Bakerganj Upazila

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Bakerganj
বাকেরগঞ্জ
Upazila
Bakerganj is located in Bangladesh
Bakerganj
Bakerganj
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°33′N 90°20.3′E / 22.550°N 90.3383°E / 22.550; 90.3383Coordinates: 22°33′N 90°20.3′E / 22.550°N 90.3383°E / 22.550; 90.3383
Country Bangladesh
Division Barisal Division
District Barisal District
Area
 • Total 417.2 km2 (161.1 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 336,706
 • Density 810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of the Bakerganj Upazila

Bakerganj (Bengali: বাকেরগঞ্জ) is an Upazila of Barisal District in the Barisal Division, Bangladesh.[1]

Geography[edit]

Bakerganj is located at 22°33′00″N 90°20′20″E / 22.5500°N 90.3389°E / 22.5500; 90.3389. It has 63,177 households and a total area of 417.2 km2 (161.1 sq mi).

Demographics[edit]

According to the 1991 Bangladesh census, Bakerganj had a population of 336,706. Males constituted 49.64% of the population, and females 50.36%. The population aged 18 or over was 165,226. Bakerganj had an average literacy rate of 47.1% (7+ years), compared to the national average of 32.4%. It was named according to the name of its then land Lord Aga Bakher Khan. i[2]

Administration[edit]

Bakerganj has 14 Unions, 170 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 171 villages.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Md. Mijanur Rahman (2012). "Bakerganj 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. 

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