Rayagada is a mineral-rich district in the southern part of the state of Odisha, in India. The city Rayagada is its central station. Rayagada locale got the status of a different area with impact from 2 October 1992. The number of inhabitants in this locale comprises principally of tribals. The Kondhas or Kondhs frame the lion's share of populace taken after by Souras. Aside from Odia, a few adivasi dialects like Kui, Kondha, Soura are talked by the indigenous populace of the area.
The District possesses an aggregate territory of 7,584.7 km2. Rayagada is partitioned into eleven squares. The region produces salary principally through agribusiness based exercises. Paddy, wheat, ragi, green gram, dark gram, groundnut, sweet potato and maize are the significant products developed in the region. Rayagada railroad station is a vital station from where guide trains to Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar, Raipur, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Jamshedpur, Jodhpur, New Delhi other huge urban communities can be boarded.
Gunupur is additionally a vital railroad station in the area. Gunupur by means of Parlakhemundi is associated with Naupada railroad intersection on the fundamental East Coast railroad line from Kolkata to Chennai by 90 km long 1676 mm 5 ft 5 in wide measure that was changed over from 762mm 2 ft 6 in slender check in 2011. The limited measure line called Paralakhemedi Light Railway PLR was built up by Gajpatirajas of Paralakhemundi, the recent Raja of Paralakhemedi.