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It is about 15 km by road from Brahmapur.27. . 84.660 Languages • Official Oriya Time zone IST (UTC+5:30) Telephone code 0680 Sex ratio 1000 ♂/♀ Gopalpur is a town and notified area in Ganjam district in the Indian state of Orissa. Gopalpur is located at 19°16′N 84°55′E / 19. It has an average elevation of 1 metres (3 ft).92°E19.92. /  Gopalpur-on-Sea is a famous sea beach near the coast of Bay of Bengal and a tourist destination near Brahmapur.27°N 84. Country India State Orissa District Ganjam Elevation 1 m (3 ft) Population (2001) • Total 6.

Berhampur. It is about 15 km by road from the nearest town.  Gopalpur-on-Sea is a beach and tourist attraction near Berhampur.27. .92. Gopalpur is located at 19°16′N 84°55′E / 19. It on the shore of the Bay of Bengal. 84.27°N 84.92°E19. It has an / average elevation of 1 metres (3 ft).

Gopalpur had a population of 6660. . In Gopalpur. Gopalpur has an average literacy rate of 51%. As of 2001 India census. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%.5%: male literacy is 59%. and female literacy is 42%. lower than the national average of 59.

Gopalpur became a prominent trading port during the days of British East India Company. happening place. The East India Company built large warehouses and godowns because the trade with Burma had picked up and it had become a trading point for rice from Rangoon. now lying in ruins. Gopalpur also has an ancient. Gopalpur has reverted to being a quiet. commercial port. The British and the wealthy Bengalis. with a distinct charm of its own. have left. relaxed place but with one major difference — it is one of India's most sought after beaches. From an obscure little fishing village. who once made Gopalpur a vibrant. .

. This languorous beach with coconut groves. casuarinas and gentle sand dunes is deserted for miles. Barely 16 km away from Brahmapur. the commercial hub of southern Orissa and close to the border of Andhra Pradesh. is the tiny town of Gopalpur on the Bay of Bengal.

A nearby beach is Dhabaleshwar. the jetties were supposed to revive the trading activities of Gopalpur port. which also houses temple of the same name. A major landmark of Gopalpur-on-Sea is its lighthouse. Another thrilling sight is the long stretch of cashew nut trees. It's a wonderful drive-in for the people and from the beach. Renovated in 1970s at the initiative of the Orissa government. The view from the top is splendid and one can see at a glance the entire town of Gopalpur. Gopalour-on-sea is also famous for its 'beach festival' organized annually. vast expanse of deep blue sea and the horizon can be seen. Cashew nuts are processed here and exported. .

 In the evening many people from Brahmapur drive in to Gopalpur on sea to have a peaceful time sitting on sea shore . Gopalpur on sea has got a lovely beach that is absolutely deserted. Apart from that you can see a lot many red crabs walking on the beach. The only sign of life that one gets to see is in the afternoon when the fishermen come back to shores with their fishes caught during the morning hour and the women loading them in large "tokris" (baskets) and carry them away for selling off in local markets.

The concept of Gopalpur Beach Festival was conceived by Mr V. Gopalpur Beach Fesival:The first Gopalpur beach festival was started in the year 1996 by Ganjam District Hotel Association to promote tourism and culture.Brahmapur .Santosh Kumar and Mr Sayed Rahim Members of Ganjam district Hotel Association.

and Ghanashyam Behera who won this seat as INC candidate in 1985 and 1977 and as INC(I) candidate in 1980.  Gopalpur is part of Berhampur (Lok Sabha constituency). Current MLA from Gopalpur (SC) Assembly Constituency is Pradeep panigrahi of [BJD]. who won the seat in State elections of 2009. . Previous MLAs from this seat include Rama Chandra Sethy who won this seat in 2000 as BJD candidate and as JD candidate in 1995 and 1990.