Mahanadi

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This article is about the river in central India. For the 1994 Tamil film, see Mahanadi (film).
Mahanadi River
The Mahanadi
Location
CountryIndia
PartsChhattisgarh, Odisha
RegionDandakaranya, Dakshina Kosala Kingdom, Coastal Plains
Administrative
areas
Raipur, Janjgir, Bilaspur, Sambalpur, Subarnapur, Boudh, Anugul, Cuttack, Banki, Jagatsinghpur, Jharsuguda
CitiesRajim, Sambalpur, Cuttack, Sonepur, Birmaharajpur, Subalaya, Kantilo, Boudh, Cuttack, Banki
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationSihawa, Dhamtari, Dandakaranya, Chhattisgarh, India
 ⁃ coordinates20°07′N 81°55′E / 20.11°N 81.91°E / 20.11; 81.91
 ⁃ elevation890 m (2,920 ft)
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
False Point, Jagatsinghpur, Delta, Odisha, India
 ⁃ elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Length800 to 900 km (500 to 560 mi)
Basin size141,600 km2 (54,700 sq mi)
Discharge 
 ⁃ locationFalse Point, Odisha
 ⁃ average2,119 m3/s (74,800 cu ft/s)
 ⁃ maximum56,700 m3/s (2,000,000 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 ⁃ leftSeonath, Mand, Ib, Hasdeo
 ⁃ rightOng, parry river, Jonk, Telen

The Mahanadi is a major river in East Central India. It drains an area of around 141,600 square kilometres (54,700 sq mi) and has a total course of 858 kilometres (533 mi) Mahanadi is also known for the Hirakud Dam.[1] The river flows through the states of Chhattisgarh and Odisha.