Dhenkanal District is centrally located on the Geo-Political map of Odisha, which is surrounded by beautiful wild lives and forests. The Dhenkanal District touches the boundary of Kendujhar district on its north, Cuttack district on south and bounded by Jajpur District on the east and Angul District on its west. Dhenkanal District covers an area of 10863 Sq. Km. It has a vast area covered with dense forests and a long range of hills.
The District lies between 85 degrees 58’ E to 86 degrees to 2’ E longitude and between 20 degrees 29’ N to 21 degrees 11’ N latitude. Dhenkanal district has its administrative headquarters in Dhenkanal town. In the present scenario of the administrative set up, there are 3 sub divisions, 8 Tehsils and 8 Blocks. There are total number of 212-Gram Panchayat, 4 Urban Bodies (1. Dhenkanal Municipality 2. Bhuban NAC, 3. Kamakhyanagar NAC and 4. Hindol NAC) and 15 police stations running in the District of Dhenkanal. As per 2011 Provisional Census the Dhenkanal District has 1237 villages having 11,92,948 populations out of which 6,12,597 Male populations and 5,80,351 Female Population. Dhenkanal District is having 79.41% literacy rate.
Dhenkanal District has a moderate climate. The District experiences hot with high humidity during April and May and cold during the winter months, i.e. December and January. The monsoon generally breaks during the month of June.
The District produces a substantial agricultural yield and paddy, ground nut, cashew nut, potato, mango, jackfruit, sugarcane and some vegetables as its primary agricultural products.