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Jagatsinghpur

Map of Jagatsinghpur districtLocated at 20°16'N 86°10'E / 20.27°N 86.17°E / 20.27; 86.17 and covering a landmass of 1759 sq.km,Jagatsinghpur is one of the developed district in the state of Orissa. With 88.5% rate of male literacy and 68.5% of female literacy, the district ranks better then the national average in literacy of either sexes. Also the district ranks topmost in the state in male literacy.

Geography

One of the coastal districts of orissa, Jagatsinghpur is situated on an elevation of 15 metres (49 feet).It is flanked by Puri district in the south,Cuttack and Kendrapara in north and by the Bay of Bengal in the east. It enjoys a temperate climate. Winters are cold, while summers hot and humid. The district is prone to cyclonic rainfalls during the monsoons. The super cyclone of 1999 that hit Orissa Coast causing incalculable damage caused the maximum mayhem in this district only.Four major rivers of Orissa irrigate the mainland of jagatsinghpur.These are the Mahanadi,Kathajodi, Devi, Biluakhai.

 

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