Puri District is a coastal District on the eastern part of Odisha, India. This District needs no introduction, being the abode of Lord Vishnu, most popularly known as Lord Jagannath. This District derives its name from the heritage city of Puri, one of the four pilgrimage centres of India. Covering an area of 3051 sq/kms, the District may be divided into two dissimilar natural divisions-the Littoral tract and the Level alluvial tract. It is also located at 19 28 N Latitude 26 35 N, 84 29 E. Longitude 86 25 E. Its altitude is at sea level. The population of the District is 15, 02, 682 (as per 2001 Census) and the density of population is 431 people per sq. km. The rural population is 12, 98, 654 and the urban, 2, 04, 028. SC population is 2, 73, 917 and ST is 4, 482. The District is quite literate in the sense that its literates number 1, 024, 523 as against the illiterates numbering 4, 78, 159. Paddy, wheat, mung, biri, kulthi and groundnut are some of the major crops grown in the District.