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Akhaura Railway Station
|• Municipal Mayor||Takjil Khalifa Kajal|
|• Upazila Chairman||Muslem Uddin|
|• Upazila||98.04 km2 (37.85 sq mi)|
|• Urban||8.22 km2 (3.17 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+6 (BST)|
Akhaura (Bengali: আখাউড়া) is an upazila of Brahmanbaria District, a district under Chittagong, Bangladesh. Akhaura Upazila has an area of 99.28 km2. The main river that run through this upazila is the Titas River. Akhaura played an important historical role during both World War II and Liberation War of Bangladesh.
As of the 2011 Bangladesh Census, there were 145,215 inhabitants across 27,831 households in Akhaura Upazila. There were 93 males (48.3%) to every 100 females (51.7%). Children (0-14) made up 40.7% of the population. The vast majority of the population were adherents of Islam (94.2%), with 5.8% being adherents of Hinduism. The average literacy rate was 52.8% for those aged 7 and above, compared to a national average of 47.1%.
Points of interest
- Kharampur Mazar Sharif, the mausoleum of Hazrat Syed Ahmad Gechhudaraj (R), is a pilgrimage site for devotees.
In year 2013-14, Bangladesh exported TK 2.26 billion through the Akhaura Land Port to India.
There are several schools and colleges in Akhaura. As in 2016, there is no university in Akhaura upazila. According to Banglapedia, Bangladesh Railway Government High School, founded in 1920, is a notable secondary school.
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- Udin, Mohammad Mofiz (2012). "Akhaura Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
- "District Statistics 2011: Brahmanbaria" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. pp. 16–17. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 January 2016.
- "Agartala-Akhaura railway link to connect India and Bangladesh; will be completed by 2017 - The Economic Times".
- "India approves new railway link with Bangladesh". TwoCircles.net. 21 September 2011.
- "No export, import at Akhaura port on July 25, 26".
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