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Mostafapur Union (Bengali: মোস্তফাপুর ইউনিয়ন) is a Union Parishad under Moulvibazar Sadar Upazila of Moulvibazar District in the division of Sylhet, Bangladesh. It has an area of 21 square kilometres and a population of 18,053.
|No. 11 Mostafapur Union Council|
|Upazila||Moulvibazar Sadar Upazila|
|• Union Parishad Chairman||Tajul Islam|
|Time zone||UTC+6 (BST)|
The union was named after the village of Mostafapur. The village was named in honour of Shah Mustafa, an Islamic preacher and companion of Shah Jalal, who came to Moulvibazar to propagate the light of Islam. The house where he initially started residing is now known as Mostafapur Puran Bari (Bengali: মোস্তফাপুর পুরান বাড়ী).
Mostafapur Union is located at the eastern part of Moulvibazar Sadar Upazila. It shares borders with the Kanakpur and Amtail Unions in the west, Rajnagar Upazila in the east, Chadnighat Union in the north, and Giyashnagar Union in the south. It has an area of 21 square kilometres.
Mostafapur has a population of 18,053.
- Hilalpur, Shompashi, Ghorua, Bahar Mordan, Kuchar Mahal, Gandarvpur, Lamajagannathpur, Pagoliya
- Mostafapur, West Mostafapur, Kamarshuta, North Jagannathpur, Goalabari, Shonapur, Jagannathpur
- Kotar Mahal, Harinarayanpur, Goyghor, Sribour, Fotehpur, Baurghoriya, Khojar Mahal, Birbali
- Badeshompashi, Ekagopal, Jinaikaist, Jagatshi, Changaon, Folaun, Komla Kolosh, Mutukopur, Ajmeru, Ramabollav
Economy and tourismEdit
Mostafapur has a significant number of British and American immigrants contributing to its economy. It has one central bazaar. In the village of Goyghor, there is an ancient mosque from the Mughal era called Goyghor Mosque. There is also a large ecopark in Shonapur.
The Union has a literacy rate of 60%. It has 10 state primary schools and 2 private primary schools. It has one exam centre for the Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) in Hilalpur High School. There are three madrasas and
Language and cultureEdit
The native population converse in their native Sylheti dialect but can also converse in Standard Bengali. Languages such as Arabic and English are also taught in schools. The Union contains 8 eidgahs.
List of chairmenEdit
|01||Inaam Ullah||1960 - 1965|
|02||Muhammad Irshad||1965 - 1970|
|03||Muhammad Anwar Khan||1970 - 1972|
|04||Gaura Pada Goswami||1972 - 1974|
|05||Dr. Firuz Miah|
|06||Muhammad Abdul Matin Motar Miah|
|08||Muhammad Monnaf Miah||1974 - 1975|
|09||Muhammad Saad Ullah||1975 - 1976|
|10||Muhammad Milad Husayn||1977 - 1988|
|11||Muhammad Mahmudur Rahman||1988 - 1992|
|12||Muhammad Yunus Miah BComm||19/6/92 - 31/5/97|
|13||Muhammad Habibur Rahman||16/6/97 - 4/2/98|
|14||Muhammad Sayyid Ahmad||5/2/98 - 5/4/05|
|15||Muhammad Habibur Rahman||7/5/05 - 16/8/11|
|16||Sheikh Rumel Ahmed||17/8/11 - 16/8/16|
|17||Muhammad Tajul Islam SSC||Present|
- মোস্তফাপুর ইউনিয়ন. Retrieved 3 April 2019.