Faridpur Sadar Upazila

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Faridpur Sadar
ফরিদপুর সদর
Upazila
Faridpur Sadar is located in Bangladesh
Faridpur Sadar
Faridpur Sadar
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°35.748′N 89°49.836′E / 23.595800°N 89.830600°E / 23.595800; 89.830600Coordinates: 23°35.748′N 89°49.836′E / 23.595800°N 89.830600°E / 23.595800; 89.830600
Country Bangladesh
Division Dhaka Division
District Faridpur District
Area
 • Total 407.02 km2 (157.15 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 469.410 [1]
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Faridpur Sadar

Faridpur Sadar (Bengali: ফরিদপুর সদর) is an Upazila (sub-district) of Faridpur District in the Division of Dhaka, Bangladesh.[1] It contains Faridpur Town near the banks of the Padma River.

Geography[edit]

Faridpur Sadar is located at 23°35′45″N 89°49′50″E / 23.5958°N 89.8306°E / 23.5958; 89.8306. It has 60454 households and total area 407.02 km².

Demographics[edit]

At the 1991 Bangladesh census, Faridpur Sadar had a population of 335,386, of whom 176,469 were aged 18 or older. Males constituted 51.91% of the population, and females 48.09%. Faridpur Sadar had an average literacy rate of 34.2% (7+ years), against the national average of 32.4%.[2]

Administration[edit]

Faridpur Sadar has 14 Unions/Wards, 197 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 298 villages.

Elected chairmen of Faridpur Upazila Council[edit]

  • Imran Hossain Chowdhury (Jatiya Party) [1984–1989]
  • Advocate Alhajj Md. Shamsul Haque aka Bhola Master (Awami League)
  • Khondker Mohtesham Hossain Babor (Awami League) [Acting Upazila chairman, Faridpur Sadar Upazila]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Firoj, Moazzem Hussain (2012). "Faridpur Sadar Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. 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.