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BERHAMPUR ( IPA : /bərɵmpu:r/) is a municipal corporation located on the eastern coastline of Ganjam district of the Indian state of Odisha in East India
India
, about 169 kilometres (105 mi) south of the state capital Bhubaneshwar and 255 kilometres (158 mi) north of Visakhapatnam
Visakhapatnam
in Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
. It is one of the oldest and largest cities of Odisha . Nicknamed "The Silk City", it is famous for its silk saris , temples and unique culture. The population of the city is 355,823 as of the 2011 Census of India
India
(provisional) without agglomeration (without including the extended portion of the city), making it the fourth most populous urban city in Odisha state and 126th in India. The city is situated at 19° 20’ N Latitude 84° 50’ E Longitude. Its average elevation above Mean Sea Level is 24.000 m. To cater the growing demand of the nearby industries, port and upcoming industrial park the development authority of Brahmapur has planned to build a new city at Sitalapalli village called " Berhampur
Berhampur
North City" which will be situated in close proximity to the new airport, the district headquarters, the port and Gopalpur SEZ by Tata.

CONTENTS

* 1 Demographics * 2 Climatic Condition and Regional Setting

* 3 Administration

* 3.1 Utility services

* 4 Culture

* 4.1 Road * 4.2 Rail * 4.3 Air * 4.4 Sea

* 5 Media

* 5.1 Electronic media * 5.2 Print media

* 6 Education

* 6.1 General education

* 6.1.1 Universities

* 7 Schools, colleges and other educational institutions * 8 Notable people * 9 Politics * 10 References

DEMOGRAPHICS

As of 2011 Census of India
India
(provisional), the population of Brahmapur is 355,823 (the actual population is much higher than this), of which 185,584 are males and 170,239 are females. The effective literacy rate of Brahmapur is 90.04%, higher than the national average of 74.04%. Male and female literacy rates are 93.83% and 85.92%, respectively. 8.2% of the population are children aged 0–6 years. The adult and child sex ratios are 917 and 898 females per 1000 males, respectively.

CLIMATIC CONDITION AND REGIONAL SETTING

River Rushikulya is called the "Ganga" of Ganjam . It flows at a distance of about 30 kilometres (19 mi) from the city and discharges into the Bay of Bengal near Gopalpur port. Maximum summer temperature is 40o C whereas minimum winter temperature is 22o C. The mean daily temperature varies from 33o C to 38o C. May is the hottest month in the year whereas December is the coldest. The average annual rainfall is 1250 mm and the region receives Monsoon and torrential rainfall for four months only in a year from July to October.

CLIMATE DATA FOR BERHAMPUR, ODISHA

MONTH JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC YEAR

AVERAGE HIGH °C (°F) 27.4 (81.3) 29.1 (84.4) 30.9 (87.6) 31.7 (89.1) 32.8 (91) 32.5 (90.5) 30.8 (87.4) 31.0 (87.8) 31.5 (88.7) 31.0 (87.8) 29.2 (84.6) 27.5 (81.5) 30.45 (86.81)

AVERAGE LOW °C (°F) 16.7 (62.1) 19.3 (66.7) 22.4 (72.3) 25.1 (77.2) 26.8 (80.2) 26.8 (80.2) 25.9 (78.6) 25.9 (78.6) 25.7 (78.3) 23.7 (74.7) 19.3 (66.7) 16.5 (61.7) 22.84 (73.11)

AVERAGE RAINFALL MM (INCHES) 10 (0.39) 16 (0.63) 21 (0.83) 17 (0.67) 42 (1.65) 151 (5.94) 208 (8.19) 227 (8.94) 193 (7.6) 232 (9.13) 68 (2.68) 5 (0.2) 1,190 (46.85)

Source: en.climate-data.org

ADMINISTRATION

The city is administered by the Brahmapur Municipal Corporation (BMC). This organization was a municipality from 1867 until 29 December 2008. The Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) of Southern range is located at Brahmapur and covers the undivided Ganjam , Koraput
Koraput
, Kandhamal and Kalahandi districts.

UTILITY SERVICES

The Odisha State Government has proposed to have a passport service center (seva kendra) in Brahmapur.

CULTURE

Theatre has been very prominent since the late 1930, and was the main source of entertainment until the advent of motion pictures. Ganjam Kala Parishad and Prakasam Hall, located here, are some of the oldest drama halls in India
India
. The oldest theatre in the history of Odisha was the Sri Sitaram Vilas Talkies (SSVT, established in the year 1927), which was closed down following severe damage by a super cyclone on 29 October 1999.

There are many temples in Brahmapur, including Lord Sidha Vinayaka Temple, Lord Nilakantheswara Temple, Lord Sri Radheshyam Sunder Temple, Bhairabi Temple, Taratarini Temple, Venu Gopalaswamy Temple, and Budhi Thakurani Temple.

ROAD

Brahmapur city is connected with National Highways NH-5 (Chennai – Kolkata
Kolkata
), NH-59 (Gopalpur –Naupada) and NH-217 (Gopalpur – Raipur ) and other cities and towns of Odisha. The three-wheeler auto taxis are the most important mode of transportation in this city. Taxis also ply on the city's roads. The state government has constructed a new Bus station at Haladiapadar, at the outskirts of the city. The Ganjam Urban Transport Services Limited (GUTSL) with joint partnership with Odisha State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC) have come up with an agreement, to run a city-bus service for Berhampur
Berhampur
to urban centres on its periphery (Chatrapur , Gopalpur and Hinjili , Taratarini, Bhairabi) on February 27, 2014.

RAIL

Brahmapur railway station is situated on the East coast railway line , a major route connecting the two metros Kolkata
Kolkata
and Chennai
Chennai
of India. It is directly connected to New Delhi
New Delhi
, Bangalore
Bangalore
, Bhubaneswar , Chennai
Chennai
, Cuttack , Hyderabad
Hyderabad
, Kolkata
Kolkata
, Mumbai
Mumbai
, Nagpur
Nagpur
, Pune , Puri
Puri
, Raipur , Rourkela , Sambalpur , Palasa, Vishakhapatnam , and many more cities of India
India
. Cuttack – Brahmapur connectivity (DMU) is popular connectivity to reach Cuttack . It is one of the busiest railway stations in Odisha , generates third highest passenger revenue in the East Coast Railway jurisdiction after Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar
and Visakhapatnam
Visakhapatnam
. New railway lines are under various stages of planning, survey which would immensely benefit the city and regions of southern Odisha. The projects are Berhampur- Sambalpur rail link via Phulbani "> * Saraswati Sishu Vidya Mandir (Neelkanatha Nagar, Gosani nua gan, Ramahari Nagar and Gajapati Nagar) * Takshashila Residential School, Chanakya Puri, Ankushpur

Colleges: Most of the CBSE and ICSE affiliated schools have classes up to intermediate beside the following government colleges for intermediate study in science, commerce and arts from CHSE, Odisha.

* Berhampur University
Berhampur University
higher secondary school * Berhampur
Berhampur
City College * Binayak Acharya College * Shasi Bhusan Rath Women's College

Many engineering colleges are also present including

* Aum Sai Institute of Technical Education (ASITE), Narayanpur, Gopalpur Road * Berhampur
Berhampur
Government polytechnic (Under SCTE&VT) * Berhampur
Berhampur
School of Engineering & Technology(BSET), Ramachandrapur, Dura * Bharat institute of engineering & Technology(BIET), Narasingpur, Mahuda * Gandhi Institute of Industrial Technology, Golonthara, Berhampur/ Gandhi Group of Instituations (GGI) * Gandhi Polytechnic, Golonthara, Berhampur * Kalam Institute of Technology KIT (KIT) * National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) * Parala Maharaja government Engineering College(A Government & constituent college of B.P.U.T.) * Rahul Institute of Engineering and Technology, Golonthara junction, Berhampur. * Roland Institute of Technology Surya Vihar (RIT) * Sanjay Memorial Institute of Technology (SMIT), Chandipadar * Uma charan pattnaik engineering school (U.C.P.E.S, Under SCTE&VT) * Vignan Institute of Technology and Management(VITAM), Bhairavi, Mantridi village, Berhampur

Maharaja Krushna Chandra Gajapati Medical College and Hospital , Brahmapur is a premier and important medical college and hospital for South odisha and has the largest campus in Odisha in terms of area. Many more under this category Biju Patnaik Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Kaviraj Ananta Tripathy Sharma Ayurvedic Medical College and Hospital, Brundaban Nayak Medical College and Hospital (in progress by SMIT Group) etc.

Others colleges are also present in various fields such as

* College of Fisheries (O.U.A.T.) * Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ankushpur (Ratanpur Farm), Berhampur, * Army Air Defence College (AADC), Gopalpur * J.N. Tata Technical Education Center, Nettur Technical Training Foundation ( NTTF ) * Academy of Technocrats for the IT courses including BCA, BES & BBA under Berhampur
Berhampur
University * DISHA College of Management & Technology (BCA & BBA under Berhampur
Berhampur
University)

Distance Programs under Punjab Technical University, Karnataka State Open University, Manomaniam Sundaranar University) , Multi-skill Development Centre (MDC) (Upcoming) at Berhampur
Berhampur
next year in association with German technological expertise aids., Regional Forensic Science Laboratory, Orissa Christian Theological College.

NOTABLE PEOPLE

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* V. V. Giri , former President of India
India
* A. P. Patro , Minister of Public Works and Education (Madras Presidency) (1921–1926), Speaker of the Odisha Legislative Assembly (1946–1946) * W. V. V. B. Ramalingam , Freedom Fighter * Kota Harinarayana , Scientist -webkit-column-width: 30em; column-width: 30em; list-style-type: decimal;">

* ^ A B C "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India
India
. pp. 6, 7. Retrieved 10 October 2014. * ^ "CM asks Centre to set up passport seva kendras (PSKs) for districts". The Times Of India. 28 July 2012. * ^ Patnaik, Sunil (2012). "The Telegraph – Calcutta (Kolkata) Orissa State\'s first cinema in ruins". telegraphindia.com. Calcutta, India. Retrieved 30 March 2012. State's first cinema in ruins – Sri Sitaram Vilas Talkies fails to rise after super-cyclone blow * ^ "HISTORY". www.thakurani.com. Archived from the original on 15 October 2014. Retrieved 10 October 2014. * ^ http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/naveen-inaugurates-bus-service/article5732383.ece * ^ http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-otherstates/city-bus-service-to-berhampur-urban-centres-soon/article5724831.ece * ^ http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/odisha-govt-announces-iiser-will-be-set-up-in-Brahmapur-115080100949_1.html * ^ http://www.icar.org.in/node/219 * ^ http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/odisha-to-open-multi-skill-development-centres/995744.html * ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhubaneswar/Odisha-to-have-21-forensic-units/articleshow/16259208.cms * ^ "State Elections 2004 – Partywise Comparison for 75 – Berhampur
Berhampur
Constituency of Odisha". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 25 September 2008. * ^ "Assembly Constituencies – Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies of Odisha" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2009. Retrieved 25 September 2008.

* v * t * e

Ganjam district

CONSTITUENCY

* Aska * Berhampur
Berhampur
* Bhanjanagar * Chhatrapur * Chikiti * Digapahandi * Gopalpur * Hinjili * Polasara
Polasara
* Kabisuryanagar * Khalikote * Sanakhemundi * Surada
Surada

TOWNS AND VILLAGES

* Asika * Bahadur Pentho * Ballipadar * Bandhaguda * Belaguntha * Bhanjanagar * B.D.Pur Sasan * Brahmapur * Budheisuni * Buguda * GANDADHAR * Chadiapada * Chhatrapur * Chikiti * Digapahandi * Dharakote * Ganjam * Gopalpur * Gandola * Hinjilicut * Kabisuryanagar * Khalikote * Kodala * Makundapur * Patrapur
Patrapur
* Polasara
Polasara
* Purusottampur * Rambha * Randha * Surada
Surada

OTHER DISTRICTS

* Angul * Balangir
Balangir
* Balasore * Bargarh
Bargarh
* Bhadrak
Bhadrak
* Boudh * Cuttack * Debagarh * Dhenkanal * Gajapati * Jagatsinghpur
Jagatsinghpur
* Jajpur * Jharsuguda * Kalahandi * Kandhamal * Kendrapara
Kendrapara
* Kendujhar * Khordha
Khordha
* Koraput
Koraput
* Malkangiri
Malkangiri
* Mayurbhanj * Nabarangpur * Nayagarh
Nayagarh
* Nuapada
Nuapada
* Puri
Puri
* Rayagada
Rayagada
* Sambalpur * Subarnapur * Sundergarh

* v * t * e

Municipalities of Odisha

Municipal Corporations

* Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar
* Cuttack * Brahmapur * Sambalpur * Rourkela

MUNICIPALITIES

* Anandapur * Angul * Barbil * Balangir
Balangir
* Balasore * Bargarh
Bargarh
* Baripada
Baripada
* Bhadrak
Bhadrak
* Bhawanipatna * Biramitrapur
Biramitrapur
* Brajarajnagar * Byasanagar
Byasanagar
* Choudwar * Debagarh * Dhenkanal * Jagatsinghpur
Jagatsinghpur
* Jajpur * Jatani * Jeypore * Jharsuguda * Joda * Kendrapara
Kendrapara
* Kendujhar * Khordha
Khordha
* Nabarangpur * Nuapada
Nuapada
* Paradip
Paradip
* Paralakhemundi * Phulbani * Puri
Puri
* Rajgangpur
Rajgangpur
* Rayagada
Rayagada
* Sonepur * Sundergarh * Talcher
Talcher
* Basudebpur * Jaleswar * Koraput
Koraput
* Malkangiri
Malkangiri
* Pattamundai * Rairangpur * Soro * Sunabeda * Titlagarh * Umerkote

NAC

* Asika * Athagad
Athagad
* Attabira * Balimela
Balimela
* Balugaon * Bamra * Banapur * Banki * Barapali
Barapali
* Baudhgarh * Bellaguntha * Belpahar * Bhanjanagar * Binika
Binika
* Bhuban * Buguda * Burla * Chandabali * Chhatrapur * Chikiti * Digapahandi * Ganjam * Gop * Gopalpur * Gudari * Gunupur * Hinjilicut * Hirakud * Junagarh * Kamakshyanagar * Kantabanji * Karanjia
Karanjia
* Kashinagara * Kabisuryanagar * Kesinga * Khalikote * Khandapada
Khandapada
* Khariar
Khariar
* Khariar
Khariar
Road * Kodala * Konark * Kotpad * Kuchinda
Kuchinda
* Nayagarh
Nayagarh
* Nilagiri
Nilagiri
* Nimapada
Nimapada
* Nuapada
Nuapada
* Padmapur
Padmapur
* Patnagarh * Pipili * Polasara
Polasara
* Purusottampur * Redhakhol * Rambha * Surada
Surada
* Tarbha
Tarbha

* v * t * e

State of Odisha

Capital : BHUBANESWAR

GOVERNANCE

* Governors * Chief Ministers * Legislative Assembly * Political parties * Raj Bhavan * High Court * Police

TOPICS

* Arts * Cinema * Cuisine * Culture * Economy * Education * Elections * Flora and Fauna * Geography * Highest point

* History

* Historic sites * Rulers

* Language

* Act * Alphabet * Literature * Morphology

* People * Politics * Tourism

GI PRODUCTS

* Berhampur
Berhampur
Patta * Bomkai Sari * Dhalapathar Parda & Fabrics * Ganjam Kewda Flower * Ganjam Kewda Rooh * Gopalpur Tussar Fabrics
Gopalpur Tussar Fabrics
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* Angul * Balasore * Bargarh
Bargarh
* Bhadrak
Bhadrak
* Balangir
Balangir
* Boudh * Cuttack * Debagarh * Dhenkanal * Gajapati * Ganjam * Jagatsinghpur
Jagatsinghpur
* Jajpur * Jharsuguda * Kalahandi * Kandhamal * Kendrapara
Kendrapara
* Kendujhar * Khordha
Khordha
* Koraput
Koraput
* Malkangiri
Malkangiri
* Mayurbhanj * Nabarangpur * Nayagarh
Nayagarh
* Nuapada
Nuapada
* Puri
Puri
* Rayagada
Rayagada
* Sambalpur * Subarnapur * Sundargarh

CITIES

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