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Map of Rayagada district of OrissaAbout Rayagada

Situated between 19°10′N 83°25′E latitude and 19.17°N 83.42°E Longitude, Rayagada covers a total land area of 7580 sq.km. It is flanked on the south by the borders of Andhra Pradesh and district of Koraput, in the west by Kalahandi ,in the east by Gajapati,and Kandhamal in the north.The district that came into existence on 2nd October 1992,is basically a tribal district and is inhabited by approximately 57.52% tribals,the kandhas and Saoras being the main tribal group. It is also one of the mineral rich districts of Orissa.

Geography of Rayagada

Rayagada is based 207metres (679 feet) above sea level. It enjoys extreme climate with summer temperature closing 36°C and the winter temperature dropping to 12°C.It receives ample rainfall in the monsoons,average rainfall being 1285.2mm per annum. Most of the area remains covered under forests. More than 4785 sq km or 63% of the district is covered with forest of deciduous type.The district is surrounded by small hill ranges that are abound with meandering waterfalls and sal forests alike.

 

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