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Baripada





India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world. India is a union of twenty-eight states and seven federally-governed union territories. New Delhi is the capital of India.
 
Baripada is a city and a municipality in Mayurbhanj district in the state of Orissa, India. Baripada is the district headquarters. It is an excellent place to stay and tour the Mayurbhanj region, a region with one of the most important wildlife parks of India, lush valleys, forest lands and scores of ancient temples. Baripada is the seat for North Orissa University. It is home to the Maharaja Purna Chandra College, to which many students come from different parts of Orissa and also from neighbouring states.
 
Earlier Baripada was connected by a narrow gauge rail network to the Howrah-Chennai railway corridor. Now a broad gauge railway line has replaced it which has benefited over 100,000 of this city's population. Now a new train from this city to the state capital is on the cards. Rathyatra is one of the main attractions of Baripada. Baripada is also the home of Mayurbhanj Chhau dance, an ancient Hindu dance form.
 
It has an average elevation of 36 metres. Baripada had a population of 94,947. Males constitute 53 percent of the population and females 47 percent. Baripada has an average literacy rate of 77 percent, higher than the national average of 59.5 percent, with 57 percent of the males and 43 percent of females literate and 11 percent of the population is under 6 years of age.
 
It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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