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Bargarh District

Bargarh District is an administrative district of Odisha state in eastern India. The city of Bargarh is its district headquarters. The district was carved out of the erstwhile district of Sambalpur in 1993.GeographyThe district has an area of 5832 kmĀ². The district of Sambalpur is in the north east, Bolangir & Subarnapur districts are in the south, Nuapada district is in the south west and the state of Chhattisgarh is to its west.EconomyAll-season irrigation from Hirakud dam on the Mahanadi River makes the northern half of Bargarh District rich in agriculture, mostly paddy.This district is famous for centuries old handloom industry manufacturing a trade-mark textile form called Sambalpuri Saree.DivisionsBargarh district consists of two sub-divisions, namely Bargarh & Padampur. It comprises 12 blocks. They are Jharbandh, Paikmal, Padampur, Gaisilat, Bijepur, Sohela, Bhatli, Ambabhona, Barpali, Attabira, Bheden and Bargarh.DemographicsAccording to the 2011 census Bargarh district has a population of 1,478,833, roughly equal to the nation of Gabon or the US state of Hawaii. This gives it a ranking of 339th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 253 PD/sqkm. Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 9.84%. Bargarh has a sex ratio of 976 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 75.16%.
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