Cuttack district

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Cuttack District
Chahata near mahanadi river.jpg
Mahanadi river in the Cuttack district
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 20°27′58″N85°49′59″E / 20.466°N 85.833°E / 20.466; 85.833 Coordinates: 20°27′58″N85°49′59″E / 20.466°N 85.833°E / 20.466; 85.833
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Odisha
Founded byKing Ananga Bhimdev-III
Headquarters Cuttack
   Collector & District Magistrate Shri Bhabani Shankar Chayani
  Total3,932 km2 (1,518 sq mi)
  Density666/km2 (1,720/sq mi)
  Official Odia
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
754 xxx
Telephone code0671
Vehicle registration OD-05
Sex ratio 955 /1000
Lok Sabha constituency Cuttack
Vidhan Sabha constituency10
Climate Aw (Köppen)
Precipitation 1,501.3 millimetres (59.11 in)
Avg. summer temperature40 °C (104 °F)
Avg. winter temperature10 °C (50 °F)

Cuttack district is one of the 30 districts of Odisha state in 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. [1] The name is an anglicised form of Kataka or Katak which literally means The Fort a reference to the ancient Barabati Fort.


Geography and Climate

The district covers an area of 3,932 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 1,440 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. [2]


Sub-divisions: Cuttack, Athagarh, Banki

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. [3]



Religious Places

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.

All the other regular Indian festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi, Vasant Panchami, Holi, Id, Good Friday, Rath Yatra, Diwali, Christmas and the numerous Hindu festivals are celebrated here.


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.

Large-scale industries

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, 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.

Traditional industries

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.

Logistics and other industries

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.

Primary and service sector

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.


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
source: [4]

According to the 2011 census Cuttack district has a population of 2,624,470, [1] roughly equal to the nation of Kuwait [5] or the US state of Nevada. [6] This gives it a ranking of 156th in India (out of a total of 640). [1] The district has a population density of 666 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,720/sq mi). [1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 11.86%. [1] Cuttack has a sex ratio of 955 females for every 1000 males, [1] and a literacy rate of 84.2%. [1]

Languages of Cuttack district in 2011 census

  Odia (91.36%)
  Urdu (4.66%)
  Hindi (1.39%)
  Bengali (0.86%)
  Telugu (0.78%)
  Others (0.95%)

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 91.36% of the population in the district spoke Odia, 4.66% Urdu, 1.39% Hindi, 0.86% Bengali and 0.78% Telugu as their first language. [7]

Important Places


Bhattarika Temple

Anshupa Lake

Charchika Temple

Paramahansanath Temple

Odisha State Maritime Museum

Barabati Fort

Besides these places there are also many interesting places.


Vidhan sabha constituencies

The following is the 9 Vidhan sabha constituencies [8] [9] of Cuttack district and the elected members [10] of that area

No.ConstituencyReservationExtent of the Assembly Constituency (Blocks)Member of 14th Assembly Party
87BarambaNoneBaramba, Baramba NarasinghapurDebiprasad Mishra BJD
88BankiNoneBanki (NAC), Banki, Banki-Damapara, Baranga (part)Pravata Kumar TripathyBJD
89AthgarhNoneAthgarh (NAC), Athgarh, Tigiria, Tangi-Chowdwar (part)Ranendra Pratap SwainBJD
90Barabati-CuttackNoneCuttack (MC) (part)Debashish SamantarayBJD
91Choudwar-CuttackNoneChowdwar (M), Chowdwar (O. G), Charbatia (C. T), Cuttack (MC) (part), Tangi-Chowdwar (part)Pravat Ranjan BiswalBJD
92NialiSCNiali, Kantapada, Baranga (part)Pramod Kumar MallickBJD
93Cuttack SadarSCCuttack Sadar, Cuttack (MC) (part), Nischintakoili (part)Chandra sarathi BeheraBJD
87SalipurNoneSalipur, Tangi-Chowdwar (part)Prakash Ch. BeheraINC
95MahangaNoneMahanga, Nischintakoili (part)Pratap JenaBJD

See also


Sisua village

Oriya Literature

Oriya language



Naraganga village

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