Badarganj Upazila

Badarganj (Bengali: বদরগঞ্জ) is an Upazila of Rangpur District in the Division of Rangpur, Bangladesh.

Badarganj
বদরগঞ্জ
Badarganj is located in Bangladesh
Badarganj
Badarganj
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 25°40′N 89°03′E / 25.667°N 89.050°E / 25.667; 89.050Coordinates: 25°40′N 89°03′E / 25.667°N 89.050°E / 25.667; 89.050
Country Bangladesh
DivisionRangpur Division
DistrictRangpur District
Area
 • Total301.29 km2 (116.33 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total287,699
 • Density950/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
WebsiteOfficial Map of Badarganj

HistoryEdit

Legend has it that Badarganj is named after the mystic-saint Hazrat Badaruddin Shah.[1] His tomb is situated in the middle of the town.
After the conquests of Bengal, Turk Commander Ikhtiyar Uddin Muhammad bin Bakhtiyar Khilji stopped over at a field at Mansinghapur, Madai Khamar during his invasion of Tibet in 1203 AD to feed his horses.[1] After that event, the field is named 'Bakhtiyar Danga'.

At Jharuar Beel and Padmapukur, mass killing occurred during the liberation war of Bangladesh.[1]

GeographyEdit

Badarganj is located at 25°40′N 89°03′E / 25.667°N 89.050°E / 25.667; 89.050. It has a total area 301.29 km2. It is surrounded by Taraganj Upazila, Rangpur Sadar Upazila and Saidpur Upazila on the north, Nawabganj Upazila on the south, Rangpur Sadar Upazila and Mithapukur Upazilas on the east, Parbatipur Upazila on the west.

Rivers and depressionsEdit

Jamuneshwari, Chirnai, Katgara and Chikli are main rivers that run through Badarganj. Bhelakoba, Nandair, Chaprar, Haribhanga beels are main depressions.

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
YearPop. (000) ±%
1981 179—    
1991 213+19.0%
2001 258+21.1%
2011 288+11.6%
Source:
Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics[2]

According to the 2011 Bangladesh census, Badarganj Upazila had 71,982 households and a population of 287,699, 8.8% of whom lived in urban areas. 10.5% of the population was under the age of 5. The literacy rate (age 7 and over) was 43.0%, compared to the national average of 51.8%.[3][4]

EconomyEdit

Badarganj is well known for the production of shataranchi (a kind of tapestry).[1] Among other cottage industries of the upazila are bamboo work 159, weaving 15, goldsmith 8, blacksmith 12, potteries 20, wood work 40, tailoring 30, bidi 70.

Points of interestEdit

Among Archaeological heritage and relics are Nine-domed Mosque at Lal Dighir Par of Radhanagar union, tomb of Kutub Shah at Kutubpur union, Bakhtyar Danga, Vhim Garh at Mansinghapur, Madai Khamar, Zamindar Bari at Dilalpur.[1]

AdministrationEdit

Badarganj was made a thana in 1905 and was turned into an upazila in 1983.[1]

Badarganj Upazila is divided into Badarganj Municipality and ten union parishads: Bishnupur, Damodarpur, Gopalpur, Gopinathpur, Kalupara, Kutubpur, Lohanipara, Madhupur, Radhanagar, and Ramnathpur. The union parishads are subdivided into 64 mauzas and 120 villages.[2]

Health centres include Upazila health complex 1, union health and family welfare centre 10, health centre 1. Religious institutions Mosque 315, temple 32, church 6, sacred place 1. There are above hats, bazars and fairs Total in Badarganj. The most noted hats and bazars are Badarganj, Laldighi, Kutubpur, Bagmara, Faridpur, Bakshmiganj, Bagarganj, Mominpur hat; noted fairs are Badarganj fair, Pirpal (Laldighi) Fair, Bakshmiganj and Badarganj fair.[1] BRAC, ASA, Grameen bank, RDRS, Seba, Grambikash are active NGOs in Badarganj.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Abdus Sattar, "Badarganj Upazila", Banglapedia
  2. ^ a b "District Statistics 2011: Rangpur" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Community Report: Rangpur" (PDF). Population & Housing Census 2011. Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Census 2011: Bangladesh at a Glance" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 July 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2014.