Balasore

Balasore or Baleswara is a city in the state of Odisha, about 194 kilometres (121 mi) north of the state capital Bhubaneswar and 300 kilometres (186 mi) from Kolkata, in eastern India. It is the largest town of northern Odisha and the administrative headquarters of Balasore district. It is best known for Chandipur beach. It is also called 'missile city'. The Indian Ballistic Missile Defence Programme's Integrated Test Range is located 18 km south of Balasore.

Balasore
Baleswara
City
From Top; Left to Right: Khirachora Gopinatha Temple, Emami Jagannatha Temple, Chandipur Sea Beach, DRDO Integrated Testing Range and Balasore Railway Station
Balasore
Location in Odisha, India
Balasore
Balasore (India)
Balasore
Balasore (Asia)
Coordinates: 21.49°N 86.93°E / 21.49; 86.93
Country India
State Odisha
DistrictBalasore
Government
  TypeMunicipality
  BodyBalasore Municipality
  Member of ParliamentPratap Chandra Sarangi (BJP)
  Member of Legislative AssemblySwarup Kumar Das (BJD)
Area
  City17.48 km2 (6.75 sq mi)
Elevation
16 m (52 ft)
Population
 (2011)[2]
  City144,373
  RankIndia 409th, Odisha 7th
  Density8,300/km2 (21,000/sq mi)
  Metro
177,557
DemonymBaleswaria
Language
  OfficialOdia[3]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
756001-756xxx
Telephone code06782
Vehicle registrationOD - 01(Previously OR - 01)
UN/LOCODEIN BLS
Websitebaleswar.nic.in

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