Bagerhat Sadar Upazila

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Bagerhat Sadar
বাগেরহাট সদর
Upazila
The Shait Gumbad Mosque in Bagerhat
The Shait Gumbad Mosque in Bagerhat
Bagerhat Sadar is located in Bangladesh
Bagerhat Sadar
Bagerhat Sadar
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°39.8′N 89°47.5′E / 22.6633°N 89.7917°E / 22.6633; 89.7917Coordinates: 22°39.8′N 89°47.5′E / 22.6633°N 89.7917°E / 22.6633; 89.7917
Country  Bangladesh
Division Khulna Division
District Bagerhat District
Area
 • Total 272.73 km2 (105.30 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 235,848
 • Density 865/km2 (2,240/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Bagerhat Sadar

Bagerhat Sadar (Bengali: বাগেরহাট সদর) is an Upazila of Bagerhat District in the Division of Khulna, Bangladesh. The municipality was established in 1958. It consists of 9 wards and 31 mahallas.

Geography[edit]

Bagerhat Sadar has 45527 households and is total area 272.73km². Bagerhat Sadar Upazila is bounded by Fakirhat and Chitalmari upazilas on the north, Morrelganj upazila on the south, Kachua upazila on the east, Rampal and Fakirhat upazila on the west. The main rivers in the area are the Bhairab, Chitra, Daudkhali, Poylahar, and the Putimari.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Bagerhat Sadar has a population of 235,848. Bagerhat Sadar has an average literacy rate of 49.9% (7+ years), compared to the Bangladeshi national average of 32.4%.[1]

Education[edit]

Historical events[edit]

Khan Jahan Ali established a pargana named Khalifatabad here in 1429 AD, which covered Bagerhat, Khulna, Jessore, Satkhira and Barisal. The Sixty Dome Mosque was the central administrative place of the kingdom. He built a mint, several mosques, and excavated several lakes.

During the Bangladesh Liberation War, Razakar Seraj Master killed 18 members of a family in . Battles between the Pak army and the Bangladeshi Freedom Fighters, the Mukti Bahini, were held at Panighat, Devir Bazar and Madhav Kathi.

Cultural organizations[edit]

There are 4 public libraries, 1 museum, 2 cinemas, 25 rural clubs, 1 women's organization, and 1 playground in Bagerhat Sadar Upazila.

Health organization[edit]

In Bagerhat Sadar, there is 1 government hospital, 2 satellite clinics, 10 union health and family planning centers, 1 maternity clinic, 7 private clinics, and 2 nursing training schools.

Main crops[edit]

Paddy, wheat, jute, potato, banana and papaya, garlic, onion are the main crops of Bagerhat Sadar.

Industry[edit]

Bagerhat Sadar had 28 spice grinding mills, 22 flour mills, 25 rice mills, and 28 coconut oil mill. Cottage industries include 70 goldsmiths, 40 blacksmiths, 60 welders, 1 honey cultivation project, and 1 bidi factory.

Administrative[edit]

Bagerhat Sadar has 10 Wards/Unions, 187 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 167 villages.

The current UP chairman is Khan Habibur Rahman who was voted to this post for the 2nd consecutive time in January 2012.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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