Araihazar Upazila

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Araihazar

আড়াইহাজার
Araihazar Upazila
Araihazar is located in Bangladesh
Araihazar
Araihazar
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°47.5′N 90°39′E / 23.7917°N 90.650°E / 23.7917; 90.650Coordinates: 23°47.5′N 90°39′E / 23.7917°N 90.650°E / 23.7917; 90.650
Country Bangladesh
DivisionDhaka
DistrictNarayanganj
Government
 • Member of ParliamentMd. Nazrul Islam Babu (Bangladesh Awami League)
 • Upazila ChairmanSahajalal Haque
Area
 • Total183.35 km2 (70.79 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total376,550
 • Density2,053/km2 (5,320/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
WebsiteOfficial Map of Araihazar

Araihazar (Bengali: আড়াইহাজার) is an Upazila of Narayanganj District in the Division of Dhaka, Bangladesh.[1]

Geography[edit]

Araihazar is located at 23°47′30″N 90°39′00″E / 23.7917°N 90.6500°E / 23.7917; 90.6500. It has 52963 households and total area 183.35 km2.

Rivers[edit]

Meghna & Brahmaputra

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2011 Bangladesh census, Araihazar has a population of 376550. Males constitute 51.75% of the population, and females 48.25%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 142883. Araihazar has an average literacy rate of 32% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[2]

Economy[edit]

Araihazar consists of both plain lands and Haor areas, not only self-sufficient in food and fish but also famous for powerloom, spinning mills, sizing mills & fabrics.

Points of interest[edit]

  • Baliapara Zamidar Bari
  • Gopaldi Zamidar Bari
  • Satgram Zamidar Bari
  • Ambika Kutir of Mughal Era
  • Manikpur Ferry Ghat & Meghna river
  • Khirdasadi Mia Bari

Administration[edit]

Bandar Upazila is divided into Araihazar Municipality, Gopaldi Municipality, and ten union parishads: Bishnandi, Brahmmandi, Duptara, Fatepur, Highjadi, Kalapaharia, Kagkanda, Mahmudpur, Satgram, and Uchitpur.[3][4]

Communication[edit]

Araihazar is connected through Narayanganj, Dhaka, Narsingdi by road; Bancharampur upazila(Brahman Baria) by launch and ferry. Regional highway runs through Sonargaon, Rupganj, Madhabdi route is important for road communications in this region. Araihazar-Dhaka direct bus services & Araihazar-Narsingdi CNG services are available.

Education[edit]

In Araihazar Municipality:

  • Govt. Safar Ali College
  • Rokon Uddin Mollah Girls Degree College.
  • Araihazar Pilot High School, 1897.
  • Rokon Uddin Girls Pilot High School.
  • Araihazar Imdadul Ulum Alim Madrasah.

In Gopaldi Municipality:

  • Gopaldi Nazrul Islam Babu College
  • Sadasadi Multilateral High School, 1919
  • Gopaldi Girls High School, 1970
  • Gopaldi Fazil Madrasah
  • Gopaldi Adarshaw Bidyaniketan.
  • Kolagachia R. F. High School
  • Nagar Deukadi Ahmadia Dakhil Madrasah

In Brahmandi Union:

  • Baliapara School & College
  • M. A. Badruzzaman High School
  • Uzan Gobindi Binair Char High School

In Duptara Union:

  • Central Coronation High School, 1912.
  • Panchgaon ML High School
  • Banti Ideal High School
  • Virginia International School, 2012.

In Haizadi Union:

  • Kolagachia High School
  • Singdi M. A. Mutaleb Bhuiyan High school
  • Bollovdi Kanda Dakhil Madrasah

In Kalapaharia Union:

  • Kalapaharia High School
  • Purbokandi Madrasah

In Khagkanda Union:

  • Shambhupura High School
  • Kabi Nazrul Islam School and College

In Mahmudpur Union:

  • Mahmudpur Union Junior High School
  • Pavel Computer & Training Center

In Uchitpura Union:

  • Hazi Belayet Hossain Degree College
  • Atadi High School
  • Jangalia High School

In Satgram Union

  • Begum Anwara Degree College
  • Hazi Saheb Ali Fakir High School
  • K.M. Sadequr Rahman High School
  • Panchrukhi Darul Hadish Salafia Madrasah
  • Sultansadi High school and college

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mokammel Hossain Bhuiyan (2012), "Araihazar Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.), Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh
  2. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.
  3. ^ "District Statistics 2011: Narayanganj" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  4. ^ পৌরসভা ও ইউনিয়নসমূহ [Municipalities and unions]. Araihazar Upazila.