Mahanadi

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For the film, see Mahanadhi (film).
Mahanadi River
The Mahanadi
Location
CountryIndia
PartsChhattisgarh, Odisha
RegionDandakaranya, Dakshina Kosala Kingdom, Coastal Plains
Administrative
areas
Raipur, Janjgir, Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh),
Sambalpur, Subarnapur, Boudh, Anugul, Cuttack, Khanki, Jagatsinghpur, Nayagarh,Jharsuguda (Odisha)
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)
Length858 km (533 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, 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.