Carved out of the erstwhile District of Cuttack, Kendrapara District is situated in Central Coastal plain zone of Odisha. The District is bounded by Bhadrak District at its North, Jajpur at its North West ,Jagatsinghpur District at its South, Cuttack District at its West and Bay of Bengal at its East. Agriculture is the prime source of income of the district. A little more than 70 percent people dependent on agriculture. Rice, groundnut, green gram, black gram and jute are the main crops grown in the District. However, frequent occurrence of natural calamities viz cyclone, flood and drought has broken the backbone of the people . In order to survive under these conditions, people go for cultivation of their staple food crop rice during rabi in the assured irrigated areas. Jute is the main cash crop of the District, grown since long. Groundnut is an important oil seed crop of the District. Coconut is the important horticulture crop in Kendrapara District.
Kendrapara has a tropical climate. The summers are much rainier than the winters in Kendrapara. According to Köppen and Geiger, this climate is classified as Aw. The average annual temperature is 27.1 °C in Kendrapara. The rainfall here averages 1498 mm. The driest month is December, with 6 mm of rainfall. The greatest amount of precipitation occurs in August, with an average of 333 mm. The warmest month of the year is May, with an average temperature of 31.5 °C. The lowest average temperatures in the year occur in December, when it is around 21.4 °C.