Half a million people reside in Jharsuguda District's 2,000 sq km area. With an annual rainfall over 100 cm, this region has a mild climate. The headquarters is 53348Jharsuguda, an important commercial center, conveniently located on the
route. The natural resources include iron-ore and coal. Leather, rice
, wood and Kendu leaves are other major products.
and English are widely spoken.
The Kharasrota, Birupa, and Ib rivers make the region fertile. The prehistoric caves at Bikramkhol are a major tourist attraction. Brahmanidih Caves, Manikmoda Caves, Gujapahar, Kuilighugar and Pikalghugar are the other places of interest.