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Jashore Sadar (Bengali: যশোহর সদর) is an Upazila of Jashore District[1] in the Division of Khulna, Bangladesh. Its administrative centre is the town of Jashore, which is also the centre of the district.

Jashore Sadar

যশোহর সদর
Jashore Sadar is located in Bangladesh
Jashore Sadar
Jashore Sadar
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°10.1′N 89°12.3′E / 23.1683°N 89.2050°E / 23.1683; 89.2050Coordinates: 23°10.1′N 89°12.3′E / 23.1683°N 89.2050°E / 23.1683; 89.2050
Country Bangladesh
DivisionKhulna Division
DistrictJessore District
Area
 • Total435.22 km2 (168.04 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total742,898
 • Density1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
WebsiteOfficial Map of Jessore Sadar

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GeographyEdit

Jessore Sadar is located at 23°10′05″N 89°12′15″E / 23.1681°N 89.2042°E / 23.1681; 89.2042. It has 94,348 households and a total area of 435.22 km².

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2011 Bangladesh census, Jessore Sadar had a population of 742,898. Males constituted 51.19% of the population and females 48.81%. Muslims formed 90.73% of the population, Hindus 8.95%, Christians 0.26% and others 0.05%. Jessore Sadar had a literacy rate of 63.8% for the population 7 years and above.[2]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Jessore Sadar had a population of 530,582. Males constitute 52.85% of the population, and females 47.15%. This Upazila's eighteen-up population was 281,108. Jessore Sadar has an average literacy rate of 44.2% (7+ years), against the national average of 32.4% literate.[3] By the 2011 Bangladesh census, the upazila's population had grown to 742,898.

AdministrationEdit

Jessore Sadar has 18 Unions/Wards, 326 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 250 villages. It has class one Pouroshave (Municipality). The town of Jessore is on the banks of the Bhairab River. It has one of the famous colleges of Bangladesh-Michael Modhushudon (MM) College.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Firoj Ansari (2012), "Jashore Sadar Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.), Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of BangladeshCS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.