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About Kalahandi

Map of Kalahandi DistrictSituated between 19.3 to 21.5 north latitude and 82.30 to 83.74 east longitude, Kalahandi based in the south western part of Orissa,forms a part of the KBK region of Orissa.The district which has a long ancient past was a princely state till the independence of the country.On 1st of January 1949, it was merged with the state of Orissa . Kalahandi is primarily a tribal district with dense forests, hills and rich minerals resources. It covers a total land area of 8197 sq.km.

Geography

Kalahandi is bounded by the District of Balangir and Nuapada in the north, Rayagada on the south, and by the District of Nawarangpur and Raipur (Chhatisgarh) in the west. On to its east lie the District of Rayagada and Boudh. The District Headquarters is at Bhawanipatna. The climate is somewhat hot with the summer temperature often touching 45°C. The region receives an average rainfall of 1,378 mm. Indravati and Tel river runs through the heart land irrigating most of the land.

 

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