Office of the Collector & District Magistrate, Cuttack

Office of the Collector & District Magistrate, Cuttack


The word “Katak” etymologically means army cantonment and also the capital city. The history of Cuttack amply justifies its name.The city of Cuttack started as a military cantonment because of its impregnable situation that further developed into the capital of the state of Odisha. The importance of Cuttack rapidly increased after the occupation of Odisha by Chodagangadeva early in the 12th century A.D. Chodaganga transferred his capital from Kalinganagar to Katak, which was more centrally located. The famous Barabati Fort was constructed in 1229 the famous Ganga ruler Anangabhimadeva lll.After the Ganges.

The High court came into existence in 1948 and its building is another impressive structure of Indo-European style. In 1948, Akasvani (All India Radio) was established in the old Madhupur building of Cuttack.

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