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Nayagarh district is one of the 30 districts of Orissa state in eastern India. It was created in 1995 when the erstwhile Puri District was split into three distinct districts. It is home to the Baisipali Wildlife Sanctuary.
The District is located towards the west or Puri District surrounded by Cuttack District in the North, Phulbani District in the West, Ganjam District in the South and Khurda District in the East. The district covers an area of 3890 kmÂ².
This district is situated in the hilly ranges in the West and its North Eastern parts has formed a small well cultivated fertile valleys intersected by small streams. The river Mahanadi flows in the Eastern boundary. The climate of the District carries a high temperature in hot months and cooler in winter. The headquarters of the district is located in the town of Nayagarh.
The district has a population of 864,506 (male 446,177 and female 418,339) (2001 census).
On 15 February 2008 A number of police facilities across the district came under attack from maoist rebels resulting in the death of 13 police officers and 1 civilian. During the raid the rebels stole a number of weapons. Targets of the attack were the police training school the police armoury and a police station. The fighting lasted about one and a half hours.
(Source - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nayagarh_District)