Koraput is one of the southern most districts of Orissa
. The town of
is the seat of district administration. Koraput District has an area of 8,534 sq km and is home to about 1.2 million people. Koraput falls within the region of cyclonic disturbances in the Bay of Bengal
. Forests are of the northern tropical semi-evergreen type. Cereal crops are grown extensively. Large deposits of manganese, mica and graphite are found. Bengali
are also widely spoken besides the native tongue of
Nature has showered its bounty on Koraput with untrammeled joy. It abounds in meadows, forests, waterfalls, terraced valleys and darting springs. Deomali, the largest peak in Orissa (5,486 ft), is here. Koraput is also bestowed with the waterfalls of Duduma, Bagra and Khandahati. Other attractions are Jeypore, Gupteswar Temple, Hatipathar, and Sunabeda Mig factory.