Orissa Facts

Orissa Facts & Figures are useful for traveling or planning a trip to orissa. Facts & Figures of Orissa provides information on tourism and travel in the state.

Orissa Facts & Figures features general facts like climate (weather), geography, capital, location, area and rainfall. Planning a trip to orissa check out some useful facts & figures on Orissa, India.

Facts and Figures About Orissa
Geographical area 155,707 sq. km
Best time to visit Orissa October to March
Coastline 480 km.
Capital Bhubaneswar / Bhubaneshwar
Time GMT + 5.30 hrs.
Location Between 17° C31’N – 20° 31’N and 81° 31’E – 87° 30’E
Average rainfall 150 cm.
Language Oriya is the official language.
Neighbouring States West Bengal in the north east, Jharkhand in the north, Andhra Pradesh in the south, Chattisgarh in the west, Bay of Bengal on the east.
Climate in Orissa Three major seasons in Orissa,
Summer (March-June),
Rainy (July-September),
Winter (October-February).
Population of Orissa 36804660 (2001 census), 3.58% of country’s Population.
The sex ratio F:M is 972:1000.
The urban population is 55,17,238 whereas rural is 3,12,87,422.
Literacy rate Total 63.08 percent; 71.35 percent male and 50.51 percent female.
Religion Hinduism is the major religion. Muslim, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhist and Jains form a very small minority.
Transportation Airport at Bhubaneswar; Total railway route length – 2287 km,
Orissa is very well connected through air, road and railways network.
Communication STD, ISD, E-mail, Internet, Cellular phones are available almost everywhere in Orissa State.
Orissa Travel / Tourist Attractions Chandipur Beach
Gopalpur on Sea
Rath Yatra in Puri
Jagannath Temple
Konark Sun Temple
Konark Dance Festival
Bhitarkanika National Park