Galachipa Upazila

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Galachipa
গলাচিপা
Upazila
Galachipa is located in Bangladesh
Galachipa
Galachipa
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°9.8′N 90°25.8′E / 22.1633°N 90.4300°E / 22.1633; 90.4300Coordinates: 22°9.8′N 90°25.8′E / 22.1633°N 90.4300°E / 22.1633; 90.4300
Country  Bangladesh
Division Barisal Division
District Patuakhali District
Area
 • Total 1,267.89 km2 (489.54 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 286,307
 • Density 226/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of the Galachipa Upazila

Galachipa (Bengali: গলাচিপা ) is an Upazila of Patuakhali District in the Division of Barisal, Bangladesh.[1] In March 2011, part of the upazila was separated to make the new Rangabali Upazila.[2]

Geography[edit]

Galachipa is located at 22°09′50″N 90°25′50″E / 22.1639°N 90.4306°E / 22.1639; 90.4306 . It has 49982 units of house hold and total area 1267.89 km².

Rivers[edit]

Galachipa Upazila has many rivers and canals. The Bay of Bengal is very close here. However, Galachipa is situated on the bank of the "Ramnabad". Due to the river Galachipa is a famous port for rice and other crops. A large "Haat" takes place every Saturday based on the river. It is one of the largest "Haat" of greater Barisal. Another very famous river of Galachipa is "'Agunmukha'". This is dangerous as well as beautiful. In Bengali we can say "Sundarer Majhe Voyongkar". There are also many other dangerous and beautiful rivers in Galachipa.

Demographics[edit]

As of 1991 Bangladesh census, Galachipa has a population of 286,307. Males constitute 51.36% of the population, and females 48.64%. This Upazila's adult population is 137,818. Galachipa has an average literacy rate of 29.4% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[3]

Administrative[edit]

Galachipa has 13 Unions/Wards, 145 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 230 villages.

Unions[edit]

  1. Amkhola Union
  2. Bakulbaria Union
  3. Bara Baisdia Union
  4. Chalitabunia Union
  5. Chiknikandi Union
  6. Chhota Baisdia Union
  7. Char Kajal Union
  8. Char Biswas Union
  9. Charmontaz Union
  10. Dakua Union
  11. Galachipa Union
  12. Gazalia Union
  13. Golkhali Union
  14. Kalagachiya Union
  15. Panpatti Union
  16. Rangabali Union
  17. Ratandi Taltali Union

Educational institutions[edit]

Galachipa Upazila is very famous for academic affairs. There are many good as well as famous schools, madrasha and colleges here. Galachipa High School is one of them. This is one of the most famous schools of greater Barisal.Its students are now everywhere in respectable positions.[1][dead link]

The school has many achievements and it is the holy symbol of knowledge of Galachipa Upazila. The school is now 75 years old. The Diamond Jubilee of the school will be celebrated in 2008. All are welcome very cordially. Another famous school is Ulania Hat High School.

Galachipa Degree College is another famous institution of Galachipa. Others are Panpatty High School,Bango Bondhu Girls High School, Haridevpur High School, Galachipa Girls' Secondary School, Haridebpur Secondary School, Charkhali Secondary School, Galachipa Girls' College, Galachipa High School Attached Primary School, Udayan Pre-Cadet School etc. are some famous institutions too.

Places of interest[edit]

There are another place of interest that is "'Agunmukha'". It is situated at side of Panpatty Union. It is the Meet-Point of several rivers. There is a sluice-gate of 15 doors as like "Kaptai badh" in Rangamati. This switch-gate is situated at Panpatty border.

Charanchal[edit]

Galachipa Upzilla is famous for her "Charanchal". "Char" means land disconnected from the mainland by rivers. These lands are highly disconnected and the river route is the only route. Road traffic has not been arranged yet. Some chars are larger while some are very much smaller. Rangabali, Baher Char, Barho Baishdia, Choto Baishdia, Chalitabunia, Char Kajal, Char Shiba, Char Montaj, Char Biswas, Mayar Char, Char Karfarma, Char Lakshmi, Char Kukrhi Mukrhi, Latar Char, Char Kalagachia, etc. are very known to all. The land of these chars are very fertile and crops grow heavily here. But most of the people here are poor and deprived. They also suffer from lack of information greatly and their style of life is very low. The people here are mainly "Bhumiheen" (landless).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sankar Lal Das (2012). "Galachipa Upazila". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. ^ Rajib Mondal (2012). "Rangabali Upazila". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  3. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.