A lush green patch of land crisscrossed by a network of rivers, creeks and rivulets with unique Bio-Diversity, splendid wildlife diverse flora and fauna is the district Kendrapara which came into existence on 1st April 1993 after reorganization of district. Carved out of the erstwhile District of Cuttack, Kendrapara District is situated in East & South Eastern Coastal Plain of Odisha. The District is bounded by Bhadrak District at its North, Jajpur at its North West, Jagatsinghpur District at its South, Cuttack District at its West and Bay of Bengal at its East.

1. It lies in 20 degree 20' N to 20 degree 37' N Latitude and 86 degree 14' E to 87 degree 01' E Longitude.
2. Out of the total geographical area of 2644.00 hectors of the district, the forest area of 2414.00 hector are covered with miscellaneous crops and groves.
3. There are total 1592 villages in the District comprising 1,440,361 population as per 2011 census.
4. In the present scenario of administrative set up, there are 9 Blocks, 9 Tahsils, 1 Sub-division (Kendrapara) in the District.
5. There are 249 gram Panchayats, 15 Police stations, 2 ULBs functioning in the District. Kendrapara Municipality was established in 1869, first Municipality of Odisha.
6. The temperature in the region can go up to 40 degree C in Summer while in Winter the temperature can drop to 10 degree C.
7. A little more than 70 percent people dependent on agriculture.
8. Rice, groundnut, greengram, blackgram and jute are the main crops.
9. Out of 100 workers in the District 68 are engaged in Agricultural sector.
10. The district directly in the belt of the flood, cyclonic storm which frequently cross the district during the Manson Seasons.

Kendrapara District holds many historical events in its lap.The District was named as Tulasi Kshetra, Gupta Kshetra, Brahma Kshetra and Kendrapalli in the pages of the mythological texts and purans.The District owes its name from the death of one mythical demon named 'Kandarasura' who was killed by Lord Baladev, the elder brother of Lord Jagannath. The presiding deity, Lord Baladev Jew is being worshipped in picturesque temple at Kendrapara. History says that once upon a time Kendrapara was the trade hub of the ancient Kalinga. It is the first municipality of Odisha during the British Raj.There are many historical places and monuments that shows the heritage of this District.

Agro ecological situation

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Agro Ecological Situation (AES)

Blocks covered

Area in '000 ha

% of geographical area of the zone

Soil Type


Coastal Irrigated alluvium (AES-1)

Kendrapara, Garadpur, Aul, Derabish, Pattamundai,  Marshaghai, Mahakalpara, Rajkanika, Rajnagar



Alluvial (Sandy loam)


Rainfed alluvium (AES-2)

Garadpur, Derabish, Pattamundai, Aul, Rajnagar



Alluvial (Sandy loam)


Coastal alluvial saline (AES-3)

Kendrapara, Pattamundai, Aul, Marshaghai, Mahakalpara, Rajkanika, Rajnagar





Coastal waterlogged (AES-4)

Derabish,  Marshaghai, Mahakalpara, Rajnagar



Black Soil clay loam