Bhairab Upazila

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Bhairab Bazar
Bhairab Bazar is located in Bangladesh
Bhairab Bazar
Bhairab Bazar
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°3′N 90°59.3′E / 24.050°N 90.9883°E / 24.050; 90.9883Coordinates: 24°3′N 90°59.3′E / 24.050°N 90.9883°E / 24.050; 90.9883
Country  Bangladesh
Division Dhaka Division
District Kishoreganj District
 • Municipality Mayor Advocate Fokhrul Alam Akkas
 • Total 139.32 km2 (53.79 sq mi)
Population (2011 [1])
 • Total 298.309
 • Density 1,381/km2 (3,580/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Bhairab Bazar 2350
Website Official Map of Bhairab

Bhairab (Bengali: ভৈরব) is an Upazila of Kishoreganj District in the Division of Dhaka, Bangladesh.[1]


Bhairab is located at 24°03′00″N 90°59′15″E / 24.0500°N 90.9875°E / 24.0500; 90.9875 . It has 34419 households and total area is 139.32 km². Bhairab is situated beside the rivers of Meghna and Brahmaputra. Bhairab Bazar (town) is notable for the Bhairab railway station and the railway bridge, Bhairab bridge that goes over the river of Meghna.


As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Bhairab has a population of 192448. Males constitute 51.11% of the population, and females 48.89%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 95910. Bhairab has an average literacy rate of 25.9% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[2]


Schools in Bhairab Bazar[edit]

Bhairab Bazar has one of the oldest schools in Bangladesh. Bhairab K.B. Pilot High School, established in 1919 makes it one of the oldest school in Bangladesh as well.[3] Some other well known school in Bhairab Bazar are [4]

.Haji Yusuf Ali High School

  • Bhairab K.B. Pilot High School
  • Bangladesh Railway High School
  • Bhairab M.P. Pilot Girls High School
  • Kamalpur Haji Jahir Uddin High School

Colleges in Bhairab Bazar[edit]

  • Hazi Asmot College
  • Rafiqul Islam Mohila College
  • Govt. Zillur Rahman Mohila College[5]

Notable residents[edit]

Mohammed Zillur Rahman (Ex-President of Bangladesh) Bengali: মোঃ জিল্লুর রহমান; (9 March 1929 – 20 March 2013) was the 15th President of Bangladesh from 2009 to 2013. He was also a senior presidium member of the Awami League. 2009, Rahman was elected to the presidency by parliament in an uncontested vote; the Awami League had won the vast majority of seats in the 2008 parliamentary election.He is the third president of Bangladesh, after Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Ziaur Rahman, to die in office, while being the first to die of natural causes.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sharif Ahmed (2012), "Bhairab 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. 
  3. ^ "Bhairab K.B. Pilot High School". Retrieved November 25, 2006. 
  4. ^ "List of Secondary School in Bhairab Upazila". Retrieved November 25, 2006. 
  5. ^ "Welcome To The Official Website Of Govt. Zillur Rahman Mohila College". Retrieved November 25, 2006.