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Odisha Top 10 Most Populous Cities

                 Odisha is the state in India, 9th largest by area (155,820 km2) and 11th most populous (41.94 million inhabitants) state in India, is bordered by Indian states of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh. Odisha (formerly Orissa), an eastern Indian state on the Bay of Bengal, is known for its tribal cultures and its many ancient Hindu temples. 

             Bhubaneswar is the largest city of the Odisha, Cuttack, and Rourkela are the 2nd and 3rd largest cities respectively in Odisha. Here are the complete top 10 Populous Cities list in Odisha.

1 Bhubaneswar
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Bhubaneswar is the capital of Odisha and the most populous city in Odisha. Maximum peoples in Bhubaneswar come from outside of Bhubaneswar. In Bhubaneswar many good institutes, companies, and tourist places are present, and that is the big reason for the population. Bhubaneswar came under the Khurda district and the population is the 881,988 (2011 report) where male 468,302, female 413,686 and below 5 years are 79,706 in number. The literacy rate is the 93% as per 2011 report. According to 'indiapopulation2018' report, estimated Bhubaneswar population in 2017 is 917,766 and 2018 is 929,717. 

2 Cuttack
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It is the former capital and the second largest city of Odisha. The name of the city is an anglicised form of Katak which literally means The Fort, a reference to the ancient Barabati Fort. Cuttack came under the Cuttack district and the population is the 658,986 (2011 report) where male 331,246, female 327,740 and below 5 years are 53,760 in number. The literacy rate is the 91.03% as per 2011 report. According to 'population.city' report, estimated Cuttack population in 2018 is 722,173. 

3 Rourkela
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Rourkela About this sound pronunciation is a planned city located in the northern part of Odisha. It is also popularly known as the Steel City of Odisha. It has one of the largest steel plants of the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) known as Rourkela Steel Plant. It is the third largest city in Odisha. Rourkela came under the Sundargarh district and the population is the 552,970 (2011 report) where male 291,027, female 261,943 and below 5 years are 30,088 in number. The literacy rate is the 86.91% as per 2011 report.

4 Brahmapur
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Berhampur also was known as Brahmapur is a city located on the eastern coastline of Ganjam district of the Indian state of Odisha in East India. Contents. Brahmapur came under the Ganjam district and the population is the 355,823 (2011 report) where male 185,584, female 170,239 and below 5 years are 29,509 in number. The literacy rate is the 90.04% as per 2011 report.

5 Sambalpur
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Sambalpur is located in the western part of Odisha and is one of the largest and oldest cities in the state. It is the headquarters of Northern Revenue Division and of Mahanadi Coalfield Limited. Sambalpur came under the Sambalpur district and the population is the 270,331 (2011 report) where male 138,939, female 131,392 and below 5 years are 29,187 in number. The literacy rate is the 85.15% as per 2011 report.

6 Puri
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Puri is a city and a Municipality in the state of Odisha in eastern India. It is the district headquarters of Puri district and is situated on the Bay of Bengal, 60 kilometers south of the state capital of Bhubaneswar. Puri came under the Puri district and the population is the 201,026 (2011 report) where male 104,267, female 96,759 and below 5 years are 17,000 in number. The literacy rate is the 89.38% as per 2011 report.

7 Balasore
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Balasore or Baleswar is a city in the state of Odisha, about 194 kilometers north of the state capital Bhubaneswar, in eastern India. It is the administrative headquarters of Balasore district. It is best known for Chandipur beach. Balasore came under the Balasore district and the population is the 144,373 (2011 report) where male 73,721, female 70,652 and below 5 years are 11,860 in number. The literacy rate is the 88.09% as per 2011 report.

8 Bhadrak
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Bhadrak is an administrative district of Odisha state in eastern India. It came into existence on 1st April 1993.  Bhadrak came under the Bhadrak district and the population is the 180,338 (2011 report) where male 95,335, female 85,003 and below 5 years are 13,138 in number. The literacy rate is the 79.49% as per 2011 report.

9 Baripada
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Baripada is a city and a municipality in Mayurbhanj district in the state of Odisha, India. Baripada is the district headquarters of Mayurbhanj district. It is a place to stay and tour Mayurbhanj region. Baripada came under the Mayurbhanj district and the population is the 116,874 (2011 report) where male 60,535, female 56,339 and below 5 years are 10,688 in number. The literacy rate is the 88.02% as per 2011 report.

10 Balangir
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Balangir District, also called Bolangir District, is a district situated in the western region of Odisha, in India. The district has an area of 5,165 km². The town of Balangir is the district headquarters. Balangir came under the Balangir district and the population is the 98,238 (2011 report) where male 50,582, female 47,656 and below 5 years are 10,248 in number. The literacy rate is the 86.27% as per 2011 report.