Mohammadpur Thana

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Mohammadpur
মোহাম্মদপুর
Thana
Mohammadpur is located in Bangladesh
Mohammadpur
Mohammadpur
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°45.3′N 90°21.8′E / 23.7550°N 90.3633°E / 23.7550; 90.3633Coordinates: 23°45.3′N 90°21.8′E / 23.7550°N 90.3633°E / 23.7550; 90.3633
Country  Bangladesh
Division Dhaka Division
District Dhaka District
Area
 • Total 11.65 km2 (4.50 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 316,203
 • Density 27,142/km2 (70,300/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 1207
Website Official Map of the Mohammadpur Thana

Mohammadpur (Bengali: মোহাম্মদপুর) is a thana of Dhaka District in the division of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Though initially Mohammadpur had grown as a residential area, nowadays many commercial places can be found here.

Mohammadpur
Sunset at Mohammadpur
A mosque at Mohammadpur

Geography[edit]

Mohammadpur is at 23°45′15″N 90°21′45″E / 23.7542°N 90.3625°E / 23.7542; 90.3625. It has 57551 units of households and area 11.65 km².

Demographics[edit]

As of 1991 Bangladesh census, Mohammadpur has a population of 316,203. Males constitute 55.02% of the population, and females 44.98%. This upazila's 18+ population is 185,413. Mohammadpur has an average literacy rate of 56.2% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[1] Mostly middle-class people live here. Population density is moderate,[clarification needed] unlike other parts of Dhaka.[citation needed]

A 2011 census shows that Mohammadpur has a population of 355,843, 55.17% male and 44.83% female.[2]

History[edit]

Unlike some parts of Dhaka city, most parts of Mohammadpur was planned in the 1950s. Therefore, it has relatively broad streets and avenues. Saat Masjid, a prominent archaeological structure of Bangladesh, is here. A renowned mosque of Dhaka city called Shia Masjid is also here.

Geography[edit]

Mohammadpur is connected to Sadar Ghat and Gabtali by the city protection dam. Mohammadpur borders Shyamoli and Adabor Thana on the north, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar on the east and Dhanmondi and Hazaribagh thanas on the south.

Residential blocks[edit]

One of the largest apartment blocks[citation needed] in the capital, Japan Garden City is in this neighborhood. Besides, PC Culture Housing Society, Mohammadia Housing Society, Baitul Aman Housing Society, Probal Housing and a number of residential areas have grown. This has resulted in a real estate construction boom accompanied with markets and shopping complexes.

Shopping markets[edit]

One of the large[clarification needed] markets of Bangladesh, Krishi Market, is where one can find vegetables, fruits, house-hold things and other commodities. Town Hall Market is by the side of Asad Gate.

Transportation[edit]

Mega City, Raja City, Rajdhani Express, Rangdhonu, Oneline, ATCL, Moitri, Torongo, Torongo Plus, Midway, Malancha, Arch Paribahan, 13 No. and some other bus transportation companies have facilitated the communication system of the inhabitants of this area.

Education[edit]

Schools[edit]

Colleges[edit]

Universities[edit]

  • Bangladesh University
  • Peoples University

Geneva Camp[edit]

The Geneva Camp for "Stranded Pakistanis" (origin: the state of Pakistan) is in Mohammadpur. Pakistanis have been living there since the end of the 1971 War of Liberation.

Asad Gate[edit]

Asad Gate

Asad Gate is the monument of the country's liberation war. It was named after an unarmed young man named Asad who was killed by the Pakistani army during protests against the erstwhile military junta of Pakistan, part of Bangladesh's independence movement. This area is in Mohammadpur; Asad Avenue is, too.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006. 
  2. ^ http://www.bbs.gov.bd/WebTestApplication/userfiles/Image/Census2011/Dhaka/Dhaka/Dhaka_C02.pdf