Haluaghat Upazila

Haluaghat (Bengali: হালুয়াঘাট) is an Upazila of Mymensingh District in the Division of Mymensingh, Bangladesh.[1]

Haluaghat

হালুয়াঘাট
Haluaghat is located in Bangladesh
Haluaghat
Haluaghat
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 25°7.5′N 90°21′E / 25.1250°N 90.350°E / 25.1250; 90.350Coordinates: 25°7.5′N 90°21′E / 25.1250°N 90.350°E / 25.1250; 90.350
Country Bangladesh
DivisionMymensingh Division
DistrictMymensingh District
Area
 • Total356.07 km2 (137.48 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total290,043
 • Density810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
Websitehaluaghat.mymensingh.gov.bd

GeographyEdit

Haluaghat is located at 25°07′30″N 90°21′00″E / 25.1250°N 90.3500°E / 25.1250; 90.3500 . It has 49520 households and total area 356.07 km².

There is a border checkpoint on the Bangladesh-India border at Haluaghat.[2]

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2011 Bangladesh census, Haluaghat had a population of 290,043. Males constituted 49.18% of the population and females 50.82%. Muslims formed 91.34% of the population, Christians 4.40%, Hindus 4.17%, and others 0.09%. Haluaghat had a literacy rate of 38.89% for the population 7 years and above.[3]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Haluaghat has a population of 242,339. Males constitute 50.68% of the population, and females 49.32%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 122,863. Haluaghat has an average literacy rate of 22.8% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[4]

Indigenous communities in Haluaghat are: Garo, Hajong, Koch, Dalu, Bangshi Barman, Khatrio, Kurmi and Mal.[1]

AdministrationEdit

Haluaghat has 12 Unions/Wards, 147 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 205 villages.

List of Unions:

  1. Bhubankura
  2. Jugli
  3. Kaichapur
  4. Haluaghat Sadar
  5. Gazirvita
  6. Bildora
  7. Shakuai
  8. Norail
  9. Dhara
  10. Dhurail
  11. Amtoil
  12. Swadeshi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Jalal Uddin Ahmed (2012), "Haluaghat Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.), Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh
  2. ^ "Land Ports". Banglapedia. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Bangladesh Population and Housing Census 2011: Zila Report – Mymensingh" (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 14 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.