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Map of Kendrapara districtKendrapara

Kendrapada is also known as the Tulasi Khetra. The place derives its name from the name of the demon Kendrasura who, as per mythological accounts was killed by Lord Balram.He later on married his daughter settled here Kendrapara district is situated at "20º 20` N to 20º 37` N latitude" and "86º 14` E To 87º 01` E longitude" covering a landmass of 2644 sq.km.It was formed on 1st of April 1993.

Geography

As per the Climatic Classification of Orissa, Kendrapara district falls under the `central coastal plain zone. This region is suitable for agriculture which incidentally is the chief occupation of people.Other districts that form the boundaries of Kendrapara District are the Jagatsingpur in north, Cuttack in west, Jajpur in soth west and also Bhadrak in south. Bay of Bengal lies to the east of the Kendrapara district forming a coast line of 48 km that stretch from ‘Dhamra Muhan to Batighar.

 

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