Ishwardi Upazila

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Ishwardi

ঈশ্বরদী
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
DivisionRajshahi Division
DistrictPabna District
Area
 • Total246.9 km2 (95.3 sq mi)
Population
(1991)
 • Total236,825
 • Density960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
WebsiteOfficial 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 7 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 V

5) Dashuria Union

Chairman: MD. Bokul Sardar

Villages:

  • Dashuria
  • Maniknogor
  • Nowdapaara
  • Pakuria
  • Kharzani
  • Kamalpur
  • Daadpur
  • Munshidpur
  • Otolshimul
  • Marmi

6) Shara Union Chairman: Emdadul Hoque Rana Sardar Villages:

  • Arambaria
  • Asna
  • Majdia
  • Shara
  • Vadurbottola
  • Gopalpur

Notable residents[edit]

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.
  3. ^ পাবনায় ভালোবাসায় সিক্ত হলেন কবি ও গবেষক মজিদ মাহমুদ [Majid Mahmud, a poet and researcher, is woken up in love with Pabna]. Jagonews24.com (in Bengali). 19 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Pabna-4 nomination seekers woo party stalwarts for tickets". The Financial Express. Dhaka. 20 December 2017.

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