Sundarganj Upazila

Sundarganj (Bengali: সুন্দরগঞ্জ) is an Upazila of Gaibandha District in the Division of Rangpur, Bangladesh.[1]

Sundarganj

সুন্দরগঞ্জ
Sundarganj is located in Bangladesh
Sundarganj
Sundarganj
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 25°33.5′N 89°30′E / 25.5583°N 89.500°E / 25.5583; 89.500Coordinates: 25°33.5′N 89°30′E / 25.5583°N 89.500°E / 25.5583; 89.500
Country Bangladesh
DivisionRangpur Division
DistrictGaibandha District
Area
 • Total426.52 km2 (164.68 sq mi)
Population
 (1991)
 • Total360,676
 • Density850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
Postal code
5720
WebsiteOfficial Map of Sundarganj

GeographyEdit

Sundarganj is located at 25°33′30″N 89°30′00″E / 25.5583°N 89.5000°E / 25.5583; 89.5000 . It has 70165 households and total area 426.52 km². Also, Sundarganj is situated on the banks of the river Teesta.

DemographicsEdit

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Sundarganj has a population of 360676. Males constitute 50.17% of the population, and females 49.83%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 166753. Sundarganj has an average literacy rate of 24.1% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[2]

AdministrationEdit

Sundarganj has 15 Unions/Wards, 110 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 178 villages.

College List of Sundarganj UpazilaEdit

  • Sundarganj D.W Gov. College (Sundarganj)
  • Sundarganj Degree Women's College (Sundarganj)
  • Belka Degree College (Belka, Sundarganj)
  • Dharmapur Abdul Jabbar Degree College (Dharmapur, Sundarganj)
  • Dharmapur Women's College (Dharmapur, Sundarganj)
  • Dhubni Mohila College (Dhubni, Sundarganj)
  • Shobhaganj Degree College (Shobhaganj, Sundarganj)
  • Shobhaganj Women's Model College (Shobhaganj, Sundarganj)
  • Bamandanga Abdul Haque College ( Bamandanga, Sundarganj)
  • Dhubni Kanchibari College (Dhubni, Sundarganj)
  • Ramdeb Shaikh Khabir Uddin College (Hasanganj, Sundarganj)
  • Bazarpara College (Bazarpara, Sundarganj)

List of Health Centers of Sundarganj UpazilaEdit

  • Sundarganj Upazila Health Complex ( SUndarganj)
  • Bamdanga sub-health center (Bamandanga)
  • Shobhanj Sub-Health Center (Chaparhatti)
  • Belka Sub-Health Center (Belka)
  • Kanchibari Sub-Health Center (Kanchibari)
  • Haripur sub-health center (Haripur)
  • Chandipur sub-health center (Chandipur)
  • Dharmapur Sub-Health Center (Dharmapur)

Notable PlaceEdit

  • Bamondanga Zamidar Bari, a palace, built in 1252 A.D.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Md. Motahar Hussain Basunia (2012), "Sundarganj 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.