Puthia Upazila

Puthia (Bengali: পুঠিয়া) is an Upazila of Rajshahi District in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.[1]


Puthia is located in Bangladesh
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°22.5′N 88°51′E / 24.3750°N 88.850°E / 24.3750; 88.850Coordinates: 24°22.5′N 88°51′E / 24.3750°N 88.850°E / 24.3750; 88.850
Country Bangladesh
DivisionRajshahi Division
DistrictRajshahi District
 • Total192.64 km2 (74.38 sq mi)
 • Total159,405
 • Density830/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
WebsiteOfficial Map of Puthia


Puthia is located at 24°22′30″N 88°51′00″E / 24.3750°N 88.8500°E / 24.3750; 88.8500. It has 30484 households and total area 192.64 km2. This is a historical & traditional place in Bangladesh for Puthia Rajbari & Shiva Temple Complex.


According to 2011 Bangladesh census, Puthia had a population of 207,490. Males constituted 50.64% of the population and females 49.36%. Muslims formed 93.93% of the population, Hindus 5.27%, Christians 0.48% and others 0.33%. Puthia had a literacy rate of 49.58% for the population 7 years and above.[2]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Puthia has a population of 342,405. Males constitute 51.16% of the population, and females 48.84%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 81679. Puthia has an average literacy rate of 25.5% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[3]


Puthia Upazila is divided into Puthia Municipality and six union parishads: Baneshwar, Belpukuria, Bhalukgachhi, Jeopara, Puthia, and Silmaria. The union parishads are subdivided into 128 mauzas and 183 villages.[4]

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  1. ^ AKM Kaisaruzzaman (2012), "Puthia Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.), Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh
  2. ^ "Bangladesh Population and Housing Census 2011: Zila Report – Rajshahi" (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 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.
  4. ^ "District Statistics 2011: Rajshahi" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.

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