Baripada municipality is one of the oldest ever Municipality under state of India. As per City Census 2011 data , population of Baripada in 2011 is 109,743; of which male and female are 56,676 and 53,067 respectively. Although Baripada city has population of 109,743; its urban / metropolitan population is 116,849 of which 60,489 are males and 56,360 are females.
Hinduism is majority religion in Baripada city with 93.91 % followers. Islam is second most popular religion in city of Baripada with approximately 4.49 % following it. In Baripada city, Christinity is followed by 0.56 %, Jainism by 0.02 %, Sikhism by 0.11 % and Buddhism by 0.11 %. Around 0.69 % stated 'Other Religion', approximately 0.22 % stated 'No Particular Religion'.
Baripada Municipality is consists of 28 wards with relevant more enforced councillors . Always taking council resolutions to take steps to resolve the complains from the public. The council took various initiatives which are really helpfull for the public, like online grievance system where public can put their complain by online and can check about the process and steps taken for that complain. Introduced a 24/7 help desk system and 24/7 public help line system. People can call directly to Help line with provided help line no and will be benifited. People does not have to wait in queue as there is help desk to guide and for the People inside the premices.
Baripada Municipality is the seat for North Orissa University at Takatpur. It is home to the Maharaja Purna Chandra Junior College and to the MPC Autonomous College. The erstwhile Mayurbhanj Palace building houses are Maharaja Purna Chandra Junior College with more than 2,000 students and Government Women's College with about 500 students.
Baripada is the city and a municipality in Mayurbhanj district in the state of Odisha,India. Baripada is the district headquarters. It is a place to stay and tour the Mayurbhanj region. This region is home to Similipal, one of the most important wildlife parks of India. The national park comprises lush valleys, forest lands and scores of ancient temples. Rathayatra (Chariot Festival) is one of the main attractions of Baripada. Baripada hosts the second most popular Rath Yatra of Odisha after Puri. The 5th Battalion of OSAP (Odisha State Armed Police) is at Rangamatia.
Baripada is popular for its art and culture. Many famous stars of Ollywood (Oriya film industry) are from Baripada. Baripada is famous and popular for the Chhau dance form, famous all over the world. The Chaitra Parva celebrated in mid-April recognizes the local talents. Uttarsahi and Dakshinsahi are two main groups who perform in this festival with many other participants. Jhumar Song is popular in Baripada.
Baripada was the capital of the Bhanj dynasty that ruled Mayurbhanj State since the 15th century. The ruins of the temples and palaces built then can be found at Haripur about 16km southeast of Baripada. Among the ruins, the Rasikaraya temple and the Durbar hall of the Bhanja kings are the most significant and visited by tourists. The Collectorate Building, Maharaja Krushnachandra High School, Municipality building and the Maharaja Purnachandra College in Baripada are also great examples of Bhanja architecture.