The Imperial Gazetteer of India

William Wilson Hunter

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Ganjam 'the granary of the world — British District in the extreme north-east of the Madras Presidency, lying between 18° 15' and 20° 15' N. Latitude, and between 83° 49' and 85° 15' E. Longitude. Bounded on the north by the Orissa Tributary States of Nayagarh, Daspalla, and Bod, of Bengal; on the east by the Bengal District of Puri and the Bay of Bengal and on the west by the Feudatory States of Kalahandi and Patna of the Central Provinces, and Vizagapatam District of the Madras Presidency. Area, 8311 square miles, of which 5205 square miles are in the Agency or Hill Tracts. Population, according to the Census of 1881, In point of size, Ganjam District ranks sixth amongst the Districts of the Madras Presidency. Geographically the District divides itself into the Maliahs or Hill Tracts, and the Plain country, and contains 16 large and 35 minor or proprietary estates, besides 3 Government m'lul's. There are altogether 16 towns, of which 2 are municipalities, and 6879 villages; of the latter, 2706 are in the Agency Tracts. Berhampur is the chief town of the District, and is also a military cantonment.