Bagmara Upazila

(Bengali: বাগমারা) is an Upazila of Rajshahi District in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.[1]

বাগমারা
বাগমারা is located in Bangladesh
বাগমারা
বাগমারা
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°33.8′N 88°48.5′E / 24.5633°N 88.8083°E / 24.5633; 88.8083Coordinates: 24°33.8′N 88°48.5′E / 24.5633°N 88.8083°E / 24.5633; 88.8083
Country Bangladesh
DivisionRajshahi Division
DistrictRajshahi District
Area
 • Total363.3 km2 (140.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total354,664
 • Density980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
Websitebagmara.rajshahi.gov.bd
MIRPUR HIGH SCHOOL
Kompo River

GeographyEdit

Bagmara is located at 24°33′50″N 88°48′30″E / 24.5639°N 88.8083°E / 24.5639; 88.8083. It has 57675 households and total area 363.3 km2.

DemographicsEdit

According to 2011 Bangladesh census, Bagmara had a population of 354,664. Males constituted 49.95% of the population and females 50.05%. Muslims formed 95.31% of the population, Hindus 4.65% and others 0.04%. Bagmara had a literacy rate of 46.31% for the population 7 years and above.[2]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Bagmara has a population of 282520. Males constitute 50.01% of the population, and females 49.99%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 147768. Bagmara has an average literacy rate of 52.9% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[3]

AdministrationEdit

Bagmara Upazila is divided into Bhawbaniganj Municipality, Tahirpur Municipality, and 16 union parishads: Auchpara, Basupara, Borobihanoli, Dippur, Ganipur, Gobindapara, Gualkandi, Hamirkutsa, Jogipara, Kacharikoalipara, Maria, Nordas, Sonadanaga, Sreepur, Suvodanga, and Zhikra. The union parishads are subdivided into 292 mauzas and 332 villages.[4]

Notable residentsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Md Asadul Islam (2012), "Baghmara Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.), Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh
  2. ^ "Bangladesh Population and Housing Census 2011: Zila Report – Rajshahi" (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 9 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.
  4. ^ "District Statistics 2011: Rajshahi" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.