Durgapur Upazila, Netrokona

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Durgapur
দূর্গাপুর
Skyline of Durgapur, Bangladesh
Skyline of Durgapur, Bangladesh
Durgapur is located in Bangladesh
Durgapur
Durgapur
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
DivisionMymensingh Division
DistrictNetrokona District
Area
 • Total293.42 km2 (113.29 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total224,873
 • Density770/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
WebsiteOfficial Map of Durgapur

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

Geography[edit]

Durgapur is located at 25°07′30″N 90°41′15″E / 25.1250°N 90.6875°E / 25.1250; 90.6875. It has 32,245 households and a total land area of 293.42 km2.

Demographics[edit]

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.[2]

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%.[3]

Composition of Durgapur Thana[edit]

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[4]

Administration[edit]

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.[5]

Durgapur Municipality is subdivided into 9 wards and 30 mahallas.[5]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Mustaque Ahmed Ruhi - Former Member of 9th National Parliament of 157th constituency which included this area.

Points of interest[edit]

Transport[edit]

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.

Gallery[edit]

Hajong mata Roshimoni monument
Chaina Clay mine in Bijoypur, Durgapur

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 27 March 2005. Retrieved 10 November 2006.
  4. ^ Details, eduguardian.com; accessed 3 September 2015.
  5. ^ a b "District Statistics 2011: Netrokona" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.