Kaliganj Upazila, Gazipur

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Kaliganj

কালিগঞ্জ
Kaliganj is located in Bangladesh
Kaliganj
Kaliganj
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°55′30″N 90°34′00″E / 23.9250°N 90.5667°E / 23.9250; 90.5667Coordinates: 23°55′30″N 90°34′00″E / 23.9250°N 90.5667°E / 23.9250; 90.5667
Country Bangladesh
DivisionDhaka Division
DistrictGazipur District
Area
 • Total158.79 km2 (61.31 sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
WebsiteOfficial Website of Kaliganj Upazila

Kaliganj (Bengali: কালিগঞ্জ) is an upazila (sub-district) of Gazipur District in central Bangladesh, part of the Dhaka Division.[1]

Geography[edit]

Kaliganj is located at 23°55′30″N 90°34′00″E / 23.9250°N 90.5667°E / 23.9250; 90.5667 . It has 32588 households and total area 158.79 km2.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Kaliganj has a population of 175915. Males constitute 51.86% of the population, and females 48.14%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 87404. Kaliganj has an average literacy rate of 33.6% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate. Main occupations Agriculture 47.35%, dairy and fishery 1.89%, agricultural labourer 11.32%, wage labourer 2.11%, weaving 1.71%, commerce 9.22%, transport 1.79%, service 15.84%, others 8.77%.[2]

Administration[edit]

Kaliganj Upazila is divided into Kaliganj Municipality and seven union parishads: Baktarpur, Bhadursadi, Jamalpur, Jangalia, Moktarpur, Nagari, and Tumulia. The union parishads are subdivided into 151 mauzas and 175 villages.

Kaliganj Municipality is subdivided into 9 wards and 23 mahallas.[3]

Education[edit]

According to Banglapedia, Saint Nicholas High School is a notable secondary school.[1]

Literacy rate: Average 54.9%; male 56.9%, female 52.8%.

Water Bodies: Shitalkshya River, Balu River,Punshahi Belai Beel,Suti Canal, Stuart-Barnared Canal, Patha Mara Canal.

Archaeological heritage and relics: Tomb of Isa Khan, the ruler of Bhati at Baktarpur, St. Nicholas Church (1695), Mazars and Dighi of Pahlwan Shah Gazi and Karforma Shah at Chaura, Tomb of Shah Bayejid and eight domed Mosque at Vatgati, Kachari Punshahi.

Religious institutions: Mosque 395, temple 19, church 6.

Important Business places: (Hat/Bazar): Kaliganj, Jamalpur, Pubail, Ulokhola, Saoraid bazar, Dolan Bazar, Aowrakhali, Punshahi Bazar. Noapara bazar.

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bagchi, Tapan (2012). "Kaliganj Upazila (Gazipur District)". 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. ^ "District Statistics 2011: Gazipur" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 July 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Chumki takes oath". bdnews24.com. 2 June 2013.
  5. ^ Islam, Md Saiful (2012). "Faridi, Humayun". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  6. ^ "Farooque on his new milestone". The Daily Star. 2018-11-27. Retrieved 2018-11-27.