Panchbibi Upazila

Panchbibi (Bengali: পাঁচবিবি) is an upazila of Joypurhat District in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.[1] It is bounded by Hakimpur and Ghoraghat upazilas and West Bengal of India on the north, Joypurhat Sadar upazila on the south, Gobindaganj and Kalai upazilas on the east, Joypurhat Sadar upazila and West Bengal of India on the west.

Panchbibi

পাঁচবিবি
Panchbibi is located in Bangladesh
Panchbibi
Panchbibi
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 25°11.7′N 89°1.2′E / 25.1950°N 89.0200°E / 25.1950; 89.0200Coordinates: 25°11.7′N 89°1.2′E / 25.1950°N 89.0200°E / 25.1950; 89.0200
Country Bangladesh
DivisionRajshahi Division
DistrictJoypurhat District
Area
 • Total278.53 km2 (107.54 sq mi)
Population
 (1991)
 • Total193,365
 • Density690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
WebsiteOfficial Map of Panchbibi

GeographyEdit

Panchbibi is located at 25°11′45″N 89°01′15″E / 25.1958°N 89.0208°E / 25.1958; 89.0208. It has 38,555 household units and a total area of 278.53 km2.

Panchbibi Upazila is bounded by Hakimpur and Ghoraghat Upazilas in Dinajpur district, and Hili CD Block in Dakshin Dinajpur district, West Bengal, India, on the north, Gobindaganj Upazila in Gaibandha District and Kalai Upazila in Joypurhat District on the east, Joypurhat Sadar Upazila on the south and Joypurhat Sadar Upazila and Balurghat CD Block in Dakshin Dinajpur district, West Bengal, India, on the west.[2][3][4]

DemographicsEdit

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Panchbibi has a population of 193,365. Males constitute 51.06% of the population, and females 48.94%. This Upazila's population of people aged eighteen and higher is 99,108. Panchbibi has an average literacy rate of 30.6% (7+ years), against the national average of 32.4% literate.[5]

AdministrationEdit

Panchbibi Upazila is divided into Panchbibi Municipality and eight union parishads: Aolai, Atapur, Aymarasulpur, Bagjana, Balighata, Dharanji, Kusumba, and Mohammadpur. The union parishads are subdivided into 222 mauzas and 247 villages.[6]

Panchbibi Municipality is subdivided into 9 wards and 14 mahallas.[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Shahnaz Parveen (2012), "Panchbibi Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.), Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh
  2. ^ "Panchbibi Upazila". Banglapedia. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  3. ^ "District Census Handbook 2011 Dakshin Dinajpur" (PDF). Map of Dakshin Dinajpur showing CD Blocks on the fourth page. Directorate of Census Operations. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  4. ^ "District Human Development Report" (PDF). Uttar Dinajpur. Page 14: Map showing locational setting of Uttar Dinajpur district (includes Dakshin Dinajpur district). Department of Planning, Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 December 2019. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.
  6. ^ a b "District Statistics 2011: Joypurhat" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.