Durgapur Upazila, Netrokona

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Durgapur is located in Bangladesh
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 25°7.5′N 90°41.3′E / 25.1250°N 90.6883°E / 25.1250; 90.6883Coordinates: 25°7.5′N 90°41.3′E / 25.1250°N 90.6883°E / 25.1250; 90.6883
Country  Bangladesh
Division Mymensingh Division
District Netrokona District
 • Total 293.42 km2 (113.29 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 169,135
 • Density 580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Durgapur

Durgapur (Bengali: দূর্গাপুর) is an upazila of the Netrokona District[1] in the Mymensingh Division of Bangladesh.


Durgapur is located at 25°07′30″N 90°41′15″E / 25.1250°N 90.6875°E / 25.1250; 90.6875. It has 32245 households and a total land area of 293.42 km².


At the 1991 Bangladesh census, Durgapur had a population of 169,135, of whom 83,795 were aged 18 or older. Males constituted 50.49% of the population, and females 49.51%. Durgapur had an average literacy rate of 23% (7+ years), compared to the national average of 32.4%.[2]

Composition of Durgapur Thana[edit]

Total Households: 8,250

1. Banai; Total Village: 1; Total Household: 6; Language Practiced: Banai; Religion Practiced: Hinduism;

2. Bangali; Total Village: 48; Total Household: 4,778; Language Practiced: Bengali;

3. Buna / Buno; Total Village: 3; Total Household: 37; Language Practiced: Bengali; Religion Practiced: Hinduism; Buna / Buno in Other Districts: Dhaka, Gazipur, Mymensingh, Rajbari, Sherpur, Tangail, Bagerhat, Jessore, Jhenaidah, Khulna, Kushtia, Magura, Satkhira, Bogra, Dinajpur, Joypurhat, Naogaon, Natore, Nilphamari, Pabna, Rajshahi, Sirajganj, Maulvibazar;

4. Garo; Number of Villages they lived with bangali: 10; Total Household: 924; Language Practiced: Achik / Garo (98.08%), Deal (1.92%); Religion Practiced: Christianity (99.96%), Shangsharik (0.04%); Garo lived in Other Districts: Sherpur, Mymensingh, Banderban, Chittagong,

5. Hajong; Number of Villages they lived with bangali: 08; Total Household: 505; Language Practiced: Hajong; Religion Practiced: Hinduism; Hajong in Other Districts: Mymensingh, Sherpur, Sunamganj;

The city's area is 293.42 sq kimi It has 9 wards, and consists of 7 mahallas. It is an ancient town situated on the banks of the river somessori. This habitation known as a tourist area. There are civil and criminal court here from British rule regime. Durgapur Thana was formed in 1874 and converted into upozila was 1982.

Paurasabhah 1 (Durgapur Headquarters) Union 7 Maujah 134 Village 205 population Density 710 (per km2) literacy in rate Village in village 31.0% and in town 52.3% Population of the town 22661 and village 175665[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Syed Marufuzzaman (2012), "Durgapur Upazila (Netrokona District)", 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 10 November 2006. 
  3. ^ Details, eduguardian.com; accessed 3 September 2015.