Atgharia Upazila

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Atgharia
আটঘোরিয়া
Upazila
Atgharia is located in Bangladesh
Atgharia
Atgharia
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°8′N 89°15′E / 24.133°N 89.250°E / 24.133; 89.250Coordinates: 24°8′N 89°15′E / 24.133°N 89.250°E / 24.133; 89.250
Country  Bangladesh
Division Rajshahi Division
District Pabna District
Area
 • Total 186.15 km2 (71.87 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 124,454
 • Density 670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Atgharia

Atgharia (Bengali: আটঘোরিয়া or Aatghoriya) is an Upazila of Pabna District in Rajshahi Division, Bangladesh.[1]

History[edit]

A fierce battle was fought in 1971 between the Pak army and the freedom fighters at the Bangshipara Ghat on river Chandrabati of Majpara Union.[1] Md Anwar Hossain led the battle on the Mukti Bahini side. In this battle 12 freedom fighters and three villagers were killed.[1] The Pakistan army lost their commander Captain Tahir and about 13 more soldiers in this battle. Marks of war of liberation Mass grave near the bamboo-clump of Dr Magrib (Debattar South Para).

Geography[edit]

Atgharia Upazila with an area of 186.15 km2 is bounded by Baraigram, Chatmohar and Faridpur upazilas on the north, Pabna Sadar upazila on the south, Santhia upazila on the east and Ishwardi upazilas on the west. Main rivers are Chiknai, Ratnai and Chandrabati; Purulia and Sutir Beels are notable. Atgharia is located at 24°08′00″N 89°15′00″E / 24.1333°N 89.2500°E / 24.1333; 89.2500. It has 22339 households and total area 186.15 km².

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Atgharia has a population of 124454. Males constitute 51.41% of the population, and females 48.59%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 59721. Atgharia has an average literacy rate of 21.7% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[2]

Atgharia (Town) located at Debattar, consists of four mouzas. The area of the town is 5.93 km2. The town has a population of 5164; male 50.37%, female 49.63%. The density of population is 871 per km.2

Administration[edit]

Administration Atgharia thana was turned into an upazila in 1983. The upazila consists of five unions, 111 mouzas and 126 villages.

Education[edit]

Average literacy rate 21.07%; male 26.4% and female 16.8%. Educational institution: College 5, secondary school 15, madrasa 18, government primary school 44, non-government primary school 29. Noted educational institutions: Atgharia Pilot Model High School, Debattar Pilot Girls' High School, Sahid Abdul Khaleque High School, B.L.K High school, Khidirpur high school, Parkhidirpur high school, Ekdanta High School, Lakshmipur High School, Debattar Model Government Primary School (1880), Shibpur Madrassa.

Notable persons[edit]

  • Dr Mohammad Lutfor Rahman, cardiac surgeon
  • Md.Lokman Hossain (journalist,author & columnist) : former Executive editor of Current-Affairs, former editor of current news and Executive editor of Current mamorry.vill-chandai, ekdanto, pabna.
  • Major General ASM Nazrul Islam, ndu, psc

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Md Alauddin Molla (2012). "Atgharia Upazila". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 27 March 2005. Retrieved 10 November 2006.