Mayurbhanj district is one of the 30 districts in Odisha state in eastern India. Baripada city is its headquarters. As of 2011, it is the third-most-populous district of Odisha (out of 30), after Ganjam and Cuttack.
Mayurbhanj is land-locked with a geographical area of 10,418 km2 (4,022 sq mi) and is the northern boundary of the state. It is bounded to the northeast by Jhargram district of West Bengal, Singhbhum district of Jharkhand in the north-west, Baleshwar district in the south-east and by Kendujhar in the south-west.
According to the 2011 census Mayurbhanj district has a population of 2,513,895, This gives it a ranking of 171st in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 241 inhabitants per square kilometre (620/sq mi).
Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 13.06%.
Mayurbhanj has a sex ratio of 1006 females for every 1000 males and a literacy rate of 63.98%