Dhupchanchia Upazila

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Dhupchanchia
দুপচাঁচিয়া
Upazila
Dhupchanchia is located in Bangladesh
Dhupchanchia
Dhupchanchia
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°52′N 89°10′E / 24.867°N 89.167°E / 24.867; 89.167Coordinates: 24°52′N 89°10′E / 24.867°N 89.167°E / 24.867; 89.167
Country  Bangladesh
Division Rajshahi Division
District Bogra District
Area[1]
 • Total 162.44 km2 (62.72 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)[2]
 • Total 176,678
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 5880, 5881
Website dupchanchia.bogra.gov.bd(Bengali)

Dhupchanchia Upazila (Bengali: দুপচাঁচিয়া উপজেলা) is an upazila of Bogra District in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Dhupchanchia Thana was established in 1880 and was converted into an upazila in 1983.[3] It is named after its administrative center, the town of Dhupchanchia.

Geography[edit]

Dhupchanchia Upazila has a total area of 162.44 square kilometres (62.72 sq mi).[1] It is bounded on the east by the Nagar River (across which lies Kahaloo Upazila).[4] It borders Adamdighi Upazila to the south and west, Joypurhat District to the west and north, and Shibganj Upazila to the northeast.[3]

Dhupchanchia Municipality has an area of 10.21 square kilometres (3.94 sq mi).[3] It is situated about 20 km (12 mi) from the principal town of the District, Bogra.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. (000) ±%
1981 122 —    
1991 149 +22.1%
2001 161 +8.1%
2011 177 +9.9%
Source:
Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics[1]

According to the 2011 Bangladesh census, Dhupchanchia Upazila had 45,390 households and a population of 176,678, 12.7% of whom lived in urban areas.[2] 8.7% of the population was under the age of 5.[5] The literacy rate (age 7 and over) was 51.7%, compared to the national average of 51.8%.[6][7]

Economy[edit]

Hats and bazar[edit]

Hats and bazars are 15, the most noted of which are Dhap sultangonj Hat, Zianagar Hat, Talora Hat, and Saharpukur Hat. And bazars are sitted every day, the most noted bazar are tematha puraton bazar, c.o office bazar etc.

Main exports[edit]

Paddy, rice, potato, biscuit, fish, milk, wood, vegetables etc.

Smriti Omlan

Points of interest[edit]

  • Dargah of Sultan Shahi Sawar Dhap
  • Gobindapur Temple
  • Goyabandh Mazar
  • Mazar of Pir Ziauddin [3]

Administration[edit]

Dhupchanchia Upazila is divided into two municipalities and six union parishads: Chamrul, Dhupchanchia, Gobindapur, Gunahar, Talora, and Zianagar. The union parishads are subdivided into 108 mauzas and 212 villages.[1]

Dupchanchia Municipality was established in 2000. It has 9 wards and 37 mahallas.[3] Md. Jahangir Alom (Bangladesh National Party) was elected mayor in 2008.[8][9]

Talora Municipalicity was established in 2013.[10]

Infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

Railway stations Altafnagar and Talora are on the branch line connecting Santahar and Kaunia . In July 2014 they were served by six or eight intercity and six mail trains a day.[11]

Health centres[edit]

Upazila health complex 1, rural health centre 1, satellite clinic 1, family welfare centre 5.

Education[edit]

According to Banglapedia, Talora Altaf Ali High School, founded in 1918, Dupchanchia Pilot High School, founded in 1923, and Dupchanchia Model Pilot Girls' High School, founded in 1944, are notable secondary schools.[3] There are six colleges in the upazila. They include Dupchanchia J.K. Degree College, and Shahid M Monsur Ali College. Dupchanchia Mohila Degree College, founded in 1993, is the only honors level college in the upazila.[1][12]

The madrasa education system includes four fazil madrasas.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "District Statistics 2011: Bogra" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Population Census 2011: Bogra Table C-01" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Pulak, Md Khairul Alam (2012). "Dhupchanchia Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  4. ^ Murshed, Md Mahbub (2012). "Nagar River". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  5. ^ "Population Census 2011: Bogra Table C-04" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population Census 2011: Bogra Table C-06" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Census 2011: Bangladesh at a Glance" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Dhupchanchia Municipality at a Glance". Dhupchanchia Upazila. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
  9. ^ "BNP Leader Elected Mayor". Bangladesh News. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Talora Municipality Election Today". =The Daily Star. Retrieved July 17, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Santahar Schedule". Bangladesh Railways. Retrieved August 8, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Dupchanchia Mohila College - Home". Dupchanchia Mohila College. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
  13. ^ "List of Institutions". Ministry of Eduction. Retrieved July 15, 2014.