Sonepur also known as Subarnapur, is a town and district headquarters of Subarnapur district of Orissa.
Geography of Sonepur
The district spreads over an area of 2284.89 km2. Sonepur district is bounded on the north by Sambalpur district, on the south and South-East side by Boudh district, on the east side by Rairakhol sub-division of Sambalpur district and on the west side by the ex-state Patna.
Latitude of Sonepur City : 20 deg 30' N to 21 deg 11'N
Longitude of Sonepur City : 83 deg 27'E to 84 deg 16'E
Sonepur or Subarnapur is a City of Temples.Sonepur is also famous for silk handloom and is known as second Benaras.
Culture of Sonepur
The District Subarnapur or Sonepur is known for its rich cultural heritage, arts and crafts. The Brass metal works , Textiles and terracotta work of Sonepur, and Philigri crafts of Tarva and Binka, Stone carving of Ullunda and Paddy crafts of Dunguripali have earned worldwide reputation. The important festivals of Sonpur are Bali Yatra, Hanuman Podi, Karma, Kalasi and Dhunkel Osha.
Sub - Division in Sonepur District
In Sonepur there are 2 Sub - Division
Tehsil in Sonepur District
In Sonepur there are 6 Tehsil
Blocks in Sonepur District
In Sonepur there are 6 Blocks.
Temples in Sonepur District
Tourist Place in Sonepur District
Mahima pitha, Khaliapali
Metakani Temple, Ullunda
Kapileswar temple, Charda
Anganadi of Digsira
Patali Srikhetra, Kotsamlai
Papakshya Ghat, Binka
Bus Stations in Sonepur District
Sonpur Bus Station
Education in Sonepur District
Sonepur College, Sonepur
Dunguripali College, Dunguripali
Dharmasala College, Dharmasala
Bhutiapali College, Bhutiapali
Subalaya College, Subalaya
A.E.S.College, Tarbha, Tarbha
Sidhartha College, Binka
PS College, Ulunda
Birmaharajpur College, Birmaharajpur