Akhaura Upazila

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Akhaura
আখাউড়া
Upazila
Akhaura Railway Station
Akhaura Railway Station
Akhaura is located in Bangladesh
Akhaura
Akhaura
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°52′05″N 91°12′30″E / 23.86806°N 91.20833°E / 23.86806; 91.20833Coordinates: 23°52′05″N 91°12′30″E / 23.86806°N 91.20833°E / 23.86806; 91.20833
Country  Bangladesh
Division Chittagong Division
District Brahmanbaria District
Government
 • Municipal Mayor Takjil Khalifa Kajal
 • Upazila Chairman Muslem Uddin
Area
 • Total 99.28 km2 (38.33 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 112,982
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal Code 3450

Akhaura (Bengali: আখাউড়া ) is an Upazila of Brahmanbaria District, a district of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Akhaura Upazila, with an area of 99.28 km2. The main river in the surrounding area is the Titas River. It played an important historical role during both World War II and Liberation War of Bangladesh.[citation needed]

The administration of Akhaura thana, now an upazila, was established in 1976. The upazila includes one municipality, five union parishads, 107 mouzas and 113 villages.[1]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 District Statistics Report for Brahmanbaria, Akhaura has a population of 145,215. Males constitute approximately 70,000 of the population, and females 75,000. The majority of the population (95.2%) are Muslim with a minority (5.8%) following Hinduism. This upazila has a literacy rate of 52.7%. [2]

Points of interest[edit]

Transport[edit]

Akhaura Railway Station.

Plans are underway to have Akhaura will be connected to Agartala, India via railway by 2017.[3][4]

In year 2013-14, Bangladesh exported TK 2.26 billion through the Akhaura Land Port to India.[5]

Education[edit]

According to Banglapedia, Bangladesh Railway Government High School, founded in 1920, is a notable secondary school.[1]

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