Enriched with glorious cultural heritage Jagatsinghpur district formed on 01.04.1993. Before that, it was a part of the erstwhile Cuttack district, subsequently which divided into four different districts for administrative convenience. Jagatsinghpur district is surrounded by Bay of Bengal in the East, Cuttack district in the West, Kendrapada district in the North and Puri district in the South.Having a geographical area of 1759 sq km, the Jagatsinghpur district is the smallest district in Odisha in terms of territorial location. This district has got a total population of 11,36,604 including 577,699 male and 558,905 female as per 2011 census. The total SC population of the District is 2,228,79 and ST population is 8640 as per 2001 census. The average literacy rate of the district is 79.08 percent comprising of 88.55 percent male literacy rate and 69.28 percent female literacy rate.

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Nearest airport is Biju Patnaik International Airport at Bhubaneswar which is about 70 km from Jagatsinghpur. Charter air service from Biju Patnaik International Airport to Paradip is provided by Pawan Hans.

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Jagatsinghpur is directly accessible by train. The nearest railway stations from Jagatsinghpur town are Gorakhnath Railway Station which is about 10 km from Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack Railway Station and Paradip Railway Station.

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Jagatsinghpur is well connected with other cities via road. There is frequent bus services to Jagatsinghpur form Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Paradip, Machhagaon, Naugaon, Naharana, Baharana, Tandikul, Katara, Sidhala, Rourkela, Puri, Kakatapur, Balasore, Bhadrak and all other important cities in Odisha. Jagatsinghpur is situated 40 km from Cuttack and 60 km from Bhubaneswar.


Jagatsinghpur District enjoys a temperate climate. Winters are cold, while summers are hot and humid. The District is prone to cyclonic rainfalls during the monsoons. The maximum temperature of the District is 38 degree C and minimum temperature is 12 degree C. The average rainfall measured in the District is 1765.1mm.

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