(Last Updated on : 03-02-2009)
The state of Orissa houses numerous towns and cities that have developed in this region over the years. Amongst them one can easily distinguish Kantilo to be of great significance. Kantilo is the name of a census town. It is situated in the district of Nayagarh of Orissa state.
The strategic location of Kantilo is also quite significant. It lies approximately at 20.35° N 85 and 18° E, which also rises to a height of 65 meters or 213 feet above the mean sea level.
In order to identify a town or city in a better way, first it is essential for the person to catch hold of its demography. Towards fulfilling this goal, several demographers have been employed for conducting surveys in Kantilo town over the years. After their hard work they have been successful of producing some important reports that are related to the demography of Kantilo. In this matter, a due mentioning may be made of the Census report of a particular year. Being published in the year 2001, it is vital document which pin points certain demographical aspects of Kantilo.
Thus according to this report, the total population of Kantilo has been enumerated to be 8727. If one delves deep into the report, he can be acquainted with the male and female population and that too on individual basis. Number of males in Kantilo is more than females. To support the fact percentage of male and female population can be put forward. As per the report, the population of males constitutes of 51 percent, while the female populace comprises of 49 percent only. In Kantilo, 11 percent of the total population is below six years of age.
Literacy rate is an important indicator for identifying to what extent the development of a place has taken place. Kantilo too follows the trend of the entire nation. From this report it can be pointed out that the average literacy rate of India constitutes of 72 percent, which is even more than that of the whole nation. In other words, 59.5 percent is the average rate of literacy of India. Thus it can be inferred that Kantilo is a developed place.
Males are more oriented to education, which has been proved from its high literacy rate. Thus rate of male literacy constitutes of 80 percent. However, in Kantilo female literacy is less, constituting 64 percent only.
Kantilo has got a serene locale, which attracts the tourists to visit here quite frequently. Besides Kantilo is a holy abode which is thronged with the temples that are devoted to deities, namely, Lord Nilamadhab and Lord Narayani . Thus being renowned as famous pilgrimage zone of high repute, a myriad of devotes mob the place in quite a large number. Brass and utensils of bell metal have become the trademarks of Kantilo.