Debiganj Upazila

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Debiganj Upazila
দেবীগঞ্জ উপজেলা
Upazila
Debiganj Upazila is located in Bangladesh
Debiganj Upazila
Debiganj Upazila
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 26°7.1′0″N 88°45.6′0″E / 26.11833°N 88.76000°E / 26.11833; 88.76000
Country  Bangladesh
Division Rangpur Division
District Panchagarh District
Area
 • Total 309.04 km2 (119.32 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 159,902
 • Density 517/km2 (1,340/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 5020
Website Official Website Debiganj

Debiganj (Bengali: দেবীগঞ্জ) is an Upazila of Panchagarh District in the Division of Rangpur, Bangladesh.[1]

Geography[edit]

Debiganj Upazila is located at 26°07′07″N 88°45′33″E / 26.11858°N 88.759299°E / 26.11858; 88.759299. It has 31532 households and total area 309.04 km².

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Debiganj has a population of 159902. Males constitute 51.02% of the population, and females 48.98%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 77660. Debiganj has an average literacy rate of 24.8% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[2]

Administration[edit]

Debiganj has 10 Unions/Wards, 106 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 101 villages.

Education[edit]

According to Banglapedia, Nripendra Narayan Government High School, founded in 1906, is a notable secondary school.[1]

Aladini Government Girls High School is a secondary govt high school for girls only. Also have a reputed College. Over all Debiganj has 68 govt and non-govt high school and 10 Colleges. Some of them are -

  1. Sonahar Girls High School -
  2. Sonahar High School
  3. Khariza Sonahar High School

4.Saldanga High School 5. TZ High School 6. Nripendra Narayan Govt High School 7. Debigonj Aulodini Girls High School 8. Debigonj Girls High School 9. Debigonj Pailot High School

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Habib, Md Ahsan (2012). "Debiganj Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. 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.