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Brahmapur (or old name Berhampur) nicknamed “The Silk City”, is a city located in the eastern coastline of Ganjam district of the Indian state of Odisha, about 160 kilometres (99 mi) south to state capital, Bhubaneswar.It can also be dubbed as “The Dance City” of Odisha after Prince Dance Group and Harihar Das made it big in Indias Got Talent . It is one of the oldest and largest city of Odisha. It is famous for its silk, its temples and its culture. The latest estimate of the population of the city is 702,672 (2009 est.) making it the third most populous urban area in the state and 58th overall in India. Brahmapur (old British name Berhampur) got Corporation status after Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.
Brahmapur is the primary rail head for nearby tourist destinations. It serves as a node for the nearby small towns and villages, so trade is predominant. A majority of the people are self-employed in various businesses of different scales. Brahmapur is well known for its intricately designedsilk sarees called Berhampuri patto, handloom cloth and Jewellery shops. It is also known as the “Silk City”