Dhamoirhat Upazila

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Dhamoirhat is located in Bangladesh
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 25°8.7′N 88°51.7′E / 25.1450°N 88.8617°E / 25.1450; 88.8617Coordinates: 25°8.7′N 88°51.7′E / 25.1450°N 88.8617°E / 25.1450; 88.8617
Country  Bangladesh
Division Rajshahi Division
District Naogaon District
 • Total 300.8 km2 (116.1 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 184,778
 • Density 610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Dhamoirhat

Dhamoirhat (Bengali: ধামইরহাট) is an Upazila of Naogaon District in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. The main river of the Dhamoirhat Upazila is the Atrai.[1] Located at the north and 51 km far from Naogaon Sadar Upazila, it is bounded by India's West Bengal on the north and west, Joypurhat Sadar Upazila on the east & Nazipur on the south region.


During the War of Liberation the Pak army had camps at places like Farsipara, Pagla Dewan, Rangamati, etc. Direct encounter between the Pak army and the freedom fighters were held at Piral Danga, Gangra, Kulfatpur and Rangamati with heavy casualty on both sides.The Pak army burnt and sacked the village Kulfatpur and killed 14 innocent villagers.Marks of War of Liberation Mass grave: 2 (Farsipara, Pagla Dewan).


Dhamoirhat is located at 25°08′40″N 88°51′40″E / 25.1444°N 88.8611°E / 25.1444; 88.8611 . It has 29661 households and total area 300.8 km².


Dhamoirhat is placed in moonsoon area.In the summer, temp. is about 40 degree & in the rainy season(June–July) rain drops as well.


At the 2011 Bangladesh census, Dhamoirhat had a population of 184778. Males constituted 51.73% of the population, and females 48.27%; Muslim 89.81%, Hindus 6.92%, Christians 1.71%, and tribals 1.56%.The tribal people are almost exclusively Santals.Dhamoirhat had an average literacy rate of 28.4% (7+ years), against the national average of 32.4% literate.Main occupations is Agriculture 51.65%, agricultural labourer 33.01%, wage labourer 1.99%, service 2.63%, commerce 4.76%, others 5.96%.Land use Total cultivable land 42425 hectares, fallow land 390 hectares; single crop 39%, double crop 37% and treble crop land 24%. Land under irrigation 42%. Land control Among the peasants 12% are rich, 23% medium, 22% marginal, 24% landless, and 19% small; cultivable land per head 0.28 hectare. Value of land The market of value of land of first grade is Tk 5000 per 0.01 hectare. Main crops Paddy, wheat, jute, brinjal, potato, patal, mustard seed, pulse, onion, garlic, tamarind, til, carrot, cauliflower. Extinct or nearly crops Local variety of paddy, kaun, linseed, pulse, jab, bajra. Main fruits Mango, black berry, jackfruit, banana, litchi, papaya, guava and watermelon. Dairies, poultries and fisheries Dairy 3, poultry 33, fishery 21, hatchery1. Communications facilities Roads: Pucca 70 km, mud road 322 km. Traditional transport Palanquin, dhuli, horse carriage, bullock cart. These means of transport are extinct of nearly extinct. Manufactures Biscuit factory 6, ice factory 6. Cottage industries Bamboo work 42, potteries 60, sewing machine 305, welding work 32, iron smith 12, goldsmith 25. Hats, bazars and fairs Total number of hats and bazars 25; fairs 9, most noted of which is Madarer Mela at Sankarpur. Main exports Banana, bringal, patal, tamarind, water melon.

Health centres Upazila health complex 1, Christian mission hospital 1, satellite clinic 3, family welfare centres 5.[2]

Points of interest[edit]

  • Jagadal Maha Bihar
  • In Maahishontosh, an extraordinary long tomb is popularly known as the Tomb of Muhammad Shiran Khilji, an earlier Turkic ruler of Bengal.
  • Alta Dighi Jatiyo Uddan
  • Vimer Panti
  • Maahishontosh Mazar
  • Agradigun Dhibi


Dhamoirhat thana was established in 1922 and was turned into an upazila in 1983. It consists of eight union parishads and one poroshova, 212 mouzas and 250 villages.

Dhamoirhat has 8 Unions/Wards, 212 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 250 villages.

Nambers Unions Wards villages
1 Agradigun Moheshpur; Komroil; AwalDhighi; Hazratpur; Ramchandrapur; Dakkhinkhonda; Digun; Agra; Talandor;
2 Aranagar
3 Alampur Bostabor Taherpur, Chokkalu, Birgram, Raghunathpur
4 Dhamoirhat
5 Isabpur
6 Jahanpur
7 Khelna
8 Umar Chandipur, Durgapur, Chakilam, Basudebpur, Kadipur
  • Mayor of Municipality: Md. Aminul Islam
  • Chairman of Upazila council: Md. Moeen Uddin
  • Vice chairman of Upazila council: Md. Jahurul Islam
  • Female Vice Chairman of Upazila council: Mrs. Farah Diba


Average literacy rate of Dhamoirhat Upazila is 28.4%; where male includes 34% & female 22.2%.

Educational Institutions: College 3, High School 29, Madrasa (Non-Govt ) 37, Government primary school 64, Non-Government primary school 29, Satellite school 4, Kindergarten 1, Mission school 1, Vocational institutions 1, orphanage 4.

  • Dhamoirhat M. M. Degree College
  • Raghunathpur Kamil Madrasah
  • Pagol Dewan Siddiquea Fazil Madrasah
  • Alhaz zahangir Alam Memorial College
  • Dhamoirhat Mohila College
  • Shoid Zia Technical College
  • Durgapur-Basudebpur Alim Madrasha
  • Chandipur High School
  • Chandipur Govt. Primary School
  • Arnagar Bi-Laterial high School
  • Aranagar Primary School
  • Rangamati High School
  • Rangamati Primary School
  • Rangamati Hi -Ul-Ulom Hafijia Madrasa & Orphanage
  • Varom High School
  • Varom Primary School
  • Chalkmoiram Model High School
  • Dhamoirhat Girls School
  • Agradigun High School
  • Agradigun Girls High School
  • Moheshpur Primary School
  • Dhamoirhat Shofia High School
  • Bostabor Dakhil Madrasah

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Badiul Alam (2012). "Dhamoirhat Upazila". 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 27 March 2005. Retrieved November 10, 2006.