Durgapur Upazila, Netrokona
|• Total||293.42 km2 (113.29 sq mi)|
|• Density||770/km2 (2,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+6 (BST)|
|Website||Official Map of Durgapur|
Durgapur is located at. It has 32,245 households and a total land area of 293.42 km2.
According to 2011 Bangladesh census, Durgapur had a population of 224,873. Males constituted 49.67% of the population and females 50.33%. Muslims formed 90.10% of the population, Hindus 5.87%, Christians 3.89%, and others 0.14%. Durgapur had a literacy rate of 39.52% for the population 7 years and above.
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%.
Composition of Durgapur Thana
Total Households: 8,250
1. Bangali; Total Village: 48; Total Household: 4,778; Language Practiced: Bengali; Religion Practiced: Islam;
2. Banai; Total Village: 1; Total Household: 6; Language Practiced: Banai; Religion Practiced: Hinduism;
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 km 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 courts here from British rule regime.
population Density 710 (per km2) literacy in rate in village 31.0% and in town 52.3% Population of the town 22661 and village 175665
Durgapur Thana was formed in 1874 and converted into upazila was 1982.
Durgapur Upazila is divided into Durgapur Municipality and seven union parishads: Bakaljora, Birisiri, Chandigarh, Durgapur, Gaokandia, Kakairgara, and Kullagora. The union parishads are subdivided into 129 mauzas and 210 villages.
- Mustaque Ahmed Ruhi - Former Member of 9th National Parliament of 157th constituency which included this area.
Points of interest
Over last 10 years, Durgapur becomes a famous tourist spot. Bus or train are the main transport to go Durgapur. From Komplapur Railway Station, every night at 11.50 PM there is a train name Haor Express leave Dhaka to Netrokona.
Direct bus from Dhaka to Duragpur is available from Dhaka Mohakhali Inter City Bus Terminal, it usually takes 5 hours to reach Durgapur by bus.
- Syed Marufuzzaman (2012), "Durgapur Upazila (Netrokona District)", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.), Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh
- "Bangladesh Population and Housing Census 2011: Zila Report – Netrakona" (PDF). Table P01: Household and Population by Sex and Residence, Table P05: Population by Religion, Age group and Residence, Table P09 : Literacy of Population 7 Years & Above by Religion, Sex and Residence. Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), Ministry of Planning, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
- "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 27 March 2005. Retrieved 10 November 2006.
- Details, eduguardian.com; accessed 3 September 2015.
- "District Statistics 2011: Netrokona" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.