Ganjam

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Ganjam
ଗଞ।ମ
Town
Ganjam is located in Odisha
Ganjam
Ganjam
Location of Ganjam in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 19°23′N 85°04′E / 19.38°N 85.07°E / 19.38; 85.07Coordinates: 19°23′N 85°04′E / 19.38°N 85.07°E / 19.38; 85.07
Country India
StateOdisha
DistrictGanjam
Named forGanjam Fort
Elevation3 m (10 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total11,317
Languages
 • OfficialOdia
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Websiteganjam.nic.in
 
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Ganjam
ଗଞ।ମ
Town
Ganjam is located in Odisha
Ganjam
Ganjam
Location of Ganjam in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 19°23′N 85°04′E / 19.38°N 85.07°E / 19.38; 85.07Coordinates: 19°23′N 85°04′E / 19.38°N 85.07°E / 19.38; 85.07
Country India
StateOdisha
DistrictGanjam
Named forGanjam Fort
Elevation3 m (10 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total11,317
Languages
 • OfficialOdia
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Websiteganjam.nic.in

Ganjam is a town and a notified area council in Ganjam district in the state of Odisha, India.

Geography[edit]

Ganjam is located at 19°23′N 85°04′E / 19.38°N 85.07°E / 19.38; 85.07.[1] It has an average elevation of 3 metres (9 feet).

Ganjam district has been blessed with beautiful and mineral rich coast extended over 60 km. It provides unique opportunity for fishing and port facility at Gopalpur for international trade. The rivers like Rushikulya, Dhanei, Bahuda, Ghoda Hada are the source of agriculture and power sectors of the district. The Chilika Lake which attracts international tourist known for its scenic beauty and a marvelous birds sanctuary is situated in the eastern part of district.

A mix of moist peninsular high and low level Sal forests, tropical moist and dry deciduous and tropical deciduous forest types provide a wide range of forest products and unique lifestyle to wild lives.

Berhampur: It is a major township with all the modern facilities like markets, theaters, etc.

Gopalpur-on-sea: It is a Unique beach of Odisha just 16 km from Berhampur.

Bhairabi: Consists of 108 God and Goddesses, a place of worship and usual destination for tourists.

Taptapani (Hot Spring ) : A hot sulphur spring that is 56 km from Berhampur.

Tara Tarini Temple: On the top of Taratirini hill near Purusottampur is the location of the temple. It is 35 km from Berhampur. Twin Goddess Tara and Tarini are worshiped. River Rushikulya flows at the foot of the hill.

Narayani: 80 km from Berhampur is the temple of Goddess Narayani in a hill top.

Mahuri Kalua: A famous Picnic Spot and Temple of Goddess Mahuri Kalua about 10 K.M. from Berhampur

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[2] Ganjam had a population of 3,520,151. Males constitute 50.49% of the population and females 49.51%. Ganjam has an average literacy rate of 71.88% male literacy is 81.85%, and female literacy is 61.84%. Total Child Population (Age between 0–6 years)are 11.30% of the total Ganjam Population.Sex ratio is 981 and Density of Population is 429 (persons per km2).

Population[edit]

Odisha had a population of 41,947,358. Males constitute 21,201,678 whereas Females constitute 20,745,680. In Comparison to Odisha's total population Ganjam's population percentage is 8.39,only. Where Male constitutes 8.38 and female 8.40 percentage of the respective category for Odisha.

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Ganjam Fort[edit]

Located at (19° 22’ 29"N, 85° 49’ 03"E), Dist. Ganjam, Odisha, India. This fort is located 8 km from Chatrapur. Until the beginning of the 18th century the fort was the main town and headquarters of the district. The fort had a customs house and a harbour. The Odisha State Archaeology department restored the fort over the years. Visible are the star-shaped bastions and moat. The main structure seems to have been constructed by British architects. It is also believed that the king and queen were residing inside the fort, before the Britishers invaded Ganjam. After the British invasion the king fled the town along with his queen. There is also another tale of Ganjam, that before the British came here, the French were ruling the region.

Sources[edit]

Radharanjan D.,CMIE,(Bangalore-2011)

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Ganjam
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.