Gurudaspur Upazila

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Gurudaspur
গুরুদাসপুর
Upazila
Gurudaspur is located in Bangladesh
Gurudaspur
Gurudaspur
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°22′N 89°15′E / 24.367°N 89.250°E / 24.367; 89.250Coordinates: 24°22′N 89°15′E / 24.367°N 89.250°E / 24.367; 89.250
Country  Bangladesh
Division Rajshahi Division
District Natore District
Area
 • Total 199.4 km2 (77.0 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 173,276
 • Density 870/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Gurudaspur

Gurudaspur (Bengali: গুরুদাসপুর) is an Upazila of Natore District in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Geography[edit]

Gurudaspur Upazila area 199.40 km2, located in between 24°18' and 24°27' north latitudes and in between 88°04' and 89°19' east longitudes. It is bounded by Singra and Tarash upazilas on the north, Baraigram upazila on the south, Tarash and Chatmohar upazilas on the east, Natore Sadar Upazila on the west. It has 32851 households.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Gurudaspur has a population of 173276. Males constitute 50.72% of the population, and females 49.28%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 87290. Gurudaspur has an average literacy rate of 23.4% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[1]

Points of interest[edit]

Museum at village Khubjipur (1978), Chalan Beel Museum, Mosque at village Palshura Patpara, Mughal Mosque at village Piplar, Kusumhati Mosque (Sultanate period), Chapila Shahi Mosque, Gopinathpur Jami Mosque.

Administration[edit]

Gurudaspur Thana was formed in 1917 and it was turned into an upazila in 1984. Gurudaspur has 9 Unions/Wards, 118 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 102 villages.

Upazila
Municipality Union Mouza Village Population Density (per km2) Literacy rate (%)
1 6 104 108 Urban Rural 974 Urban Rural
165118 29110 46 32.9
Municipality
Area (km2)

Ward

Mahalla

Population

Density

(per km2)

Literacy rate (%)

13.60

9

18

29110

2142

46.0

Union
Name of union and GO code Area (acre) Population Literacy rate (%)
Male Female

Khubjipur 60

5199

8423

8180

37.77

Chapila 27

8768

16339

15567

34.77

Dharabarisha 40

7894

14811

14583

32.11

Nazirpur 81

10678

18945

18072

33.83

Biaghat 13

10984

10649

10416

28.89

Moshinda 67

5769

14826

14307

30.71

Source Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006. 

External links[edit]

References Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics; Cultural survey report of Gurudaspur Upazila 2007.