Pirgachha Upazila

Pirgachha (Bengali: পীরগাছা) is an upazila of Rangpur District in the division of Rangpur, Bangladesh.[1]

Pirgachha

পীরগাছা
Pirgachha is located in Bangladesh
Pirgachha
Pirgachha
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 25°34.8′N 89°24′E / 25.5800°N 89.400°E / 25.5800; 89.400Coordinates: 25°34.8′N 89°24′E / 25.5800°N 89.400°E / 25.5800; 89.400
Country Bangladesh
DivisionRangpur Division
DistrictRangpur District
Government
 • ChairmanLate Abdul Gafur Mia
 • ChairmanMr. Rabu Sarder
Area
 • Total265.32 km2 (102.44 sq mi)
Population
 (1991)
 • Total256,573
 • Density970/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
WebsiteOfficial Map of Pirgachha

GeographyEdit

Pirgachha is located at 25°34′50″N 89°24′00″E / 25.5806°N 89.4000°E / 25.5806; 89.4000 . It has 52,432 households and total area 265.32 km². Tambulpur is one of the famous unions which is situated on the bank of River Burail. Pirgacha upazila is situated at the south-east corner of Rangpur town. Tambulpur is the largest union of Pirgachha Upazila. It is about 12 kilometers east–west and about 6 kilometers north–south. And Rahmatchar is the largest village under this union. It is situated at the very east side at River Tista which is the meeting points of Rangpur, Kurigram and Gaibandha Districts.

DemographicsEdit

As of the 2011 Bangladesh census, Pirgachha has a population of 329,573. Males constitute 50.59% of the population, and females 49.41%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 125484. Pirgachha has an average literacy rate of 21.5% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[2]

AdministrationEdit

Pirgachha has 9 unions/wards, Tambulpur is one of the important unions. Business minister Mr. Tipu munshi's father lived here. He is a member of parliament from Pirgachha and Kawnia. Chairman of this union is Mr. Robu Sarder.

171 mauzas/mahallas, and 189 villages. 

College List of Pirgachha UpazilaEdit

  • Pirgachha Govt. College (Pirgachha)
  • Pirgachha Women's College (Pirgachha)
  • Devi Chowdhurani Degree College (Chowdhurani, Pirgachha)
  • Rahim Uddin Bharsa Women's College (Pirgachha)
  • Karim Uddin Bharsa Women's College (Pirgachha)
  • Tambulpur College ( Tambulpur, Pirgachha )
  • Itakumari Shibchandra Roy College (Itakumari, Pirgachha)
  • Paotanahat College (Paotanahat, Pirgachha)
  • Satdargah College (Satdargah, Pirgachha)
  • Annadanagar College (Annandanagar, Pirgachha)

Two or three high schools and four Dakhil madrasha. Rahmatchar is one of the famous villages of this union. There are two primary schools and two madrasha in Rahmatchar. Dewanbari is the most famous in Rahmatchar even in the union.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ahmad Hussain Chand (2012), "Pirgachha Upazila", 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.