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Balasore

Administration
Native ameBalasore
Other nameSand City Of India
Typecity
StateOrissa
DistrictBalasore
Geography
Altitude16 m
Demography
Total Population2023000 (2001)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode756001
Telephone06782
VehicleOR/01

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Balasore ( ) (also known as Baleshwar) is a strategically located city in the state of Orissa, about194 km (120.5 mi) north of the state capital Bhubaneswar, in eastern India. It is the administrative headquarters of Balasore district. It is best known for Chandipur beach. It is also the site of the Indian Ballistic Missile Defense Program's Integrated Test Range, located 18 km. south of Balasore. The Defence Research and Development Organisation developed many different missiles such as Nag, Brahmos, Agni missile among others here. The lingua franca is Oriya.


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