Kishoreganj Sadar Upazila

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Kishoreganj Sadar

কিশোরগঞ্জ সদর
Shohidi Mosque
Shohidi Mosque
Kishoreganj Sadar is located in Bangladesh
Kishoreganj Sadar
Kishoreganj Sadar
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°26′N 90°47′E / 24.433°N 90.783°E / 24.433; 90.783Coordinates: 24°26′N 90°47′E / 24.433°N 90.783°E / 24.433; 90.783
Country Bangladesh
DivisionDhaka Division
DistrictKishoreganj District
Area
 • Total193.73 km2 (74.80 sq mi)
Population
 (2007)
 • Total500,208
 • Density2,600/km2 (6,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
Websitekishoreganjsadar.kishoreganj.gov.bd

Kishoreganj Sadar (Bengali: কিশোরগঞ্জ সদর) is an upazila of Kishoreganj District in the Division of Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is best known as the home upazila of Syed Nazrul Islam, an Acting President of Bangladesh.

Geography[edit]

Kishoreganj Sadar is located at 24°26′00″N 90°47′00″E / 24.4333°N 90.7833°E / 24.4333; 90.7833. It has 55,828 housing units and a total area 193.73 km2.[citation needed] Kishoregonj is the name of a district where some important people were born.[citation needed] Kishoreganj Sadar Upazila (kishoreganj district) is bounded by Nandail upazila on the north, Pakundia and Katiadi upazilas on the south, Karimganj and Tarail upazilas on the east and Hossainpur and Nandail upazilas on the west. The principal river is the Narsunda.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Kishoreganj Sadar had a population of 300,337. Males constituted 51.52% of the population, females 48.48%. This upazila's population of eighteen and older was 149,926. Kishoreganj Sadar had an average literacy rate of 28.3% (7+ years). The national average was 32.4% literate.[1]

Administration[edit]

Kishoreganj Upazila is divided into Kishoreganj Municipality and 11 union parishads: Baulai, Binnati, Chauddasata, Danapatali, Jasodal, Korsha Kariail, Latibabad, Mahinanda, Maijkhapan, Maria, and Rashidabad. The union parishads are subdivided into 110 mauzas and 210 villages.[2]

Kishoreganj Municipality is subdivided into 9 wards and 56 mahallas.[2]

Education[edit]

According to Banglapedia, Kishoregonj Government Boys' High School, founded in 1881, is a notable secondary school.[3]

Gurudayal Government College or Gurudayal College (Bengali: গুরুদয়াল সরকারি মহাবিদ্যালয়) is a public college under National University located in Kishoreganj Municipality, Kishoreganj Sadar Upazila. Established in 1943, the college has produced a president of Bangladesh. Abdul Hamid, 16th president of Bangladesh, was a student of this college.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.
  2. ^ a b "District Statistics 2011: Kishoreganj" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  3. ^ Hakim Md Fazlur Rahman (2012). "Kishoreganj Sadar 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.