Companiganj Upazila, Noakhali

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Companiganj
কোম্পানিগঞ্জ
Upazila
Companiganj is located in Bangladesh
Companiganj
Companiganj
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°52.5′N 91°17′E / 22.8750°N 91.283°E / 22.8750; 91.283Coordinates: 22°52.5′N 91°17′E / 22.8750°N 91.283°E / 22.8750; 91.283
Country  Bangladesh
Division Chittagong Division
District Noakhali District
Area
 • Total 380.33 km2 (146.85 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 279,870
 • Density 601/km2 (1,560/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 3850
Website companiganj.noakhali.gov.bd(Bengali)

Companiganj (Bengali: কোম্পানিগঞ্জ) is an Upazila of Noakhali District[1] in the Division of Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Geography[edit]

Companiganj is located at 22°52′30″N 91°17′00″E / 22.8750°N 91.2833°E / 22.8750; 91.2833 . It has 30,847 units of household and total area 305.33 km². The upazila is bounded by Senbgh and daganbhuiyan upazilas on the north, Noakhali Sadar and Sandwip upazilas on the south, Sonagazi and Mirsharai upazilas on the east, Noakhali Sadar upazila on the west. Main rivers are Little Feni and Bamni.

Companiganj (Town) stands six km to the south of Maijdi Road. The town consists of six mouzas. It has an area of 6.5 km2.

Very popular nowadays.

Demographics[edit]

The town has a population of 17340; male 52.77%, female 47.23%; population density per km2 2668. The town has one dakbungalow.

As of the 2011 Bangladesh census, Companiganj has a population of 183351. Males constitute 49.71% of the population, and females 50.29%; Muslim 91.85%, Hindu 8.10% and Christian 0.05%; population density 601 per km2. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 83104. Companiganj has an average literacy rate of 34.5% (7+ years); male 41.5% and female 27.8%; and the national average of 32.4% literate.[2]

Administration[edit]

Companiganj thana, now an upazila, was established in 1888. The upazila consists of 11 union parishads/councils, 39 mouzas and 41 villages.2

Education[edit]

Government college 1, non-government college 3, government high school 2, non-government high school 26, madrasa 9, technical institution 1, government primary school 57, non-government primary school 19. Noted educational institutions: Basurhat A. H. C. Government High School (1911),Kabi Jashim Uddin High School (1986), Bamni High School (1914),Bamni College, Chowdhuryhat College,Basurhat Islamia Senior Madrasa (1914), Bamni Achhia Senior Madrasa (1915),Hazarihat High School & B.M College. Charparboti S. C High School.

Cultural organisations Club 22, public library 3, cinema hall 1, playground 26.

Historical events[edit]

During the War of Liberation quite a few encounters were held between the Mukti Bahinis and the Pak army in Companiganj upazila in which seven Muktijoddhas including Sadar BLF Commander Ohidur Rahman Wadud were killed. Marks of the War of Liberation Mass grave near Sluice Gate no 16 of the upazila.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nuruddin Jaglul (2012), "Companiganj Upazila (Noakhali District)", 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.