|• Total||193.76 km2 (74.81 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,000/km2 (2,600/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.
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
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.
Bajitpur is located at. It has 35051 households and total area 193.76 km².
As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Bajitpur has a population of 197,081. 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.
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%
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.
Paddy, Jute, Wheat, Potato, Peanut, Sweet Potato and Vegetables.
Mango, Jackfruit, Banana, Bel, Lemon, Natkol,Lotkon(bobi)
Rice Mill 15 Saw Mill 10 Iron Boar Factory 2 Ice Mill 3 Welding 5
Chappa dry fish 100, Wood Works 80, Goldsmith 32, Blacksmith 25, Potteries 9, Tailoring 112, Wooden Boat making 7
Hats, bazars and fairs
Total number of hats and bazars are 21,
the most noted are
- Hilachia Bazar
- Halimpur Bazar
- Indurdyr Dorga Bazer
- Bhagolpur fair
- Kamiarbali fair
- Kamalpur fair
- Gazirchar fair
- Dilalpur fair
- Fulbaria fair
- Boishakhi fair (Bashmohol)
- Kurer phuller mella (fair).North Shekhdi, Halimpur. Horse race is the main attraction of the fair. The fair is usually held on midth January.
Rice, Egg, Milk, Banana, Chicken.
Bajitpur thana was established in 1835 and was turned into a municipal town on 1 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.
- Paschim Poiloonpur
- Purbo Poiloonpur
- Paschim Nandina Aliabad
- Purbo Nandeina Aliabad
- Paschim Nitarkandi
- Purbo Nitarkandi
- Paschim Vagolpur
- Moddo Vagolpur
- Purbo Vagolpur
- Paschim Bajitpur
- Purbo Bajitpur
- Paschim Bosontopur
- Purbo Bosontopur
- Paschim Chandro Gram
- Moddo Chandro Gram
- Purbo Chandro Gram
- Paschim Mothurapur
- Purbo Mothurapur
- Bosak Para
- Nandina Aliabad
- Purbo Rabar Kandi
- Sreedhargonj Bazar
- Santar Kanda
- Nagar Dilalpur
- Boro Khatula
- Doria Kandi
- Guar Nagar
- Kamaria Vita
- Maha Mirerbag
- Tatal Char
- Udhatiar Kandi
- Mirer Mohalla
- Pathan Hati
- Shosher Dighi
- Sona Kanda
- Baliardi Modhapara
- Baliardi Purbopara
- Kamiar Bali
- Kamiar Bali Dakkhinpara
- Sagar Fena
- Saplanga Guche Gram
- Tok Baliardi
- Changa Hati
- Dighirpar Mosjidhati
- Dighirpar Mia bari
- Sova Rampur
- Uttar Dighirpar
- Purba Gazirchr
- Paschim Gazirchar
- Uttar Duljan
- D।akkhin Duljan
- Khandakar Kandi
- Dari Chapaika
- Indor Dair
- Nagar Vanda
- Paschim Kutubpur
- Purba Kutubpur
- Hilchia Modha Para
- boat bazar
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.
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.