Adamdighi Upazila

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Adamdighi
আদমদিঘী
Upazila
Adamdighi is located in Bangladesh
Adamdighi
Adamdighi
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°49′N 89°0′E / 24.817°N 89.000°E / 24.817; 89.000Coordinates: 24°49′N 89°0′E / 24.817°N 89.000°E / 24.817; 89.000
Country  Bangladesh
Division Rajshahi Division
District Bogra District
Area
 • Total 169.1 km2 (65.3 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 170,326
 • Density 1,009/km2 (2,610/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Adamdighi

Adamdighi (Bengali: আদমদিঘী) is an Upazila of Bogra District in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Naming of this upazila or area as Adamdighi came from Adam's Dighi which means Adam's Tank. Adam was a great Muslim saint or dervish, known as Baba Adam (Bengali: বাবা আদম).

Baba Adam and Tank[edit]

Baba Adam is very popular among the people of the locality, and commands as much respect from Hindus as from Muslims. Baba Adam is said to have been a contemporary of the famous Rani Bhabani (1716–1795) of Natore, who it is said, with her characteristics magnanimity had a tank dug at the place and dedicated it to the saintly fakir in honour of his supernatural powers. This tank, which is a large one, still bears the name of the fakir as Adamdighi or the Adam's Tank.Rani Bhabani was born at Chhatin gram. Father name of Rani Bhabani "Attaram Chowdhury" There are 365 ancient ponds in the Chhatin gram.

Rani Bhabani of Chhatin gram[edit]

Geography[edit]

Adamdighi is located at 24°49′N 89°00′E / 24.817°N 89.000°E / 24.817; 89.000. It has 41,495 household units and a total area of 168.83 km² (approximately).[1] Chhatin gram is a famous UP of Adamdighi Upazila. There are 365 ancient ponds in the Chhatin gram.

Administration[edit]

Adamdighi Thana, now an Upazila, was established in 1821. The upazila consists of six union parishads, one municipality named Santahar, 133 mouzas, and 179 villages. high production of fish of 'PANGASH'

Archaeological heritage[edit]

  • Kaboi Rajbari (palace)
  • Kalachand Temple
  • Rani Bhabani's house at Chhatingram UP.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Adamdighi has a population of 170,326. Males constitute 51.63% of the population, and females 48.37%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 87,264. Adamdighi has an average literacy rate of 34.4% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[2]

Administrative[edit]

Adamdighi has 6 Unions, 145 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 179 villages.

Unions[edit]

There are 6 union councils in this upazila. These are-

  • Adamdighi Sadar
  • Chapapur
  • Chhatiangram
  • Kundugram
  • Nashratpur
  • Santahar

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics
  2. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006. 

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