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Latest statistical data of Orissa

Postby akash » Oct 20th, '06, 09:39

Following are the latest data as obtained from Different Government and Private organizations

Orissa Provisional population: 40,787,370,(Extrapolated from 2001 census)
3.15 crores as per 1991 census.
3.67 crores as per 2001 census.

Area: 60,162 sq mi (155,820 km²)

Orissa is a state situated in the east coast of India.

Orissa is bounded on the north by Jharkhand, on the north-east by West Bengal, on the east by the Bay of Bengal, on the south by Andhra Pradesh and on the west by Chhattisgarh.

The relatively unindented coastline (c.200 mi/320 km long) lacks good ports, except for the deepwater facility at Paradip. The narrow, level coastal strip, including the Mahanadi River delta, is exceedingly fertile.Orissa is home to the Hirakud Dam, one of the longest dams in the world. Rainfall is heavy and regular, and two crops of rice (by far the most important cereal) are grown annually. The state is known for its temples, especially in the cities of Konark, Puri, and Bhubaneswar.

Orissa has several popular tourist destinations. Puri, with the Jagannatha's temple near the sea, and Konark, with the Sun Temple, are visited by thousands of tourists from the West every year. Along with the Lingaraja Temple of Bhubaneswar, the Jagannatha Temple and the Sun Temple of Konark are important in the archaeological history of India.

The dense population, concentrated on the coastal alluvial plain, is inhabited by the non-tribal speakers of the Oriya language. The interior, inhabited largely by the indigenous people known as Adivasis is hilly and mountainous. Orissa is subject to intense cyclones; in October 1999, Tropical Cyclone 05B caused severe damage and some 10,000 deaths.

Orissa is a littoral state with a long coastline and a storehouse of mineral wealth. Because of its mineral wealth and strategic location it attracts foreign investment in steel, aluminum, power, refineries, and infrastructure. Orissa is also emerging as a player in the outsourcing IT (Information Technology) and IT services industry. The total planned investment in the state is to the tune of 90 billion US dollars. However, there are environmental concerns and land acquisitions for some of these projects have been opposed by the local people.
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Postby Odia » Oct 22nd, '06, 16:40

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Facts and Figures about Orissa

Postby oriyaman » Oct 25th, '07, 05:16

Here are some interesting Facts and Figures about Orissa--

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Re: Latest statistical data of Orissa

Postby Orion » Dec 8th, '08, 08:08

Also add these sad statistics:

Number of Christian Churches burned in 2008: Dozens

Number of homes burned simply because the owners are Christians: Hundreds

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