Shyamnagar Upazila

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Shyamnagar
শ্যামনগর
Upazila
Shyamnagar is located in Bangladesh
Shyamnagar
Shyamnagar
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°19.8′N 89°6.2′E / 22.3300°N 89.1033°E / 22.3300; 89.1033Coordinates: 22°19.8′N 89°6.2′E / 22.3300°N 89.1033°E / 22.3300; 89.1033
Country  Bangladesh
Division Khulna Division
District Satkhira District
Area
 • Total 1,968.24 km2 (759.94 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 265,004
 • Density 135/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Shyamnagar

Shyamnagar (Bengali: শ্যামনগর ) is an Upazila of Satkhira District in the Division of Khulna, Bangladesh.

Geography[edit]

Shyamnagar is located at 22°19′50″N 89°06′10″E / 22.3306°N 89.1028°E / 22.3306; 89.1028 . It has 46592 household units and total area 1968.24 km².

Shyamnagar Upazila is bounded by Kaliganj (Satkhira) and Assasuni upazilas on the north, Sundarbans and Bay of Bengal on the south, Koyra and Assasuni upazilas on the east, West Bengal of India on the west. The main rivers here are: Raymangal, Kalindi, Kobadak, Kholpetua, Arpangachhia, Malancha, Hariabhanga and Chuna. South Talpatti Island at the estuary of the Hariabhanga is notable places.

Shyamnagar town consists of 5 mouzas and 13 villages. The area of the town is 10.76 km². The town has a population of 11021; male 52.36% and female 47.64%. The density of population is 1024 per km². Literacy rate among the town people is 37.3%. The town has three dakbungalows and a BDR Headquarters.

Shyamnagar thana was turned into an upazila in 1982. It consists of 12 union parishads, 127 mouzas and 216 villages. Average literacy in whole upazila is 28.1% (male 38% and female 17.4%). There are 5 colleges, 28 high schools, 98 madrasas, 96 government primary schools. Main occupations of people is agriculture. About 32.93% people are engaged with this work. Main exports Paddy, jute and shrimp. Shyamnagar is the largest thana of Bangladesh.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Shyamnagar has a population of 265004. Males constitute 50.46% of the population, and females 49.54%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 132516. Shyamnagar has an average literacy rate of 28.2% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[1]

Administrative[edit]

Shyamnagar has 12 Unions/Wards, 127 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 216 villages. The unions are:

  1. Atulia.
  2. Burigowalini
  3. Gabura, which was the most severely affected union of Satkhira district by cyclone Aila
  4. Ishwaripur
  5. Kashimari
  6. Koikhali
  7. Munsigong
  8. Nurnagar
  9. Podmopukur
  10. Ramjan nagor
  11. Shyamnagar Sadar
  12. Vurulia (Bhurulia)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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