Chitalmari Upazila

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Chitalmari
চিতলমারি
Upazila
Chitalmari is located in Bangladesh
Chitalmari
Chitalmari
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°47.5′N 89°52.7′E / 22.7917°N 89.8783°E / 22.7917; 89.8783Coordinates: 22°47.5′N 89°52.7′E / 22.7917°N 89.8783°E / 22.7917; 89.8783
Country  Bangladesh
Division Khulna Division
District Bagerhat District
Area
 • Total 192 km2 (74 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 127,524
 • Density 660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
GPO 9360
Website http://chitalmari.bagerhat.gov.bd

Chitalmari (Bengali: চিতলমারি) is an upazila of Bagerhat District in the Khulna Division, Bangladesh.

Geography[edit]

Chitalmari is located at 22°46′51″N 89°52′26″E / 22.78071°N 89.87390°E / 22.78071; 89.87390. It has 24,306 households and a total area of 192 km². Chitalmari Upazila is bounded by Tungipara Upazila on the north, Kachua Upazila and Bagerhat Sadar Upazila on the south, Nazirpur Upazila on the east, and Mollahat Upazila and Fakirhat Upazila on the west. Lakkhanar Beel, Kalshirar Beel and Ruiar Beel are notable. The main rivers are the Madhumati, and last north village Paranpur, Kaliganga, Chitra, and Baleshwar rivers.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Chitalmari has a population of 127,524. Males constitute 50.78% of the population, and females 49.22%. This Upazila's eighteen-and-up population is 65,065. Chitalmari has an average literacy rate of 37% (7+ years), and the national average is 32.4% literate.[1] Chitalmari's religious composition is 60.45% Muslim, 39.35% Hindu, and 2% others. Religious institutions include 184 mosques, 72 temples, and one church. Notable sacred places are Central Jami Mosque, Durgapur Temple. Boalia Durga Mandir and PANCHAPALLI SARBOJNIN DURGA MANDIR.[PANCH PARA]There was a JAMIDARI KACHHARIBARI at Sabokhali.

Chitalmari (Town) consists of 2 mouzas with an area of 0.89 km². It has a population of 973; male 53.55%, female 46.45%. The literacy rate among the town's people is 52.5%.

Chitalmari thana was turned into an upazila in 1983. Chitalmari has 7 unions/wards, 58 mouzas/mahallas, and 121 villages.

Economy[edit]

The majority of the population, 76%, is engaged in agriculture.[2] There are 15,584 hectares of arable land, and 74% of the population owns property to some extent. The main crops grown include paddy, wheat, jute, and pulse, with fruits including mango, blackberry, papaya, watermelon, banana, coconut, and betel nut. The last three fruits are among the primary exports of the region, along with rice, vegetables and leather.

Other major occupations include commerce (11%), service (6%) and transport & communication (1%).[2]

Infrastructure[edit]

There are many private hospitals and one 50-bed hospital. Educational institutions include 2 colleges (Sher-E-Bangla Degree College and Bangobindhu Women’s College), 26 high schools, 14 madrasas, 63 government primary schools and 45 non-government primary schools. Many high-ranking government officials have come from Chitalmari Upazila.

There is one public library, one cinema hall, 2 theatre groups, 123 rural clubs and 30 playgrounds.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006. 
  2. ^ a b "Chitalmari Upazila". Banglapedia. Retrieved 3 May 2015.