Mayurbhanj district

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Mayurbhanj district
ମୟୂରଭଞ୍ଜ ଜିଲ୍ଲା
District
Location in Odisha, India
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 21°55′59″N 86°43′59″E / 21.933°N 86.733°E / 21.933; 86.733Coordinates: 21°55′59″N 86°43′59″E / 21.933°N 86.733°E / 21.933; 86.733
Country  India
State Odisha
Headquarters Baripada
Government
 • Collector & District Magistrate Shri Vineet Bhardwaj, IAS
 • Superintendent of Police Shri Awinash Kumar, IPS
Area
 • Total 10,418 km2 (4,022 sq mi)
Elevation 559.31 m (1,835.01 ft)
Languages
 • Official Odia, English
 • Other local language Santali, Ho, Kudmali
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 757 xxx
Vehicle registration OD-11
Sex ratio 1,005 /
Literacy 63.98%
Lok Sabha constituency Mayurbhanj
Vidhan Sabha constituency 9
Precipitation 1,648.2 millimetres (64.89 in)
Website www.mayurbhanj.nic.in

Mayurbhanj district is one of the 30 districts in Odisha state in eastern India. Baripada city is its headquarters. As of 2011, it is the third-most-populous district of Odisha (out of 30), after Ganjam and Cuttack.[1]

Mayurbhanj is land-locked with a geographical area of 10,418 km2 (4,022 sq mi) and is in the northern boundary of the state. It is bounded in the northeast by Jhargram district of West Bengal, Singhbhum district of Jharkhand in the northwest, Baleshwar district in the southeast and by Kendujhar in the southwest.

Demographics

According to the 2011 census Mayurbhanj district has a population of 2,513,895,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Kuwait[2] or the US state of Nevada.[3] This gives it a ranking of 171st in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 241 inhabitants per square kilometre (620/sq mi).[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 13.06%.[1] Mayurbhanj has a sex ratio of 1006 females for every 1000 males[1] and a literacy rate of 63.98%.[1]

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Mayurbhanj one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[4] It is one of the 19 districts in Odisha currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[4]

Bhumij tribal community speak Bhumij language and the language is written in Ol Onol script.[5]

Major Tribes

The district is an autonomous district.T he main tribes of this district are santal, HO, Bhumij, Bhuinya, Mankadia and kharia and others. Among these tribes, Santal and Ho tribe are dominated by tribes because of their active political participation.

Culture

The district has many tribal cultures like Santali culture, Ho dance and Mage Porob of Ho tribe and bhumij cultures. According to 2011 Census 83.86 % people are Hindus, 1.34 % are Muslims, 0.60 % are Christians, 0.03 % are Sikhs.[6]

Hinduism being the most followed religion there are many temples found in the district with some ancient ones.

Vidhan sabha constituencies

The following is the nine Vidhan sabha constituencies[7][8] of Mayurbhanj district and the elected members[9] of that area:

No. Constituency Reservation Extent of the Assembly Constituency (Blocks) Member of 14th Assembly Party
26 Jashipur ST Jashipur, Raruan, Sukruli, Kusumi (part) Kamala Kanta Nayak BJD
27 Saraskana ST Saraskana, Bijatala, Bisoi, Kusumi (part) Bhadav Chandra Hansdah BJD
28 Rairangpur ST Rairangpur (NAC), Rairangpur, Tiringi, Bahalda, Jamda Shyam Charan Hansdah INC
29 Bangriposi ST Bangriposi, Kuliana, Shamakhunta Mr. Sudam Marndi BJD
30 Karanjia ST Karanjia (NAC), Karanjia, Thakurmunda, Kaptipada (part) Bijay Kumar Nayak BJD
31 Udala ST Udala (NAC), Udala, Gopabandhunagar, Kaptipada (part) Golak Bihari Nayak BJD
32 Badasahi SC Betnoti, Badasahi (part) Ganeswar Patra BJD
33 Baripada ST Baripada (M), Baripada, Khunta, Badasahi (part) Sananda Marndi BJD
34 Morada None Morada, Suliapada, Rasgobindapur Praveen Chandra Bhanj Deo BJD

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Kuwait 2,595,62 
  3. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Nevada 2,700,551 
  4. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  5. ^ [hettp://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhubaneswar/Tribals-demand-official-status-for-Bhumij-language/articleshow/51437043.cms Tribals demand official status for Bhumij language]
  6. ^ "Mayurbhanj District Religion Data - Census 2011". www.census2011.co.in. Retrieved 2017-06-13. 
  7. ^ Assembly Constituencies and their EXtent
  8. ^ Seats of Odisha
  9. ^ "List of Member in Fourteenth Assembly". ws.ori.nic.in. Archived from the original on 2 May 2007. Retrieved 19 February 2013. MEMBER NAME 

External links

  • Official website
  • Mayurbhanj cybercell
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