Belkuchi Upazila

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Belkuchi (Bengali: বেলকুচি) is an upazila, or subdistrict of Sirajganj district in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.[1]

Belkuchi
বেলকুচি
Skyline of Belkuchi, Bangladesh
Skyline of Belkuchi, Bangladesh
Location of Sirajganj District in Bangladesh
Location of Sirajganj District in Bangladesh
Belkuchi is located in Bangladesh
Belkuchi
Belkuchi
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°17.5′N 89°42′E / 24.2917°N 89.700°E / 24.2917; 89.700Coordinates: 24°17.5′N 89°42′E / 24.2917°N 89.700°E / 24.2917; 89.700
CountryBangladesh
DivisionRajshahi Division
DistrictSirajganj District
Area
 • Total164.31 km2 (63.44 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total445,164
 • Density1,492/km2 (3,860/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
Websitewww.bangladesh.gov.bd/maps/images/sirajganj/Belkuchi.gif

GeographyEdit

Belkuchi is located at 24°17′30″N 89°42′00″E / 24.2917°N 89.7000°E / 24.2917; 89.7000. It has 42,413 households and a total area of 164.31 km2 (63.44 sq mi). There are two main rivers, Jamuna and Hurasagar. Chandni Beel is an important water body.

DemographicsEdit

As of the 2011 Bangladesh census, Belkuchi has a population of 352835. Males constitute 179738 of the population, and females 173097. Belkuchi has an average literacy rate of 33.6% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[2]

Religions in Belkuchi upazila (2011)[3]
Religion Percent
Muslims
97.5%
Hindus
2.4%
Other or not stated
0.1%

AdministrationEdit

Belkuchi Upazila is divided into Belkuchi Municipality and six union parishads: Bara Dhul, Belkuchi, Bhangabari, Daulatpur, Dhukariabera, and Rajapur. The union parishads are subdivided into 94 mauzas and 131 villages.[4]

Belkuchi Municipality is subdivided into 9 wards and 14 mahallas.[4]

EducationEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Md Rafiqul Islam (2012), "Belkuchi Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.), Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh
  2. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.
  3. ^ Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (2011). "Population & Housing Census" (PDF). Bangladesh Government. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 September 2017. Retrieved 17 April 2015. p. xxiii: Population By Religion (%) Muslim 90.39 Hindu 8.54 Buddhist 0.60 Christian 0.37 Others 0.14
  4. ^ a b "District Statistics 2011: Sirajganj" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.