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Location in Odisha, India
|o Collector & District Magistrate||Shri Nikhil Pavan Kalyan, IAS|
|o Divisional Forest Officer Cum Wildlife Warden||Shri Arun K. Mishra, [OFS-1]|
|o Superintendent of Police||Ms. Saumya Mishra, IPS|
|o Total||9,712 km2 (3,750 sq mi)|
|o Density||216/km2 (560/sq mi)|
|o Official||Odia, English, Sadri, The main medium of Communication is Sundargadi, a form of Odia language.|
|o Other local language||Mundari, Ho|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
769 xxx, 770 xxx
|Vehicle registration||OD-16, OD-14|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Sundargarh(ST)|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||7|
|Precipitation||1,657.1 millimetres (65.24 in)|
Sundargarh district is bounded by Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh in the west, Jashpur district of Chhattisgarh in the North-West, Simdega district of Jharkhand in the North, West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand and Keonjhar district of Odisha in the east and Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Angul districts of Odisha in the South. The town of Sundargarh is the district headquarters.
The Sundargarh district forms the northwestern part of the Odisha state and is the second largest district in the state accounting for 6.23% of the total area. The geographical area of the district is 9712 km2. The district spreads from 21°36?N to 22°32?N and from 83°32?E to 85°22?E.
According to the 2011 census Sundargarh district has a population of 2,093,437, roughly equal to the nation of Macedonia or the US state of New Mexico. This gives it a ranking of 221st in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 214 inhabitants per square kilometre (550/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 13.66%. Sundargarh has a sex ratio of 973 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 73.34%.
At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 45.96% of the population in the district spoke Odia, 23.38% Hindi, 8.81% Munda, 5.57% Kurukh, 4.57% Kisan, 4.38% Kharia, 2.14% Urdu, 1.52% Bengali, 0.80% Mundari, 0.47% Telugu and 0.43% Santali as their first language.
In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Sundargarh one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the 19 districts in Odisha currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
|No.||Constituency||Reservation||Extent of the Assembly Constituency (Blocks)||Member of 14th Assembly||Party|
|8||Talsara||ST||Subdega, Balisankara, Baragaon, Lephripara (part)||Prafulla Majhi||INC|
|9||Sundargarh||ST||Sundargarh (M), Sundargarh, Tangarpali, Hemgiri, Lephripara (part)||Jogesh Kumar Singh||INC|
|10||Biramitrapur||ST||Biramitrapur (M), Kuarmunda, Nuagaon, Bisra (part)||George Tirkey||SKD|
|11||Raghunathpali||SC||Rourkela (Township), Lathikata (part)||Subrat Tarai||BJD|
|12||Rourkela||None||Rourkela (M), Kulunga (O.G.), Bisra (part)||Dilip Ray||BJP|
|13||Rajgangpur||ST||Rajgangpur (M), Rajgangpur, Kutra, Lathikata (part)||Mangala Kisan||BJD|
|14||Bonai||ST||Gurundia, Bonaigarh, Lahunipara, Koira||Laxman Munda||CPI(M)|
Macedonia 2,077,328 July 2011 est.
New Mexico - 2,059,179