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Odisha is a state in Eastern India. As of 2024, there are a total of 30 districts in Odisha. There are three divisions and each division consists of 10 districts. The divisions are Central, North, and South with their headquarters at Cuttack (Central Division), Sambalpur (Northern Division), and Berhampur (Southern Division) respectively. 

Mayurbhanj is the largest district by area and Jagatsinghpur District is the smallest district in Odisha. Ganjam District is the most populated district and Debagarh (Deogarh) District is the least populated district in Odisha.

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#DistrictPopulation (2011)Area (km²)Density
1Angul12,73,8216,232200
2Balangir16,48,9976,575251
3Balasore23,20,5293,634610
4Bargarh (Baragarh)14,81,2555,837254
5Bouda4,41,1623,098142
6Bhadrak15,06,3372,505601
7Cuttack26,24,4703,932667
8Debagarh (Deogarh)3,12,5202,781106
9Dhenkanal11,92,8114,452268
10Gajapati5,77,8173,850134
11Ganjam35,29,0318,070.60430
12Jagatsinghpur11,36,9711,759682
13Jajpur18,27,1922,888630
14Jharsuguda5,79,5052,081274
15Kalahandi15,76,8697,920199
16Kandhamal7,33,1108,02191
17Kendrapara14,40,3612,644545
18Kendujhar (Keonjhar)18,01,7338,240217
19Khordha22,51,6732,887.50800
20Koraput13,79,6478,807157
21Malkangiri6,13,1925,791106
22Mayurbhanj25,19,73810,418242
23Nabarangpur12,20,9465,294231
24Nayagarh9,62,7893,890248
25Nuapada6,10,3823,408158
26Puri16,98,7303,051488
27Rayagada9,67,9117,584.70137
28Sambalpur10,41,0996,702157
29Subarnapur (Sonepur)6,10,1832,284261
30Sundargarh20,93,4379,712216

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Largest and Smallest District in Odisha by Area

Mayurbhanj district covering an area of 10418 km² is the largest district in Odisha. Jagatsinghpur District is the smallest district in Odisha of with a total area of 1759 km²

# By AreaDistrictArea
LargestMayurbhanj10418 km²
Smallest Jagatsinghpur 1759 km2

 Source: Census 2011

Largest and Smallest District in Odisha by Population

Ganjam District is the most populated district in Odisha. Its Population as per the census 2011 is 35.30 Lakhs. Debagarh (Deogarh) District with a population of 3.12 Lakhs is the least populated district in Odisha.

# by PopulationDistrictPopulation (Census 2011)
Most PopulatedGanjam3,529,031
LeastDebagarh (Deogarh)312,520
Highest and Lowest Population Density

Khordha District (800 people per km) has the highest Population density in Odisha. Kandhamal District with a population density of 91  people per km is the lowest-density district in Odisha

# by DensityDistrictDensity (person/km)
HighestKhordha800
LeastKandhamal91

Source: Census 2011

Odisha Districts by Literacy Rate and Sex Ratio

#DistrictSex RatioLiteracy rate
1Angul94377.53%
2Balangir98764.72%
3Balasore95779.79%
4Bargarh (Baragarh)97774.62%
5Bauda99171.61%
6Bhadrak98182.78%
7Cuttack94085.50%
8Debagarh (Deogarh)97572.57%
9Dhenkanal94778.76%
10Gajapati104353.49%
11Ganjam98371.09%
12Jagatsinghpur96886.59%
13Jajpur97380.13%
14Jharsuguda95378.86%
15Kalahandi100359.22%
16Kandhamal103764.13%
17Kendrapara100785.15%
18Kendujhar (Keonjhar)98868.24%
19Khordha92986.88%
20Koraput103249.21%
21Malkangiri102048.54%
22Mayurbhanj100663.17%
23Nabarangpur101946.43%
24Nayagarh91580.42%
25Nuapada102157.35%
26Puri96384.67%
27Rayagada105149.76%
28Sambalpur97676.22%
29Subarnapur (Sonepur)96074.42%
30Sundargarh97373.34%

Source: Census 2011

Odisha District with Highest and Lowest Literacy rate
Khordha district has the highest literacy rate in Odisha. Its literacy rate is 86.88%. Nabarangpur with a literacy rate of 46.43% is the least literate district in Odisha.
 
# by Literacy RateDistrictLiteracy Rate
Most LiterateKhordha86.88%
LeastNabarangpur46.43%

Source: Census 2011

Odisha District with Highest and Lowest Sex Ratio

Rayagada district (1051) has the highest Male-Female Sex ratio in Odisha. Nayagarh District (915) has the lowest male-female sex ratio in Odisha.

# by Sex RatioDistrictSex ratio
HighestRayagada1051 females to 1000 males
LowestNayagarh915 females to 1000 males

Source: Census 2011

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