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About Nuapada

Map of Nuapara district of OrissaSituated between 20° 0' N and 21° 5' No latitudes and 82° 20' E and 82° 40' E longitude, Nuapada covers a landmass of 3407.5 sq.km.Its boundaries extend in the north, west and south to Raipur district in Madhya Pradesh and in the east to Bargarh, Balangir and Kalahandi districts.It was carved out of the Kalahandi district on April 1st 1993.

Geography of Nuapada

The plains of Naupada subdivision are scattered with rugged hill ranges that stretch southward.These hill ranges belong to the main line of the Eastern Ghats and contain extensive plateaus of about 4000 ft (1200 m) in elevation.Most of the hills are covered with long tropical grasses. They contain such mineral deposits of laterite, graphite and bauxite. The hill sides rising up precipitously from the plains are covered with dense sal forests. According to their composition, the forests can be classified into sal forests, teak forests, miscellaneous forests where sal, teak and other species occur in mixture and bamboo forest. All these are situated in the dry deciduous forest zone.

 

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