Dowarabazar Upazila

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Dowarabazar
দোয়ারাবাজার
Nickname(s): Duarabazar
Location of Dowarabazar  দোয়ারাবাজার
Division Sylhet Division
District Sunamganj District
Established 1976
Government
 • MP (Sunamgonj-5) MR. Muhibur Rahman Manik (Awami League)
Area
 • Total 324.19 km2 (125.17 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 157,240
 • Density 490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 3070

Dowarabazar (Bengali: দোয়ারাবাজার) is an Upazila of Sunamganj District in the Division of Sylhet, Bangladesh.[1]

Geography[edit]

Dowarabazar is located at 25°03′00″N 91°34′00″E / 25.0500°N 91.5667°E / 25.0500; 91.5667 . It has 27112 households and total area 324.19 km² and bounded by Meghalaya State of India and boarder on the north, and Chattak upazila on the south and east, sunamgonj district on the west. Main rivers are Surma, Jadukata etc.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2011 Bangladesh census, Dowarabazar has a population of 157240.[citation needed] Males constitute 50.74% of the population, and females 49.26%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 76530.

Administration[edit]

Dowarabazar has 7 Unions/Wards, 166 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 294 villages. Duarabazar Model Govt: Primary School Duarabazar High School and Duarabazar Degree College is situated in Dowarabazar town.


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References[edit]

  1. ^ Jayanta Singh Roy (2012), "Dowarabazar Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal, Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh