Location of Khariar
Khariar is located in the Nuapada District of the state of Odisha.
Geography of Khariar
Khariar is located at 20.28°N 82.77°E. It has an average elevation of 226 m (741 ft). It is located in the Western part of Odisha, close to the border of Raipur District of Chhattisgarh State. It belongs to the Mahanadi River basin the Eastern Ghats Mountain Range in India where mountains are interspersed with wide valleys. The elevation is about 200 meters. The climate is tropical with the rainfall is due to the South West monsoon, There are few government and private schools and colleges in the region.
Climate of Khariar
As it has been pointed out Khariar has been regarded to be quite backward. Since this town falls under the 'rain shadow belt' it is deprived of getting rainfall, which is sufficient enough for producing good quality crops. Strategically, Khariar has been situated in the western portion of Odisha state, lying in close vicinity of the district of Raipur of another state of India, namely Chattisgarh. The Khariar residents enjoy tropical climate where rainfall occurs under the impact of South West monsoon.
Demography of Khariar
The Census report of India has been issued forth in the year 2001 throwing some light about the demographical scenario of this Khariar town as well. As far as the population is concerned it has showed a count of 13,402. Out of it, male populace comprises of 51 percent while the populace of female is 49 percent. The children who are residing in the heartland of Khariar constitutes of 13 percent of the population. All of them are below six years of age.
Education of Khariar
The literacy rate acts as valid information about the town of Khariar. In fact it has got an average literacy rate of 62 percent, which is even higher than that of India. 59.5 percent is the average literacy rate of India. From its derivation also has been made about the male and female literacy rate and that too on individual basis. The male literacy constitutes of 72 percent. Rate of female literacy is lower than that of males, constituting 52 percent.
Culture of Khariar
Oriya is the official language of the people. Furthermore, the region is well connected with roads to many town and also railways to other part of the state. The nearest airport located is Raipur in Chhattisgarh. The Indian writers like Jitamitra Prasad Singh Deo and Avinash Patra are from Khariar region.
Odisha, Indian state
Temples of Odisha
Cities of Orissa