Dashmina Upazila

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Dashmina
দশমিনা
Upazila
Dashmina is located in Bangladesh
Dashmina
Dashmina
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°17′N 90°35.4′E / 22.283°N 90.5900°E / 22.283; 90.5900Coordinates: 22°17′N 90°35.4′E / 22.283°N 90.5900°E / 22.283; 90.5900
Country  Bangladesh
Division Barisal Division
District Patuakhali District
Area
 • Total 351.74 km2 (135.81 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 106,539
 • Density 300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of the Dashmina Upazila

Dashmina (Bengali: দশমিনা ) is an Upazila of Patuakhali District in the Division of Barisal, Bangladesh.[1]

Geography[edit]

Dashmina is located at 22°17′00″N 90°35′25″E / 22.2833°N 90.5903°E / 22.2833; 90.5903 . It has 19,863 households and a total area of 351.74 km².

Within 6 unions of Dashmina including the Sadar at the centre, two of them are in the north of Dashmina Sadar namely Bashbaria and Bahrampur union. Bashbaria is situated on the bank of the river Tetulia. North Border of both Bahrampur and Bashbaria union ends up with starting of Baufal upazila. Rono Gopaldi and Betagi Shankipur union is situated on the north western part of Dashmina Sadar and finally the Alipura union covers the southern part of this historic Upazila which ends up with starting of Galachipa upazila.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 1991 Bangladesh census, Dashmina had a population of 106,539. Males constituted 49.5% of the population, and females 50.5%. The population aged 18 or older was 52,137. Dashmina had an average literacy rate of 29.5% (7+ years), compared to the national average of 32.4%.

Administration[edit]

Dashmina has 6 Unions/Wards, 51 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 55 villages. The names of the Unions are Dashmina, Alipura, Banshbaria, Rono Gopaldi, Bahrampur and Betagi Shankipur. The Upazila Headquarters is situated in Dashmina Sadar. It is situated on the Bank of the river Tetulia. At present it holds three colleges, three Boys' high schools, two girls' schools, an Alia Madrasa and a number of government and non government primary schools.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Gazi Shahidul Islam (2012). "Dashmina Upazila". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.