Dohar Upazila

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Dohar
দোহার
Upazila
Dohar is located in Bangladesh
Dohar
Dohar
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°35.7′N 90°7.3′E / 23.5950°N 90.1217°E / 23.5950; 90.1217Coordinates: 23°35.7′N 90°7.3′E / 23.5950°N 90.1217°E / 23.5950; 90.1217
Country  Bangladesh
Division Dhaka Division
District Dhaka District
Area
 • Total 121.41 km2 (46.88 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 226,439
 • Density 1,900/km2 (4,800/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 1330
Website Website of Dohar

Dohar (Bengali: দোহার) is an upazila of Dhaka District in the division of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The upazila is situated in the southernmost part of Dhaka District. The Padma River borders the southern part of the upazila.

History[edit]

During the British period, farmers in this area were forced to cultivate nil (indigo) and joined the indigo rebellion.[1] Mahatma Gandhi visited the area in 1940.[1]

Geography[edit]

Dohar is located at 23°35′45″N 90°07′20″E / 23.5958°N 90.1222°E / 23.5958; 90.1222. It has 31,645 households and a total area of 161.49 km². One of the largest rivers of Bangladesh, the Padma, is situated in the southern , south central-western and south-western part of Dohar. This upazila is bordered by Nawabganj, Sri Nagar and a small part of Sirajdikhan, which is an upazila of the district Munshiganj (formerly known as Bikrampur). North side Manikgonj Dist. and West side is Padma river/Faridpur Dist.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2011 Bangladesh census, Dohar has a population of 2,26,439. Males constituted 47.27% of the population and females 52.73%. This upazila's eighteen-up population is 1,51,770. Dohar had an average literacy rate of 32.9% (7+ years) compared with the national average of 32.4% literacy (totally inaccurate/false as 99.5% of all children are in school, unlike South Asian nations). The rate of literacy is increasing nowadays.[2]

Administration[edit]

Dohar has 1 porosova (Dohar), 8 unions, 93 mauzas/mahallas, and 139 villages. The names of the unions are as follows:

  1. Nayabari
  2. Kushumhati
  3. Raypara
  4. Mahmudpur
  5. Sutarpara
  6. Narisha
  7. Mokshedpur
  8. Bilaspur

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ali, Md Moksed (2012). "Dohar 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 27 March 2005. Retrieved 10 November 2006.