Baksiganj Upazila

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Bakshiganj
বকশিগঞ্জ
Upazila
Bakshiganj is located in Bangladesh
Bakshiganj
Bakshiganj
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 25°13.5′N 89°52.5′E / 25.2250°N 89.8750°E / 25.2250; 89.8750Coordinates: 25°13.5′N 89°52.5′E / 25.2250°N 89.8750°E / 25.2250; 89.8750
Country  Bangladesh
Division Mymensingh Division
District Jamalpur District
Area
 • Total 204.3 km2 (78.9 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,36,456
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 2140
Website Baksiganj Upazila

Bakshiganj (Bengali: বকশিগঞ্জ) is an Upazila of Jamalpur District in the Division of Mymensingh, Bangladesh.[1]

Administration Bakshigonj thana was turned into an upazila in 1982. The upazila consists of 1 municipality, 7 union parishads, 25 mouzas and 196 villages. In Bakshigonj have some Haat Bazer.

Bakshigonj (Town) The area of the Bakshigonj town is 20.86 km². It has a population of 65,568; male 50.97%, female 49.03%; population density is 2820 per km². Literacy rate among the town people is 39.9%.

Etymology[edit]

Bakshiganj name of an ancient and historic towns. However, there are many differences of Bakshiganj named. The original name of the rajendraganja Bakshiganj. Still rajendraganja village records. Bakshiganj naming of a journal called smaranikara pages 44-45 published an article written by Professor Afsar Ali said. Some hundred years ago, the "paymaster" in the name of a Muslim fakir. He built up over a khanaka or dormitory. It became the residence of a hat. Bakshi, according to that person's name is the name of the market. Bakshi time evolution of the market, "bakshiganj" is the name of the converted.

History[edit]

Bakshiganj thana was formed at 30 April 1982 and it was turned into an upazila at 14 September 1983 by the strong support of Mr.M.A.Sattar (Ex.Minister). Local leaders Mr Abdul Hamid, Mr Nuruzzaman Mia (Namapara), Adv Ashraf Ali, Mr Abiruzzaman Akkas Master, Alhaz Mohammad Abdur Rashid Master (Freedom Fighter) Nilerchor Shadur Para. Prof. Momtaz Uddin Nadir, Mr Hamidur Rahman, Adv Nazrul Islam & Mr Abdur Rouf Talukder supported to Mr M.A Sattar.

During the war of liberation the Pakistan army established a military camp at Kamalpur, in the northern sector. From the point of view of war strategy this camp was so important that its fall meant to lose control over the whole Jamalpur-Dhaka region. The freedom fighters attacked Kamalpur many times. On 31 July 1971 the freedom fighters attacked Kamalpur under the command of Major Moinul Hussain Chowdhury, Battalion Commanding Officer of the 1st East Bengal Regiment of Sector 11. This time final victory was not achieved but the casualties in the Pakistan army were huge. In this battle 35 freedom fighters including Captain Salahuddin Momtaz, Ahaduzzaman and Abul Kalam Azad were killed. On 14 November 1971 Abu Taher lost one of his legs in an explosion.

Geography[edit]

Bakshigonj is located at 25.2250°N 89.8750°E . It has 32007 units of household and total area 204.3 km².

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2011 Bangladesh census, Baksiganj has a population of 180503. Males constitute 50.8% of the population, and females 49.2%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 76635. Baksiganj has an average literacy rate of 17.4% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[2]

Administration[edit]

The Baksiganj upazila consists of 1 Municipal, 7 union parishads, 25 mouzas and 196 villages Baksijang thana has a remarkable development throughout the years

  • Bakshiganj Headquarters
  • Bagarachar
  • Kamalpur
  • Battajore
  • Sadhurapara
  • Nilaksiya
  • Meruracara
  • Bakshiganj Municipality

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sayed Md Abdullah Al Mamun Chowdhury (2012), "Bakshiganj 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. 

Musaddequr Rahman