Infobox Indian Jurisdiction
native_name = Kendujhar | type = city | latd = 21.63| longd = 85.58
state_name = Orissa
district = Kendujhar
altitude = 596
population_as_of = 2001
population_total = 51,832| population_density =
Kendujhar is a city and a
municipalityin Kendujhar District(also spelled Keonjhar District and Kendujhargarh District) in the Indian state of Orissa. It is the administrative headquarters of the Kendujhar district.
Kendujhar is located at coord|21.63|N|85.58|E| [ [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/21/Keonjhargarh.html Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Kendujhar] ] . It has an average elevation of m to ft|596|m|abbr=on.
As of 2001India census[GR|India] , Kendujhar had a population of 51,832. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Kendujhar has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 67%. In Kendujhar, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Following the integration of the feudatory states with Orissa on 1st January, 1948 the erstwhile princely state of Keonjhar emerged as one of its districts with its head-quarters at Keonjhargarh and since then it is continuing as such.
Mohan Charan Majhi of BJP is the current MLA from Keonjhar assembly constituency. He won assembly elections in both 2004 and 2000. Earlier MLAs from this seat were Jogendra Naik of BJP (1995), C. Mahji of JD (1990), Chhotaray Majhi of JNP (1985), Jogendra Naik of INC(I) in 1980 and Kumar Majhi of JNP (1977). [cite web
url = http://www.eci.gov.in/electionanalysis/AE/S18/partycomp144.htm
title = State Elections 2004 - Partywise Comparision for 144-Keonjhar Constituency of ORISSA
publisher = Election Commission of India
accessdate = 2008-09-13]
Present MP from
Keonjhar (Lok Sabha constituency)is Ananta Nayakof BJP.
* [http://www.maplandia.com/india/orissa/kendujhar/ Satellite map]
Keonjhar (Lok Sabha constituency)
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