Friday, 25 March 2011

Khandapada (also spelt as Khandapara) is a town and a notified area committee in Nayagarh district in the Indian state of Orissa. It's a beautiful town on the vally of two mountains..


Khandapada is located at 20°16′N 85°11′E / 20.27°N 85.18°E / 20.27; 85.18.[1] It has an average elevation of 65 m (213 ft).

International Persona

"Samanta Chandra shekhar" known as "Pathani Samanta". Who is better known internationally in the world of Astro Physics. Better known for his skills in measuring objects, observing the movements of stars and planets using simple things "two bambo sticks". How can we forget him for his best writing "Sidhant Darpan" which we use for our calendar these days....(Please add more info about him...requested by editor.)


As of 2001 India census,[2] Khandapada had a population of 8754. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Khandapada has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 67%. In Khandapada, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Current MLA from Khandapada Assembly Constituency is BJD candidate Siddharth Singh, who won the seat in State elections in 2009.Bibhuti Bhushan Singh Mardaraj of INC won this seat in 1995, 1985 and also in 1980 as an independent candidate. Arun Kumar Pattanaik of JD won this seat in 1990 and Satyasundar Mishra won it in 1977 as independent candidate.[3]
Khandapada is now part of Cuttack (Lok Sabha constituency).[4]

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