Puri district

Puri District

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Puri being a coastal district of Odisha , is famous for its Historic antiquities, Religious sanctuaries, Architectural Grandeur, Sea-scape beauty,moderate climate.It holds a wealth of attraction for the visitors. It boasts of a continuous history from the 3rd Century B.C. to the present day and its unique monuments like those of Lord Jagannath at Puri , the Sun God at Konark are the famous in the world. It has the Chilika Lake, the largest brackish water lakes in India, that holds a picturesque Sea-Scape beauty. It offers an ideal resort for birds who migrate from different parts of the continent. By virtue of Geographical location, the climate of Puri is equable throughout the year.

This district comprises 1714 revenue villages. It has one subdivision, (Puri Sadar), 11 tehsils and 11 blocks. Puri is the only municipality of the district.

Geography

The Puri district lies between the latitudes 19°28'N to 26°35'N and longitudes 84°29'E to 86°25'E. It has a geographical area of 3051&nbsp;km<sup>2</sup> or 264988 Ha. It has a varied geographical and geological divisions depending upon the available rock types, soil, vegetation, water bodies and climate.

The whole of the district may be divided into two dissimilar natural divisionsi) The littoral tractii) The level alluvial tract

i) The littoral TractThe strip of the country lies between the alluvial and the Bay of Bengal. It assumes the form of a bear...
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