Bhandaria Upazila

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Bhandaria
ভাণ্ডারিয়া
Upazila
Bhandaria is located in Bangladesh
Bhandaria
Bhandaria
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°29.3′N 90°4.4′E / 22.4883°N 90.0733°E / 22.4883; 90.0733Coordinates: 22°29.3′N 90°4.4′E / 22.4883°N 90.0733°E / 22.4883; 90.0733
Country  Bangladesh
Division Barisal Division
District Pirojpur District
Area
 • Total 163.56 km2 (63.15 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 145,233
 • Density 890/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of the Bhandaria Upazila

Bhandaria (Bengali: ভাণ্ডারিয়া ) is an Upazila of Pirojpur District in the Division of Barisal, Bangladesh.[1]

Geography[edit]

Bhandaria is located at 22°29′20″N 90°04′24″E / 22.4889°N 90.0733°E / 22.4889; 90.0733 . It has 27,969 households and a total area of 163.56 km².

Demographics[edit]

According to the 1991 Bangladesh census, Bhandaria had a population of 145,233. Males constituted 50.34% of the population, and females 49.66%. The population aged 18 or over was 74,509. Bhandaria had an average literacy rate of 51.9% (7+ years), compared to the national average of 32.4%.[2]

Administration[edit]

Bhandaria has 7 Unions/Wards, grouping 37 Mauzas/Mahallas and 37 villages :

  1. Bhandaria
  2. Ikri
  3. Telikhali
  4. Dhawa
  5. Gouripur
  6. Nadmulla
  7. Bitabaria

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Golam Mostafa Siddiqui (2012). "Bhandaria 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.