Bogra Sadar Upazila

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Bogra Sadar

বগুড়া সদর
Bogra Sadar is located in Bangladesh
Bogra Sadar
Bogra Sadar
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°51′N 89°22′E / 24.850°N 89.367°E / 24.850; 89.367Coordinates: 24°51′N 89°22′E / 24.850°N 89.367°E / 24.850; 89.367
Country Bangladesh
DivisionRajshahi Division
DistrictBogra District
Area
 • Total176.58 km2 (68.18 sq mi)
Population
(2011 census)[2]
 • Total555,014
 • Density3,100/km2 (8,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
Postal code
5800, 5801
Websitesadar.bogra.gov.bd(in Bengali)

Bogra Sadar Upazila (Bengali: বগুড়া সদর উপজেলা) is an upazila of Bogra District in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Bogra Thana was established in 1821 and was converted into an upazila in 1983.[3][4] The upazila takes its name from the district and the Bengali word sadar (headquarters). It is the subdistrict where the district headquarters, Bogra town, is located.

Geography[edit]

Bogra Sadar Upazila has a total area of 176.58 square kilometres (68.18 sq mi).[1] It borders Shibganj Upazila to the north, Gabtali Upazila to the east, Shajahanpur Upazila to the south, and Kahaloo Upazila to the west. The Karatoya River flows south through the upazila.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
YearPop. (000)±%
1981 454—    
1991 589+29.7%
2001 694+17.8%
2011 555−20.0%
2011 population declined because upazila boundaries were redrawn to create Shajahanpur Upazila
Source:
Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics[1]

According to the 2011 Bangladesh census, Bogra Sadar Upazila had 131,862 households and a population of 555,014, 63.1% of whom lived in urban areas.[2] 8.4% of the population was under the age of 5.[5] The literacy rate (age 7 and over) was 65.7%, compared to the national average of 51.8%.[6][7]

The boundaries of the upazila were redrawn in 2003 to create a new upazila, Shajahanpur.[8] The combined population of the two in 2011 was 844,818, a 21.7% increase from 2001.

Administration[edit]

Bogra Sadar Upazila is divided into Bogra Municipality and 11 union parishads: Erulia, Fapore, Gokul, Lahiri Para, Namuja, Nishindara, Noongola, Rajapur, Sekherkola, Shabgram, and Shakharia. The union parishads are subdivided into 92 mauzas and 122 villages.

Bogra Municipality is subdivided into 20 wards and 111 mahallas.[1]

Education[edit]

There are 13 colleges in the upazila, most located in Bogra town. Ones outside the town include Adarsha Mohabiddyalaya in Puran Bogra, Jahidur Rahman Women's College in Erulia, Namuza Degree College in Namuja, and Noon Gola Degree College.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "District Statistics 2011: Bogra" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 23, 2014. Retrieved July 14, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Population Census 2011: Bogra Table C-01" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-07-14. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  3. ^ Haq, Md Nazmul (2012). "Bogra District". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  4. ^ a b Chawdhury, Shagata (2012). "Bogra Sadar Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  5. ^ "Population Census 2011: Bogra Table C-04" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-07-28. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  6. ^ "Population Census 2011: Bogra Table C-06" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-07-28. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Census 2011: Bangladesh at a Glance" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 28, 2014. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
  8. ^ Jasimuddin, AKM (2012). "Shahjahanpur Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  9. ^ "List of Institutions". Ministry of Education. Retrieved July 15, 2014.

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