Burichang Upazila

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Burichang
বুড়িচং
Upazila
Burichang is located in Bangladesh
Burichang
Burichang
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°33′N 91°7.6′E / 23.550°N 91.1267°E / 23.550; 91.1267Coordinates: 23°33′N 91°7.6′E / 23.550°N 91.1267°E / 23.550; 91.1267
Country  Bangladesh
Division Chittagong Division
District Comilla District
Area
 • Total 163.76 km2 (63.23 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 228,479
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Website of Burichong

Burichang, also known as Burichong, (Bengali: বুড়িচং) is an Upazila of Comilla District in the Division of Chittagong, Bangladesh.[1]

History[edit]

Raghunath Tarkavachaspati, a Bramhin scholar in the subject of logic migrated from Dingshai village now in West Bengal in the 17th century to establish the village of Burichang on the land granted to him by Chatra Manikya [Nakshatra Rai] the Maharaja of Tripura to start a Toll (an institute for Vedic learning).[2][3]

Geography[edit]

Burichang is located at 23°33′00″N 91°07′35″E / 23.5500°N 91.1264°E / 23.5500; 91.1264 . It has 37,739 households and a total area of 163.76 km².

Demographics[edit]

According to the 1991 Bangladesh census, Burichang had a population of 228,479. Males constituted 51.68% of the population, and females 48.32%. The population aged 18 or over was 106,787. Burichang had an average literacy rate of 34.3% (7+ years), against the national average of 32.4%.[4]

Administration[edit]

Burichang has 8 Unions/Wards, 152 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 171 villages.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rahman, Mahfuzur (2012). "Burichang Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. ^ Bengali article "Burichonger Itikatha" by Satyaranjan Bhattacharjee in "Rajat Jayanti Barsha Sankalan" published in the year 2000 by Burichong Sammelani, Kolkata
  3. ^ Bengali article "Burichonger Itihas" by Radhaprasanna Chakraborty in "Rajat Jayanti Barsha Sankalan" published in the year 2000 by Burichong Sammelani, Kolkata
  4. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.