Jagatsinghapur is a town and a municipality area in Jagatsinghpur district in the Indian state of Odisha. Jagatsingpur got the recognition of a district on 1 April 1993. It is 41 km from Cuttack. Jagtsingpur district has made Odisha’s literature and culture bright. Paradeep Port and fertilizer factory is in this district. Alaka, Biluakhai, Kusumi, Hansua, Kuanria and Lunijhara rivers belong to this district.
Jagatsinghpur District came into being on 01.04.1993. Before that, it was a part of the old Cuttack District which was divided into four new districts. It is surrounded by the districts of Kendrapara, Cuttack, Khorda, Puri and Bay of Bengal.
Geography of Jagatsinghapur district,Odisha
In this district the villages Fulapatana, Harishpur, Naharan, Marichpur,olash, Balipatana, Dhanuhar Belari, Nabapatna etc. are adjacent to Bay of Bengal.
Climate of Jagatsinghapur district,Odisha
Jagatsinghpur was the worst hit district in the super cyclone in October 1999 in which more than 10,000 of people died.
Paradip, a modern deepwater port, was built in the 1960s. It has now become a business destination due to the large foreign direct investment (FDI) in India as POSCO is setting up a plant along with its own port for transportation. Indian Oil Corporation has set up an oil refinery also . which was inaugurated by the PM This year . it also has many large scale industries which includes IFFCO PPL GCL ESSAR and many other small scale industries
Paradeep is the largest port of Odisha. The cart festival of Sidhala Jagannath Temple is very famous. The district collector does Chherapanhara on the Cart of Sidhal Jagannath Temple.
Sarala Temple is a famous temple of Jagatsingpur district where Goddess Saraswati is worshiped as Maa Sarala in near Tirtol town. Siddheswar Parida was changed to Adikabi Sarala Das due to the blessings of goddess Sarala. It is 15 km from Jagatsinghpur town. Garh Kujanga, Jagatsinghpur, Jhankad, Paradeep and Paradeep Garh are some of the visiting places of this district.Gorekhanath temple is the mostattractive place in jagatsinghpur. it is four km from sarala temple. Anather attraction of Jagatsinghpur district is the Jagannath Temple of Garoi which is 3 km from Machhagaon. This temple has been built in the bank of Devi Nadi (Devi river) with a charming atmosphere. Another visiting place is Salajanga Ashram, which is nearly 7 km from Naugaon hat. Siali beach is about 20 km from Balikuda block is the most attracting beach of Jagatsinghpur dist; this place is better for picnic, in every season. Tulasi gadi temple which is at Diasahi, approx 6 km from Jagatsinghpur towards Balikuda is another place which attracts many people for public or family parties. Jagannath temple in Ambasal (approximately 2 km from Balikuda Block)is considered as one of the oldest temples. Kunja Bihari Temple in Sadeipur which is about 9 km from Jagatsinghpur.
Swami Vivekananda Memorial autonomous college (SVMAC) is at Jagatsing pur.