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Orissa at a Glance

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Established 1st April 1936
Area 1,55,820 sq km
Capital Bhubaneswar
Largest city Bhubaneswar
Legislature (seats) Unicameral (147)
Governor Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare
Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik
Official language Oriya
Population 36,804,660 (2001 Census)
Literacy 68.8%
Major Rivers Mahanadi, Brahmani, and Baitarani
Major Lakes Chilika, Anshupa, Pata, Hirakud Dam, Indravati Dam and Kolab Dam.
Major Communities Hinduism 94.6%, Christianity 2.4%, Islam 2.1% and Others 0.9%.
Other Major languages Bengali, Hindi, Telugu, Santali.
Airports Biju Patnaik Airport, Jharsuguda Airport, Berhampur Airport
Seaports Port of Paradip, Port of Dhamara, Port of Gopalpur.
Government www.orissa.gov.in
Tourism www.orissatourism.gov.in
Districts (30) Angul, Boudh, Bhadrak, Bolangir, Bargarh, Balasore, Cuttack (Kataka), Debagarh, Dhenkanal, Ganjam, Gajapati, Jharsuguda, Jajapur, Jagatsinghpur, Khordha, Keonjhar, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Koraput, Kendrapara, Malkangiri, Mayurbhanj, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Nayagarh, Puri, Rayagada, Sambalpur, Subarnapur, Sundargarh.