Ishwardi Upazila

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Ishwardi
ঈশ্বরদী
Upazila
Ishwardi is located in Bangladesh
Ishwardi
Ishwardi
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°9′N 89°4′E / 24.150°N 89.067°E / 24.150; 89.067Coordinates: 24°9′N 89°4′E / 24.150°N 89.067°E / 24.150; 89.067
Country  Bangladesh
Division Rajshahi Division
District Pabna District
Area
 • Total 246.9 km2 (95.3 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 236,825
 • Density 960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Ishwardi

Ishwardi (Bengali: ঈশ্বরদী, Ish-shordi, meaning "God's place") is the westernmost upazila of Pabna District in Rajshahi Division, Bangladesh.[1] It is also the headquarters of western zone of Bangladesh Railway. It is the site of the planned Ruppur Nuclear Power Plant.

Geography[edit]

Ishwardi is located at 24°09′00″N 89°04′00″E / 24.1500°N 89.0667°E / 24.1500; 89.0667. It has 39,112 units of households and total area 246.9 km².

There is an airport which was unused previously but now it is in use.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Ishwardi has a population of 236,825. Males constitute are 51.88% of the population, and females 48.12%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 111,338. Ishwardi has an average literacy rate of 35.5% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[2]

Administration[edit]

Ishwardi has 10 unions, 143 mauzas and 113 villages.

Unions[edit]

1) Shahapur Union

Chairman: Motlebur Rahman Minhaz Fokir

Villages:

  • Chor Shahapur
  • Shahapur
  • Mohadebpur
  • Gaugoil
  • Kodimpara
  • Tillokpur
  • Digha
  • Gorgory
  • Rohimpur
  • Babulchora
  • Aotapara
  • Chor Gorgory
  • New Chor Gorgory
  • Basherbada

2) Lokkhikunda Union

Chairman: Mohammad Anisul Haque Molla

Villages:

  • Lokkhikunda
  • Pakuria
  • Koikunda
  • Dadapur
  • Bilkada
  • Kamalpur Poshchim Paara
  • Kamalpur Uttor Paara
  • Charkorolia Poshchim Paara
  • Charkorolia North Paara

3) Pakshy Union

Chairman: Mohammad Enam Bishshash

Villages:

  • Civil Haat
  • Pakshy
  • Juktitola
  • Ruppur
  • Chor Ruppur
  • Notun Ruppur
  • Diyar Baghol
  • Baghol

4) Muladuli Union

Chairman: Selim Malitha

5) Dashuria Union

Chairman: Mohamad Aminul Islam (Kanadi)

Villages:

  • Dashuria
  • Maniknogor
  • Nowdapaara
  • Pakuria
  • Kharzani
  • Kamalpur
  • Daadpur
  • Munshidpur
  • Otolshimul
  • Marmi
  • Shampur
  • Khorbari
  • Sultanpur
  • Berahash
  • Boyra
  • Khalishpur
  • Kalikapur
  • Azampur
  • Bhabanipur
  • Dikshail
  • Pathani
  • Bagbaria
  • Alladi

6) Solimpur Union

Chairman: Md Bablu Malitha

Villages:

  • Maniknagor
  • Joynagor
  • Boroichara
  • Mirkamary
  • Jogonnathpur
  • Shakhardari
  • Varoimari
  • Chor Mirkamari
  • Bokhtarpur
  • Shakrigari

7) Shaara Union

Chairman: Jarjis Hossain

Chairman : Abul kalam azad mintu [Awami League].

Woman Vice Chairman : Ms Sufia Khatun (from Awami League)

Vice Chairman : Boshir Ahmed [Mookool] (from Awami League)

Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) : Md.Rofiqul Salim

Notable residents[edit]

  1. Shamsur Rahman Sherif: a senior leader of Awami League and Cabinet Minister for Land
  2. Mozid Mahmud : is a famous Bangladeshi poet and essayist. He is recognized as a major poet of the 1980s, with more than thirty books to his credit.
  3. Mohammad Abdul Gafur: First chief engineer of Bangladesh Railway
  4. Mohammad Abdul Wahed: Former professor and Head, Department of Surgery, M.A.G. Osmani Medical College, Sylhet and Mymensingh Medical College. He obtained double FRCS from both Royal College of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh.
  5. Md. Washiqur Rahman: Is a Prominent Journalist. He is a General Secretary of Bangladesh ICT Journalist Forum (BIJF) and Assistant Editor, Daily AmaderShomoy.
  6. Toukir Hasan Khan: Former President, Lion Tex & Member of BOD, textile society
  7. Ariful Islam Mithu, Senior Reporter, Independent Television

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Md Shahidullah Khan (2012), "Ishwardi Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal, 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. 

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