Keonjhar is a land locked district situated in the northern part of Orissa.Kendujhar is a town with municipality in Kendujhar District in the Indian state of Odisha. It is the administrative headquarters of the Kendujhar district, and it is one of the 5th scheduled areas of Odisha.The name Kendujhar is derived from "Kendu" meaning East Indian Ebony(Which is abundant in the district) and "Jhar" meaning water spring.The district of Keonjhar is highly rich in mineral resources and has vast deposits of iron, manganese and chromium ores. About 30% of the district's total area is covered with tracts of dense forests. Keonjhar also contains one of the oldest rock formations in the world, which covers an area of 100 km.
The temperature in the district begins to rise rapidly in the spring with the highest temperatures recorded in the month of May usually go up to 38 °C. The maximum recorded temperature however is 43.3 °C.The weather cools during the monsoon in June and remains cool until the end of October. The temperature in the month of December can drop down to 11.7 °C. The minimum temperature recorded was 1 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1910.1 mm.