(Last Updated on : 25-06-2016)
Bargarh is a city as well as a municipality in the Bargarh district
in the western most part of the state of Odisha
. The administrative headquarters of the Bargarh District are located in this city. Bargarh is also known by the name of Baragarh.
Location of Bargarh
Bargarh is located in Western Odisha area, close to the border of neighbouring state of Chhattisgarh
Geography of Bargarh
Bargarh is positioned at 21.33 degree North to 83.62 degree East with an average elevation of 171 meter (561 feet). The whole of Bargarh district lies in the Deccan plateau
with Eastern Ghats Mountain Range in India
running close to the town. As per the earthquake zoning of India, Bargarh falls in the zone 2 category, the least earthquake prone zone.
Demography of Bargarh
Bargarh has a population of 63,651. Males make up 52% of the population and females comprise 48%. The mean literacy rate of the city is 72%, higher than the nationwide mean of 59.5%. 57% of the males and 43% of the females are literate. 11% of the population is children below six years of age. The renowned Gangadhar Meher was a member of the "Meher" community of Bargarh.
Culture of Bargarh
Bargarh attracts a lot of tourists every year during the Dhanu festival
and the Kali Puja
. Dhanu Festival is celebrated to commemorate the victory of Lord Krishna
over his despot uncle, King Kansa who had locked up his parents and compelled him to live in exile for years.
Economy of Bargarh
Bargarh is home to much cement, sugar
and thread factories.
Tourism in Bargarh
Bargarh has many mythological and religious tourism destinations like Nrusinghnath, Gandhamardan, Parimalgiri, Baijal Dev temple, Papaharini Temple, Harishankar, Barapahar hills and a wildlife sanctuary nearby.
Bargarh is easily connected with the road ways with National Highway No.6 and the train and airways. The Railway Station is served by DBK Railway running from Jharsuguda to Titilagarh. The station is just 4 km off the main town. The nearest airport is at Raipur (CG) (220 km) and Bhubaneswar
(OD)(350 km). The best period of the year to visit this place is between October to March. The nearby tourist spots are well connected to the district headquarters with good communication facilities.
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