Sambalpur

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This article is about the city. For the district, see Sambalpur district. For the former princely state, see Sambalpur State.

City in Odisha, India
Sambalpur
City
From top left to right: Budharaja Temple, Hirakud Reservoir, Gandhi Temple, Sitalsasthi Carnival, Samaleswari Temple
Nickname(s): 
City of Culture, Handloom City, City of Textiles, Diamond city of India
Sambalpur
Location in Odisha, India
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Sambalpur
Sambalpur (India)
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Coordinates: 21°28′N 83°58′E / 21.47°N 83.97°E / 21.47; 83.97Coordinates: 21°28′N 83°58′E / 21.47°N 83.97°E / 21.47; 83.97
Country India
StateOdisha
DistrictSambalpur
Government
 • TypeMunicipal Corporation
 • BodySambalpur Municipal Corporation

Member of legislative Assembly -

Jay Narayan Mishra BJP

Member of parliament -

Nitesh Ganga Deb BJP


Mayor -(vacant)

Collectorate- Shubham Saxena IAS
Area
 • Total55 km2 (21 sq mi)
Elevation
135 m (443 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total621,465
 • Rank134th
 • Density11,000/km2 (29,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sambalpuria
Languages
 • OfficialOdia, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
768XXX
Telephone code0663
Vehicle registrationOD-15
Literacy85.69%
Websitehttp://smcsambalpur.nic.in/

Sambalpur (Sambalpur (help·info)) is a city and Municipal Corporation and located in the western part of Odisha in India, and is one of the largest and oldest cities in the state. It is the headquarters of Northern Revenue Division, Mahanadi Coalfield Limited (MCL) and one of the railway division from East Coast Railway zone. It is situated about 300 km (190 mi) west of the state capital Bhubaneswar, 550 km (340 mi) west of Kolkata in West Bengal and 278 km (173 mi) east of Raipur in Chhattisgarh. It is on the bank of the Mahanadi River.