Jagatsinghpur district was created on1st April 1993, after the bifurcation of old Cuttack District. On this auspicious day, the new district was inaugurated by Biju Pattnaik, the then Chief Minister of Odisha. It is geographically located between 20° 16′ North Latitude and 86° 10′ East Longitude and at an altitude 14 meters from sea level. It covers a geographical area of 1914.6 Sq. Km. with the forest area of 132.92 Sq. Km. According to the Census of 2001, the total population 10,58,894 comprising of 539528 males and 519366 females.
For the convenience of administration the district is divided into one subdivision, four Tahasil and seventy Revenue Circles. Some of the nearby cities and towns on its West and North are Gopinathapur (4.9 nm), Raghunathapur (6.1 nm) and Gajipur (8.2 nm), on its East lies Tirtol (11.4 nm) and on its South are Niali (9.6 nm), Ganei (7.2 nm) and Balikuda (9.6 nm).
Jagatsinghpur district is very well connected by road and railways. Cuttack and Bhubaneshwar are the nearest airport from the district. Devi, Mahanadi, Kathajodi and Biluakhai are the four main rivers that flow through the district. There are two main Canals in the district they are Taladanda and Machhagaon.
Paradeep Port is located in the district of Jagatsinghpur. Paradeep Port is one of the major ports of India. Paradeep and Tirtol are the two areas of the District that are industrially important. The edconomy of the District is mainly dependent on agriculture. The other means of occupation for the people are manufacturing, storage and communication, trade and commerce, transport, processing, repairing services etc.
The key crops of the district are paddy, sugarcane, turmeric and cotton. Processing, manufacturing, reparing and fisheries industries have a dominant contribution towards the economic development of Jagatsinghpur.
Paradip Port and Sarala Temple are one of the many magnificent visiting destinations of Jagatsinghpur.