Derai Upazila

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Location of Derai  দিরাই
Division Sylhet Division
District Sunamganj District
 • MP (Sunamganj-2) Suranjit Sengupta (Awami League)
 • City 420.93 km2 (162.52 sq mi)
 • Metro 340 km2 (260 sq mi)
 • City 185,284
 • Density 440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
 • Metro 720,000
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 3040-41

Derai (Bengali: দিরাই) is an Upazila of Sunamganj District in the Division of Sylhet, Bangladesh.


Derai is located at 24°47′00″N 91°21′00″E / 24.7833°N 91.3500°E / 24.7833; 91.3500 . It has 30041 units of house hold and total area 420.93 km².


As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Derai has a population of 185284. Males constitute 51.38% of the population, and females 48.62%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 91693. Derai has an average literacy rate of 25.3% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[1] Religion: Muslim 62.81%, Hindu 36.96%, Buddhist 0.11%, Christian 0.12%.


Derai has 1 pourosova, 9 Unions/Wards, 170 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 233 villages.


Bus links to Sylhet. Connecting to Dhaka. Smaller Vehicle such as Laguna and Tempo Service to Sunamgonj. There are many Electric Rickshaws in Derai, and also the traditional Pedal Powered Rickshaws. Derai has many private cars and minibuses which can be chartered for private hire and excursions. There are daily freight deliveries of goods to Derai Bazaar by Truck, and Derai serves as an important trade hub for the 233 surrounding villages.


Despite financial economic problems. There has been some developments made in the derai upzilla region. The Market is soon to be called Sen Market funded by the local MP. There are many larger houses in the Derai area funded by the Ex Pat population of Derai, some of whom work in the Middle East, Europe and America.



The freedom fighter of Derai is Shohid Talab Uddin Ahmed.Former member of parliament was freedom fighter Nasir Uddin Chowdhury (BNP) The elected member of parliament is Suranjit Sen Gupta [ awami league, Bangladesh ruling party]. Derai mostly known in Bangladesh for its complex politics, as it far more debate amongst people than anywhere else in the country. The Mayor of Derai Pouroshova is Md Azizur Rahman Bulbul [Awami League],the chairman of derai upazila parishad is Alhajj Abdul kuddus who was a freedom fighter also (Bnp) Derai has three Colleges named Derai Degree College, Bibiwana Model College and Jogdol College. There are 18 High Schools including one Girls'High School. The largest schools are located at the Upozila Headquarters named Derai High School and Derai Girls' High School. There are 96 Govt Primary Schools and 63 Non-Govt Primary Schools, Derai is mostly known as the Home of POLITICS but by the name of politics the present member of parliament doing nothing for the people of derai

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  1. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.

Rich families live here manny people from the u.k there is a huge population of people from Derai