Gowainghat Upazila

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Gowainghat
গোয়াইনঘাট
Upazila
Gowainghat is located in Bangladesh
Gowainghat
Gowainghat
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 25°6.2′N 91°53.5′E / 25.1033°N 91.8917°E / 25.1033; 91.8917Coordinates: 25°6.2′N 91°53.5′E / 25.1033°N 91.8917°E / 25.1033; 91.8917
Country  Bangladesh
Division Sylhet Division
District Sylhet District
Area
 • Total 486.1 km2 (187.7 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 207,170
 • Density 426/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Gowainghat

Gowainghat (Bengali: গোয়াইনঘাট) is an Upazila of Sylhet District in the Division of Sylhet, Bangladesh.

Geography[edit]

Gowainghat is located at 25°06′10″N 91°53′30″E / 25.1028°N 91.8917°E / 25.1028; 91.8917 . It has 34133 units of house hold and total area 486.1 km².

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 Bangladesh census, Gowainghat has a population of 207170. Males constitute 51.80% of the population, and females 48.20%. Gowainghat has an average literacy rate of 22.8%.[1] Religions: Muslim 89.2%, Hindu 8.9%, Buddhist 0.6%, Christian 0.4% and others 0.9%

According to BANGLAPEDIA:National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh, land value of all Upazillas of Sylhet District. List as follows: (1). Sylhet Sadar: Value of land Market value of the first grade agricultural land is about Tk 49,500 per 0.01 hectare. (2). Balaganj: Value of land Market value of the first grade cultivable land is about Tk 48,000 per 0.01 hectare. (3). Beanibazar: Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is about Tk 12,500 per 0.01 hectare. (4). Zakiganj: Value of land Market value of the first grade agricultural land is about Tk 10,000 (per 0.01 hectare). (5). Barlekaha: Value of land Market value of first grade arable land is about Tk 7,500 per 0.01 hectare. (6). Biswanath: Value of land Market value of land of first grade is about Tk 5,000 per 0.01 hectare. (7). Fenchuganj: Value of land Market value of the first grade agricultural land is Tk 4500 per 0.01 hectare (8). Golabganj: Value of land Market value of the first grade agricultural land is around Tk 4,000 per 0.01 hectare. (9). Jaintiapur: Value of land Market value of the first grade agricultural land is about Tk 2,500 to 5000 (per 0.01 hectare). and, (10). Kanaighat: Value of land Market value of the first grade agricultural land is about Tk 2,500 to 5000 (per 0.01 hectare).

Administrative[edit]

Gowainghat has 8 Unions/Wards, 260 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 267 villages.

The unions are:

  1. Alirgaon
  2. Fatehpur
  3. Lengura
  4. Nandirgaon
  5. Paschim Jaflong
  6. Purba Jaflong
  7. Rustampur
  8. Towakul

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census Results by Upazila/Thana" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. 2001. Retrieved 2008-08-27. [dead link]