and Legislative Assembly Constituencies of 2008 are:
KhandapadaAssembly Constituencies which constituted this Parliamentary Constituency, before delimitation of Parliamentary Constituencies and Legislative Assembly Constituencies of 2008 are:
BarambaCuttack Junction railway station
Cuttack railway station is a railway junction and serves Cuttack in the Indian state of Odisha.Cuttack Sadar
Cuttack Sadar (Sl. No.: 93) is a Vidhan Sabha constituency of Cuttack district, Odisha.This constituency includes Cuttack Sadar block, 3 wards of Cuttack and 14 Gram panchayats (Santapur, Isaniberhampur, Manpur, Janardanpur, Sirlo, Babujanga, Uttarkul, Manijanga, Palada, Mahammadpur, Nemalo, Tilakana, Kalamishri and Bandhupur) Nischintakoili block.Dadhapatna
Dadhapatna is a census town in Barang Cuttack district in the state of Odisha, India.Gopinath Mohanty
Gopinath Mohanty (1914–1991), winner of the Jnanpith award, and the first winner of the National Sahitya Akademi Award in 1955 - for his novel, Amrutara Santana - was a prolific Odia writer of the mid-twentieth century. He is widely regarded as the greatest Odia writer since Fakir Mohan Senapati.Jagatsinghpur (Lok Sabha constituency)
Jagatsinghpur Lok Sabha Constituency is one of the 21 Lok Sabha (Parliamentary) Constituencies in Odisha state in Eastern India.Kendrapara (Lok Sabha constituency)
Kendrapara Lok Sabha Constituency is one of the 21 Lok Sabha (Parliamentary) Constituencies in Odisha state in Eastern India.List of constituencies of the Odisha Legislative Assembly
The following is the list of Vidhan sabha Constituencies of Odisha and the Elected Members
* representatives had contested the election with NCP ticket.Narsinghpur State
Narsinghpur State (Odia: ନରସିଂହପୁର) was one of the princely states of India during the period of the British Raj. The state was founded in 1305 and had its capital in Narasinghpur town. The last ruler of Narsinghpur joined the state to the Indian Union in 1948 and Narsinghpur state was made part of the Cuttack district of Orissa.The state was bound in the north by a forested mountain range which marked the border with Hindol State and Angul District; in the east it was bound by Baramba State and in the south and southwest by the Mahanadi River.Nuapatna
Nuapatna is a census town in Cuttack district in the Indian state of Odisha.Tigiria State
Tigiria State, also known as Tigiria Nizigarh, was one of the princely states of India during the period of the British Raj. It was located in present-day Tigiria block of Cuttack district, Odisha. Although it was the smallest of the states of the Orissa States Agency it was the most densely populated. The last ruler of Tigiria joined the state to the Indian Union in 1948.The state was bound in the north by Dhenkanal State, in the east it was bound by Athgarh State, in the south by the Mahanadi River and in the west by Baramba State.