Gazipur District

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This article is about the district in Bangladesh. For the Indian district, see Ghazipur District.
গাজীপুর জেলা
Location of Gazipur in Bangladesh
Location of Gazipur in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°00′N 90°26′E / 24.00°N 90.43°E / 24.00; 90.43Coordinates: 24°00′N 90°26′E / 24.00°N 90.43°E / 24.00; 90.43
Country  Bangladesh
Division Dhaka Division
 • Total 1,741.53 km2 (672.41 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 3,403,912
 • Density 2,000/km2 (5,100/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total 36%
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 1712
Coast 5 km (3.1 mi)

Gazipur District (Bengali: গাজীপুর জেলা) is a district of Dhaka Division in Bangladesh. It has an area of 1741.53 km2.[1]

Gazipur (Town) has 9 wards and 31 mahallas. The area of the town is 49.32 km2. The town's population is 123,531; male 52.52%, female 47.48%; density is 2,505 per km2. Establishments such as Islamic University of Technology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI), Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology, and others are located here.


There is head office of a national strong bank which is Progoti Co-operative Land Development Bank Limited (known as Progoti Bank) in Kapasia Upazila Sadar, a small, beautiful town nearly 30 km north of Gazipur City that specializes in originating and/or servicing mortgage loans, is said that Progoti Bank is father of land development bank in the country. Without it, branches of banking institutions in the area include:

Points of interest[edit]

Bhawal Rajbari
Hankata near Gazipur City


  • Administrator of Zila Porishod: Akhteruzzaman[2]
  • Deputy Commissioner: Nurul Islam[3]


Gazipur district was established in 1984. It has 6 upazilas, 46 union Union Parishads, 710 mouzas, 2 municipalities and 1163 villages.

The six upazilas (previously known as "thanas") in Gazipur are:

Thana and subdistricts of Gazipur[edit]

Gazipur District is divided into the following upazilas:



  • Dhaka-Tongi diversion road connects Gazipur with Dhaka.
  • There are seven railway stations in the Gazipur district.


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.

Educational institutions in the area include:

  • Barai Bari A K U Institution & College, oKaliakoir Since- 1948
  • শ্রীফলতলি সরকারী প্রাথমিক বিদ্যালয়
  • Dullsmudra Primary School Kaliakoir, Gazipur Since- 1940
  • Dullsmudra Girls School Kaliakoir, Gazipur Since- 1987
  • Habuarchala Primary School Kaliakoir, Gazipur
  • Gosaibari Alia Madrasha Kaliakoir, Gazipur
  • Barai Bari Adarsha Degree College Kaliakoir, Gazipur
  • Mazukhan J.S High School, Mazukhan, Ward-40, Gazipur City Corporation.
  • Gazipur Cantonment college,B.O.F,Gazipur
  • Punshahi High School, Kaligonj
  • Monipur High School,
  • Pirozali Adarsha High School, Pirozali,Gazipur
  • Pubail Central College, Mirer Bazar, Pubail, Tongi, Gazipur
  • Janata High School, Fuldi, Kaligonj, Gazipur
  • The Scholars' College
  • Bhringoraj Talebabad High School, Boliadi, Kaliakair
  • Kaliakair Degree College, Boliadi, Kaliakair
  • M A Aziz Peace Institute of Technology
  • Ideal Pre Cadet School Gazipur
  • Tapir Bari High School
  • 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
  • Dhaladia Degree College
  • Pubail Adarsha college
  • Rani Bilashmoni Govt. Boys' High School
  • Ranigonj High School
  • Bhawal Rajabari High School
  • 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 Union High School
  • Barmi Bazar High School
  • Barmi Jamia Anwaria Madrasa, biggest Kowmi Madrasa in Gazipur
  • Pubail High School
  • KIDS PARK SCHOOL, Pubail, Gazipur
  • Kalpar Pollimangul High School, Kaliakoir
  • Shafiuddin Sarker Academy and College
  • Tongi Pilot School & 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
  • Shaitalia gov't primary school,sreepur
  • Shaitalia Dakhil Madrasha,sreepur
  • Shaitalia Haphijia atim khana madrashamadrasha,sreepur
  • Hatimara High School and College
  • Rover poly degree college
  • Bhawal mirzapur degree college
  • Baw para govt. primary school
  • Abder bazar govt. primary school
  • Kapasia Degree college
  • Shahid Tajuddin Ahmad Degree College
  • Union High School Hailjore
  • 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
  • Gazipur City College,Chandana Chawrasta,
  • Gazipur 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
  • Rangamatia High School
  • Dagari Adarsha High School, Mirzapur, Gazipur Sadar, Gazipur
  • Saturia Sulhaty High School,Haturia Chala,Kaliakoir,Gazipur
  • Cantonment BOF English School, Gazipur cantonment. Simoltoli, Gazipur
  • Pioneer Model School, Karomtola, Gazipur
  • Panjora Girls High School, Nagori, Kaligonj,
  • Aloha Bangladesh, Gazipur center. D-84 1st Floor, College Road, Chiabethi, Joydevpur, Gazipur
  • Gazipur saheed Academy, Chandona-Gazipur
  • Singer Dighi High School, Mawna, Sreepur, Gazipur
  • Kapaleswar High School
  • Kapaleswar Govt Primary School
  • Singer Dighi Govt. Primary School, Mawna, Sreepur, Gazipur
  • harbaid high school
  • Banshkopa High School
  • Dumni Mallika Khatu Adarsho High School
  • Banshkopa Govt. Primary School
  • Prohladpur High School
  • Konabari Ideal Pre-Cadet School, Konabari, Gazipur

One of the most historic schools is Barai Bari A K U Institution & College, Rani Bilashmoni Govt. Boys' High School which is more than 100 years old. Kaligonj RRN Pilot High School is an old and renowned school. Vadun High School is another old an


Print media[edit]

  • Prothom Alo (national)
  • The Daily Kaler kantho (national)
  • The Daily Samakal (national)
  • The Daily Janakhanta (national)
  • The Daily Jugantar (national)

Online daily[edit]


Satellite Television[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Md Farid Uddin Ahmed (2012). "Gazipur District". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. ^ AL men appointed administrators, The Daily Star, December 16, 2011 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]