Feni District

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This article is about a district of Bangladesh; for the alcoholic spirit see Feni (liquor); for other uses see Feni (disambiguation)
Feni
ফেনী
District
Nickname(s): southeastern nucleus.
Motto: becoming splendid
Location of Feni in Bangladesh
Location of Feni in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°00′N 91°24′E / 23.000°N 91.400°E / 23.000; 91.400Coordinates: 23°00′N 91°24′E / 23.000°N 91.400°E / 23.000; 91.400
Country  Bangladesh
Division Chittagong Division
Area
 • District 928.34 km2 (358.43 sq mi)
 • Metro 197.33 km2 (76.19 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • District 1,437,371
 • Density 1,500/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total 64.0%
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 3900
Website www.dcfeni.gov.bd

Feni (Bengali: ফেনী জেলা , Feni Jela also Feni Zila) is a small southeastern district of Bangladesh bordering (clockwise from the north) Tripura in [India], Chittagong district, the Bay of Bengal, Noakhali district and Comilla district.[1] It comprises six sub-districts ("Upazilas"): Feni Sadar, Chhagalnaiya, Porshuram, Fulgazi (variant of Phool Ghazi), Daganbhuiyan and Sonagazi.

At British Indian period it was a sub district of Chittagong. Before becoming a full-fledged district in 1984, it was part of the Noakhali district. Feni has a moderate climate with a little high humidity and a rich history dating back almost 3000 years. Except agriculture, maximum people of Feni resides in Dhaka City, Chittagong City, Sylhet City engaged in all sorts of jobs and business ranging from menial labor to high profiled office jobs. It has a large contingent of its population residing in the Middle East and other parts of the world.A huge amount of foreign remittance receiving by the govt are sent by the people of this region.

The main highway of Bangladesh, Dhaka-Chittagong inter-district highway passes through Feni. Buses usually take 3–4 hours to travel on 165 km highway from Dhaka and about 2.5 hours from Chittagong. There is a railway junction situated here called Feni junction. Panoramic landscape comprising the Tripura valley, Feni River estuarine and green paddy fields add to Feni district's scenic beauty. Feni is also important from strategic viewpoints, its position near the Indian border and the Bay of Bengal. Feni is also the only connecting link between the rest of the country and the districts of Chittagong (where the largest port of the country is situated), Cox's Bazar (the most important tourist destination of the country) and three Hill Districts: Rangamati, Bandaraban and Khagrachari.

One of the three Girls Cadet Colleges in Bangladesh is situated in Feni. The other two are in Mymensingh and Joypurhat districts. The country's only Government-run Computer Institute also is situated in Feni. Three private electricity plants supplying electricity are existing here.

Administration[edit]

Feni district was established on February 15, 1984. It has six upazillas, 45 union parishads, and approximately 570 villages. The upazillas are:

  1. Feni Sadar
  2. Sonagazi
  3. Fhulgazi
  4. Chagalnaiya
  5. Daganbhuiyan
  6. Parshuram

Religion[edit]

The district of Feni consists 2835 mosques, 38 temples(Hindu), 10(Buddhist) temples and four churches. In feni district there are a huge number of saint has born among of them Mawlana Ishaq Shaheb (R) was most popular and great saint in this district. He was born approximate 1870 A.D. in Sri-devipur village ( Later its name was called Yeakubpur as his 3rd Child name Yeakub). As a real saint he can show show any mystorious ( Alokikotto). During his life he gave all of his Wealth to Orphanage and poor man.According to his 3rd son Yeakub the Village, Post Office and Union was named,and according to his name a Mazar sharif, a Madrasha, and an Orphanage was named.

Demographic information[edit]

  • Men = 353,201
  • Women = 345,246[1]

List of schools, colleges, university[edit]

  1. Jaylasker High school
  2. Govt. Commercial college, Mohipal, feni.
  3. joynal hazari college
  4. Rampur nasir memorial college
  5. North Alipur School & College
  6. Feni University ( Private)
  7. Institute of Computer Science & Technology, Sadar Hospital Road, Feni, Bangladesh
  8. Feni Government Colleges
  9. Charshaha Bhikari High School
  10. Feni Alia Madrasha
  11. Darul Ulom Al Hosainia Ulamabazar Madrasha
  12. Nurul Uloom Badadia
  13. Madrasatu Osman, Bhour Bazar, Sonagaji, Feni
  14. Tanjimul Ummah cadet Madrasha
  15. Nazir pur islamia Dakhil Madrasha
  16. Sofor pur islamia Dakhil Madrasha
  17. Al-Helal Academy Sonagazi
  18. Sonagaji Islamia Fazil Madrasha
  19. Kodomtola madrasha
  20. Forhad Nagar Madrasha
  21. Feni Govt. Pilot High School
  22. Feni Girls Cadet College
  23. Feni Government Girls High school
  24. Feni Government Alia Madrasha
  25. Feni Poly-technical Institute
  26. Feni Computer Institute (Govt Institute)
  27. Govt Zia Girls College
  28. Joynal Hazari College
  29. Shaheen Academy Feni
  30. Al Jameatul Falahia kamil Madrasha
  31. Feni Central High School
  32. Feni G.A. Academy
  33. Feni Balika Bidya Niketon High School
  34. Feni Shishu Niketon
  35. Feni Shanti Niketon
  36. Goshal Hat Primary School
  37. Nurul Haque High School
  38. G. M . Hat High School
  39. Lemua High School, Lemua bazar
  40. Feni Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital
  41. Iqbal Memorial College
  42. Feni Model High School
  43. Dhoon Shahadda High School
  44. Aftabibir Hat Kamil Madrasha
  45. Adarsha High School, K.M. Hat
  46. Purba ChandraPur High School
  47. Hasanpur Shah Alam Chowdhury High School & College
  48. Habibullah Khan Girls High School
  49. Khaiara High School, Feni
  50. Khandal High School,Porsuram
  51. Charipur Adarsho High School
  52. Osmania High School
  53. Bishnupur High School
  54. Sundorpur High School
  55. Chanua High School
  56. Shmsuddin Bhuiyan High School
  57. Sharishadi High School
  58. Bali Gaon High School, Feni
  59. Shuvapur Islamia Senior Alim Madrasha
  60. Amirabad B.C. Laha High School and College
  61. Muhurigonj High School
  62. Langolmora Primary School
  63. Dhoon Shahadda Bright Kinder Garden
  64. Dhoon Shahadda Praimary School
  65. Atarturk Model High School
  66. Darmopur Educational Estate
  67. Dhoon Shahadda Fulkuri Kinder Garden
  68. Dandy School and College Feni
  69. Chhagalnaiya Pilot High School
  70. Izzatpur High School
  71. Bijoy Shing High School
  72. Panchgacia Girls School, Feni
  73. Mongal Kandi High School
  74. Bakter Munshi Moazzem Hossain High School
  75. Fazil pur W.B.Quedry High School.fazilpur
  76. Shib pur Bhuiyan Hat A A High School, fazilpur
  77. sonagazi Mohammed saber model pilot high school
  78. motigonj R M Hat High school
  79. Nasir Memorial College, Rampur Feni
  80. Sindur pur khaja ahmed high school
  81. Rajapur high school & college,Rajapur-Dagon Bhuiyan
  82. Fazil pur F F Jinnah High School,Fazil pur
  83. Fazil Pur Walia Islamia Kamel Madrasha,Fazil pur
  84. Feni technical school & college
  85. Ilu Kinder garten
  86. Feni Zilla School
  87. Laskar Hat S.C.Laha High School
  88. momariz pur high school
  89. Bathania Duluma Azim High School
  90. Fatehpur high school
  91. Yeakubpur Ishaquia Atim Khana Senior Madrasha
  92. Shibpur R.B.Hat High School.
  93. Silonia High School
  94. Motua Islamia Alim Madrasha (Mansur)
  95. Gobindapur High School

Cultural Organizations[edit]

Feni has a well history of cultural heritage,several village fairs organize in every parts of the district year round.It has following organizations:: Public library 7, Club 143, Drama stage 1, Theater group 7, Women organizations 17. Shilpakala Academy 1 and Shishu Academy 2

Main occupations[edit]

Agriculture 36.67%, agricultural laborer 11.54%, wage laborer 2.1%, commerce 12.29%, industry 1.13%, service 18.86%, transport 3.31%, construction 1.12% and others 12.98%.

Main crops[edit]

Paddy, wheat, potato, pulses, sugarcane and vegetables.

Fisheries, dairies, poultry[edit]

Dairy 76, fishery 19 and poultry 482.Among them poultry is one of the growing industry.

Communication facilities[edit]

Roads: pucca 332 km, semi pucca 131 km and mud road 2564; railways 32.5 km; waterways 47 nautical mile.

Traditional transport[edit]

Palanquin (extinct), bullock cart (nearly extinct) and boat.

Hats, bazaars and fairs Total number of hats and bazaars are 140; fairs 11.

Health Centers[edit]

District sadar hospital 1, upazila health complex 5, health and family planning center 33, TB hospital 1, diabetic hospital 1, satellite clinic 12, and mother and child welfare center in Dagonbhuiyan upozila there are many private medical hospital have located among of them Popular Hospital and Diagoanistics center which led by Ishaquia Group is the one of the best

Sports[edit]

Shahid Salam Stadium is the main sports venue in Feni. One great All-rounder named Rajesh Poddar born in Feni. It is the home ground of Bangladesh Premier League (football) team Feni Soccer Club.

Notable people[edit]

[citation needed]

  • Begum Khaleda Zia, (former Prime Minister)
  • Sayeed Iskander, a freedom fighter, former MP and younger brother of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia
  • Mahbubul Alam Tara (Former Whip & Member of Parliament, Ex-Chairman of NCC Bank Ltd., noted entrepreneur, educationist & President of Jatiyatabadi Krishak Dal)
  • ABM Taleb Ali, Politician ex- parliament member,
  • Joynal Hazari, Politician ex-Parliament member
  • Lt. Gen. Masud Uddin Chowdhury, ndc, psc,[current Bangladesh High Commissioner in Australia];
  • Sir A. F. Rahman, (the first Muslim Vice Chancellor of [Dhaka University],
  • Professor A.K.Azad Chowdhury former vice Chancellor of University of Dhaka and current Chairman of University Grants Commission, Bangladesh
  • Professor Anwarullah Chowdhury former vice chancellor of university of Dhaka
  • Dr. Mustafa Chowdhury (former Public Service Commission Chairman),
  • Prof. Ahmed Shafee (Vice-Chancellor of East West University)
  • Abdul Awal Mintu,
  • Saber Hossain Chowdhury,
  • Mr. Sayeed Hossain Chowdhury,

Chairman of One Bank Ltd,

,

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tipu Sultan (2012). "Feni District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 

2,Islami Bishokowsh 5th part, p-424 3, Tasnifate Lokmani,1st edition, Emdadia offset press,2014 4,Ishaquia atim khanar etihas, by abdus sattar,feni 1978

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