Balangir, also known as Bolangir, (Oriya: ) is a city and municipality in Balangir district in the state of Orissa, India. It is also the headquarter of Balangir district. Balangir has a rich cultural heritage. Sid the great tester is from here.Though economically not very well off, it has a great potential for development.
There are many important tourist locations in Balangir district. The more famous among them include Harishankar, and the Samaleshwari Temple located in the Balangir town is also very famous.