Golapganj Upazila

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Golapganj
গোলাপগঞ্জ
Location of Golapganj  গোলাপগঞ্জ
Division Sylhet Division
District Sylhet District
Government
 • MP (Sylhet-6) Nurul Islam Nahid (Awami League)
Area
 • Total 278.34 km2 (107.47 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 3,16,249
 • Density 823/km2 (2,130/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 3100
Website golapganj.sylhet.gov.bd

Golabganj (Bengali: গোলাপগঞ্জ), or Golabganj, is an Upazila of Sylhet District in the Division of Sylhet, Bangladesh.[1]

History[edit]

Golapganj came into existence on 20 October 1906 as Thana. Nothing is definitely known about the origin of the Upazila name. It is learnt that in past during the region of Emperor Islam Shah one Mr. Golap Roy was appointed the Dewan (Revenue collector) of Sylhet area. He became prominent by virtue of his social work and pity. He set up a ganj or trading centre on the bank of the river Surma that was named Golapganj after him. On another account, a wondering saint by the name of Gulab Shah came from the nearby Fenchuganj and establish a khanqa where the present-day Golapganj is located and eventually a bazaar came to an existence encircling the khanqa of Golab Shah. Thus the bazaar came to be known as Golabganj; the name was changes in the twentieth century from Golabganj to Golapganj. Although, Golab Shah moved to a village nearby, the bazaar bears the witness of his formation. The Upazila might have derived its name from this area's name where its headquarters is located.

Geography[edit]

The upazila occupies an area of 278.33 km2. It is located between 24º41´ and 24º55´ north latitudes and between 91º55´ and 92º06´ east longitudes. It borders Jaintiapur and Kanaighat Upazilas to the north, Beanibazar Upazila to the east, Barlekha Upazila of Maulvibazar District to the southeast, Fenchuganj Upazila to the south, South Surma Upazila to the west, and Sylhet Sadar Upazila to the northwest.

Demographics[edit]

According to the census 2011, Golapganj has a population of 3,16,149. Males constitute 50.29% of the population, and females 49.71%. 48.17% of the population is age eighteen or older. Average Household size 6.23 person and population density is 1136 person per km2. Golapganj has an average literacy rate of 57.0% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[2]

Administration[edit]

Golapganj has 1 Municipalitu and 11 Union councils, 98 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 245 villages.

Unions[edit]

  • Golabganj Union
  • Paschim Amura Union
  • Bagha Union
  • Bhadeshwar Union
  • Budhbari Bazar Union
  • Dhaka Dakshin Union
  • Fulbari Union
  • Laxmi Pasha Union
  • Sharifganj Union
  • Lakshanaband Union
  • Uttar Bade Pasha Union


Villages in Fulbari Union[edit]

  • Fulbari


Villages in Paschim Amura Union[edit]

  • Ghagua
  • Amura
  • Darabor
  • Shilghat
  • Kodomrosul
  • Shundishail
  • Dampal
  • Amnia

Villages in Bagha Union[edit]

  • Turuk Bhag
  • Bagha
  • Hatim Ganj
  • Rastam Pur
  • Murad Pur
  • Nalua
  • Majid Pur
  • Khalopar

Villages in Bhadeshwar Union[edit]

  • Mokambazar
  • South Bhadeshwar
  • Dorga Dayer
  • Pubbag
  • Poschimbag
  • Maijbag
  • Dashkinbag
  • Maherpur
  • Lalopara
  • Naliuri
  • Fotehkhani
  • Kolashohor
  • Kurir Bazar
  • Rajapur
  • Budbari Bazar
  • Purbovag Fokirut
  • Mirgonj Bazar
  • Fatehpur
  • Hawor Tola
  • Shakpur

Villages in Budhbari Bazar Union[edit]

  • Katli Para
  • Hazipur
  • Banigram
  • Soytrish (36)
  • Bohorgram
  • Kali Juri
  • Bagirghat
  • Bongram
  • Khali Dhar
  • Bani Gaji
  • Chandar Pur
  • Lama Chandar Pur
  • Boita kai

Villages in Dhaka Dakshin Union[edit]

  • SUNAM PUR
  • ISLAM PUR
  • AHMEDPUR
  • RAY GHOR
  • NOGOR
  • DOTTARIL
  • KANI SHAIL
  • NISHINTO
  • KHARDA PARA
  • BAROKUT

Villages in Golapganj Union[edit]

1.Chondon bag 2.Tohipur 3.Soytikra 4.Sotkhond 5.Sotrish 6.Votirikor 7.Chowghori 8.Fazilpur 9.GhGhuga 10.Reughor 11.Gird 12.Acaduma 13.Monjurabad 14.Sharpur 15.Sharpur Kholagram 16.Dakshin Gouspur 17.Rayghor 18.Khayeatikor 19.Patthiura.

Villages in Laxmipasha Union[edit]

  • Jangal Hatta
  • Laxmipasha
  • Kotwal Pur
  • Nimadhal
  • Dora
  • Baraya Rofipur
  • Shreebohor
  • Bausee
  • Ghoshgaon
  • Jogjhap
  • Dhakingbag (Rampa) Selact by Abul Kalam Azad (Chairman Candidate )

Villages in Sharifganj Union[edit]

  • Ponairchok
  • Meherpur
  • Paniaga
  • Kadefur
  • Nurjahanpur
  • Kalikresnopur
  • Islampur
  • Rangziol
  • Khatkai
  • Kodupur
  • Bashanthopur

Villages in Lakshanaband Union[edit]

  • Lakshanaband
  • Nizdhakadakshin
  • Fulshaind
  • Nowai dakshinbhag
  • Nowai chak
  • Dowlat pur

Villages in Uttar Bade Pasha Union[edit]

  • Alompur.
  • Amkuna.
  • Asirgonj.
  • Badepasha.
  • Bagla.
  • Mullar chak
  • Golapnogor.
  • Hajirkuna.
  • Khagail.
  • Kautkuna.
  • Satunmordon

Education[edit]

Colleges[edit]

  • KUSHIARA COLLEGE
  • BHADESWAR MOHILA COLLEGE
  • DHAKA DAKSHIN DEGREE COLLEGE
  • AL-EMDAD COLLEGE
  • DHAKA DAKASHIN GIRLS SCHOOL and COLLEGE
  • DHAKA DAKSHIN MULTILATERAL HIGH SCHOOL and COLLEGE
  • M.C. ACADEMY (MODEL SCHOOL and COLLEGE)
  • KAWSARABAD COLLEGE

High schools[edit]

According to Banglapedia, Dhakadakshin Multilateral High School and College, founded in 1898, Bhadeshwar Nasiruddin High School, founded in 1919,and Ponairchok High School, founded in 1929, are notable secondary schools.[1]

  • PONAIRCHOK HIGH SCHOOL
  • ATHARIA HIGH SCHOOL
  • BANIGRAM HIGH SCHOOL
  • GHAGUA GOVERNMENT SCHOOL
  • BHADESWAR IDEAL ACADEMY
  • HAZIPUR IDEAL JUNIOR SCHOOL
  • L.B GREEN FLOWER KINDAR GARDEN JU SCHOOL
  • B.N.K HIGH SCHOOL
  • BAGHIRGHAT HIGH SCHOOL
  • BARAYA GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL
  • MULLAR CHAK HIGH SCHOOL
  • DAKSHIN BHAG S E SHAZID ALI and EASADAH ALI SCHOOL
  • DR. SAYED MOKBUL HOSSAIN HIGH SCHOOL
  • FULSHAIND B L HIGH SCHOOL
  • GOLAPGANJ JAMIA ISLAMIA HIGH SCHOOL
  • HAZI ABDUL AHAD HIGH SCHOOL
  • LOKSHONA BOND ADARSH HIGH SCHOOL
  • MIRGONG DWI PAKSHIK HIGH SCHOOL
  • MOFOZZIL ALI HIGH SCHOOL
  • MURADIA SABURIA HIGH SCHOOL
  • PURBORANEGA HIGH SCHOOL
  • RANAPING ADARSHA HIGH SCHOOL
  • RANKELI GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL
  • SALAM MOKBUL HIGH SCHOOL
  • SALIMA KHANOM GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL
  • SHAHJALAL ACADEMY
  • SHAHJALAL ADARSHA HIGH SCHOOL
  • SYED ADIBA HUSSAIN HIGH SCHOOL
  • TARAMIA KHAN INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

Madrassas[edit]

  • ASIRGONJ DAKHIL MADRASHA
  • BADEPASHA HAFIZIA DAKHL MADRASHA
  • BAGLA ARABIA HAFIZIA DAKHIL MADRASHA
  • BARAYA UTTARBHAG DAKHIL MADRASHA
  • BHADESWAR KANOM AHMED DHAKHIL GIRLS MADRASHA
  • CHOWDHURY BAZAR DAKHIL MADRASAH
  • FULSHAIND DARUL KERAT DAKHIL MADRASA
  • HAZI ABDUS SHAHID MOHILA DHAKHIL MADRASHA
  • KOILASH SHAH NUR DAKHIL MADRASAH
  • MAHMUD HUSSAIN MOHILA DAKHIL MADRASAH
  • MIRGONJ MUJAHIRUL ISLAM DAKHIL MADRASA
  • RAYGHOR PURAN BAZER H.DHAKHIL MADRASAH
  • BHADESWAR SENIOR ALIM MADRASHA
  • MEHERPUR ANSARUL ULUM ALIM MADRASAH
  • FULBARI AZIRIA FAZIL MADRASHA
  • JAMEYA ISLAMIYA BAROKUT MADRASHA
  • BARAYA BATULGANJ DAKIL MADRASHA

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Parvez, Azizul (2012). "Golabganj 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 27 March 2005. Retrieved 10 November 2006. 

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