Faridganj Upazila

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Faridganj
ফরিদগঞ্জ
Upazila
Faridganj is located in Bangladesh
Faridganj
Faridganj
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°7.5′N 90°44.9′E / 23.1250°N 90.7483°E / 23.1250; 90.7483Coordinates: 23°7.5′N 90°44.9′E / 23.1250°N 90.7483°E / 23.1250; 90.7483
Country  Bangladesh
Division Chittagong Division
District Chandpur District
Area
 • Total 232.22 km2 (89.66 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 396,683
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+6 (BST)
Website Official Map of Faridganj

Faridganj (Bengali: ফরিদগঞ্জ) is an Upazila of Chandpur District in the Division of Chittagong Division, Bangladesh.

Geography[edit]

Faridganj is located at 23°07′30″N 90°44′55″E / 23.1250°N 90.7486°E / 23.1250; 90.7486 . It has 62,331 households and a total area of 232.22 km². It is the second largest upazila of Chandpur District.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 Bangladesh census, Faridganj had a population of 396,683.Male 182,360 and female 214,323. Males constituted 49.69% of the population, and females 50.31%. The population aged 18 or over was 160,438. Faridganj had an average literacy rate of 58.1%, male 56.6% and Female 59.3% (7+ years), compared to the national average of 71.4% (2015).[1]

Administration[edit]

Faridganj has 16 Unions/Wards, 178 Mauzas/Mahallas, 175 villages and 45 village markets and 14 Banks

Infrastructure[edit]

This upazila is well connected with other surrounding areas by roads and highway.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

1.According to Banglapedia, Chandra Imam Ali High School and College, the high school of which was founded in 1918, is a notable secondary school.[2]

2.Shahebgonj Secondary school , Faridgonj, Chandpur.

3.Gridakalindia Hazera Hasmat University College .

4.Gallak Nowab Ali High School

5.Gallak Adarsha Degree College

6.Gallak Darussunnat Alim Madrasa

7.Gallak Govt. Primary School

8.Sreekalia Govt. Primary School

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006. 
  2. ^ Musammat Rahima (2012). "Faridganj Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.