Itna Upazila

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Itna

ইটনা
Itna is located in Bangladesh
Itna
Itna
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
Thana1917
Upazila1983
Government
 • MP (Kishoreganj-4)Rejwan Ahammad Taufiq (Bangladesh Awami League)
 • Upazila ChairmanCK Hasan
Area
 • Total401.94 km2 (155.19 sq mi)
Population
 (1991)
 • Total132,948
 • Density330/km2 (860/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
Websiteitna.kishoreganj.gov.bd

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

History[edit]

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.

Geography[edit]

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.

Demographics[edit]

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]

Administration[edit]

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]

References[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.