Infobox Indian Jurisdiction
native_name = Hirakud | type = city | latd = 21.52 | longd = 83.87
locator_position = right | state_name = Orissa
district = Sambalpur
altitude = 160
population_as_of = 2001
population_total = 45198| population_density =
Hirakud is a town and a notified area committee in
Sambalpur Districtin the Indian state of Orissa. It is famous for the Hirakud Dambuilt 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.
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).
As of 2001India 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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