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Chowgacha (Bengali: চৌগাছা) is an Upazila of Jessore District[1] in the Division of Khulna, Bangladesh.

Chaugachha

Chowgacha
Chaugachha is located in Bangladesh
Chaugachha
Chaugachha
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°16′N 89°1.5′E / 23.267°N 89.0250°E / 23.267; 89.0250Coordinates: 23°16′N 89°1.5′E / 23.267°N 89.0250°E / 23.267; 89.0250
Country Bangladesh
DivisionKhulna Division
DistrictJessore District
Area
 • Total269.31 km2 (103.98 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total231,370
 • Density860/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
WebsiteOfficial Map of Chowgacha

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HistoryEdit

There is a long history behind Chowgacha. It is named after the four banyan tree beside the Chowgacha. This is the first place in Bangladesh to get its freedom during the liberation war in 1971. Chawgachha got its victory on 6 December 1971.

GeographyEdit

Chowgacha is located at 23°16′00″N 89°01′30″E / 23.2667°N 89.0250°E / 23.2667; 89.0250 . The main city is on the bank of the river Kopothakho River. It has a total area of 269.31 km².

Chaugachha Upazila is bounded by Maheshpur, Kotchandpur and Kaliganj upazilas on the north, Jessore Sadar and Kaliganj upazilas on the east, Sarsha and Jhikargachha upazilas and Bagdah community development block in North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal, India on the south and Maheshpur Upazila on the west.[2]

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2011 Bangladesh census, Chaugachha had a population of 231,370. Males constituted 50.10% of the population and females 49.90%. Muslims formed 92.48% of the population, Hindus 7.49%, Christians 0.01% and others 0.02%. Chaugachha had a literacy rate of 53.7% for the population 7 years and above.[3]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Chowgacha Upazila had a population of 189,829. Males constituted 51.6% of the population, and females 48.4%; 91,297 of the population were aged 18 or over. Chowgacha had an average literacy rate of 25.5% (7+ years), against the national average of 32.4% literate.[4]

Points of interestEdit

Nilkuthi, Muktinagar, Bergobindopur baor, Jagdishpur Tula Firm, Kopotakkho Nod.

AdministrationEdit

Chowgacha has 11 Unions/Wards, 149 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 166 villages. Freedom fighter, S M Habibur Rahman is the Uppozila Chairman (2009 – present) of Chawgachha.

Notable residentsEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Abdul Jalil (2012), "Chaugachha Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.), Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh
  2. ^ "Chaugachha Upazila". Banglapedia. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  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 27 March 2005. Retrieved 10 November 2006.
  5. ^ Hossain, Abu Md. Delwar (2012). "Rahman, Mashiur". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.