Cuttack district is one of the 30 districts of Odisha state in India.
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The Cuttack district is bisected by the river Mahanadi and its numerous distributaries and occupies a large portion of the river's delta.
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Each Cuttack district was headed by an officer known as the Collector and District Magistrate who was a member of the Indian Civil Service.
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The Cuttack district reached its greatest extent after 1948 when the princely states of Narasinghpur, Baramba, Athagad and Tigiria were added to the Cuttack district post their accession to India.
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Cuttack district is the lynchpin of development activities in the district and chairs numerous committees to oversee the same.
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The Cuttack district is divided into a total of 15 Tahsils each headed by a Tahsildar for land revenue purposes.
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Cuttack district is assisted by a number of additional district judges, civil judges and magistrates at the headquarters.
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Cuttack district city is the educational hub of Odisha and is home to numerous institutions of repute.
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The main colleges and universities located in Cuttack district include the Ravenshaw University, Odisha's oldest college, the SCB Medical College and its hospital – again the oldest and largest in the state, the Piloo Mody College Of Architecture, the Sailabala Women's College as well as the National Law University Odisha.
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Cuttack district is widely known as the commercial capital of Odisha.
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Cuttack district is famous for its glory of craftsmanship of handicraft work in silver filigree.
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Cuttack district occupies a very significant place in the logistics map of the country.
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Cuttack district, being the largest business hub of the state is the nodal point of trade and transport.
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The Cuttack district has a population density of 667 inhabitants per square kilometre.
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Cuttack district's demographics are broadly consistent with the rest of coastal Odisha.
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Cuttack district Odia is widely considered to be the standard dialect of the language and is frequently used in Odia newspapers, cinema and literary works.
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Cuttack district city has small Bengali and Telugu communities who migrated during the late 19th century.
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Under the three-tier system of Panchayati Raj, the Cuttack district is divided into three Lok Sabha constituencies, 9 Vidhan Sabha constituencies, 1 Zila Parishad, 14 Panchayat Samitis and 373 Gram Panchayats.
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