Zakiganj Upazila

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Zakiganj
জকিগঞ্জ
Upazila
Zakiganj is located in Bangladesh
Zakiganj
Zakiganj
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°52.7′N 92°22.3′E / 24.8783°N 92.3717°E / 24.8783; 92.3717Coordinates: 24°52.7′N 92°22.3′E / 24.8783°N 92.3717°E / 24.8783; 92.3717
Country  Bangladesh
Division Sylhet Division
District Sylhet District
Area
 • Total 287.33 km2 (110.94 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 174,038
 • Density 606/km2 (1,570/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Zakiganj

Zakiganj (Bengali: জকিগঞ্জ Zokigonj) is an Upazila of Sylhet District in Sylhet Division, Bangladesh. The town is famous in Sylhet, for being the home town of Quari Abdul Latif Chowdhury, the founder of the Latifia Muslim sect movement. It also has a darker history, as Zakiganj was a place where significant ethnic cleansing of the Hindu community occurred in the previous century. Attacks, mass murder, and destruction of property, rape and abduction of women were rife and the prosperous, wel-to-do Hindu community that had been there for millennia were largely wiped or driven out.

Geography[edit]

Zakiganj is located at 24°52′40″N 92°22′20″E / 24.8778°N 92.3722°E / 24.8778; 92.3722 . It has 29836 units of house hold and total area 287.33 km².

It is situated on the north bank of Kushiyara River, opposite Karimganj town of Assam, India. [1]

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Zakiganj has a population of 174038. Males constitute 50.55% of the population, and females 49.45%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 85935. Zakiganj has an average literacy rate of 30.8% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate. there is a madrasha called Munshi Para Dakhil Madrasah. It is a good madrasah. It's munshi para of Zakiganj Upazila.[1] Religions: Muslim 81.48%, Hindu 18.47%, Buddhist, Christian and others 0.05%.

According to BANGLAPEDIA:National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh, 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]

Zakiganj has 09 Unions/Wards, 115 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 286 villages.

The unions are:

  1. Barahal
  2. Barathakuri
  3. Birosree
  4. Kajalshar
  5. Khaskanakpur
  6. Kholachara
  7. Manikpur
  8. Sultanpur
  9. Zakiganj

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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