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About Sonepur

map of sonepur district of orissaSituated between 200 30' and 210 11' North latitude and 830 27' and 840 16' longitude and covering an area of 2284.89 sq.km, Sonepur was carved out of undivided Bolangir District in 01.04.1993. Located on the western part of Orissa, this town is dotted with temples and is famous for silk handloom .It is also referred to as the second Benaras of India. Sonepur is bounded on the north by Sambalpur district, on the south and South-East by Boudh district, on the east by Rairakhol sub-division of Sambalpur district.

Geography of Sonepur

The District spreads over an area of 2284.89 Sq.KM. with two Sub-Division namely Sonepur and Birmaharajpur and four Tahasil i.e. Sonepur, Binka, Rampur & Birmaharajpur. Sonepur is situated on the confluence of river "The Mahanadi" and "The Tel". The region enjoys extreme climate with very hot summers and cold winters.

 

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