Location in Odisha, India
|• Collector & District Magistrate||Shri Prem Chandra Chaudhary, IAS|
|• Superintendent of Police||Shri Niti Shekhar, IPS|
|• Member of Parliament||Shri Baijayant "Jay" Panda|
|• Total||2,644 km2 (1,021 sq mi)|
|• Density||492.38/km2 (1,275.3/sq mi)|
|• Official||Odia, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Sex ratio||1.006 ♂/♀|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Kendrapara|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||5|
|Precipitation||1,501.3 millimetres (59.11 in)|
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Kendrapara District is an administrative district of Odisha state in eastern India. The town of Kendrapara is the district headquarters. Kendrapara District is situated in the eastern portion of the state, and is bounded on the north by Bhadrak District, on the east by the Bay of Bengal, on the south by Jagatsinghpur District, on the west by Cuttack District and on the northwest by Jajpur District.
Kendrapara District lies in 20° 20’ N To 20° 37’ N Latitude and 86° 14’ E To 87° 01’ E Longitude and situated in central coastal plain zone of the Odisha. The Bay of Bengal lies in the eastern part of the district. The coastline covers 48 km stretching from Dhamra Muhan to Batighar. Kendrapara district headquarters is 55 km from Cuttack.
Kendrapara District lies in the river delta formed by the Brahmani and Baitarani and branch rivers of Mahanadi. The Bhitarkanika Mangroves, Bhitarkanika National Park, Gahirmatha Beach and Baladevjew Temple lie in the district. Other features in the district include Suka-Parikshita Ashram, Kudanagari, Landibata Mahapurusha Matha Chanpur, Pentha sea beach, Gogua PatharaKani Temple Harihar Kshetra Mahala, Gadadhara Gosain Pitha, and Korua. This district has 9 blocks named as Aul, Derabish, Garadpur, Mahakalapada, Marshaghai, Kendrapara, Rajanagar, Rajkanika, Patamundai.
According to the 2011 census Kendrapara district has a population of 1,439,891, roughly equal to the nation of Swaziland or the US state of Hawaii. This gives it a ranking of 344th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 545 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,410/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 10.59%. Kendrapara has a sex ratio of 1006 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 85.93%. The mother tongue of most of the people here is Odia; there is a sizable number of Bengali and Urdu speaking people. Hindi is also widely understood.
Vidhan sabha constituencies
|No.||Constituency||Reservation||Extent of the Assembly Constituency (Blocks)||Member of 14th Assembly||Party|
|96||Patkura||None||Derabish, Garadapur, Marshaghai (part)||Vacant||BJD|
|97||Kendrapara||SC||Kendrapara (M), Kendrapara, Pattamundai (part)||Shri Kishore Tarai||BJD|
|98||Aul||None||Aul, Rajkanika||Shri Pratap Keshari Dev||INC|
|99||Rajanagar||None||Pattamundai (NAC), Rajanagar, Pattamundai (part)||Anshuman Mohanty||INC|
|100||Mahakalapada||None||Mahakalapada, Marshaghai (part)||Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak||BJD|
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