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Dhenkanal, India

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Country  India
Language spoken  Oriya
Area  30.92 km2
State  Odisha
District  Dhenkanal
Colleges and Universities  Synergy Institute of Engineering & Technology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology - Sarang, Dhenkanal Law College, Konark Institute of Science and Technology

Dhenkanal is a city and a municipality in Dhenkanal district in the state of Odisha, India.


Map of Dhenkanal, India


As per the 2001 India census, Dhenkanal had a population of 57,651. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Dhenkanal has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 84% and female literacy is 74%. In Dhenkanal, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

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Current MLA from Dhenkanal Assembly Constituency is Saroj Kumar Samal of BJD, who won the seat in State elections of 2014. Previous MLAs who represented Dhenakanal in Orissa State Assembly are given below along with their party affiliations:

  •                 : Baishnab Charan Pattnaik and Madan Dehury
  •                 : Sankar Pratap Mahendra Bahadur and Kalia Dehury
  • 1962–1967: Ratna Prava Devi (Ganatantra Parisad)
  • 1967–1971: Ratna Prava Devi (Swatantra Party)
  • 1971–1975: Surendra Mohan Pattnaik (INC)
  • 1977–1980: Nandini Satpathy (Janata Party)
  • 1980–1985: Nandini Satpathy (CFD)
  • 1985–1990: Nandini Satpathy (Independent)
  • 1990–1995: Tathagata Satpathy (Janata Dal)
  • 1995–2000: Nabin Ch. Narayan Das(INC)
  • 2000–2004: Krushna Chandra Patra (BJP)
  • 2004–2009: Sudhir Kumar Samal (INC)
  • 2009–2014: Nabin Nanda (BJD)
  • 2014–       : Saroj Kumar Samal (BJD)

and until 1962, Gondia was a part of Dhenkanal constituency.

Dhenkanal is a part of Dhenkanal (Lok Sabha constituency). Currently, Tathagata Satapathy of BJD is representing Dhenkanal in the 16th Lok Sabha. The complete list of Members of Parliament who represented this constituency over the years are:

  • 1952–1957: Sarangadhar Das (Socialist)
  • 1957–1962: Surendra Mohanty (Ganaparishad)
  • 1962–1967: Baishnab Charan Patnaik (Congress)
  • 1967–1971: Kamakhya Prasad Singh Deo (Swatantra)
  • 1971–1977: Debendra Satpathy (Congress)
  • 1977–1980: Debendra Satpathy (Lok Dal)
  • 1980–1984: Kamakhya Prasad Singh Deo (Congress)
  • 1984–1989: Kamakhya Prasad Singh Deo (Congress)
  • 1989–1991: Bhajamana Behera (Janata Dal)
  • 1991–1996: Kamakhya Prasad Singh Deo (Congress)
  • 1996–1998: Kamakhya Prasad Singh Deo (Congress)
  • 1998–1999: Tathagata Satapathy (BJD)
  • 1999–2004: Kamakhya Prasad Singh Deo (Congress)
  • 2004–2009: Tathagata Satapathy (BJD)
  • 2009–2014: Tathagata Satapathy (BJD)
  • 2014–       : Tathagata Satapathy (BJD)

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Dhenkanal is located at 20.67°N 85.6°E? / 20.67; 85.6. It has an average elevation of 80 metres (262 feet).


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