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Diocese of Rayagada

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Diocese of Rayagada
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Diocese of Rayagada is located in the Indian state of Orissa (Odisha). The diocese is a suffragan see of the archdiocese of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar.

Language

Oriya, Hindi and English are the main languages used.

Geography

Rayagada is a district of meadows, forests, waterfalls and terraced valleys, peopled by many primitive tribal groups. The scenic beauty of the land is an unexplored paradise.

The pattern of people living in the district show unity in diversity of races, languages, and culture. The scheduled tribes living in the district possess dissimilar economics ranging from food gathering to settled cultivation. Their languages/dialects, societies and culture show inter-societal and -cultural variations because of the ethnic mosaic.

Rayagada is nearly 390 km from Bhubaneswar by road. It is connected by rail with important cities like: Bhubaneswar, Raipur, Visakhapatanam, Koraput, Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai and Hyderabad.

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