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Native ameCuttack - କଟକ
NicknameSilver City / City of 1000 Years
Municipal commissionerRavinarayana Nanda
MayorSoumendra Ghosh
Total Area153.6 sq mi (398 km2)
Altitude36 m
Total Population921321 (2010)
Density (pop.)4382.23/km2 (11350/sq mi)
Official languagesOriya
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)

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Cuttack (-enˈkʌtəkCuttack is the former capital of the state of Orissa, India. It is the headquarters of Cuttack district and is located about 20 km to the north east of Bhubaneswar, the capital of Orissa. The name of the city is an anglicised form of Kataka that literally means The Fort, a reference to the ancient Barabati Fort around which the city developed. The city is spread across an area of 398 km2 (153.7 sqmi) and is situated at the beginning of the Mahanadi river delta.

Established in 989 AD, Cuttack was the seat of government in Orissa for close to a thousand years before its burgeoning size forced the creation of a new capital at Bhubaneswar in 1948. The two cities are collectively referred to as the twin cities today. Cuttack is famous for its unique silver filigree works and textiles of woven and also famous for Dussehra, Dussehra is famous for its silver and gold Medhas.we cann't see any where in india,the goddes are looking so beautiful in which the idols are adorned with huge amounts of gold and silver medhas.

silk and cotton.

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