Bhaluka Upazila

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Bhaluka
ভালুকা
Upazila
Bhaluka is located in Bangladesh
Bhaluka
Bhaluka
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°22.5′N 90°22.7′E / 24.3750°N 90.3783°E / 24.3750; 90.3783Coordinates: 24°22.5′N 90°22.7′E / 24.3750°N 90.3783°E / 24.3750; 90.3783
Country  Bangladesh
Division Mymensingh Division
District Mymensingh District
Area
 • Total 444.05 km2 (171.45 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 264,991
 • Density 600/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website http://bhaluka.mymensingh.gov.bd

Bhaluka (Bengali: ভালুকা) is an Upazila of Mymensingh District in the Division of Mymensingh, Bangladesh.[1]

History[edit]

Abedullah Chowdhury was a notable zaminder of Bhaluka. Abedullah Chowdhury's wife Halimunnesa Chowdhurani also has mentionable contributions in the development of this Upazila. Their son Aftabuddin Chowdhury was the Member of National Assembly in the Pakistan period from Muslim League and also the Member of Parliament in Independent Bangladesh from the same party.During the war of liberation Afsar Uddin Ahmed (Sub Sector Commandar of Sector 11) locally trained Muktibahini, collected arms and ammunitions and challenged the Pakistan army. Late Shah Ali Akbar was a valiant freedom fighter. He along with Afsar uddin organize Mukti bahini (freedom fighter) at Bhaluka.

Geography[edit]

Bhaluka is located at 24°22′30″N 90°22′40″E / 24.3750°N 90.3778°E / 24.3750; 90.3778; It has 53222 households and total area 444.05 km².It is bounded by Fulbaria and Trishal upazilas on the north, Sreepur upazila on the south, Gaffargaon upazila on the east and Sakhipur and Ghatail upazilas on the west. Main rivers: Sutia, Khiru, Lalti and Bajua.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Bhaluka has a population of 264991.[2] Males constitute 51.08% of the population, and females 48.92%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 137860. Bhaluka has an average literacy rate of 41.10% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[1]

Administration[edit]

Bhaluka thana, now an upazila, was established in 1917. It is one of the oldest small business hub of the surrounding areas. It turned into upozilla at 1983. The upazila consists of 11 union parishads, 87 mouzas and 102 villages.[3]

Education[edit]

According to Banglapedia, Bhaluka Pilot High School, founded in 1950 by Aftabuddin Chowdhury, is a notable secondary school.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Badal, AKM Amanullah (2012). "Bhaluka Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. 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. ^ http://www.bbs.gov.bd/ BANGLADESH BUREAU OF STATISTICS