Kendrapara District is well known as the Tulasi Khetra. Epics unveil the fact that Lord Balram killed Kandrasura here. Then he married his daughter Tulasi and settled here. Since then the place is known as Kendrapara.

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District At a Glance

  • Area: 2644 Sq. Km.
  • Population: 1440361
  • Villages: 1592
  • Language: Odia
  • Male: 717814
  • Female: 722547
Collector Kendrapara
Collector and District Magistrate Shri Samarth Verma IAS