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Mirpur (Bengali: মীরপুর/মিরপুর) is a thana of Dhaka city, Bangladesh. It is bounded by Pallabi Thana to the north, Mohammadpur Thana to the south, Kafrul to the east, and Savar Upazila to the west.[1]

Mirpur

মিরপুর
Mirpur is located in Bangladesh
Mirpur
Mirpur
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°48′34″N 90°21′39″E / 23.809309°N 90.360928°E / 23.809309; 90.360928Coordinates: 23°48′34″N 90°21′39″E / 23.809309°N 90.360928°E / 23.809309; 90.360928
Country Bangladesh
DivisionDhaka Division
DistrictDhaka District
Area
 • Total58.66 km2 (22.65 sq mi)
Population
 (2007)
 • Total1,074,232
 • Density16,838/km2 (43,610/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
Postal Code
1216
Websitebangladesh.gov.bd/maps/images/dhaka/MirpurT.gif

HistoryEdit

Mirpur thana was established in 1962. The thana consists of one union porishod, eight wards, 11 mouzas and 86 and 20 villages. Mirpur Thana (town) area was included in Keraniganj Thana during the British period (1757 to 1947) and in Tejgaon Thana during the Pakistan period (1947 to 1971). After the Liberation War following the victory day, Mirpur was independent on 31 January 1972.

GeographyEdit

 
Panoramic view of Mirpur

Mirpur is located at 23°48′15″N 90°22′00″E / 23.8042°N 90.3667°E / 23.8042; 90.3667. It has a total area of 58.66 km2 (22.65 sq mi) and is situated in the north-east of Dhaka city.

DemographicsEdit

At the 2000 census of Bangladesh, Mirpur had a population of 1,074,232, of which males constituted 54.15% and females 45.85%.[2] 610,270 were over the age of 18, and the average literacy rate was 68.9% (7+ years), compared to the national average of 48.6%. Mirpur Thana has recently been divided into the three thanas of Shah Ali, Pallabi and Kafrul.[3]

Points of interestEdit

Mirpur Beribadh (dyke) is a place in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Mirpur thana is part of the Dhaka District in Dhaka Division. It is famous for various historical places in Dhaka city. The Dhaka Zoo, the National Botanical Garden of Bangladesh, Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, the Nobel Prize-winning Grameen Bank’s head office, Mirpur Cantonment and educational institutions including Military Institute of Science and Technology, Bangladesh University of Professionals, SOS Hermann Gmeiner College, Dhaka Commerce College, Govt. Bangla College, Monipur High School, Ibn Sina Medical College, BCIC College are located here.

 
Mirpur 10 Night

EducationEdit

SportsEdit

For the cricket world cup of 2011, Mirpur's Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium was selected as a venue.[4] For this, renovations were carried out within the thana. The opening match was held there on 19 February 2011.

 
Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium

FiresEdit

  • November 5, 2018 - Chandrabindu Fashion House [5]
  • April 14, 2019 - City Park Building, [6]
  • July 3, 2019 - Mirpur 14 Slum
  • August, 16 - Mirpur 7, Cholontika Slum [7]
 
Fire destroys hundreds of shanties in Mirpur slum in Dhaka

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Farooque, Md. Abu Hasan (2012). "Mirpur Model Thana". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ 2000 Census of Bangladesh
  3. ^ "Table S04: Summary Statistics by Thana and Zila". Population and Housing Census, 1991. Archived from the original on March 27, 2005. Retrieved November 10, 2006.
  4. ^ "Mirpur Host 6 ODI matches". All Time BD.
  5. ^ "Fashion house gutted in Mirpur fire". Daily Bangladesh. 5 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Fire at City Park building in Dhaka's Mirpur-14 under control". bdnews24.com. April 14, 2019.
  7. ^ "Fire destroys hundreds of shanties in Mirpur slum in Dhaka". bdnews24.com. August 16, 2019.