The district Sundargarh came into existence on January 1, 1948, out of the two ex-states of Gangpur and Bonai.

The district enjoys an annual rainfall of 1,657.1 mm.

Geographical Location
Sundargarh is located between 21° 35′ North to 22° 32′ North Latitude and 83° 32′ East to 85° 22′ East Longitude. The district occupies the north-western portion of the state and is the second largest district in the state accounting for 6.23% of the total area. The geographical area of the district is 9712 sq km. It is also the sixth largest district in terms of population. The district is bounded on the north by the Ranchi district of Jharkhand, on the west and north-west by Raigarh district of Chhatisgarh, on the south and south-east by Jharsuguda and Debagarh districts and on the east by the Singhbhum district of Jharkhand and Keonjhar district.

Place of Residence Sex Population Scheduled Castes Scheduled Tribes OBC/ General
Total Persons 1,830,673 157,745 918,903 754,025
Male 935,601 79,681 458,815 397,105
Female 895,072 78,064 460,088 356,920
Rural Persons 1,201,479 102,823 797,858 300,800
Male 602,578 51,429 397,783 153,366
Female 598,901 51,394 400,073 147,434
Urban Persons 629,194 54,922 121,047 453,225
Male 333,023 28,252 61,032 243,739
Female 296,171 26,670 60,015 209,486

How to reach there?
Sundargarh is connected with all three, Bus, Rail & Air ways.

Sundargarh does not have a train station, and the nearest station is Hirakud, at a distance of 72 km from Sundargarh.

The district is also very well connected by roadways. Regular bus services are available from all important towns in the State

The nearest Airport is at Bhubaneswar that is located at a distance of 514 km from Sundargarh.

Where to stay?
Although no star hotels are located here, a good number of affordable hotels are available.

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