Gazipur City

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Gazipur
গাজীপুর
City
Gazipur is located in Bangladesh
Gazipur
Gazipur
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°59′20″N 90°22′30″E / 23.98889°N 90.37500°E / 23.98889; 90.37500Coordinates: 23°59′20″N 90°22′30″E / 23.98889°N 90.37500°E / 23.98889; 90.37500
Country  Bangladesh
Division Dhaka Division
District Gazipur District
Municipality 1984
City Corporation 2013
Government
 • Type Mayor–Council
 • Body Gazipur City Corporation
 • City Mayor M. A. Mannan
Area
 • Total 49.32 km2 (19.04 sq mi)
Elevation 34 m (112 ft)
Population (2011 (est))
 • Total 1.199.215
Time zone Bangladesh Time (UTC+6)
National Calling Code +880
Calling Code 0681

Gazipur (Bengali: গাজীপুর) is a city in central Bangladesh. It is located in the Gazipur District, near the capital city of Dhaka and has a population of 1 199 215. Gazipur is the home of Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology and Islamic University of Technology (IUT), the country's only international university in the fields of engineering and technology, is run and funded by OIC.

Demographics[edit]

Population by year:[1]

1991 2001 2010
588, 540 866, 500 1,199,215

Geography[edit]

Gazipur District (Dhaka division), with an area of 1741.53 km², is bounded by Mymensingh and Kishoreganj districts on the north, Dhaka, Narayanganj and Narsingdi districts on the south, Narsingdi on the east, Dhaka and Tangail districts on the west. Annual average temperature maximum 36 °C and minimum 12.7 °C; annual rainfall 2376 mm.

Main rivers are old Brahmaputra, Shitalakshya, Turag (sight of Bishwa Ijtema, a Tablighi Jamaat conference in January), Bangshi, Balu, Banar. Turag is seriously polluted by industrial chemical.

Administration[edit]

Gazipur consists of 9 wards and 31 mahallas with an area of 49.32 km². The fast-growing town has a population more than 1 million and density more than 24,000 per km²; male 52.52%, female 47.48%.[2]

Banks[edit]

There is head office of a national strong bank which is Progoti Co-operative Land Development Bank Limited, in the short name or a nickname, Progoti Bank in Kapasia Upazila Sadar, a small but very beautiful town nearly 30 kilometer north of Gazipur City what specializes in originating and/or servicing mortgage loans, is said that Progoti Bank is father of Land Development Banks in the country. Without it, branches of banking institutions in the area include:

Transportation[edit]

Gazipur Town is connected through the City Bus.Pubail have city service Mohakhali to Narshingdi; called PPL(Pubail Paribahan Ltd.). And Dhaka to Kaligonj; this name is KTL, Adshy and other bus.

Major sites and establishments[edit]

Education[edit]

There are five universities in Gazipur — Islamic University of Technology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (formerly the Institute of Postgraduate Studies on Agriculture), Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh Open University and Bangladesh National University. Islamic University of Technology (IUT) is accredited as an International University by University Grants Commission (Bangladesh). IUT is a subsidiary organ of OIC. Educational institutions in the area include:

  • Rani Bilashmoni Govt. Boys' High School
  • Abir Biddanikaton, Pubail, Gazipur
  • Ideal Pre Cadet School Gazipur, Barobika, Chandona, Gazipur
  • M A Aziz Peace Institute of Technology, (Peaceful Technology for the Solution of Humanity),BTEB-53084,West Chatter, Gazipur-1703, Bangladesh
  • Azmatpur Adarsha School & College, Kaliganj
  • Jangalia High School
  • Berua A R Khan High School
  • St. Nicolas High School, Nagori, Kaligonj
  • Bhawal Badre Alam Govt. College
  • Kazi Azim Uddin College
  • Pubail Adarsha College
  • Vadun High School.
  • V.S.A.J Ansar V.D.P School And College, Shafipur, Kaliakoir, Gazipur
  • Mouchak Scout High School, Mouchak, Kaliakoir, Gazipur
  • West Chandana Govt. Primary School
  • Chandana High School
  • Banshtali Govt. Primary School
  • Golamnobi Pilote High School
  • Barmi Bazar High School
  • Barmi Jamia Anwaria Madrasa, Biggest Kowmi Madrasa in Gazipur
  • Pubail High School
  • KIDS PARK SCHOOL, Pubail, Gazipur
  • Barai Bari A K U Institution & College, Kaliakoir
  • Gazipur Cantonment College
  • Kalpar Pollimangul High School,Kaliakoir
  • Shafiuddin Sarker Academy and College
  • Tongi Pilot School and Girls College
  • Kamarjury Yousuf Ali High School, Kamarjury, Gasha
  • Kalmeswer Rokeya Soroni Girl's High School, Board Bazar
  • Khandakar Rojob Ali Biddiya Niketon, Board Bazar, Gazipur
  • Gasha High School, Gasha.
  • Badsha Mia High School
  • Tongi govt. college
  • M E H Arif College,Konabari,Gazipur
  • Khailkor Badshah Miah Agranaye Biddalaya, Gazipur
  • Ta'mirul Millat Kamil Madrasha (Tongi Campus)
  • Telihaty High School
  • Empo Angels School
  • Rangamatia High School, Kaligonj
  • Sreepur University College
  • Abdul Awal College
  • Piar Ali college
  • Rover poly degree college
  • Bhawal mirzapur degree college
  • Baw para govt. primary school
  • Abder bazar govt. primary school
  • Mawna Chowrasta Public School & College
  • Kapasia Degree college
  • Bhasa Shahid Abdul Jabbar College and High School (formerly known as Ansar VDP High School)
  • Rajendrapur cant. public school & college
  • Jogirsit high school
  • Satkhamair high school
  • Gzzipur City Model School, Chandana Chawraste, Gazipur
  • ARSI Multimedia School
  • M.M.Neaz-Uddin High School
  • Matrykole Pre-Cadet school
  • Silmoon Abdul Hakim Master High school
  • Pubail Muktilateral High school
  • Kaligonj Shramik (Degree) College
  • Kaligonj Women College
  • Kaligonj RRN Pilot High School
  • Kaligonj Govt. Girls High School
  • Rangamatia Govt. Primary School, Kaligonj
  • Kayer High School, Kaligonj
  • Badsha Mia High School, Boardbazar
  • Tomilia Boys High School, Kaligonj
  • St. Merry's Girls High School, Tomilia, Kaligonj
  • Holy Model School, Tengra, Sreepur, Gazipur
  • Barai bari A K U Institution and College

Notable people[edit]

  1. Tajuddin Ahmed - the first Prime Minister of Bangladesh

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gazipur". World Gazetteer. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  2. ^ Banglapedia: Gazipur Sadar Upazila (URL last accessed on May 1, 2007)