Hirakud

Infobox Indian Jurisdiction
native_name = Hirakud | type = city | latd = 21.52 | longd = 83.87
locator_position = right | state_name = Orissa
district = Sambalpur
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altitude = 160
population_as_of = 2001
population_total = 45198| population_density =
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Hirakud is a town and a notified area committee in Sambalpur District in the Indian state of Orissa. It is famous for the Hirakud Dam built over the Mahanadi River. Hirakud is also an Industrial township with number of Industries particularly HINDALCO. Located 15 km from the nearest city of Sambalpur, it is a quiet town with a large portion of the population engaged in various Industries located here. This town is famous for Gandhi minar which is located in one end of Hirakud dam.

Geography

Hirakud is located at coord|21.52|N|83.87|E|. [ [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/21/Hirakud.html Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Hirakud] ] It has an average elevation of 160 metres (524 feet).

Demographics

As of 2001 India census, [GR|India] Hirakud had a population of 26,397. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Hirakud has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 60%. In Hirakud, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

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