The District of Angul situated at the heart of Odisha was a part of Undivided Dhenkanal District till early March 1993, but for the administrative convenience, Dhenkanal District was divided into two parts i.e. Dhenkanal and Angul. Angul (also known as Anugul) is a town and a municipality and the headquarters of Angul district in the state of Odisha, India. Angul (king) Angul ("Angull") was, according to Gesta Danorum, the ancestor of the Angles in Denmark.
The district has an area of 6,232 km2 (2,406 sq mi). It is bounded by Dhenkanal and Cuttack district in the east, Deogarh, Kendujhar and Sundargarh district in north, Sambalpur and Sonepur in west and Boudh and Nayagarh in the south side. The district is abundant with natural resources. Angul, The district headquarters is about 150 kilometers (93 mi) from the state capital Bhubaneswar.
The climatic condition of Angul District is much varied. The average annual rainfall of the District is 1421 mm. However there is a great variation of rainfall from year to year. The rainfall in the District during the last 10 years varied between 896 mm & 1744 mm. The best time to visit this District is during winter.