Sherpur Upazila

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Not to be confused with Sherpur District or Sherpur Sadar Upazila.
Sherpur
শেরপুর
Upazila
Sherpur is located in Bangladesh
Sherpur
Sherpur
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°40′N 89°25′E / 24.667°N 89.417°E / 24.667; 89.417Coordinates: 24°40′N 89°25′E / 24.667°N 89.417°E / 24.667; 89.417
Country  Bangladesh
Division Rajshahi Division
District Bogra District
Area[1]
 • Total 295.93 km2 (114.26 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)[2]
 • Total 332,825
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 5840 to 5842
Website sherpur.bogra.gov.bd(Bengali)

Sherpur Upazila (Bengali: শেরপুর উপজেলা) is an upazila of Bogra District in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Sherpur Thana was established in 1962 and was converted into an upazila in 1983.[3] It is named after its administrative center, the town of Sherpur. It is said that there once lived Sher (Bengali: শের, tiger) family in the vicinity, from which the name "Sherpur" evolved.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Sherpur Upazila has a total area of 295.93 square kilometres (114.26 sq mi).[1] It borders Shajahanpur Upazila to the north, Dhunat Upazila to the east, Sirajganj District to the south, Natore District to the south and west, and Nandigram Upazila to the west.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. (000) ±%
1981 193 —    
1991 229 +18.7%
2001 286 +24.9%
2011 333 +16.4%
Source:
Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics[1]

According to the 2011 Bangladesh census, Sherpur Upazila had 81.753 households and a population of 332,825, 16.2% of whom lived in urban areas.[2] 9.3% of the population was under the age of 5.[4] The literacy rate (age 7 and over) was 43.0%, compared to the national average of 51.8%.[5][6]

Points of interest[edit]

Administration[edit]

Sherpur Upazila is divided into Sherpur Municipality and 10 union parishads: Bhabanipur, Bishalpur, Garidaha, Khamarkandi, Khanpur, Kusumbi, Mirzapur, Shah-Bandegi, Shimabari, and Sughat. The union parishads are subdivided into 220 mauzas and 322 villages.

In the 2009 upazila elections, Md Mujibur Rahman Majanu was elected Upazila Chairman, while MA Halim and Mosammat Ajmi Ara Parveenwere elected vice chairmen.[9] The Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO), who administers the upazila for the central government, is AKM Sarwar Jahan.[10]

Sherpur Municipality is subdivided into 9 wards and 19 mahallas.[1]

Education[edit]

There are six colleges in the upazila. They include Joyla Juan Degree College, Rahima Nawasher Ali Degree College, Sherpur College, founded in 1967,[3] and Sherpur Town Club Public Mohila College.

The madrasa education system includes two fazil madrasas and one kamil madrasa.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "District Statistics 2011: Bogra" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Population Census 2011: Bogra Table C-01" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Islam, Md. Sirajul (2012). "Sherpur Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  4. ^ "Population Census 2011: Bogra Table C-04" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Population Census 2011: Bogra Table C-06" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Census 2011: Bangladesh at a Glance" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  7. ^ Togawa, Masahiko (2012). "Sakta-pitha". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  8. ^ Akhter, Nasrin (2012). "Kherua Mosque". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  9. ^ "Upazila Election Centerwise Result Details 2009". Bangladesh Election Commission. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "List of Upazila Nirbahi Officers". Ministry of Public Administration. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. 
  11. ^ "List of Institutions". Ministry of Eduction. Retrieved July 15, 2014.