Coordinates: 23°59′20″N 90°22′30″E / 23.98889°N 90.37500°E / 23.98889; 90.37500
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Gazipur is located in Dhaka division
Location in Dhaka Division
Gazipur is located in Bangladesh
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°59′20″N 90°22′30″E / 23.98889°N 90.37500°E / 23.98889; 90.37500
DivisionDhaka Division
DistrictGazipur District
Metropolitan city13 January 2013
 • TypeMayor–Council
 • BodyGazipur City Corporation
 • MayorAsadur Rahman Kiron (acting)
 • Police CommissionerMolla Nazrul Islam
 • Metro
329.23 km2 (127.12 sq mi)
34 m (112 ft)
 (2022 (est))
 • Metropolis2,674,697
 • Density8,117/km2 (21,020/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (Bangladesh Time)
National Calling Code+880
Calling Code0681
PoliceGazipur Metropolitan Police

Gazipur (Bengali: গাজীপুর) is a city in central Bangladesh. It is located in the Gazipur District. It is a major industrial city 25 km (16 mi) north of Dhaka. It is a hub for the textile industry in Bangladesh. 75% of all the garments industries are situated here. It is one of the biggest and fastest growing cities in Bangladesh. It is one of the 11 cities of Bangladesh which are administrated by a city corporation Among the city corporations it is the youngest, only having been established in 2013. But it is the largest in size. Mirzapur Union is situated at the north of the city, in south Dhaka North City Corporation and Savar Yarpur Union are situated. In the east side there is Baria Union , Kaliganj Upazila, Gazipur and Sreepur Upazila, Gazipur. Mouchak and Maddhapara union of Kaliakair Upazila, and Shimulia and Damshona of Savar are at the west. [1]


Population of Gazipur Municipality by year:

2001 2011
222,801[2] 913,061[3]

In 2013, a new local government entity called the Gazipur City Corporation was formed by merging the municipalities of Gazipur and Tongi, together with large rural areas (i.e. Pubail union, Gaccha Union, Kayaltia Union, Kashimpur Union, Konabari Union and Bashan Union). The area of this newly created city corporation is 329.53 km2 (127.23 sq mi). The population of the Gazipur City Corporation was approximately 2.5 million in 2020.


Gazipur consists of fifty seven wards including Uttar Chayabithi and 31 mahallas with an area of 62 km2 (24 sq mi). The fast-growing town has a population more than 2.6 million and density more than 8,117 inhabitants per square kilometre (21,020/sq mi); male 52.92%, female 47.05%.[4]


There are many government and private hospitals and clinics in this city.Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Medical College is the one of the biggest hospital in Gazipur city and the only public medical college in the city. Also the city has 2 private medical colleges with 36 private clinics and hospitals. The city also has 26 family planning clinics.

Air pollution levels in Gazipur (in Dhaka, Bangladesh) are extremely unhealthy. In 2020, annual average PM2.5 Air Pollution in Gazipur stood at 94.6 µg/m³, which is almost 18.9 times the World Health Organization PM2.5 Guideline (5 µg/m³: set in September, 2021).[5] These pollution levels are estimated to reduce the Life Expectancy of an average person living in Gazipur by 8.8 years.[5]

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  2. ^ Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), Household and Population of Statistical Metropolitan Areas in Bangladesh
  3. ^ Population and Housing Census 2011 - Volume 3: Urban Area Report (PDF), Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, August 2014, pp. ix, xii, 24–26, 167
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  5. ^ a b "The Air Quality Life Index (AQLI)". AQLI. Retrieved 31 August 2022.