Naogaon Sadar Upazila

Naogaon Sadar (Bengali: নওগাঁ সদর) is an Upazila of Naogaon District in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Naogaon Sadar

নওগাঁ সদর
Naogaon Sadar is located in Bangladesh
Naogaon Sadar
Naogaon Sadar
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°48.3′N 88°57′E / 24.8050°N 88.950°E / 24.8050; 88.950Coordinates: 24°48.3′N 88°57′E / 24.8050°N 88.950°E / 24.8050; 88.950
Country Bangladesh
DivisionRajshahi Division
DistrictNaogaon District
Government
 • TypeUpazila Parishad
 • ChairmanRafiqul Islam
Area
 • Total275.73 km2 (106.46 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total405,148
 • Density1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
WebsiteOfficial Map of Naogaon Sadar

HistoryEdit

In British India sub-districts were called as "Thana", which were mainly exercised by the police. When development activities become widespread, it would be known as a development circle. In 1949 Naogaon Sadar was declared as a thana, in 1960 as a development circle and in 1984 as a sub-district.[1]

GeographyEdit

 
Map of Naogaon District

Naogaon Sadar is located at 24°48′15″N 88°57′00″E / 24.8042°N 88.9500°E / 24.8042; 88.9500. It has more than 80,000 households and total area of about 275.73 km2.

DemographicsEdit

According to 2011 Bangladesh census, Naogaon Sadar had a population of 405,148. Males constituted 50.48% of the population and females 49.52%. Muslims formed 92.07% of the population, Hindus 7.65%, Christians 0.05% and others 0.23%. Naogaon Sadar had a literacy rate of 53.59% for the population 7 years and above.[2]

At the 2001 Bangladesh census, Naogaon Sadar had a population of 348,940. Males constituted 51.58% of the population, and females 48.42%. Naogaon Sadar had an average literacy rate of 34.5% (7+ years), against the national average of 32.4% literate.[3]

AdministrationEdit

Naogaon Sadar Upazila is divided into Naogaon Municipality and 12 union parishads: Baktiarpur, Balihar, Barshail, Boalia, Chandipur, Dubalhati, Hapania, Hashaighari, Kirtipur, Sailgachhi, Sekherpur, and Tilakpur. The union parishads are subdivided into 237 mauzas and 211 villages.[4]

  • Upazila Parishad Chairman: Rafiqul Islam
  • MP of Naogaon-5 Constituencies: Barrister Nizam Uddin Jalil John
  • Mayor of Naogaon Municipality: Nazmul Haque Sony

EducationEdit

According to Banglapedia, Chak Atitha High School, founded in 1914, and Kirtipur Multilateral High School, founded in 1921, are notable secondary schools.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ এক নজরে উপজেলা [Sub-district at a glance]. Dcnaogaon.gov.bd (in Bengali). Retrieved 19 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Bangladesh Population and Housing Census 2011: Zila Report – Nagaon" (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.
  3. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 27 March 2005. Retrieved 10 November 2006.
  4. ^ "District Statistics 2011: Naogaon" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  5. ^ Rahman, Md. Moklesur (2012). "Naogaon Sadar Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.

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