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Urban Info

Prior to 1951 there were only 39 urban centres in Orissa, which has grown up to 138 in 2001. In other words the urban population of the state share has increased from 3% in 1941 to 14.97% in 2001. Among these urban centres Government of Orissa recognized 103 as urban local bodies. These urban local bodies were further sub divided into three categories such as Municipal Corporation, Municipalities and Notified Area Council. Presently there were 2 Municipal Corporations, 35 Municipalities and 66 Notified Area Councils.

Urban Population

India

27.28

Orissa

14.97

Urban Decadal Growth

India

31.17

Orissa

29.78

Urban Sex Ratio

India

901

Orissa

895

No. of Towns

India

5,161

Orissa

138

Urban Population

Khordha

804,775

Baudh

17,996

Growth of Urban Population

Khordha

55.88

Malkangiri

0.53

Urban Literacy

Khordha

87.46

Malkangiri

66.14

Urban Male Literacy

Kandhamal

94

Malkangiri

75.89

Urban Female Literacy

Khordha

81.81

Malkangiri

55.65

Urban Density

Kendrapara

5,569

Sonapur

809

Town Population

 

Bhubaneswar

657,477

O.CL.I.T, Rajagangpur

2,197

Total
Rural
Urban
Population
Persons
36,706,920
31,210,602
5,496,318
Males
18,612,340
15,711,853
2,900,487
Females
18,094,580
15,498,749
2,595,831
Sex Ratio (females per 1000 males)
972
986
895
Child Population ( in the age group of 0-6 )
Persons
5,180,551
4,551,134
629,417
Males
2,656,046
2,329,380
326,666
Females
2,524,505
2,221,754
302,751
Sex Rtio of Child Population (females per 1000 Males)
950
954
927
Percentage of Child Population to Total Population
Persons
14.11
14.58
11.45
Males
14.27
14.83
11.26
Females
13.95
14.34
11.66
Literacy Rate
Persons
63.61
60.44
80.95
Males
75.95
73.57
88.32
Females
50.97
47.22
72.68
Area (in Sq.Km.)
155,707.00
152,912.87
2,794.13
Density of Population (per Sq.Km.)
236
204
1967
Decenial Population Growth (Percentage)
15.94
13.8
29.78
Percentage of Urban Population to Total Population
14.97
Number of Tahasil
171
Number of Towns
138
Number of ULB
103
Number of New Towns
17