(Last Updated on : 02-07-2016)
Jeypore is located in the Koraput district
of the coastal state of Odisha
. Jeypore is the busiest town in the district and the commercial nucleus of Koraput
Location of Jeypore
Koraput, the district headquarters is located 25 km. northwest of Jeypore in Odisha. Jeypore is known for its business activities, the town is well connected. It is located between 18.85 degree North latitude and 82.58 degree East longitude at a height of 659 metres (2165 feet) above mean sea level.
History of Jeypore
The word Jeypore means the city of victory. The Modern History of Jeypore says that Jeypore was the capital of Shri Vira Bikram Dev who ruled from 1637 to 1669. During the rule of British Government in India, Jeypore was the administrative headquarters till 1870 after which the capital was shifted to Koraput.
Economy of Jeypore
Jeypore is a prominent centre for trade and commerce in the district. Jeypore is a major exporter of agricultural products like paddy, lentils, wood, mustard and bamboo
Demography of Jeypore
Jeypore in Odisha had a population of 76,560. Males and females account for 51% and 49% of the population. In Jeypore, 12% of the population is less than six years of age.
Education of Jeypore
The census report also brings out the literacy rate of the place, which is 69%. The literacy rate is higher than the national average literacy rate, which is 59.5%. To be specific, the male literacy rate is 76% and the female literacy rate is 61%.
Tourism in Jeypore
Jeypore in Odisha is an idyllic tourist destination as it is a land of panoramic beauty with its cascading waterfalls, dense vegetation and exotic wildlife in the outskirts. The town is famous for its old palaces. The places of tourist interest around the city includes Bagara which is famous for its waterfalls, Duduma (Machhakund) a pilgrimage destination, Gupteshwar Temple famous for its Lord Shiva or Mahadeva
located at the top of a limestone hill Bepariguda Village. The remains of the Maharaja's fort and the 1.5-mile wide Jagannath Sagar, a massive tank that never dries, can still be viewed in the town.
The nearest airport is at Vishakhapatnam
at a distance of 220 km. and the nearest railway station is the Jeypore Railway Station on the Koraput-Jagdalpur line. It is located on the NH43 and the frequent bus services connect the town with Bhubaneshwar
and other cities in the state.
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