Ganjam district is named after the Old Township and European fort of Ganjam.The name Ganjam comes from the word Gan-i-aam which means Granary of the World. It is spreading over the geographical area of 8070.60 square km. in Odisha. According to the provisional census of 2011 it has population of 35,20,151 and the Density is 429 per square km. The sex ratio of the district is 981 female coupon from per thousand males. There are 22 blocks, 3 divisions, 475 Grampanchayats, 18 Urban Local bodies, 3229 villages. The rivers like Rushikulya, Dhanei, Bahuda, Ghoda Hada are the prominent ones which govern the agriculture and power sectors of the district. The extreme north east is occupied by a portion of the famous Chilika lake.