Tungipara Upazila

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Tungipara

টুঙ্গিপাড়া
Tungipara is located in Bangladesh
Tungipara
Tungipara
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°54′N 89°53′E / 22.900°N 89.883°E / 22.900; 89.883Coordinates: 22°54′N 89°53′E / 22.900°N 89.883°E / 22.900; 89.883
Country Bangladesh
DivisionDhaka Division
DistrictGopalganj District
Thana1974
Upazila1995
Government
 • MP (Gopalganj-3)Sheikh Hasina (Bangladesh Awami League)
 • Upazila ChairmanMuhammad Sulayman Bishwas Gimadangi
Area
 • Total127.25 km2 (49.13 sq mi)
Population
 (1991)
 • Total88,102
 • Density692/km2 (1,790/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
WebsiteTungipara Upazila

Tungipara (Bengali: টুঙ্গিপাড়া) is an upazila of Gopalganj District in the Division of Dhaka, Bangladesh.[1] It is the birthplace of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founder of independent Bangladesh. Father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was born and his grave is also here. In 1995 it became an Upazila.

Geography[edit]

Tungipara is located at 22°54′00″N 89°53′00″E / 22.9000°N 89.8833°E / 22.9000; 89.8833 on the north-eastern bank of the Modhumoti River. It is the most southern upazila of Gopalganj District. To the north is Gopalganj Sadar, the east is Kotalipara, on the south Nazirpur and in the west is Chitalmari Upazila of Bagerhat District. Tungipara Upazila has 16,030 households and a total area of 127.25 km2.

The famous river Madhumati divides Tungipara from Bagerhat District & also the divider of Dhaka-khulna division.

Demographics[edit]

Ancestral home of the Sheikh-Wazed family.

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Tungipara has a population of 88,102. Males constitute 51.25% of the population, and females 48.75%. This Upazila's 18+ population is 42,147. Tungipara has an average literacy rate of 63.3% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[2]

Points of interest[edit]

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's house.

Monument of Bangabandhu, Gaohordanga Madrasa, Borni'r Baor, Madhumoti river,Patgati Bazar,Baghir River,Union Digital Center.

Administration[edit]

Tungipara Upazila is divided into Tungipara Municipality and five union parishads: Barni, Dumuria, Gopalpur, Kushli, and Patgati. The union parishads are subdivided into 34 mauzas and 67 villages.[3]

Tungipara Municipality is subdivided into 9 wards and 13 mahallas.[3]

Education[edit]

The Gawhardanga Madrasa is a notable educational institution in Tungipara.

There are 24 mostly known educational institutes in Tungipara. It has a Government University College named Sheikh Mujibur Rahaman University college. It also has a Government high School named Gimadanga Tungipara Govt. High School.

College[edit]

  1. Govt. Shaikh Muzibur Rahman College, Patgati.
  2. Dr. Imdadul Haque Memorial Degree College, Bashbaria.

School[edit]

  1. Govt. Gimadanga Tungipara High School.
  2. Khan Saheb Sheikh Mosarrof Hossain School & College
  3. Guadanga Silna B.B.H High School.
  4. Saptapalli J. High School.
  5. Gopalpur Panchapalli High School.
  6. Nilfa Borni High School.
  7. Kusli Islamia High School.
  8. Basuria S. High School.
  9. Barni High School.
  10. Govt. Bangobandhu Smriti Girls High School.
  11. Gimadanga Ideal High School.
  12. Bashbaria Jhanjhania High School.
  13. Dumuria ML. High School.
  14. Tarail Adarsha High School.
  15. Baladanga SMM High School.
  16. Khan Saheb Sheikh Mosarraf Hossain High School.
  17. Begum Fatema Jr. Girls School.
  18. Treepalli Shaikh Abu Naser Jr. School.
  19. Kusli Khan Saheb Sheikh Mosarraf Hossain Jr. School.
  20. Patgati Jr. School.

Madrasa[edit]

  1. Darul Ulam Gaohordanga Madrasha (Kawmi)
  2. Bashbaria Jhanjhania Islamia Madrasha (Kawmi)
  3. Gimadanga Senior Madrasha (Alia)
  4. Gimadanga Gozalia Mohila Fazil Madrasha (Alia)

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haldar, Poritosh (2012). "Tungipara 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 5 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 27 March 2005. Retrieved 10 November 2006.
  3. ^ a b "District Statistics 2011: Gopalganj" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 October 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  4. ^ Islam, Shahidul (2012). "Hasan, Abul". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  5. ^ "Sheikh Hasina: They 'should be punished'". Al Jazeera. 23 September 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  6. ^ Harun-or-Rashid (2012). "Rahman, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.