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Sundargarh District :: Introduction

         This district is noted for its rivers Sankh, Koil and Ib. Sundaragarh district is famous for the imporant places like Rourkela, Vedavyasa, Monikmoda, Manindra  Dam,Ghogar. It is rich with the resources like Steel Plant, Fertilizer Plant, Cement factory, Ferro Vanadium Plant, Machine building factory, Glass & china clay factory and Spinning mills.

...............Chhatri Hill, Darjeeng, Ghogar, Junagarh, Khandadhar, Mandira, Miriglotah, Rourkela, Veda Vyasa etc are the places of tourist interest

Important Places

Rourkela : It is the modern industrial city of Orissa.The steel plant ,fertilizer plant, IndiraGandhi Park and zoo are the visiting places

Vedavyasa : Vedavyasa is the confluence of the river Sankara and river Koel. It is 8 kms from Rourkela . This place is Legenderily associated with Maharshi Vedavyasa ,the author of the epic Mahabharat. There is a Shiva temple at Vedavyasa.

Manikmoda : There are beautiful historic rock paintings in the cave .The paintings are of animals ,birds,humans ,hunting scene.This natural cave has water resourses in it.

Manindra Dam : It is situated at a distance of 32 km. from Rourkela .Boating on the river Sankha is of another attraction.

Ghogar : It is situated at a distance of 43 kms  from Sundrargarh on the river lb. It is a   picturesque picnic spot .

Khandadhar : Khandadhar waterfall is located amidst the forest of Sundergarh. The height of the fall is 800metres. The magnificient sight of the fall makes a great picnic spot. The spot is 114 km from Rourkela.

Darjeeng : A beautiful picnic spot surrounded with blue mountain, spring and dense forest.

General Information About Sundargarh District

Area

9,712 Sq.Km.

Forest

4957.32Sq.Km.
Population 18,29,412 Literacy Rate 65.22%
Head quarter Sundergarh Vidhasabha seats 7
Sub division 3 Villages 1,744
Blocks 17 Grama panchayat 170
Municipality 3 Towns 7
N.A.C 2 Temperature 45.0(Max), 6.3(Min)
Tahasils 7 Rainfall 1230.0mm(Avg)

 

Blocks Tahasils Subdivisions
1. Rajgangpur
2. Sundargarh
3. Balisankar
4. Kutura
5. Tangarpali
6. Budagaon
7. Lafripada
8. Himagiri
9. Bishra
10. Nuagaon
11. Lathikata
12. Rourkela
13. Bonigarh
14. Koida
15. Lahunipada
16. Gurundia
17. Kunarmunda
1. Panposh
2. Rajgangpur
3. Udala
4. Karanjia
5. Rasgobindapur
6. Bahalada
7. Bonai
8. Hemgiri
1. Rourkela
2. Panposh
3. Sundargarh
4. Bonai

Road map of Sundargarh District

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