Bhairab Upazila

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Bhairab is located in Bangladesh
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°3′N 90°59.3′E / 24.050°N 90.9883°E / 24.050; 90.9883Coordinates: 24°3′N 90°59.3′E / 24.050°N 90.9883°E / 24.050; 90.9883
Country Bangladesh
DivisionDhaka Division
DistrictKishoreganj District
 • MP (Member of Parliament)Nazmul Hassan Papon, (Awami League)
 • UNO( Upazila Executive Officer)Israt Shadmin
 • AC LandMd. Anisuzzaman
 • Upazila ChairmanSaidullah Miah,(Awami League) Predecessor:Gias Uddin, (Independent)
 • Paura MayorAdvocate Fakhrul Alam Akkas,(Awami League)
 • Upazila139.32 km2 (53.79 sq mi)
 • Metro
33.08 km2 (12.77 sq mi)
16 m (52 ft)
 (2011 [1])
 • Upazila298,309 Metro:112,497
 • Density1,508/km2 (3,910/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)

Bhairab (Bengali: ভৈরব) is an Upazila city of Kishoreganj District in the Division of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The capital and administrative centre of this upazila is Bhairab Bazaar. [1]


Bhairab is located at 24°03′00″N 90°59′15″E / 24.0500°N 90.9875°E / 24.0500; 90.9875. It has 34,419 households and total area is 139.32 km². Bhairab is situated beside the rivers of Meghna and Brahmaputra. Bhairab Bazar (town) is notable for the Bhairab railway station and the railway bridge, Bhairab bridge that goes over the river of Meghna.


As of the 2011 Bangladesh census, Bhairab has a population of 298309. 115498 of total population live in Municipality area. Males constitute 49.25% of the population, and females 50.74%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 95,910. According to the 1991 Bangladesh census, Bhairab has an average literacy rate of 36.23% (7+ years) where the national average is 32.4%.[2]


Bhairab was declared as a Thana in 1906. Later, the thana was turned into present-day Bhairab Upazila in 1983. Now there is one municipality, 7 Unions, 32 Mouzas and 84 villages in the upazila.

  • Unions:
No. Name of union GO code
1 Aganagar Union 21
1 Kalika Prasad Union 47
1 Gazaria Union 35
1 Shibpur Union 71
1 Shimulkandi Union 83
1 Sreenagar Union -
1 Sadakpur Union] 59


There are five colleges in the Upazila. They include three honors-level ones: Government Zillur Rahman Mohila College, Hazi Asmat College, founded in 1947, and Rafiqul Islam Girls' College (1987), Shahidullah Kaiser College (2010).[1]

There isonly one Govt. School and College – Bhairab Technical School and College(1965) [3] to produce skilled manpower for contribution on development of national production the then-Government in 1965 established 51 Vocational Training Institutes in the whole country. With the modernization and reorganization of the vocational education system SSC (Vocational) and HSC (Vocational) program was started in 1995. To ensure the social acceptance and dignity of vocational graduates the Institute is renamed as Bhairab Technical School and College by a gazette notification from Ministry of Education, Bangladesh. There are 64 Government Educational Institutes of this category which are introducing the Vocational Education in HSC level and Bhairab Technical School and College is only the institute in the district which is offering SSC (Vocational) and HSC (Vocational) course with well-equipped laboratories, multimedia classroom facilities and highly qualified and experienced teachers. Nowadays this institute also started Diploma Course (offering two Department Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering). There is currently a government school.

According to Banglapedia, Bhairab K. B. Pilot Model High School, founded in 1919, Bangladesh Railway High School, Bhairab (1954), Shahidullah Kaiser High School, Banshgari (2014), Saint Kayzer Education Home, Banshgari (2014), Kamalpur Hazi Zahir Uddin High School, Srinagar High School (1961), Bhairab M. P. Pilot Girls' High School (1962), and Kalika Prasad High School (1964), Shimul Kandi High School (1970) are notable secondary schools.[1]

The madrasa education system includes one fazil madrasa.[4]

Municipal City[edit]

Bhairab Bazaar is the urban centre of this upazila. It hosts one of the important port of Bangladesh. It is a well known business zone of Dhaka Division. Though it is a small city, it has a large measure of population. Almost 15,000 people per square kilometer live in this municipal city. Bhairab is mostly known for its port and fishes. It is a first class municipal city. Bhairab bridge connects Dhaka and Chattogram Divisions of Bangladesh. It is the second-largest Bridge of Bangladesh after Hardinge Bridge. Besides, Bhairab has two other important bridges Syed Nazrul Islam Bridge and Zillur Rahman Railway Bridge.

  • New Town
  • Chandiber
  • Bhairab Bazar
  • Komolpur
  • Amlapara
  • Ghorakanda
  • Tatarkandi
  • Kalipur
  • Bhairabpur

Important Roads[edit]

  • Bangabondhu Sharani Road
  • Dhaka-Sylhet Highway
  • Stadium Road
  • College Road
  • Dhaka-Bhairab-Mymensing Highway
  • Rabindra Sharani Road
  • Hazi Aftab Uddin Road
  • Kazi Nazrul Islam Sharani Road
  • Jabbar Jute Mil Road
  • Port of Bhairab Road
  • Girl's School Road
  • Birendra Dhar Sharani Road
  • Station Road
  • Troma Hospital Road
  • Shaheed Minar Road
  • Commander Abdur Rouf Road
  • Shahrawardy Avenue
  • River Meghna Sharani Road
  • Pouro Fish Market
  • Launch Terminal Road
  • Munshi Jahir Uddin Road

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Ahmed, Sharif (2012). "Bhairab Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). 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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-02-15. Retrieved 2018-02-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "List of Fazil Madrasas". Ministry of Education. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
  5. ^ "A career politician in Bangabhaban, after a long time". 20 March 2013.