Kotpad

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Kotpad

Damayanti Nagar
city
Kotpad is located in Odisha
Kotpad
Kotpad
Location in Odisha, India
Kotpad is located in India
Kotpad
Kotpad
Kotpad (India)
Coordinates: 19°09′45″N 82°19′32″E / 19.1624°N 82.3256°E / 19.1624; 82.3256Coordinates: 19°09′45″N 82°19′32″E / 19.1624°N 82.3256°E / 19.1624; 82.3256
Country India
StateOdisha
DistrictKoraput
Population
 (2001)
 • Total14,914
Languages
 • OfficialOdia
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationOD
Websiteodisha.gov.in

Kotpad is a town and a notified area committee in Koraput district in the Indian state of Odisha. Nearest railway station to Kotpad is Kotpad Road station which is a part of East Coast railway.

Kotpad is famous for Saree and Handloom products. Kotpad Handloom is a vegetable-dyed fabric woven by the tribal weavers of the Mirgan community of Kotpad village in Koraput.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Kotpad had a population of 14,914. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Kotpad has an average literacy rate of 59%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 68%, and female literacy is 50%. In Kotpad, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.!!

Politics[edit]

Current MLA from Kotpad Assembly Constituency is Chandrasekhar Majhi of INC, He is the brother of Basudev Majhi who won the seat in State elections in 2009 and also in 2004, 2000, 1995, 1985, 1980 (as candidate of INC(I)) and 1977. Sadan Naik of JD had won this seat in 1990.[2]

Kotpad is part of Nowrangpur (Lok Sabha constituency).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  2. ^ "State Elections 2004 - Partywise Comparison for 88-Kotpad Constituency of Odisha". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 13 September 2008.
  3. ^ "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies of Odisha" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2009. Retrieved 13 September 2008.