Atpara Upazila

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Atpara
আতপাড়া
Upazila
Atpara is located in Bangladesh
Atpara
Atpara
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°48.5′N 90°52′E / 24.8083°N 90.867°E / 24.8083; 90.867Coordinates: 24°48.5′N 90°52′E / 24.8083°N 90.867°E / 24.8083; 90.867
Country  Bangladesh
Division Mymensingh Division
District Netrokona District
Area
 • Total 195.13 km2 (75.34 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 120,491
 • Density 620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Atpara

Atpara (Bengali: আতপাড়া) is an upazila of Netrokona District,[1] in the Division of Mymensingh, Bangladesh

Geography[edit]

Atpara is located at 24°48′30″N 90°52′00″E / 24.8083°N 90.8667°E / 24.8083; 90.8667 . It has 23395 households and total area 195.13 km². Amati is a historical place. the great Muslim leader moktool hossain khan was born in amati of atpara. during British period Hindu landlord sham biswas was very cruel and abusive towards the local inhabitants.even no one was allowed to pass his frontyard wearing shoes or slipper. Moktool hossain khan organized people against this humiliation. he was elected union council president against landlord sham biswas. moktool hossain khan was the council president for 22 years till his death. his revolution was soon followed by the other parts of the district. Amati become the symbol of revolution against tyrant lanlords.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Atpara has a population of 120491. Males constitute 51.15% of the population, and females 48.85%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 60858. Atpara has an average literacy rate of 24% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[2]

Administration[edit]

Atpara has 7 Unions/Wards, 142 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 175 villages.

The name of union:
1.Shormoshia
2.Baniajan
3.Lonashawar
4.Shunui
5.Talagati
তেলিগাতি--রামসিধ 6.Douoj
7.Shukhari

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bivuti Ranjan Ray (2012), "Atpara 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 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.