Fulbaria Upazila

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Fulbaria
ফুলবাড়ীয়া
Upazila
Fulbaria is located in Bangladesh
Fulbaria
Fulbaria
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°38′N 90°16′E / 24.633°N 90.267°E / 24.633; 90.267Coordinates: 24°38′N 90°16′E / 24.633°N 90.267°E / 24.633; 90.267
Country  Bangladesh
Division Mymensingh Division
District Mymensingh District
Area
 • Total 402.41 km2 (155.37 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 345,283
 • Density 860/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 2216
Website [1]

Fulbaria (Bengali: ফুলবাড়ীয়া) is an Upazila of Mymensingh District[1] in the Division of Mymensingh, Bangladesh.

Geography[edit]

Fulbaria is located at 24°38′00″N 90°16′00″E / 24.6333°N 90.2667°E / 24.6333; 90.2667. Fulbaria upazila with an area of 402 km2, is bounded by Muktagachha upazila on the north, Bhaluka upazila on the south, Trishal and Mymensingh sadar upazilas on the east, ghatail, madhupur and Muktagachha upazilas on the west. Main rivers are Khiru, Nageshwari, banar and Bajua; main beel is Bhawal.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Fulbari has a population of 345283. Males constitute 50.77% of the population, and females 49.23%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 171551. Phulbari has an average literacy rate of 20.6% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[2]

Fulbaria (Town) consists of five mouzas. The area of the town is 42.4 km2. It has a population of 53412; male 51.22%, female 48.78%; population density per km2 is 1259. Literacy rate among the town people is 25.23%. The town has one dakbungalow.

Administration[edit]

Fulbaria thana, now an upazila, was established in 1867. The upazila consists of 13 union parishads, 104 mouzas and 137 villages. Fulbaria has 13 Unions/Wards, 104 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 137 villages. Unions are Radhakanai, Asim, Fulbaria, Naogao, Kaladaha, Rangamatia, Bhowanipur, Bakta, Enyetpore, Kushmail, Balian, Deokhola, and Putizana.

Historical events In 1971 a severe battle between the Muktibahini and the Pakistan army took place at Lakshmipur. Marks of War of Liberation Mass killing site 2, mass grave 1.

Education[edit]

Literacy and educational institutions average literacy 75.02%; male 62%, female 38.04%. Educational institutions: college 12, high school 47, madrasa 52, government primary school 104, non-government primary school 63. Noted educational institutions: Fulbaria College, Palashihata school and college, Shapla girls school and college, Bakta High School, Alhaz Mobarok Khan College, Janata College, Naogao College, Islamia College, Fulbaria K.I Senior Fazil Madrasha, Biddyananda Collegiate Madrasa, Shahabuddin Degree College, Akhter Sultana Mohila College, Assim Bohumukhi High School, Muhammad Nagar High School, Kandania High School, Babuganj High School, Putijana High School and Fulbaria High School, shibrampur high school.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Azharul Islam (2012), "Fulbaria 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 November 10, 2006.