17 Facts About Odisha


Odisha has a coastline of 485 kilometres along the Bay of Bengal in Indian Ocean.

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The language of Odisha is Odia, which is one of the Classical Languages of India.

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The modern boundaries of Odisha were demarcated by the British Indian government when Orissa Province was established on 1 April 1936, consisting of the Odia-speaking districts of Bihar and Orissa Province.

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City of Brahmapur in Odisha is known to have been the capital of the Pauravas during the closing years of 4th century CE.

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Odisha has plateaus and rolling uplands, which have lower elevation than the plateaus.

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Main parties active in the politics of Odisha are the Biju Janata Dal, the Indian National Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party.

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Municipal Corporations in Odisha include Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Berhampur, Sambalpur and Rourkela.

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Odisha has emerged as the most preferred destination for overseas investors with investment proposals.

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In 2009 Odisha was the second top domestic investment destination with Gujarat first and Andhra Pradesh in third place according to an analysis of ASSOCHAM Investment Meter study on corporate investments.

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Odisha has a network of roads, railways, airports and seaports.

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Odisha has a total of two operational airports, 17 airstrips and 16 helipads.

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Air Odisha, is Odisha's sole air charter company based in Bhubaneswar.

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Major cities of Odisha are well connected to all the major cities of India by direct daily trains and weekly trains.

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Majority of people in Odisha are Hindu and there is a rich cultural heritage in the state.

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Different adibasi communities who mostly reside in western and southern Odisha have their own languages belonging to Munda and Dravidian family of languages.

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The Odisha government launched a portal in 2018 to promote Odia language and literature.

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State of Odisha has hosted several international sporting events, including the 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup, and will host matches for the 2020 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup and the 2023 Men's Hockey World Cup.

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