Sylhet Sadar Upazila

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Sylhet Sadar
সিলেট সদর
Location of Sylhet Sadar  সিলেট সদর
Division Sylhet Division
District Sylhet District
Government
 • MPs (Sylhet-1, Sylhet-3) Abul Maal Abdul Muhith (1-AL) Mahmuu-us Samad Chowdhury (3-AL)
Area
 • Total 517.43 km2 (199.78 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 554,412
 • Density 1,071/km2 (2,770/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 3100-14

Sylhet Sadar (Bengali: সিলেট সদর) is an Upazila of Sylhet District in the Division of Sylhet, Bangladesh.

Geography[edit]

Sylhet Sadar is located at 24°53′30″N 91°53′00″E / 24.8917°N 91.8833°E / 24.8917; 91.8833. It has 86074 units of house hold and total area 517.43 km². The city of Sylhet is located within central of Sylhet Sadar.

Demographics[edit]

At the 1991 Bangladesh census, Sylhet Sadar had a population of 554,412, of whome 287,304 were aged 18 or older. Males constituted 52.51% of the population, and females 47.49%. Sylhet Sadar had an average literacy rate of 87.6%, among them male 49.0%, female 51.0% (7+ years), and with the national average being 32.4% literate.[1] Religions: Muslim 81.26%, Hindu 17.43%, Buddhist, Christian and others 0.31%.

According to BANGLAPEDIA:National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh, Sylhet Sadar has the highest land value of all Upazillas of Sylhet District. List as follows: (1). Sylhet Sadar: Value of land Market value of the first grade agricultural land is about Tk 49,500 per 0.01 hectare. (2). Balaganj: Value of land Market value of the first grade cultivable land is about Tk 48,000 per 0.01 hectare. (3). Beanibazar: Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is about Tk 12,500 per 0.01 hectare. (4). Zakiganj: Value of land Market value of the first grade agricultural land is about Tk 10,000 (per 0.01 hectare). (5). Barlekaha: Value of land Market value of first grade arable land is about Tk 7,500 per 0.01 hectare. (6). Biswanath: Value of land Market value of land of first grade is about Tk 5,000 per 0.01 hectare. (7). Fenchuganj: Value of land Market value of the first grade agricultural land is Tk 4500 per 0.01 hectare (8). Golabganj: Value of land Market value of the first grade agricultural land is around Tk 4,000 per 0.01 hectare. (9). Jaintiapur: Value of land Market value of the first grade agricultural land is about Tk 2,500 to 5000 (per 0.01 hectare). and, (10). Kanaighat: Value of land Market value of the first grade agricultural land is about Tk 2,500 to 5000 (per 0.01 hectare).

Administrative[edit]

Sylhet Sadar has 1 city corporation & 27 Unions/Wards, 275 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 709 villages. The most important unions of Sylhet Sadar are: 1. Jalalabad, 2. Hatkhola, 3. Khadim Nagar,4. KhadimPara 5. Tultikor, 6. Tuker Bazar, 7. Mogalgaon,8. Mollargaon,

27 Words In Sylhet City Corporation Sylhet

Education[edit]

The average literacy rate of Sylhet Sadar Upazila is 87.6%; male 57.2%, female 44.0%. It is the place of high educational institutions of Sylhet Division. The famous university of Bangladesh Shahjalal University of Science and Technology is situated in Sylhet Sadar Upazila, it is the first science and technology university established in Bangladesh and one of the best in the country.[2] There are also other prominent colleges such as Sylhet Engineering College,[3] Murari Chand College,[4] and Osmani Medical College.,[5] Sylhet Polytechnic Institute.There are also other prominent private colleges such as State College. Other notable educational institutions are Jalalabad Cantonment Public School and College, Sylhet Cadet College, Sylhet Agricultural University, Madan Mohan College, Womans College Sylhet, Government College Sylhet, and Sylhet Law College. There are also three private universities in Sylhet, namely Leading University, Sylhet International University and Metropolitan University.Jalalabad University College

There are also four private medical colleges in Sylhet Sadar Upazila, namely Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya Medical College and Hospital, North East Medical College & Hospital, Sylhet Women's Medical College and Durre Samad Red Crescent Medical College. Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya Medical College is the largest; established in 1995, founded by philanthropist Ragib Ali and his wife Rabeya Khatun.[6]

Culture[edit]

The rich culture of Sylhet Sadar Upazila includes such major national festivals as Bangladesh Independence Day, Victory Day, Language Movement Day, Pohela Baishakh are widely celebrate in the upazila. Traditional and religious festivals like Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Azha, Raspurnima, Jhulan Jatra and Roth Jatra, Christmas and other religious festivals are peacefully and widely celebrate by people of different religions. It is the place of the mausoleum of the great saint Hazrat Shahjalal (R). There are also lots of historical and cultural places are situated in this upazila.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006. 
  2. ^ Shahjalal University of Science and Technology Varsity Admission. Retrieved on 25 May 2009.
  3. ^ Sylhet Engineering College The Daily Star. 9 November 2008. Retrieved on 25 May 2009.
  4. ^ Mohammad Shafiqul Islam (25 March 2007) Inter University Debate Competition: Metropolitan University Team Champion The Daily Star. Retrieved on 25 May 2009.
  5. ^ MAG Osmani Medical College Retrieved on 25 May 2009.
  6. ^ Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya Medical College and Hospital

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