List of districts of Odisha

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Map of districts of Odisha.

Odisha, a state on the eastern coast of India, is divided into 30 administrative geographical units called districts. [1] [2] [3] These 30 districts have been placed under three different revenue divisions to streamline their governance. The divisions are Central, North and South with their headquarters at Cuttack (Central Division), Sambalpur (Northern Division), Berhampur (Southern Division) respectively. Each division consists of 10 districts, and has as its administrative head a Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC), a senior rank officer of Indian Administrative Service. The position of the RDC in the administrative hierarchy is that between that of the district administration and the state secretariat. Each District is governed by a Collector & District Magistrate, who is appointed from the Indian Administrative Service. The Collector & District Magistrate is responsible for collecting the revenue and maintaining law and order in the district. Each District is separated into Sub-Divisions, each governed by a Sub-Collector & Sub-Divisional Magistrate. The Sub-Divisions are further divided into Tahasils. The Tahasils are headed by Tahasildar. Odisha has 03 Divisions, 30 Districts, 58 Sub-Divisions, 317 Tahasils and 314 Blocks.


List of districts by divisions

The 30 districts of Odisha have been placed under three different revenue divisions to streamline their governance. The divisions are Central, North and South with their headquarters at Cuttack (Central Division), Sambalpur (Northern Division), Berhampur (Southern Division) respectively. Each division consists of 10 districts, and has as its administrative head a Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC), a senior rank officer of Indian Administrative Service. The position of the RDC in the administrative hierarchy is that between that of the district administration and the state secretariat. The list of districts, organized by divisions:

#Central Revenue Division (HQ: Cuttack)Northern Revenue Division (HQ: Sambalpur)Southern Revenue Division (HQ: Berhampur)
1 Cuttack Sambalpur Ganjam
2 Jagatsinghpur Bargarh Gajapati
3 Kendrapara Jharsuguda Kandhamal
4 Jajpur Debagarh Boudh
5 Puri Balangir Kalahandi
6 Khordha Subarnapur Nuapada
7 Nayagarh Dhenkanal Koraput
8 Balasore Angul Rayagada
9 Bhadrak Kendujhar Nabarangpur
10 Mayurbhanj Sundargarh Malkangiri


Collector & District Magistrate is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officer in charge of revenue collection and administration of a district and Superintendent of Police (SP), an officer of Indian Police Service (IPS) is responsible for maintaining law and order and related issues of a district in Odisha.


There are 30 districts in Odisha. Mayurbhanj is the largest district and Jagatsinghpur is the smallest district by area. Ganjam is the largest district and Deogarh is the smallest district by population in Odisha. Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha in located in Khorda district. The areas and populations of the 30 districts are given below: [4] [5]

(2011 Census [6] )
Area (km²)Density in
2011 (/km²)
1 Angul Angul 1,273,8216,376199.8
2 Boudh Boudh 441,1623,098142.4
3 Balangir Balangir 1,648,9976,575250.8
4 Bargarh Bargarh 1,481,2555,837253.8
5 Balasore Balasore 2,320,5293,806609.7
6 Bhadrak Bhadrak 1,506,5222,505601
7 Cuttack Cuttack 2,624,4703,932667.5
8 Debagarh Debagarh 312,5202,940106.3
9 Dhenkanal Dhenkanal 1,192,8114,452267.9
10 Ganjam Chhatrapur 3,529,0318,206430.1
11 Gajapati Paralakhemundi 577,8174,325133.6
12 Jharsuguda Jharsuguda 579,5052,114274.1
13 Jajpur Jajpur 1,827,1922,899595.8
14 Jagatsinghapur Jagatsinghapur 1,136,9711,668681.6
15 Khordha Khordha 2,251,6732,813800.5
16 Kendujhar Kendujhar 1,801,7338,303217.0
17 Kalahandi Bhawanipatna 1,576,8697,920199.1
18 Kandhamal Phulbani 733,1108,02191.4
19 Koraput Koraput 1,379,6478,807156.7
20 Kendrapara Kendrapara 1,440,3612,644544.8
21 Malkangiri Malkangiri 613,1925,791105.9
22 Mayurbhanj Baripada 2,519,73810,418241.9
23 Nabarangpur Nabarangapur 1,220,9465,291230.8
24 Nuapada Nuapada 610,3823,852158.5
25 Nayagarh Nayagarh 962,7893,890247.5
26 Puri Puri 1,698,7303,479488.3
27 Rayagada Rayagada 967,9117,073136.8
28 Sambalpur Sambalpur 1,041,0996,624157.2
29 Subarnapur Subarnapur 610,1832,337261.1
30 Sundargarh Sundargarh 2,093,4379,712188
Odisha 41,974,218155,707269.6

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