Banaripara Upazila

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Banaripara is located in Bangladesh
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°46.9′N 90°10′E / 22.7817°N 90.167°E / 22.7817; 90.167Coordinates: 22°46.9′N 90°10′E / 22.7817°N 90.167°E / 22.7817; 90.167
Country  Bangladesh
Division Barisal Division
District Barisal District
 • Total 134.32 km2 (51.86 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 143,825
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of the Banaripara Upazila

Banaripara (Bengali: বানারিপাড়া) is an Upazila of Barisal District in the Division of Barisal in southern-central Bangladesh.[1]


During the Liberation War in 1971, the Pakistani army killed many innocent people of village Gava where all Ghosh Dastidar and Ghosh Ray used to live and they mostly left their ancestral land for good.


Banaripara is located at 22°46′55″N 90°10′00″E / 22.7819°N 90.1667°E / 22.7819; 90.1667. It has 26,697 households and a total area of 134.32 km². It is surrounded by Wazirpur to the north and the east, Nesarabad to the south, Jhalokati to the east, Nazirpur to the west. The upazila is criss-crossed by many rivers. Banaripara pourashava stands on the Shandhya. River erosion is a matter of concern for this area.


According to the 1991 Bangladesh census, Banaripara had a population of 143,825. Males constituted 50.67% of the population, and females 49.33%. The population aged 18 or over was 70,724.


Banaripara was established as a thana in 1913 and in 1983 it was upgraded as an upazila. It consists of eight unions and one pourashava. The pourashava has an area of 4.77 km2 and is known as Banaripara sadar. Eight unions are: Syedkathi, Baisari, Iluhar, Bisharkandi, Chakhar, Bankpur, Udaikathi and Banaripara. These are divided into 87 mauzas/mahalla, and 77 villages.

Archaeological heritage and relics[edit]

There are two Swathidaha Maths, a copper Manasa Bigraga weighing 3.5 maunds and a six-foot-high Bigraha at Narattampur (200 years old) which used to be family lineage of the Ghosh Ray family of Narratampur.


There are three colleges in the upazila. Government Fazlul Huq College, founded in 1940, is the only public one.

There are 27 high schools, 80 government primary schools, 41 non-government primary schools, 59 madrassas, 1 school for the deaf and dumb and 1 commercial school in this upazila.

According to Banglapedia, Baisari High School, founded in 1880, Banaripara Model Union Institution, (1889), and Nalasree Government Primary School (1910) are notable schools.[1]


  1. ^ a b Rahman, Kazi Mizanur (2012). "Banaripara Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.