Char Fasson Upazila

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Char Fasson
চরফ্যাসন
Upazila
Char Fasson is located in Bangladesh
Char Fasson
Char Fasson
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°11.1′N 90°45.8′E / 22.1850°N 90.7633°E / 22.1850; 90.7633Coordinates: 22°11.1′N 90°45.8′E / 22.1850°N 90.7633°E / 22.1850; 90.7633
Country  Bangladesh
Division Barisal Division
District Bhola District
Area
 • Total 1,106.31 km2 (427.15 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 342,038
 • Density 309/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)

Charfasson (Bengali: চরফ্যাসন ) is an Upazila of Bhola District in the Division of Barisal, Bangladesh.[1]

Geography[edit]

Charfasson is located at 22°11′05″N 90°45′45″E / 22.1847°N 90.7625°E / 22.1847; 90.7625 . It has 63,740 households and a total area of 1106.31 km².

Demographics[edit]

According to the 1991 Bangladesh census, Charfasson had a population of 342038. Males constituted 51.49% of the population, and females 48.51%. The population aged 18 or over was 148319. Charfasson had an average literacy rate of 25.5% (7+ years), compared to the national average of 32.4%.[2]

Points of interest[edit]

  • Char Kukri Mukri
  • Charfasson Eid Gah
  • Charfession BM Town-Hall
  • Kasem Gonj Islamia Dakhil Madrasha
  • Kasem Gonj Bazar
  • Maya Bridge
  • Fassion Square
  • Shashibhushon Bazar

Administration[edit]

Charfasson has 19 Unions/Wards, 71 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 75 villages.

Education[edit]

There are eight colleges in the upazila. They include Charfasson Degree College, Dular Hat Adarsha Degree College, Fatema Matin Mohila College, founded in 1993,[1] and Rasulpur Degree College.[3]

According to Banglapedia, Char Fasson Tafnal Barret Secondary School, founded 1932, is a notable secondary school.[1]

The madrasa education system includes eight fazil and two kamil madrasas.[4] According to Banglapedia, Char Fasson Kara Matiya Kamil Madrasa, founded in 1945, is a notable kamil madrasa.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Md Harun Rashid Helali (2012). "Char Fasson 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. ^ "District Statistics 2011: Bhola" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ "List of Institutions". Ministry of Education. Retrieved July 15, 2014.