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Coordinates: 20°29′0″N85°31′0″E / 20.48333°N 85.51667°E / 20.48333; 85.51667 Coordinates: 20°29′0″N85°31′0″E / 20.48333°N 85.51667°E / 20.48333; 85.51667
Country India
State Odisha
District Cuttack
NAC Athagad
Named for Former princely state
  Official Odia, Hindi, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 754030
STD code 06723
Vehicle registration OD
Ethnicity Odia people
Climate Aw (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature 45 °C (113 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 10 °C (50 °F)
Website odisha.gov.in

Tigiria is a tehsil (block) of Cuttack district. There are 10 (panchayats) with a total of 50 villages under the Tigiria administrative division. [1]

A tehsil is an administrative division in some countries of South Asia. It is an area of land with a city or town that serves as its administrative centre, with possible additional towns, and usually a number of villages. The terms in India have replaced earlier geographical terms, such as pargana, pergunnah and thannah, used under Delhi Sultanate and the British Raj.

Cuttack district District in Odisha, India

Cuttack district is one of the 30 districts of Odisha state in East 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, with a population of 2,624,470.

Tigiria is part of the Athagarh Odisha Vidhan Sabha constituency which includes as well Athagad, Athagarh block and 5 Gram panchayats (Kakhadi, Sankarpur, Badasamantarapur, Mangarajpur and Brahmapur) of Tangi-Chowdwar block. [2] [3]

Athagad town in Odisha, India

Athagad is a town"(N.A.C)" and a sub-division of Cuttack district in the state of Odisha, India.

A gram panchayat is the only grassroots-level of panchayati raj formalised local self-governance system in India at the village or small-town level, and has a sarpanch as its elected head.


During the British Raj era, Tigiria was the capital of Tigiria State. It was one of several princely states of the Eastern States Agency and the most densely populated one. [4]

British Raj British rule in the Indian subcontinent, 1858-1947

The British Raj was the rule by the British Crown in the Indian subcontinent from 1858 to 1947. The rule is also called Crown rule in India, or direct rule in India. The region under British control was commonly called British India or simply India in contemporaneous usage, and included areas directly administered by the United Kingdom, which were collectively called British India, and those ruled by indigenous rulers, but under British tutelage or paramountcy, and called the princely states. The whole was also informally called the Indian Empire. As India, it was a founding member of the League of Nations, a participating nation in the Summer Olympics in 1900, 1920, 1928, 1932, and 1936, and a founding member of the United Nations in San Francisco in 1945.

Tigiria State

Tigiria State, also known as Tigiria Nizigarh, was one of the princely states of India during the period of the British Raj. It was located in present-day Tigiria block of Cuttack district, Odisha. Although it was the smallest of the states of the Orissa States Agency it was the most densely populated. The last ruler of Tigiria joined the state to the Indian Union in 1948.

Eastern States Agency

The Eastern States Agency was a grouping of princely states in eastern India, during the latter years of Britain's Indian Empire. It was created in 1933, by the unification of the former Chhattisgarh States Agency and the Orissa States Agency; the agencies remained intact within the grouping. In 1936, the Bengal States Agency was added.

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