Jharsuguda is the administrative headquarters of Jharsuguda District
. It is a prominent commercial center and agricultural market of the district. Jharsuguda is 70 km to the north of Sambalpur
Places of interest in and around the town include Vikramakhol, Gujapahar, Kuilighugar and Pikalghugar.
Bhubaneswar is around 450 km south-east. Nearest airport is at Raipur. Jharsuguda Junction Railway Station is a prominent railhead of the state.
National Highway 6 has its route through Jharsuguda.