Gowainghat Upazila

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Gowainghat
গোয়াইনঘাট
Upazila
Gowainghat is located in Bangladesh
Gowainghat
Gowainghat
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 25°6.2′N 91°53.5′E / 25.1033°N 91.8917°E / 25.1033; 91.8917Coordinates: 25°6.2′N 91°53.5′E / 25.1033°N 91.8917°E / 25.1033; 91.8917
Country  Bangladesh
Division Sylhet Division
District Sylhet District
Area
 • Total 486.1 km2 (187.7 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 207,170
 • Density 430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Gowainghat

Gowainghat (Bengali: গোয়াইনঘাট) is an Upazila of Sylhet District in the Division of Sylhet, Bangladesh.[1]

Geography[edit]

Gowainghat is located at 25°06′10″N 91°53′30″E / 25.1028°N 91.8917°E / 25.1028; 91.8917 . It has 34,133 households and a total area of 486.1 km².

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 Bangladesh census, Gowainghat has a population of 207,170. Males constituted 51.80% of the population, and females 48.20%. Gowainghat has an average literacy rate of 22.8%.[2] 89.2% of the inhabitants were Muslim, 8.9% Hindu, 0.6% Buddhist, 0.4% Christian and 0.9% followed other religions.

Administration[edit]

Gowainghat has 8 Unions, 260 Mauzas, and 267 villages.

The unions are:

  1. Alirgaon
  2. Fatehpur
  3. Lengura
  4. Nandirgaon
  5. Paschim Jaflong
  6. Purba Jaflong
  7. Rustampur
  8. Towakul

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Abdul Hai Al-Hadi (2012), "Gowainghat Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal, Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh 
  2. ^ "Census Results by Upazila/Thana" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. 2001. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 24, 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-27.