Bhurungamari Upazila

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Bhurungamari
ভুরুঙ্গামারী
Upazila
Bhurungamari is located in Bangladesh
Bhurungamari
Bhurungamari
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 26°7.5′N 89°41′E / 26.1250°N 89.683°E / 26.1250; 89.683Coordinates: 26°7.5′N 89°41′E / 26.1250°N 89.683°E / 26.1250; 89.683
Country  Bangladesh
Division Rangpur Division
District Kurigram District
Area
 • Total 236 km2 (91 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 176,822
 • Density 750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Bhurungamari

Bhurungamari (Bengali: ভুরুঙ্গামারি) is the northernmost Upazila of Kurigram District in the Division of Rangpur, Bangladesh.

Geography[edit]

Bhurungamari is located at 26°07′30″N 89°41′00″E / 26.1250°N 89.6833°E / 26.1250; 89.6833. It has 33984 households and total area 236 km².

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Bhurungamari has a population of 176822. Males constitute 50.38% of the population, and females 49.62%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 88435. Bhurungamari has an average literacy rate of 19.5% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[1]

Administration[edit]

Bhurungamari has 10 Unions/Wards, 71 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 124 villages.

Cultural significance[edit]

It is one of the northernmost places of Bangladesh. The word Bhurungamari itself is often used to mean remote place. For example, a man may say "Bhurungamarite bojropat hole amar ki?" to mean matters regarding others are not important for him.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006. 

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