Ganjam

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Bramhapur is the financial capital of Odisha( formerly known as Orissa).

<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Ganjam (Odia : ଗଂଜାମ) is a town and a notified area committee in Ganjam district in the state of Odisha , India.

Geography

Ganjam is located at . It has an average elevation of 3&nbsp;metres (9&nbsp;feet).

Demographics

India census, Ganjam had a population of 3160635. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Ganjam has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 85%, and female literacy is 63%. In Ganjam, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Ganjam Fort

(19° 22’ 29"N, 85° 49’ 03"E), Dist. Ganjam, Odisha , India. This fort is located 8&nbsp;km from Chatrapur. Until the beginning of the 18th century fort was the main town and headquarters of the district. The fort had a customs house and a harbour. The Orissa State Archaeology restored the fort over the years. Visible are the star-shaped bastions and moat. The main structure seems to have been constructed by British architects. It is also believed that there is a king & queen residing inside the fort, before the Britishers invaded ganjam. after the British invasion the king fled the town along with the queen. there is also another tale of ganjam, that before the British came here, the French were ruling the region.

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