Itna Upazila

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Itna is located in Bangladesh
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°32′N 91°5′E / 24.533°N 91.083°E / 24.533; 91.083Coordinates: 24°32′N 91°5′E / 24.533°N 91.083°E / 24.533; 91.083
Country Bangladesh
DivisionDhaka Division
DistrictKishoreganj District
 • MP (Kishoreganj-4)Rejwan Ahammad Taufiq (Bangladesh Awami League)
 • Upazila ChairmanCK Hasan
 • Total401.94 km2 (155.19 sq mi)
 • Total132,948
 • Density330/km2 (860/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)

Itna (Bengali: ইটনা) is an upazila of Kishoreganj District in the Division of Dhaka, Bangladesh.[1]


In 1864, a police outpost was founded in the village of Badla, 6 km west of Itna Sadar. This outpost was disestablished on 15 June 1906 following the gazette notification 6676 which announced that a full-fledged thana (police station) would be established in Itna. Khwaja Hafizullah, founder of the Dhaka Nawab family, purchased some land in Itna Pargana. During the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971, a number of people were killed in the village of Boira in Joysiddhi Union.


Natural beauty of Itna

Itna is located at 24°32′00″N 91°05′00″E / 24.5333°N 91.0833°E / 24.5333; 91.0833. It has 23943 households and total area 401.94 km2.

Economy and tourism[edit]

There are many local mysteries about the construction of Itna Madhyagram Jame Masjid, which has gained the status of gayebi masjid and made it a place of attraction. The dargah of the five pirs in Mirdhahati as well as the Badshahi Mosque are also popular places in Itna.


As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Itna has a population of 132948. Males constitute 52.14% of the population, and females 47.86%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 63852. Itna has an average literacy rate of 16% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[2]


Itna Upazila is divided into nine union parishads: Badla, Baribari, Chuaganga, Dhanpur, Elongjuri, Itna, Joysiddhi, Mriga, and Raituti. The union parishads are subdivided into 93 mauzas and 116 villages.[3]

List of chairmen[edit]

List of chairmen
Name Term
Muhammad Ershad Uddin Milki Raytuti 1984-1989
Shahab Uddin Thakur Itnai 1989-1991
Muhammad Aminul Islam Ratan Panchkahani 2009-2013
CK Hasan present

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Saurav Jahangir (2012). "Itna Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Miah, Sajahan; Khanam, Mahfuza; Ahmed, Sabbir (eds.). Banglapedia: the National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Online ed.). Dhaka, Bangladesh: Banglapedia Trust, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. ISBN 984-32-0576-6. OCLC 52727562. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.
  3. ^ "District Statistics 2011: Kishoreganj" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.