Nawabganj Upazila, Dhaka

Nawabganj (Bengali: নবাবগঞ্জ) is an upazila of Dhaka District in the Division of Dhaka, Bangladesh.[1]

Nawabganj

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Nawabganj is located in Bangladesh
Nawabganj
Nawabganj
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°40′N 90°10′E / 23.667°N 90.167°E / 23.667; 90.167Coordinates: 23°40′N 90°10′E / 23.667°N 90.167°E / 23.667; 90.167
Country Bangladesh
DivisionDhaka Division
DistrictDhaka District
Area
 • Total244.81 km2 (94.52 sq mi)
Population
 (1991)
 • Total269,189
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
WebsiteOfficial Map of Nawabganj

GeographyEdit

Nawabganj is located at 23°40′00″N 90°10′00″E / 23.6667°N 90.1667°E / 23.6667; 90.1667. It has 47,411 households and total area 244.81 km2.

Nawabganj is surrounded by Singair upazila on the north, Dohar upazila on the south, Keraniganj, sirajdikhan and Sreenagar upazilas on the east, Harirampur and Manikganj Sadar upazilas on the west.

DemographicsEdit

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Nawabganj had a population of 269,189. Males constituted 49.31% of the population, and females 50.69%. 134,813 residents were over eighteen. Nawabganj had an average literacy rate of 34.5% (7+ years). For reference, the national average is 32.4%.[2]

Nawabganj thana, now an upazila, was established in 1974.

AdministrationEdit

Nawabganj Upazila is divided into 14 union parishads: Agla, Bakshanagar, Bandura, Barrah, Baruakhali, Churain, Galimpur, Jantrail, Joykrishnapur, Kailail, Kalakopa, Nayansree, Shekaripara, and Sholla. The union parishads are subdivided into 190 mauzas and 342 villages.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Md. Abu Hasan Farooque (2012). "Nawabganj Upazila (Dhaka District)". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.
  3. ^ "District Statistics 2011: Dhaka" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.