The undivided districts of Koraput, Balangir and Kalahandi (popularly known as KBK districts) have sine 1992-93 been divided into eight districts: Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Balangir, Subarnapur, Kalahandi ad Nuapada. These eight districts comprise of 14 Sub-divisions, 80 Tahsils, 80 CD Blocks, 1437 Gram Panchayats and 12,293 villages. Geographical and administrative divisions of these districts are summarized I Table 1.1.

SlnoDistrictArea(Sq.Km)Number Of
BlocksTSPSub-div.TahsilsGPVillages
1 Koraput 8807 14 14 2 14 226 2028
2Malkangiri57917 7 1 7 108 1045
3 Nabarangpur 5291 10 10 1 10 169 901
4Rayagada707311 11 2 111712667
5Balangir657514 - 3 14 285 1794
6Subarnapur23376 -2 696 959
7Kalahandi 7920132 2 132732236
8Nuapada38525-1 5109663

Note:- TSP – Tribal Sub-Plan Blocks. GP – Gram Panchayats. Sub-div. – Sub-divisions.

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