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Orissa Facts

Orissa Facts

Orissa Facts
Orissa Facts

Orissa is one of the popular states of India, which lies in its eastern coast. It stands surrounded by Jharkhand in north, West Bengal in north-east, the Bay of Bengal in east, Andhra Pradesh in south and Chhattisgarh in west. Apart from the capital city of Bhubaneswar, the other major cities of the state include Konark, Puri and Cuttack. Devotees from all over the country visit the holy city of Puri to pray to the Gods and ask forgiveness for their wrong deeds. In this article, we have provided some interesting facts and figures about Orissa.

Capital: Bhubaneswar
Area: 155,707Sqkms
Latitude: Between 17°49′ and 22°34′ North
Longitude: Between 81°27′ and 87°29′ East
Population: 3.67 crores (as per 2001 census)
Literacy: 64.0% (as per 2001 census)
Landmass: 4.7% of India’s landmass
Forest Land: 58,13,547 sq km
Max Temperature: 40°C
Min Temperature: 12°C
Average Annual Rainfall: 150 cm
Major Languages: Oriya, Bengali, Hindi, English etc
Major Religions: Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Christianity
Best Time to Visit: October to March
Important Cities: Bhubneshwar, Konark, Puri and Cuttack
Major Tourist Attractions: Jagannath Temple, Lingaraj Temple, Nandankanan Zoological Park, Raja Rani Temple and Nine Planets’ Shrine

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