Fenchuganj Upazila

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ফেঞ্চুগঞ্জ (Fesugonj)
Location of Fenchuganj
Country Bangladesh
DivisionSylhet Division
DistrictSylhet District
 • MP (Sylhet-3)Mahmud Us Samad Chowdhury
 • Chairman (Upazila Parishad)Saifullah Al Hussain
 • Total114.48 km2 (44.20 sq mi)
 • Total138,881
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Fenchuganji, Fesugonji, Fesugonzi
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
Postal code3116, 3117

Fenchuganj (Bengali: ফেঞ্চুগঞ্জ) is an Upazila of Sylhet District in the Division of Sylhet, Bangladesh.[1]


Fenchuganj is located at 24°42′30″N 91°56′25″E / 24.7083°N 91.9403°E / 24.7083; 91.9403 . It has 13368 households and total area 114.48 km².


As of the 2011 Bangladesh census, Fenchuganj has a population of 138,881 . Males constitute 51.07% of the population, and females 48.93%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 65383. Fenchuganj has an average literacy rate of 68.5% (7+ years), and the national average of 62.4% literate. Now 91,400 Male are 45,040, and Females are 46,369.[2] Religions: Muslim 88.72%, Hindu 11.25%, Buddhist and Christian 0.03%.


Fenchuganj Upazila has seven power plants, two urea fertilizer factories, three tea gardens, three rubber gardens, one gas field, Hakaluki Haor (largest Haour in South Asia) and many more.

Hakaluki Haor, Fenchuganj

Farms and industries[edit]

Number Details Total
1 Fertiliser Factory 02
2 Power Plants 06
3 Gas Field 01
4 Tea Garden 02
5 Rubber Garden 03
6 Poultries Fishery 30
7 Dairy 18
8 Poultry 28
    • Fertiliser Factories are
  • Natural Gas Fertiliser Factory Ltd.

(First fertilizer factory planted in Asia) (Producer : Ammonia, Ammonium sulphate, Urea.)

(The Biggest fertilizer factory planted in Bangladesh )

    • Power Plants are
  • Fenchuganj Combined Cycle Gas (170 MW)
  • Barakatullah Electro Dynamics Limited (51 MW)
  • Energy prima Ltd ( 50 MW)
  • Liberty Power US (60 MW)
  • Kushiara Power Plant Fenchuganj (50 MW)
  • Build Own Opora (BOO) 170 MW
    • Tea gardens are
  • Monipur Tea Garden
  • Muminchara Tea Garden
    • Gas field
  • Fenchuganj Gas Plant


Fenchuganj has-

  • Unions - 05
  • Wards -45
  • Mauzas/Mahallas - 30
  • villages- 114
Number Name Of Unions
01 No. Fenchuganj Union Parishad
02 No. Maijgoan Union Parishad
03 No. Ghilachora Union Parishad
04 No. Uttar Kushiara Union Parishad
05 No. Uttar Fenchuganj Union Parishad


Fenchuganj has good communication with the rest of the country because it has river, road and rail links. During British rule river and rail travel were popular, following that roads became more used, and more currently the A2( Asian Highway) road built through Fenchuganj, connecting Sylhet-Dhaka and other parts of the country. Established there is a market place on the bank of River Kushiara, with Tuesday and Saturday being the main trading days. People from the surrounding 10-15 miles come to the market to trade and shop. Now there are many local markets which sit every day. Among the views from Fenchuganj are both bridges over Kushiara. Hills around degree college, lake near degree college, fertilizer factory from nearby hill (jola tilla), tea estates, Delwar Hussain mosque, sunset from ilashpur (dhala) bridge and boat trip down the river are very enjoyable.


Fenchugonj Upazila is performing 5.6% above the Bangladesh national average in education. The average rate of education is 68% in Fenchuganj. There are many educational institutions some of these are,


Number Details Total
1 Mosques 131
2 High Schools 1
3 Junior high school 02
4 Colleges 04
5 Primary School (government) 36
6 Primary School (Private) 05
7 Madrasah (Alia) 02
8 Madrasah (Dakhil) 04
9 Qaumi Madrasah 18
10 Kindergarten school 09
11 Business Management College 1
13 Girls Schools 02
14 Boys schools 01
    • Colleges are
  • Fenchuganj Degree College
  • Fenchuganj Business Management College
  • Mahmud us Samad Farzana Chowdhury Girls School and College
  • ManikKuna high school and college
    • Schools are
  • Kasim Ali Model High School
  • Fariza Khatun Girls High school
  • Mahmud us Samad Farzana Chowdhury Girls high School
  • PPM (Puran Bazar Public Model) High School
  • NGFF (Natural Gas Fertiliser Factory ltd) School
  • Syed Riyasod Ali high school
  • Donaram high school
  • Uttar Kushiara High School
  • Manikkuna high school
  • Syed Afruz Firuz Academy
  • Hero Child pre-cadet Academy
  • Ghilachora high school
    • Madrasaha's are
  • Faridpur Jamia Islamia Madrasah
  • Mohammodia Fazil Madrasha
  • Hatuvanga Darussunna Dakhil Madrsah
  • Ishak Ali madrasha
  • Moshahid Ali Mohila Madrasha
  • khil para madrasha

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jayanta Singh Roy (2012), "Fenchuganj Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal, Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh
  2. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved 2006-11-10.

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