Damudya Upazila

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Damudya
ডামুড্যা
Upazila
Damudya is located in Bangladesh
Damudya
Damudya
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°8′N 90°26′E / 23.133°N 90.433°E / 23.133; 90.433Coordinates: 23°8′N 90°26′E / 23.133°N 90.433°E / 23.133; 90.433
Country  Bangladesh
Division Dhaka Division
District Shariatpur District
Area[1]
 • Total 90.54 km2 (34.96 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)[2]
 • Total 109,003
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 8040
Website damudya.shariatpur.gov.bd(Bengali)

Damudya (Bengali: ডামুড্যা) is an upazila of Shariatpur District in the Division of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Damudya Thana was established in 1975 and was converted into an upazila in 1982.[3] It is named after its administrative center, the town of Damudya.

Geography[edit]

Damudya Upazila has a total area of 90.54 square kilometres (34.96 sq mi).[1] It borders Bhedarganj Upazila to the north, Gosairhat Upazila to the east and south, Madaripur District to the west, and Shariatpur Sadar Upazila to the northwest.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. (000) ±%
1981 91 —    
1991 96 +5.5%
2001 117 +21.9%
2011 109 −6.8%
Source:
Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics[1]

According to the 2011 Bangladesh census, Damudya Upazila had 24,193 households and a population of 109,003, 15.9% of whom lived in urban areas.[2] 11.1% of the population was under the age of 5.[4] The literacy rate (age 7 and over) was 52.5%, compared to the national average of 51.8%.[5][6]

Administration[edit]

Damudya Upazila is divided into Damudya Municipality and seven union parishads: Darul Aman, Dhanokathi, Islampur, Koneshwar, Purbo Damudya, Shidul Kura, and Sidda. The union parishads are subdivided into 60 mauzas and 120 villages.

Damudya Municipality is subdivided into 9 wards and 11 mahallas.[1]

Education[edit]

Purba Madari Pur College is the only college in the upazila.

The madrasa education system includes one kamil madrasa, the only one in the district.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "District Statistics 2011: Shariatpur" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Population Census 2011: Shariatpur Table C-01" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Rahman, AKM Matiur (2012). "Damudya Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  4. ^ "Population Census 2011: Shariatpur Table C-04" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Population Census 2011: Shariatpur Table C-06" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Census 2011: Bangladesh at a Glance" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  7. ^ "List of Institutions". Ministry of Education. Retrieved July 15, 2014.