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Geography of Kendujhar

The entire district of Kendujhar is one of the major forest zones of the state of Odisha. It's maximum part is covered with dense forest. The district of Kendujhar is bisected by the NH 215(National Highway) into two of the natural expansions. On the western part of the district there are supercilious hill ranges which also include some of the highest peaks and mountains of the state such as the Mankadnacha, Thakurani, Gandhamardan and Gonasika. And on the eastern side of the district there are the planes of Anandapur along with some part of the Sadar Sub-division.

Kendujhar Geography

Location of Kendujhar: The city of Kendujhar is located at an altitude of 480 meters and it lies between 85° 11' East and 86° 22' East longitude, 21° 1' North and 22° 10' North latitudes. The average elevation at the central part of the district is around 500 meters. A majority of the areas have average elevation of 600 meters but the River Baitarani is said to have a rise on the North Western part of the district. The major part of the entire Kendujhar district being covered with rich forests, is said to be covering the area of almost 4102 sq km. These rich forest areas include North-Tropical deciduous varieties of woods such as the Piasal, Asan, and Sal etc.

Rivers in Kendujhar

The River Baitarini originated from the district of Kendujhar from the Gonasika mountain ranges flows towards the north and also touches the district of Singhbhum in Bihar. From there it again enters the border of Odisha and flows towards the Anandapur in the east of the Kendujhar District and then enters towards the district of Bhadrak. The River Baitarini is one of the major sources of drinking water for the people of Kendujhar, its nearby villages and small towns.

Soil of Kendujhar

Mostly the red soil is the variance that is found in the entire district of Kendujhar. The southern part of the district is said to have patches of black soil which is also known as cotton soil. The types of soils found in Kendujhar city is said to be rich in mineral components. Chromites and Manganese are some of the major minerals that are being extracted from the land of Kendujhar.

Climate of Kendujhar

The city of Kendujhar enjoys moderate climate although some of the areas get hotter during summer season. The average temperature in summer is recorded to be 36° C in mid-April and May. During summers, the temperature reaches a peak of 41°C. The average precipitation in Kendujhar is recorded to be 1529.3 mms. The winters are very cold due to forests and hilly areas in the district. The average temperature recorded during winter is around 15° C in between the months of December and January. At times, the temperature drops down to 7° C. Overall the city enjoys a generous climate all over the year except during some phases of summer.

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