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Odisha

ओडिशा

STATE OF INDIA

WEBSITE
http://odisha.gov.in

TOURISM WEBSITE
http://odishatourism.gov.in
http://panthanivas.com

STATE SLOGAN
Scenic . Serene . Sublime
The Soul of Incredible India

COUNTRY
India

CAPITAL
Bhubaneshwar

ESTABLISHED
01-04-1936

AREA
155802 sq km/60160 sq miles

AREA RANK
9th

ISO 3166 CODE
IN-OR

VEHICLE REGISTRATION
OR

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
Odia/Oriya

STATE DANCE
Ghumura Dance

STATE ANIMAL
NA

STATE BIRD
Indian Roller

STATE FLOWER/TREE
Ashoka

ABOUT
Odisha, formerly known as Orissa is an Indian state on the subcontinent's east coast, by the Bay of Bengal. It is surrounded by the Indian states of West Bengal to the north-east and in the east, Jharkhand to the north, Chhattisgarh to the west and north-west, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to the south. It is the modern name of the ancient kingdom of Kalinga, which was invaded by the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka in 261 BCE. The modern state of Orissa was established on 1 April 1936, as a province in British India and consisted predominantly of Oriya speakers. 1 April is therefore celebrated as Utkala Dibasa (foundation day of Odisha). The region is also known as Utkala when mentioned in India's national anthem, "Jana Gana Mana". Cuttack remained the capital of the state for over eight centuries until 13 April 1948 when Bhubaneswar was officially declared as the new state capital, a position it still holds.
Odisha is the 9th largest state by area in India, and the 11th largest by population. Oriya (officially spelled Odia) is the official and most widely spoken language, spoken by three quarters of the population. Odisha has a relatively unindented coastline (about 480 km long) and lacked good ports,[15] except for the deepwater facility at Paradip, until the recent launch of the Dhamra Port. The narrow, level coastal strip, including the Mahanadi river delta, supports the bulk of the population.


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