Birganj Upazila

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Birganj
বীরগঞ্জ
Upazila
Birganj is located in Bangladesh
Birganj
Birganj
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 26°0′0″N 88°35′0″E / 26.00000°N 88.58333°E / 26.00000; 88.58333Coordinates: 26°0′0″N 88°35′0″E / 26.00000°N 88.58333°E / 26.00000; 88.58333
Country  Bangladesh
Division Rangpur Division
District Dinajpur District
Area
 • Total 413 km2 (159 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 231,305
 • Density 560/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)

Birganj (Bengali: বীরগঞ্জ) is an Upazila of Dinajpur District[1] in the Division of Rangpur, Bangladesh.

Geography[edit]

Birganj is located "between 25°48' and 26°04' north latitudes and in between 88°29´ and 88°44´ east longitudes".[1] It is situated on the bank of Dhepa river. Birganj actually situated in the middle point of Dinajpur to Thakurgaon district. The environment of Birganj is perfect for education and business. It has 42323 households and total area 413 km².

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Birgonj has a population of 231305. Males constitute 51.77% of the population, and females 48.23%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 111160. Birgonj has an average literacy rate of 25% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[2]

Administration[edit]

Birganj has 11 unions/wards, 187 mauzas/mahallas, and 186 villages.

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mamtajur Alam Ilu (2012), "Birganj 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. ^ "Dinajpur-1". Election Commission Bangladesh. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "Obituary reference for Kafi in JS". bdnews24.com. 11 September 2005. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  5. ^ "JS session adjourned without transacting any business following death of Jamaat MP". bdnews24.com. 11 September 2005. Retrieved 12 March 2016.