Dimla Upazila

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Dimla
ডিমলা
Upazila
Dimla is located in Bangladesh
Dimla
Dimla
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 26°7.7′N 88°55.5′E / 26.1283°N 88.9250°E / 26.1283; 88.9250Coordinates: 26°7.7′N 88°55.5′E / 26.1283°N 88.9250°E / 26.1283; 88.9250
Country  Bangladesh
Division Rangpur Division
District Nilphamari District
Area
 • Total 326.8 km2 (126.2 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 187,696
 • Density 570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Dimla

Dimla (Bengali: ডিমলা) is an Upazila of Nilphamari District in the Division of Rangpur, Bangladesh.[1]

Geography[edit]

Dimla is located at 26°07′40″N 88°55′30″E / 26.1278°N 88.9250°E / 26.1278; 88.9250 . It has 36, 440 households and a total area of 326.8 km². It is bordered by West Bengal, India on the north and Jaldhaka Upazila on the south.

Dimla Upazila is located in Nilphamari District. Upazila(s)/Thana(s) in Nilphamari are Dimla Upazila, Domar Upazila, Jaldhaka Upazila, Kishoreganj Upazila, Nilphamari Sadar Upazila, Saidpur Upazila.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 1991 Bangladesh census, Dimla had a population of 187,696. Males constituted 51.24% of the population, and females 48.76%. The population aged 18 or over was 91, 421. Dimla had an average literacy rate of 19.4% (7+ years), against the national average of 32.4%.[2]

Administration[edit]

Dimla thana, now an upazila, was established in 1857. The upazila consists of 10 union parishads, 53 mouzas and 53 villages.

Dimla has 10 Unions/Wards, 53 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 53 villages.

Chairman : Md. Tabibul Islam

Women Vice Chairman : Mst. Ayesa Siddika

Vice Chairman : Md. Muzibur Rahman

Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO): Md. Rezaul Korim

Education[edit]

  • Dimla Islamia Degree College
  • Dimla Mohila College
  • Dimla Technical and Business Management Institute
  • Dimla R.B.R. Govt. High School
  • Dimla Govt. Girls' High School
  • Dimla Computer Science & Polytechnic College
  • Sundarkhata Shafiqul Goni Shapon Fazil Madrasa
  • Satjan High School
  • Satjan Dhakil Madrasa
  • Khalisha Chapani Bebari Tala Alim Madrasha

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Abdus Sattar (2012), "Dimla 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 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.