Mayurbhanj district is one of the 30 districts in Odisha state in eastern India. Baripada city is its headquarter. As of 2011, it is the third-most-populous district of Odisha, after Ganjam and Cuttack. Mayurbhanj is land-locked with a geographical area of 10,418 km² and is in the northern boundary of the state.Mayurbhanj occupies a unique position being endowed with lush green vegetation, different fauna and rich cultural heritage. The district has a rich mineral base and is home to the Similipal Biosphere. Iron-ore (hematite), vanadiferous and titaniferous magnetic, chaina clay, galena (lead ore), Kyanite, asbestos, steatite (soap stone) and quartzite constitute the principal mineral resources of Mayurbhanj district.

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The nearest International Airport from Baripada is Dum Dum Airport, Kolkata, roughly 195 Kms from Baripada. The other nearest airport to Baripada is Biju Patnaik Airport, Bhubaneshwar, 207 Kms from Baripada.

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The city of Baripada is well connected to many places in India like Balasore, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Jamshedpur and Cuttack.

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Baripada is 60 Kms from Balasore, 103 Kms from Kharagpur, 163 Kms from Jamshedpur, 231 Kms from Cuttack, 255 Kms from Bhubaneswar and 368 Kms from Rourkela. It is also connected with other cities such as Sambalpur, Puri, Bolangir, Bhadrak, Jhargram, Angul, Ranchi and Kolkata via Odisha State Road Transport Corporation and some private travel services.


The climate is tropical in Baripada. When compared with winter, the summers have much more rainfall. This location is classified as Aw by Köppen and Geiger. In Baripada, the average annual temperature is 26.8 °C. About 1596 mm of precipitation falls annually.

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