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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.
 
Cuttack pronunciation is one of the oldest cities in India and the Business Capital of Orissa. It is situated in a tongue of land formed by the Mahanadi River and its main branch the Kathajodi River at their points of bifurcation. Its actual pronunciation is Katak.
 
Early history of Cuttack is associated with the Keshari dynasty. As stated by the distinguished historian A. Stirling, present-day Cuttack was established as a military cantonment by King Nrupa Keshari of Keshari dynasty in 989 Anno Domini. Stirling based his opinion on Madalapanji, a chronicle of lord Jagannath temple of Puri. The reign of Markata Keshari was distinguished for the stone embank built to protect the new capital from flood in 1002 anno domini.
 
It has an average elevation of 37 meters. Cuttack is located at the apex of delta formed by the rivers Mahanadi in the north and Kathajodi in the south. Modern Cuttack houses Barabati stadium, an important venue for international cricket matches. It is world famous for its filigree works in silver and also works of ivory. Orissa has several festivals. Dushera is the festival of goddess Durga.
 
As of 2001 India censusGRIndia, Cuttack had a population of 535,139. Males constitute 53 percent of the population and females 47 percent. Cuttack has an average literacy rate of 75 percent, higher than the national average of 59.5 percent male literacy is 80 percent and, female literacy is 69 percent. In Cuttack, 10 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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