Gopalganj Sadar Upazila

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Gopalganj Sadar
গোপালগঞ্জ সদর
Upazila
Gopalganj Sadar is located in Bangladesh
Gopalganj Sadar
Gopalganj Sadar
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°1′N 89°50′E / 23.017°N 89.833°E / 23.017; 89.833Coordinates: 23°1′N 89°50′E / 23.017°N 89.833°E / 23.017; 89.833
Country  Bangladesh
Division Dhaka Division
District Gopalganj District
Area
 • Total 391.35 km2 (151.10 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 291,409
 • Density 745/km2 (1,930/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Gopalganj Sadar
dcgopalganj.gov.bd

Gopalganj Sadar (Bengali: গোপালগঞ্জ সদর) is an Upazila of Gopalganj District in the Division of Dhaka, Bangladesh.[1]

History[edit]

Gopalganj sadar is the main town of Gopalgonj District. 15 MPs are from there. It has 15 banks, including 3 commercial banks .It may take 5 hours to reach by road from Rajdhani (depending on traffic). After the Liberation War Gopalgonj Sadar become 'Pourashava'. As a close fellow of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Panna Biswas of Gimadanga was selected as first Chairman. Khan Saheb Sheikh Mosharrof Hossain, Molla Jalaluddin Ahmed, Hemaet Uddin, Wahiduzzaman are well known figures among the others born in Sadar upozila. Gopalgonj (town) consists of 21 wards and 72 mahallas. The area of the town is 46.88 km². The town has a population of 85, 398; male 51.07%, female 46.93%. The density of population is 6874 per km². The literacy rate among the town people is 75.1%.

Geography[edit]

Gopalganj Sadar is located at 23°01′00″N 89°50′00″E / 23.0167°N 89.8333°E / 23.0167; 89.8333 . It has 51, 630 households and a total area of 391.35 km².

Demographics[edit]

According to the 1991 Bangladesh census, Gopalganj Sadar had a population of 291,409. Males constituted 50.73% of the population, and females 49.27%. The population aged 18 or over was 141,978. Gopalganj Sadar had an average literacy rate of 44.7% (7+ years), against the national average of 32.4%.[2]

It has 57 schools, 13 colleges, and 2 universities.

Places of interest[edit]

  • Ulpur has a former Zamindar palace, which is currently used a Tehsil Office. Arpara has a former Zamindar Palace, too. Kotalipara is very improved, having RAMSIL P.O...

Administration[edit]

Gopalganj Sadar has 84 Unions/Wards, 256 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 296 villages.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gain, Swapan (2012). "Gopalganj Sadar 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.