- a state in E India. 60,136 sq. mi. (155,752 sq. km). Capital: Bhubaneshwar.
Also called O·ris·sa [uh-ris-uh] /əˈrɪs ə/.
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- a state of E India, on the Bay of Bengal: part of the province of Bihar and Orissa (1912–36); enlarged by the addition of 25 native states in 1949. Capital: Bhubaneswar. Pop: 36 706 920 (2001). Area: 155 707 sq km (60 119 sq miles)Former name (until 2011): Orissa