Bajitpur Upazila

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Bajitpur
বাজিতপুর
Upazila
Bajitpur is located in Bangladesh
Bajitpur
Bajitpur
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°13′N 90°57.5′E / 24.217°N 90.9583°E / 24.217; 90.9583Coordinates: 24°13′N 90°57.5′E / 24.217°N 90.9583°E / 24.217; 90.9583
Country  Bangladesh
Division Dhaka Division
District Kishoreganj District
Area
 • Total 193.76 km2 (74.81 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 197,081
 • Density 1,017/km2 (2,630/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Bajitpur

Bajitpur (Bengali: বাজিতপুর) is an Upazila of Kishoreganj District in the Division of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The place is well-known to Bangladeshis and people of West Bengal for being the ancestral home, birthplace, and the place of growing up and sadhana of Swami Pranavananda Maharaj (1896–1941), the yogi, spiritual leader and Hindu revivalist leader who founded the Bharat Sevashram Sangha.

Geography[edit]

Bajitpur is located at 24°13′00″N 90°57′30″E / 24.2167°N 90.9583°E / 24.2167; 90.9583 . It has 35051 units of house hold and total area 193.76 km².

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Bajitpur has a population of 197081. Males constitute 50.49% of the population, and females 49.51%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 91866. Bajitpur has an average literacy rate of 22.1% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[1]

Administrative[edit]

Bajitpur thana was established in 1835 and was turned into a municipal town in 1st april 1869. Bajitpur was turned into an upazila in 1983.

Bajitpur (Town) The town is now a municipality with an area of 9.84 km2 and population 26609; male 50.76%, female 49.24%; density of population is 2704 per km2. It has 9 wards and 28 mahallas. The literacy rate is 41.4%.

Bajitpur Upazila consists of 1 Municipality, 11 Unions, 9 Wards, 115 Mauzas/Mahallas, 178 villages.

Bajitpur Municipality

29 Villages:

  1. Paschim Poiloonpur
  2. Purbo Poiloonpur
  3. Paschim Nandina Aliabad
  4. Purbo Nandeina Aliabad
  5. Paschim Nitarkandi
  6. Purbo Nitarkandi
  7. Paschim Vagolpur
  8. Moddo Vagolpur
  9. Purbo Vagolpur
  10. Paschim Bajitpur
  11. Purbo Bajitpur
  12. Paschim Bosontopur
  13. Purbo Bosontopur
  14. Paschim Chandro Gram
  15. Moddo Chandro Gram
  16. Purbo Chandro Gram
  17. Paschim Mothurapur
  18. Purbo Mothurapur
  19. Bosak Para
  20. Charbari
  21. Darighagotia
  22. Darikndi
  23. Madarhati
  24. Mirarbond
  25. Nandina Aliabad
  26. Paglarchar
  27. Rabarkandi
  28. Purbo Rabar Kandi
  29. Sreedhargonj Bazar


Dilalpur Union

24 Villages:

  1. Fulbaria
  2. Mollapara
  3. Rotonpur
  4. Santar Kanda
  5. Nagar Dilalpur
  6. Bagpara
  7. Bahernagor
  8. Boro Khatula
  9. Doria Kandi
  10. Guar Nagar
  11. Jaloapara
  12. Kamaria Vita
  13. Khalahti
  14. Khatera
  15. Maha Mirerbag
  16. Tatal Char
  17. Udhatiar Kandi
  18. Maijpara
  19. Mirer Mohalla
  20. Nowapara
  21. Pathan Hati
  22. Shahanagar
  23. Shosher Dighi
  24. Sona Kanda

Maijchar Union

8 Villages:

  1. Maijchar
  2. Baherbali
  3. Purakanda
  4. Shibpur
  5. Bowali
  6. Aynargoap
  7. Parkochua
  8. Shampur

Baliardi Union

21 Villages:

  1. Ainarkandi
  2. Atkapara
  3. Baliardi Modhapara
  4. Baliardi Purbopara
  5. Baroychara
  6. Bonihati
  7. Dattagram
  8. Doyagram
  9. Doyarampur
  10. Ghoradara
  11. Gonahati
  12. Gopinatpur
  13. Kamiar Bali
  14. Kamiar Bali Dakkhinpara
  15. Nowahata
  16. Osmanpur
  17. Raznagar
  18. Sagar Fena
  19. Saplanga Guche Gram
  20. Shahapur
  21. Simultola
  22. Tok Baliardi


Dighirpar Union

15 Villages:

  1. Achanpur
  2. Changa Hati
  3. Chanpur/Sovarampur
  4. Dighirpar Mosjidhati
  5. Dighirpar Mia bari
  6. Lalkharchar
  7. Nowagaon
  8. Patuli
  9. Rashipara
  10. Satani
  11. Shialdirpar
  12. Sova Rampur
  13. Soychira
  14. Sutarhati
  15. Uttar Dighirpar


Gazirchar Union

13 Villages:

  1. Purba Gazirchr
  2. Paschim Gazirchar
  3. Chiniarchar
  4. Uttar Duljan
  5. D।akkhin Duljan
  6. Babunagar
  7. Tulakandi
  8. Mirzapur
  9. Latifpur
  10. Sadirchar
  11. Khandakar Kandi
  12. Ghagotia
  13. Akra


Halimpur Union

19 Villages:

  1. Ashinal
  2. Baghmara
  3. Brammongaon
  4. Chapaika
  5. Dari Chapaika
  6. Dhubipathar
  7. Dolirchar
  8. Halimpur
  9. Indor Dair
  10. Kalikapur
  11. Kaimnagar
  12. Nagar Vanda
  13. Paschim Kutubpur
  14. Purba Kutubpur
  15. Pipradi
  16. Sakdi
  17. Satbaria
  18. Sujatpur
  19. Ulokandi

Hilachia Union

27 Villages:

Humaipur Union

8 Villages:

Koylage Union

11 Villages:

Pirijpur Union

29 Villages:

Sararchar Union

22 Villages:

Historical events[edit]

During the British period the naval port of Dilalpur of this upazila became famous. Indigo centres were established at Gopinathpur and Ghoraghat. Consignments of pearl of the Bhati region were made from these areas.

The Fakir-Sanyasi revolts extensively spread over Bajitpur.

During the war of liberation the Muktibahinis liberated Bajitpur on 26 October after defeating occupant Pak army. Seven freedom fighters were killed in encounters with the Pakistan army. Pak army killed about 400 innocent people and 60 women lost their sanctity.

Fine quality muslin -tanjab[edit]

Bajitpur was famous for the production of fine quality muslin, called tanjab. The art of making Jamdani designs on fine fabric reached its zenith during Mughal rule. There were handlooms in almost all villages of dhaka district. Bajitpur among Dhaka, Sonargaon, Dhamrai, Titabari and Jangalbari were famous for making superior quality Jamdani and muslin. Traders from Europe, Iran, Armenia, as well as Mughal-Pathan traders used to deal in these fabrics. The Mughal Emperor, the Nawab of Bengal and other aristocrats used to engage agents at Dhaka to buy high quality muslin and Jamdani from the above mentioned selected places for their masters use.

After the liberation of Bangladesh, a Jamdani village was established at Demra near Dhaka to provide financial support to weavers. Jamdani weavers of other areas, however, suffer from lack of patronage and support of their labour and expertise. The silent looms of village Madhurapur in bajitpur upazila of kishoreganj district speak volumes about the decline of this industry. This village was once famous for producing Jamdani cloth and fancy textiles with yarn of 100/300 counts.

Marks of the War of Liberation mass killing site[edit]

Rail gate of Sararchar.

Religious institutions[edit]

Mosque 125, Temple 12, Tomb 4.

Population[edit]

Total 197,081; Male 50.49%, Female 49.51%; Muslim 87.49%, Hindu 12.51%; Ethnic Nationals 572 families.

Literacy[edit]

Average Literacy 27.6%; Male 32.8%, Female 22.4%.

Educational institution[edit]

College 4, Private Medical College 1, Nursing Institute 1, High School 13, Junior High School 2, Madrasa 10, Government Primary School 82, Non-Government Primary School 24;

  • Bajitpur Hafez Abdur Razzak Pilot High School (1890).

Education Institute Name with Educational Institute Identification No (EIIN)-

  • Digher Par Junior Secondary School (EIIN – 110255)
  • Bajitpur Hafez Abdur Razzak Pilot High School (EIIN – 110245)
  • Bajitpur Razzakunnesa Pilot Girls High School (EIIN – 110244)
  • Begum Rahima Girls High School (EIIN – 110240)
  • Dilalpur Abdul Karim High School (EIIN – 110248)
  • Duaigaon Sultanpur High School (EIIN – 110252)
  • Halimpur High School (EIIN – 110250)
  • Hilachia High School (EIIN – 110247)
  • Kamar Ali Khan High School (EIIN – 110249)
  • Meraj Mannan Alam High School (EIIN – 110254)
  • Mofizur Rahman Rokan High School (EIIN – 110253)
  • Nazirul Islam Collegiate School (EIIN – 110246)
  • Pirijpur High School (EIIN – 110251)
  • Sararcar Sibnath Bahumukhi High School (EIIN – 110242)
  • Sararchar Soudamini Surbala Girls High School (EIIN – 110243)
  • Abdul Mannan Shopon High School 2013(EIIN -)
  • Nilokhi Q.U. Junior Madrasha (EIIN – 110256)
  • Pirizpur Islamia Dakhil Madrasa (EIIN – 110258)
  • Sararchar Islamia Fazil Madrasha (EIIN – 110257)
  • Bajitpur Degree College (EIIN – 110259)
  • Ad.Haji Usman Guni Model College
  • Aftab Uddin School And College (EIIN – 110260)
  • Sararchar Technical And Business Management College (EIIN – 132978)
  • Jahurul Islam Nursing Training Institute (EIIN – 133131)
  • Ismail Salma Agriculture Institute.

Cultural organisations[edit]

Club 52 nos. Press Club 1 nos. Theatre Club 1 nos. Public Library 1 nos. Women's Organisation 1 nos. Playground 4 nos. Cinema Hall 2 nos.

Main occupations[edit]

Agriculture 42.29% Fishing 2.67% Agricultural Labourer 18.97% Wage Labourer 4.13% Commerce 12.28% Transport 3.12% Service 5.22% Others 11.32%

Land use[edit]

Total cultivable land 15862 hectares; single crop 31.90%, double crop 56.61%, treble crop 11.48%;

Land under Irrigation 12800 hectares.

Land control Among the peasants 55% are landless, 31% small, 12% intermediate, 2% rich.

Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is about 8500 Taka per 0.01 hectare.

Main crops[edit]

Paddy, Jute, Wheat, Potato, Peanut, Sweet Potato and Vegetables.

Extinct or nearly extinct crops[edit]

Linseed, Sesame, China, Kaun, Tobacco, Pulse, Betel Leaf.

Main fruits[edit]

Mango, Jackfruit, Banana, Bel, Lemon, Natkol,Lotkon(bobi)

Fisheries, dairies, poultries[edit]

Fishery 71, dairy 41, poultry 386, hatchery 20.

Gazir char.. Abdul Hannan pond

Communication facilities[edit]

Roads: pucca 70 km, mud road 287 Railways: 10 km Waterways: 40 km

Traditional transport Palanquin, bullock cart, horse carriage, buffalo cart, pansi boat, saranga boat. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.

Manufactories[edit]

Rice Mill 15 Saw Mill 10 Iron Boar Factory 2 Ice Mill 3 Welding 5

Cottage industries[edit]

Chappa dry fish 100, Wood Works 80, Goldsmith 32, Blacksmith 25, Potteries 9, Tailoring 112, Wooden Boat making 7

Hats, bazars and fairs[edit]

Total number of hats and bazars are 21,

the most noted are

  1. Fatehpur
  2. Sreedharganj
  3. Bajitpur
  4. Gazirchar
  5. Dilalpur/Burhanpur
  6. Bhagolpur
  7. Shorarchar
  8. Pirijpur

fair 6

  1. Bhagolpur fair
  2. Kamiarbali fair
  3. Kamalpur fair
  4. Gazirchar fair
  5. Dilalpur fair
  6. Fulbaria fair
  7. Boishakhi fair (Bashmohol)

..

Main exports[edit]

Rice, Egg, Milk, Banana, Chicken.

NGO activities[edit]

Operationally important NGOs are BRAC BRAC, Proshika Proshika, ASA ASA, Grameen Bank Grameen Bank.

Health centers[edit]

Medical College Hospital 1, Upazila Health Complex 1, Sub Health Centre 9

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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