Faridpur Sadar Upazila

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Faridpur Sadar

ফরিদপুর সদর fôridpur sôdôr
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
CountryBangladesh
DivisionDhaka Division
DistrictFaridpur District
Government
 • Present MP (2009-2018)Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain
 • Previous MPChowdhury Kamal Ibne Yusuf
Area
 • Total407.02 km2 (157.15 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total469.410 [1]
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
GPO Box
7800
WebsiteOfficial Map of Faridpur Sadar

Faridpur Sadar Upazila (Faridpur Central Upazila, 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.

One of 18 registered red-light districts in Bangladesh is located in Faridpur. About 800 women and girls live and work there.[2]

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%.[3]

Administration[edit]

Faridpur Sadar has 29 Unions/Wards (Extended in 2018), 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 (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. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ Hagler-Geard, Tiffany (3 January 2012). "I am "Chowkri"- Inside Bangladesh's Biggest Brothel". ABC News. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 27 March 2005. Retrieved 10 November 2006.