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Rairakhol

Redhakhol

Redhakhol, Rampur
town
Siva temple near Redhakhol
Siva temple near Redhakhol
Redhakhol is located in Odisha
Redhakhol
Redhakhol
Location in Odisha, India
Redhakhol is located in India
Redhakhol
Redhakhol
Redhakhol (India)
Coordinates: 20°04′22″N 84°20′36″E / 20.07278°N 84.34333°E / 20.07278; 84.34333
Country India
StateOdisha
DistrictSambalpur
Languages
 • OfficialOdia
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationOD
Websiteodisha.gov.in

Redhakhol is a town and a notified area committee in Sambalpur district in the Indian state of Odisha.It has the following banks: Canara Bank, DCB, SBI, Union Bank, UGB and Central Bank.

Geography

Redhakhol is located at 21°04′N 84°21′E / 21.07°N 84.35°E / 21.07; 84.35.[1] It has an average elevation of 182 m (597 ft).

History

During the British Raj era, Rairakhol was the capital of Rairakhol State, one of the several princely states of the Eastern States Agency. It had been a feudatory state to Bamra until the 18th century.[2][3]

Location

National Highway 55 passes through Redhakhol. It is around 67 km south of Sambalpur, the district headquarters.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[4] Redhakhol had a population of 13,722. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Redhakhol has an average literacy rate of 66%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 55%. In Redhakhol, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

References

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Redhakhol
  2. ^ Rairakhol Princely State - "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 p. 539
  3. ^ Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 21, p. 61.
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.

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