Angul

Summary

Angul (Odia: ଅନୁଗୋଳ; also known as Anugul) is a town and a municipality and the headquarters of Angul district in the state of Odisha, India. Angul has an average elevation of 195 m (640 ft) above sea level. The total geographical area of the district is 6232 km2. From the point of view of area, it stands 11th among the 30 Districts of Odisha.

Angul
town
Angul-Jagannath-Temple
Jagannath Temple, Angul
Nickname(s): 
Aluminium City
Angul is located in Odisha
Angul
Angul
Location in Odisha, India
Angul is located in India
Angul
Angul
Angul (India)
Coordinates: 20°50′17″N 85°05′44″E / 20.83806°N 85.09556°E / 20.83806; 85.09556Coordinates: 20°50′17″N 85°05′44″E / 20.83806°N 85.09556°E / 20.83806; 85.09556
Country India
State Odisha
DistrictAngul
Government
 • Collector & District MagistrateShri Siddharth Shankar Swain, IAS[1]
Population
 (2011)
 • Total44,390
Demonym(s)Anugulia (ଅନୁଗୁଳିଆ)
Languages
 • OfficialOdia
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
759122
Telephone code06764
Vehicle registrationOD-19 (Before OR-19)
UN/LOCODEIN ANO
Nearest city(s)Cuttack, Sambalpur, Bhubaneswar
Sex ratio893 female per 1000 male /
Literacy68%
Lok Sabha constituencyDhenkanal
Climateaccording to weather (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature30 °C (86 °F)
Avg. winter temperature10 °C (50 °F)
Websiteangul.nic.in
Statue of B. R. Ambedkar in Nalconagar, Angul

GeographyEdit

Angul is located at 21°13′N 86°07′E / 21.21°N 86.11°E / 21.21; 86.11.[2] It has an average elevation of 195 m (640 ft) above sea level. The total geographical area of the district is 6232 km2. From the point of view of area, it stands 11th among the 30 Districts of Odisha.

DemographicsEdit

As of the 2011 Census of India,[3] Angul had a population of 44,390. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Anugul has an average literacy rate of 77.53%, higher than the national average of 74.04%; with 58% of the males and 42% of females literate. About 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. There are almost 3-4 Government High Schools are present for Odia Medium Education. Although, A Sishu Vidya Mandir and two Kendriya Vidyalaya Angul Schools are there for children.

PoliticsEdit

In the 2019 Indian general election, Mahesh Sahoo (BJD) won from Dhenkanal (Lok Sabha constituency). In Loksabha general election 2014, Nagendra Pradhan (BJD) and Tathagat Satpathy (BJD) were elected from Sambalpur and Dhenkanal loksabha constituency respectively. Angul is part of Dhenkanal (Lok Sabha constituency).

The current MLA from Angul (Odisha Vidhan Sabha constituency) is Rajanikant Singh of BJD who is elected in 2019 Odisha Legislative Assembly election and subsequently elected unopposed as the deputy speaker of the assembly. He won the seat in State elections of 2004, 2009, and 2014. His father Adwait Prasad Singh had won this seat in 2000 as a BJD candidate, in 1990 as JD candidate and in 1977 as JNP candidate. Earlier MLAs from this seat were Ramesh Jena of INC in 1995, Prafulla Mishra of INC in 1985, and Santosh Kumar Pradhan of INC(I) in 1980.[4]

Girija Nandini Sahoo of BJD is the current President Zilla Parishad, Angul. She will hold the post from 2012 to 2017.[5]

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Angul (1981–2010, extremes 1906–2012)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 36.7
(98.1)
42.1
(107.8)
43.1
(109.6)
46.1
(115.0)
47.2
(117.0)
47.2
(117.0)
41.1
(106.0)
38.1
(100.6)
38.1
(100.6)
37.7
(99.9)
35.3
(95.5)
33.3
(91.9)
47.2
(117.0)
Average high °C (°F) 28.7
(83.7)
32.0
(89.6)
36.1
(97.0)
39.6
(103.3)
39.9
(103.8)
36.7
(98.1)
32.7
(90.9)
31.8
(89.2)
32.4
(90.3)
32.7
(90.9)
30.6
(87.1)
28.6
(83.5)
33.5
(92.3)
Average low °C (°F) 14.2
(57.6)
16.8
(62.2)
19.9
(67.8)
24.2
(75.6)
25.5
(77.9)
25.1
(77.2)
24.0
(75.2)
23.6
(74.5)
23.5
(74.3)
21.4
(70.5)
17.4
(63.3)
13.8
(56.8)
20.8
(69.4)
Record low °C (°F) 5.5
(41.9)
7.2
(45.0)
10.2
(50.4)
14.4
(57.9)
15.6
(60.1)
17.4
(63.3)
16.0
(60.8)
14.3
(57.7)
12.8
(55.0)
12.0
(53.6)
5.6
(42.1)
3.5
(38.3)
3.5
(38.3)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 8.5
(0.33)
16.0
(0.63)
28.4
(1.12)
35.4
(1.39)
81.8
(3.22)
194.6
(7.66)
282.6
(11.13)
303.5
(11.95)
205.4
(8.09)
93.4
(3.68)
23.4
(0.92)
4.6
(0.18)
1,277.5
(50.30)
Average rainy days 0.7 1.1 1.7 2.3 4.1 8.6 12.2 13.0 10.6 4.8 1.1 0.2 60.4
Average relative humidity (%) (at 17:30 IST) 55 49 47 45 48 63 74 77 76 67 59 57 60
Source: India Meteorological Department[6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Who's Who | Angul District : Odisha | India". Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Anugul
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  4. ^ "State Elections 2004 – Partywise Comparison for 116-Angul Constituency of ODISHA". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 27 September 2008.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ odishapanchayat.gov.in/download/ZP_Presidents2012-2017.pdf
  6. ^ "Station: Angul Climatological Table 1981–2010" (PDF). Climatological Normals 1981–2010. India Meteorological Department. January 2015. pp. 49–50. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  7. ^ "Extremes of Temperature & Rainfall for Indian Stations (Up to 2012)" (PDF). India Meteorological Department. December 2016. p. M159. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 10 January 2021.

External linksEdit

  • Official Website