Godagari Upazila

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Godagari
গোদাগাড়ী
Upazila
Godagari is located in Bangladesh
Godagari
Godagari
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°28′N 88°19.8′E / 24.467°N 88.3300°E / 24.467; 88.3300Coordinates: 24°28′N 88°19.8′E / 24.467°N 88.3300°E / 24.467; 88.3300
Country  Bangladesh
Division Rajshahi Division
District Rajshahi District
Area
 • Total 472.13 km2 (182.29 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 217,811
 • Density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Godagari

Godagari (Bengali: গোদাগাড়ী) is an Upazila of Rajshahi District in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.[1] This is the place where Mahananda river fall to Padma or Ganges.

Geography[edit]

Godagari is located at 24°28′00″N 88°19′50″E / 24.4667°N 88.3306°E / 24.4667; 88.3306 . It has 40011 households and total area 472.13 km².

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Godagari has a population of 217811. Males constitute 50.88% of the population, and females 49.12%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 108869. Godagari has an average literacy rate of 27.6% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[2]

History[edit]

The Deopara Prashasti, an important inscription in Sanskrit poetry describing the Sena dynasty of ancient Bengal, was discovered near the village of Deopara.[3]

Points of interest[edit]

Padumsa Dighi (pond) of Raja Bijoy Sen at village Deopara (eleventh century), tomb of Hazrat Shah Sultan at Sultanganj (fourteenth century), tomb of Ali Kuli Beg at Kumarpur.

Marks of War of Liberation Memorial monument 1 (Sheikherpara).

Administration[edit]

Godagari thana was established in 1865 and was turned into an upazila in 1984. It consists of nine union parishads, 389 mouzas and 396 villages.

Notable personality[edit]

A great saint (পীর) of Islam, Sayed Nohir Uddin Ahmad Nuh is a prominent sufi who founded a spiritual place Wahidiah Kalimiah Darbar Sharif in 1981.[4][5][6]

Education[edit]

According to Banglapedia, Godagari School & College, founded in 1905, is a notable secondary school.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kaisaruzzaman, AKM (2012). "Godagari Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. 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. 
  3. ^ Aksadul Alam (2012), "Deopara Prashasti", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal, Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh 
  4. ^ "গোদাগাড়ীর নজিপুরে উরস শরিফ শুরু". Daily Sunshine. Retrieved 2017-02-04. 
  5. ^ "Wahidiah Kalimiah Darbar Sharif at DuckDuckGo". duckduckgo.com. Retrieved 2017-02-11. 
  6. ^ "গোদাগাড়ীতে বিশ্ব আশেক মঞ্জিল উরস". Daily Sunshine. Retrieved 2017-02-19.