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Balangir (Indien)
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Balangir (auch Bolangir, Oriya: ବଲାଙ୍ଗୀର) ist eine Stadt im indischen Bundesstaat Orissa. Sie ist Hauptort im gleichnamigen Tehsil im gleichnamigen Distrikt. In Balangir leben 85.203 Einwohner (2001)[1], 1991 waren es noch 69.920.[2] 51,86 % der Einwohner sind Männer und 48,14 % sind Frauen. Gesprochen wird überwiegend Oriya, Hindi und Englisch.[3]

Balangir liegt an der Autobahnstrecke NH 201 von Bargarh und Bhawanipatna und verfügt über eine Eisenbahnstation.

Balangir wurde von Balaram Deo, dem 12. König von Patna in der Mitte des 16. Jahrhunderts gegründet.[3] Ab 1880 war Balangir Hauptstadt des Fürstenstaats.[2]

Quellen

  1. Zensus 2001
  2. a b Dale Hoiberg, Indu Ramchandani: Student's Britannica India 2000, S. 151, Popular Prakashan, ISBN 0852297602
  3. a b Homepage des Distrikts (auf englisch)

20.7183.57Koordinaten: 20° 43′ N, 83° 30′ O


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