Barbil is a town and a Municipality in the Kendujhar district (also known as Keonjhar district) of the state of Odisha, India.
The region around Barbil has the fifth largest deposit of Iron ore and manganese ore in the world. It is a major source of revenue generation for both the Central and the State government.
Barbil has a Cosmopolitan culture due to the influx of people from almost all states of India and boast of a very good Indian culture. It has renowned schools like St. Mary's School (ICSE Patern) which is a convent school and the current strength is about 3500 students. The medium of Instruction being English with Hindi as second and Odia as third language. Its celebrated its Golden Jublee function on 6 December'16. The students of this school have excelled in all fields and severed the Country. Shourya Chakra awardee Major Manish Pandey was a student here.
Other schools like 'Sarawati Sishu Vidya Mandir' , Govt schools like Barbil High school, Barbil Girl's High school, Nalda High school(odia Medium) and other private schools like Gopabandhu High school (Hindi Medium) and 'Jindal School CBSE patern'.Green Valley School, DAV School Bolani, CBSE Patern are also there to cater the populace. There is a good College By the Name of "Barbil College" which is co educational .Barbil also has an Industrial Training Institute.which provide many trade like fitter, Electrician etc.