Mayurbhanj district

Mayurbhanj district is one of the 30 districts in Odisha state in eastern India. Baripada city is its headquarter. As of 2011, it is the third-most-populous district of Odisha (out of 30), after Ganjam and Cuttack.[1]

Mayurbhanj is land-locked with a geographical area of 10,418 km2 (4,022 sq mi) and is in the northern boundary of the state. It is bounded in the northeast by Jhargram district of West Bengal, West Singhbhum and East Singhbhum districts of Jharkhand in the northwest, Balasore district in the southeast and by Kendujhar in the southwest.

Mayurbhanj district
District
Location in Odisha, India
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 21°55′59″N 86°43′59″E / 21.933°N 86.733°ECoordinates: 21°55′59″N 86°43′59″E / 21.933°N 86.733°E
Country India
StateOdisha
HeadquartersBaripada
Government
 • Collector & District MagistrateShri Vineet Bhardwaj, IAS
 • Superintendent of PoliceShri Awinash Kumar, IPS
Area
 • Total10,418 km2 (4,022 sq mi)
Elevation
559.31 m (1,835.01 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialOdia, English
 • Other local language Santali, Mundari, Ho, Kudmali
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
757 xxx
Vehicle registrationOD-11
Sex ratio1,005 /
Literacy63.98%
Lok Sabha constituencyMayurbhanj
Vidhan Sabha constituency9
Precipitation1,648.2 millimetres (64.89 in)
Websitewww.mayurbhanj.nic.in

Demographics

According to the 2011 census Mayurbhanj district has a population of 2,513,895,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Kuwait[2] or the US state of Nevada.[3] This gives it a ranking of 171st in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 241 inhabitants per square kilometre (620/sq mi).[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 13.06%.[1] Mayurbhanj has a sex ratio of 1006 females for every 1000 males[1] and a literacy rate of 63.98%.[1]

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Mayurbhanj one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[4] It is one of the 19 districts in Odisha currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[4]

Bhumij tribal community speak Bhumij language and the language is written in Ol Onol script.[5]

Major Tribes

The district is an autonomous district.The main tribes of this district are Santal, Ho, Bhumij/Munda, Bhuinya, Mankadia and Kharia and others. Among these tribes, Santal and Ho tribes are dominated influence in the district because of their active political participations.

Culture

The district has many tribal cultures like Santali culture, Ho dance and Mage Porob of Ho tribe and bhumij cultures. According to 2011 Census 83.86 % people are Hindus, 1.34 % are Muslims, 0.60 % are Christians, 0.03 % are Sikhs.[6]

Hinduism being the most followed religion there are many temples found in the district some of which have ancient connections.

Vidhan sabha constituencies

The following is the nine Vidhan sabha constituencies[7][8] of Mayurbhanj district and the elected members[9] of that area:

No. Constituency Reservation Extent of the Assembly Constituency (Blocks) Member of 14th Assembly Party
26 Jashipur ST Jashipur, Raruan, Sukruli, Kusumi (part) Kamala Kanta Nayak BJD
27 Saraskana ST Saraskana, Bijatala, Bisoi, Kusumi (part) Bhadav Chandra Hansdah BJD
28 Rairangpur ST Rairangpur (NAC), Rairangpur, Tiringi, Bahalda, Jamda Shyam Charan Hansdah INC
29 Bangriposi ST Bangriposi, Kuliana, Shamakhunta Mr. Sudam Marndi BJD
30 Karanjia ST Karanjia (NAC), Karanjia, Thakurmunda, Kaptipada (part) Bijay Kumar Nayak BJD
31 Udala ST Udala (NAC), Udala, Gopabandhunagar, Kaptipada (part) Golak Bihari Nayak BJD
32 Badasahi SC Betnoti, Badasahi (part) Ganeswar Patra BJD
33 Baripada ST Baripada (M), Baripada, Khunta, Badasahi (part) Sananda Marndi BJD
34 Morada None Morada, Suliapada, Rasgobindapur Praveen Chandra Bhanj Deo BJD

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Kuwait 2,595,62
  3. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Nevada 2,700,551
  4. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  5. ^ [hettp://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhubaneswar/Tribals-demand-official-status-for-Bhumij-language/articleshow/51437043.cms Tribals demand official status for Bhumij language]
  6. ^ "Mayurbhanj District Religion Data - Census 2011". www.census2011.co.in. Retrieved 2017-06-13.
  7. ^ Assembly Constituencies and their EXtent
  8. ^ Seats of Odisha
  9. ^ "List of Member in Fourteenth Assembly". ws.ori.nic.in. Archived from the original on 2 May 2007. Retrieved 19 February 2013. MEMBER NAME

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