Malkangiri is a city in the Indian state of Orissa. The administrative center of the district Malkangiri. The average height above sea level is 169 meters. According to the 2001 All-India Census, 23,110 people lived in the city, of whom 52% were men and 48% women, respectively. The adult literacy rate was 57% (with an all-India average of 59.5%). The literacy rate among men was 65%, among women 48%. 15% of the population was younger than 6 years.