Kumarkhali (Bengali: কুমারখালি) is an Upazila of Kushtia District in the Division of Khulna, Bangladesh. It is famous for the Shelaidaha area, where the poet Rabindranath Tagore spent a considerable time of his youth.
Shilaidaha Kuthibari, the famous residence of Rabindranath Tagore, is located at Kumarkhali
|• Total||265.89 km2 (102.66 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+6 (BST)|
|Website||Official site |
Official map of Kumarkhali
Kumarkhali is located at. It has 48387 households and total area 265.89 km².
According to 2011 Bangladesh census, Kumarkhali had a population of 328,457. Males constituted 49.77% of the population and females 50.23. Muslims formed 96.757% of the population, Hindus 3.297%, Christians 0.005% and others 0.003%. Kumarkhali had a literacy rate of 45.3% for the population 7 years and above.
At the 1991 Bangladesh census Kumarkhali had a population of 269,008, of whom 133,845 were aged 18 or older. Males constituted 51.77% of the population, and females 48.23%. Kumarkhali had an average literacy rate of 24.9% (7+ years), against the national average of 32.4%.
Kumarkhali has 11 Unions and about 150 villages.
- Shiek Md Badrul Alam Tipu (2012), "Kumarkhali Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.), Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh
- "Bangladesh Population and Housing Census 2011: Zila Report – Kushtia" (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 9 December 2018.
- "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.
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