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Debagarh district

ଦେବଗଡ ଜିଲ୍ଲା
Location in Odisha, India
Location in Odisha, India
Country  India
State Odisha
Established 1 January 1994
Headquarters Debagarh
 • Collector Sri Ambika Prasad Mishra, IAS
 • Total 2,781.66 km2 (1,074.00 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 312,164
 • Rank 30
 • Density 106/km2 (270/sq mi)
 • Official Odia, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 768 xxx
Vehicle registration OD-28
Sex ratio 976 /
Literacy 73.07%
Vidhan Sabha constituency 1, Debagarh
Climate Aw (Köppen)
Precipitation 1,014.2 millimetres (39.93 in)
Website .in.nic.deogarhwww

Debagarh District, also known as Deogarh District(Odia:ଦେବଗଡ ଜିଲ୍ଲା), is a district of Odisha state, India. It is located in the northern part of the state. Debagarh is the district headquarters. The district covers an area of 2781.66 km². The district has a population of 274,095 (2001 Census). As of 2011 it is the least populous district of Odisha (out of 30).[1]


  • History 1
  • Economy 2
  • Education 3
  • Demographics 4
  • Politics 5
    • Vidhan sabha constituency 5.1
  • References 6
  • External links 7


The district was created on 1 January 1994 by bifurcating the erstwhile Sambalpur district. It is currently a part of the Red Corridor.[2]


In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Debagarh one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[3] It is one of the 19 districts in Odisha currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[3]


There are a number of educational institutes are present out of which Raja Basu Dev High School and Govt. college at Debagarh town are some of them.


According to the 2011 census Debagarh district has a population of 312,164,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Iceland.[4] This gives it a ranking of 571st in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 106 inhabitants per square kilometre (270/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 13.88%.[1] Debagarh has a sex ratio of 976 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 73.07%.[1]


Vidhan sabha constituency

The following is the 1 Vidhan sabha constituency[5][6] of Debagarh district and the elected members[7] of that area

No. Constituency Reservation Extent of the Assembly Constituency (Blocks) Member of 14th Assembly Party
19 Deogarh None Debagarh (M), Tileibani, Barkote, Reamal Nitesh Gangadeb BJP



  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ "83 districts under the Security Related Expenditure Scheme". IntelliBriefs. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  3. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Iceland 311,058 July 2011 est. 
  5. ^ Assembly Constituencies and their Extent
  6. ^ Seats of Odisha
  7. ^ "List of Member in Fourteenth Assembly". Retrieved 19 February 2013. MEMBER NAME 
  8. ^ "Winning Candidate in Deogarh assembly constituency in 2014". 

External links

  • Official website
  • Debagarh at a Glance
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