Information about Odisha

State Information
ISO Code OR
Vehicle Code OD
Capital Bhubaneswar
Largest City Bhubaneswar
Formation Date Jan 26, 1950 (67 years ago)
Population 41,974,218
Area 155,820 km2
Official Languages Odia
Other Official Languages
Information about the name Odisha
Name in State Language ଓଡ଼ିଶା (Odia)
Meaning of the name Land of the "Odias"
Additional Information The name of the state is derived from the Sanskrit odra vishaya or odra desha that referred to the Odra people who inhabited the central part of the region. Sanskrit and Pali literatures mention the Odra people as odrah and oddaka.
Information about Chief Minister of Odisha
Name of the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik
Chief Minister since Mar 5, 2000 (17 years ago)
Party Name Biju Janata Dal
Information about Governor of Odisha
Name of the Governor S. C. Jamir
Governor since Mar 21, 2013 (4 years ago)