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Angul: An Introduction

Angul District MapAngul, situated at the heart of the Orissa is strategically the most developed district in the state  and is often considered the Industrial Capital of the state with many major industries having bases here.Also it contributes the highest revenue to the Government of Orissa.Formed out of the former undivided Dhenkanal district on April 1, 1993,Angul district is located in the center of the state of Orissa and lies between 20° 31 N & 21° 40 N latitude and 84° 15 E & 85° 23 E longitude. The altitude is between 564 to 1187 mtrs.The district has a total area of 6232 km². With a population of 11, 39,341 as per 2001 census (Males - 5, 86,903, Females - 5, 52,438) with a population density of 179 per km². It is bounded by Dhenkanal and Cuttack districts in the east, Deogarh, Kendujhar and Sundargarh in north, Sambalpur and Sonepur in west and Bauda and Nayagarh in the south side.

The district is abundant with natural resources, which ultimately help the district to contribute maximum amount of revenues to the state government. Angul, The district headquarters is about 150 kilometers from the state capital Bhubaneswar. It is situated on the National Highway No 42, making it well accessible from all parts of the state.