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Odisha

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Author(s): Stietencron, Heinrich von
Odisha (formerly Orissa) is one of the major states of the Indian Republic, covering over 155, 000 km2. Its present boundaries are formed by the Bay of Bengal in the east, Bengal and Jharkhand in the north, Chhattisgarh in the west, and Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in the south. Earlier regional names such as Kalinga, Kongoda, Utkala, Tosali, Dakshina Koshala, and Odra each denote important regions that at various times have been centers of power and formed part of the former kingdom of Odisha.The present administration of Odisha comprises 30 districts, divided in 314 blocks. …
Date: 2019-01-30