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Abhaynagar Upazila

Abhaynagar (Bengali: অভয়নগর) is an upazila of Jessore District in the Division of Khulna, Bangladesh.

Abhaynagar

অভয়নগর
Abhaynagar is located in Bangladesh
Abhaynagar
Abhaynagar
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°1′N 89°26′E / 23.017°N 89.433°E / 23.017; 89.433Coordinates: 23°1′N 89°26′E / 23.017°N 89.433°E / 23.017; 89.433
Country Bangladesh
DivisionKhulna Division
DistrictJessore District
Area
 • Total247.21 km2 (95.45 sq mi)
Population
(2011 Census)
 • Total262,434
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
WebsiteOfficial Map of Abhaynagar

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HistoryEdit

During the Bangladesh Liberation war, staff of the Noapara Railway Station were killed by members of Pakistan Army on 27 March 1971. The Pakistan Army killed 17 members of Mukti Bahini including Assistant Secretary of Bangladesh Awami League Nazibor Rahman.[1]

On 4 December 2005 over 300,000 people of Abhaynagar took to the roads and blocked the Jessore-Khulna Highway in the Nowapaara industrial area to protest against a longstanding waterlogging problem. The protest took place after 25,000 people took part in a silt removal drive in the Sri River at Vobodoho sluice gate on November 9. Over 100 people were injured in violent clashes during the protest.[2]

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2011 Bangladesh census, Abhaynagar had a population of 262,434. Males constituted 50.24% of the population and females 49.76%. Muslims formed 80.65% of the population, Hindus 18.70%, Christians 0.10% and others 0.55%. Abhaynagar had a literacy rate of 59.8% for the population 7 years and above.[3]

As of 1991 Bangladesh census, Abhaynagar's population was 204,654. Males constituted 52.06% of the population, females 47.94%. The population aged 18 or over was 110,761. Abhaynagar had an average literacy rate of 38.8% (7+ years), compared to a national average of 32.4%.[4]

EconomyEdit

The principal agricultural products are rice, wheat, jute, potatoes, garlic, onions, mustard, betel nuts, brinjal and vegetables. The principal industrial products are jute, textiles, leather, salt and cement:[citation needed]

Points of interestEdit

Among the archeological interests in Abhaynagar are Siddhipasha Rajbari with its adjacent tank and temple, 11 Duari Mandir, Madhayapur Neelkuthi and Sreedharpur Zamindar Bari. Three periodicals are published: the weekly Mukti and Uddipan, and the monthly Mukul.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Abhaynagar Upazila - Banglapedia". en.banglapedia.org. Retrieved 2019-01-01.
  2. ^ "Hundreds of people block Jessore-Khulna Highway". New Age. 2005-12-04. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2006-02-18.
  3. ^ "Bangladesh Population and Housing Census 2011: Zila Report – Jessore" (PDF). Table P01 : Household and Population by Sex and Residence, Table P05 : Population by Religion, Age group and Residence, Table P09 : Literacy of Population 7 Years & Above by Religion, Sex and Residence. Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), Ministry of Planning, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on March 27, 2005. Retrieved November 10, 2006.

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