Kamalganj Upazila

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Kamalganj
কমলগঞ্জ
Location of Kamalganj  কমলগঞ্জ
Division Sylhet Division
District Moulvibazar District
Government
 • MP (Moulvibazar-2, Moulvibazar-3) Mahi Faiyaz, Nawab Abbas Ali Khan (2- Jatiya Party), Syed Mohsin Ali (3-Awami League)
Area
 • Total 485.26 km2 (187.36 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 191,672
 • Density 395/km2 (1,020/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 3220-30

Kamalganj (Bengali: কমলগঞ্জ) is an Upazila of the Moulvibazar District in the Division of Sylhet, Bangladesh.

Geography[edit]

Kamalganj is located at 24°22′00″N 91°52′00″E / 24.3667°N 91.8667°E / 24.3667; 91.8667. It has 37112 units of house hold and total area 485.26 km².

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Kamalganj has a population of 191672. Males constitute 50.98% of the population, and females 49.02%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 102877. Kamalganj has an average literacy rate of 28.6% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[1]

Administrative[edit]

Kamalganj has 9 Unions/Wards, 118 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 276 villages. The Unions are: Shamsher Nagar, Patanushar, Rahimpur, Munshi Bazar, Ali Nagar, Kamalganj, Adampur, Islampur, Madhabpur.

Places of interest[edit]

Shamsher Nagar Union Town has an Airport, Shamshernagar STOLport, under "Bangladesh Air Force". Bangladesh Air Force Survival Training School, BAF Shaheen College, Shamsher Nagar, Tea Garden. The grave of 1971 Patriot at Shamsher Nagar Air Port. Shamsher Nagar Railway Station are also looking nice place. Golf Field at Shamsher Nagar Tea Garden is also nice looking scenery. Shamsher Nagar A. A. T. M. Bohumukhi High School, an oldest high school of this Sub-district. Shingraully village is a biggest village of this Upazila. Jangalia Govt. Primary School is the largest school in Kamalganj Upazila in terms of students. Suja Memorial College, which scored 11th position in HSC result among all institutes in sylhet board.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.