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|
|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,
|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
Konark Sun Temple
Konark Dance Festival
Bhitarkanika National Park