Mirpur Model Thana

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Not to be confused with Mirpur Upazila in Kushtia district
Mirpur
মীরপুর (মিরপুর)
Thana
A picture of Grameen Bank situated in Mirpur
Grameen Bank tower rules the skyline of Mirpur, Bangladesh
Mirpur is located in Bangladesh
Mirpur
Mirpur
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°48.3′N 90°22′E / 23.8050°N 90.367°E / 23.8050; 90.367Coordinates: 23°48.3′N 90°22′E / 23.8050°N 90.367°E / 23.8050; 90.367
Country  Bangladesh
Division Dhaka Division
District Dhaka District
Area
 • Total 58.66 km2 (22.65 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 1,074,232
 • Density 16,838/km2 (43,610/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal Code 1216
Website Official Map of the Mirpur Thana

Mirpur (Bengali: মীরপুর/মিরপুর) is a thana of Dhaka city, Bangladesh. It is bounded by Pallabi Thana to the north, Mohammadpur Thana to the south, Kafrul to the east, and Savar Upazila to the west.[1]

Geography[edit]

Panoramic view of Mirpur

Mirpur is located at 23°48′15″N 90°22′00″E / 23.8042°N 90.3667°E / 23.8042; 90.3667. It has a total area of 58.66 km2 (22.65 sq mi).It is situated at north-east of Dhaka city.

Demographics[edit]

Hazrat Sha Ali Boghdadi is notable person of Mirpur,he comes from Baghdad & famous Oliu-Allah of this region. According to the 2000 census of Bangladesh, Mirpur had a population of 1,074,232, of which males constitute 54.15% and females 45.85%.[2] 610,270 were over the age of 18, and the average literacy rate was 68.9% (7+ years), compared to the national average of 48.6%. Recently Mirpur Thana has been divided into the three thanas of Shah Ali, Pallabi and Kafrul.[3]

History[edit]

Mirpur thana was established in 1962. The thana consists of one union porishod, eight wards, 11 mouzas and 86 and 20 villages. Mirpur Thana (town) area was included in Keraniganj Thana during the British period (1757 to 1947) and in Tejgaon Thana during the Pakistan period (1947 to 1971). After the Liberation War following the victory day, Mirpur was independent on 31 January 1972.

Places[edit]

Mirpur Beribadh (dyke) is a romantic place in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Mirpur thana is part of the Dhaka District in Dhaka Division. It is famous for various historical places in Dhaka city. The Dhaka Zoo, the National Botanical Garden of Bangladesh, Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, the Nobel Prize-winning Grameen Bank’s head office, Mirpur Cantonment and renowned educational institutions including Military Institute of Science and Technology, Bangladesh University of Professionals, SOS Hermann Gmeiner College, Dhaka Commerce College, Monipur High School are located here.

World Cup venue[edit]

For the cricket world cup of 2011, Mirpur's Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium was selected as a venue.[4] For this, renovations had been done to brighten up the thana. The opening match was held there on 19 February 2011.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Md. Abu Hasan Farooque (2012). "Mirpur Model Thana". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. ^ 2000 Census of Bangladesh
  3. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006. 
  4. ^ Mirpur Host 6 ODI matches