Balangir is a city and municipality in Balangir district in the state of Odisha, India. It is also the headquarter of Balangir district. Balangir has a rich cultural heritage.
Population/area/business wise Balangir town is the fourth largest town (Census 2011) in Western Odisha after Rourkela, Sambalpurand Jharsuguda. It is also known as the cultural hub of Western Odisha. Balangir Town has many cultural groups who are trying hard to preserve the dying down Kosali Folk arts & dance. Balangir Municipality is divided into twenty one Wards. Each ward consists of two three Units or sub-areas called "Pada" or "Para". Balangir town has nearly forty "Pada's". Some of the largest "Pada's" of Balangir town are Rugudi Pada, Sud Pada, Maal Pada, Tikra Pada, Radharani Pada, Sagar Pada, Pratapsagar pada, Talpali Pada, Jagannath Pada, Thikadar Pada, Palaceline, Gandhinagar Pada, Shantinagar Pada, Barpali Pada, Tulsinagar Pada, Kansari Pada, Teligoth Pada, Radharani rara, Club para, Khadal para, Rameshwar nagar, Ranjendra para, A.B.S.S. road etc