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

Chaugachha
Chowgacha
Upazila
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
Division Khulna Division
District Jessore District
Area
 • Total 269.31 km2 (103.98 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 231,370
 • Density 860/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Chowgacha

Contents

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 6th 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

As of the 2011 Bangladesh census, Chowgacha Upazila had a population of 231,370. In 1991, 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.[3]

Points of interestEdit

Nilkuthi, Muktinagar, Bergobindopur baor.

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, Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh 
  2. ^ "Chaugachha Upazila". Banglapedia. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006. 
  4. ^ Hossain, Abu Md. Delwar (2012). "Rahman, Mashiur". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.