<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities
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() is a city and a municipality
in Kendrapara district
in the Indian state
. It is the headquarters of Kendrapara district.
Kendrapara is located at . It has an average elevation of . It is surrounded by Bhadrak
districts and Bay of Bengal in the east.The river Luna (a branch of Mahanadi) is flowing out side of Kendrapara district.
Kendrapara is just about 75 kilometres from the state capital, Bhubaneswar
. To reach Kendrapara one can go via Cuttack
-Jagatpur-Salipur state high way or on the National Highway No.5 and 5 A, crossing at ChandikholViaChhata
. Kendrapara is just two and half hour drive from Bhubaneswar Airport
on the National Highway 5 and 5 A.(If you go non-stop by your car). The Nearest Railway station is at Cuttack
which is 55 kilometre from Kendrapara town.
As of 2001 India census
, Kendrapara had a population of 13,01,856. Males constitute 49.6 % of the population and females 50.4 %. Kendrapara has an average literacy rate of 77.33%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 87.62 %, and female literacy is 67.29%. In Kendrapara, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. The local language is Oriya
, the state language, but a high degree of fluency is also present in Hindi
, as well as some familiarity with Urdu
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