Jaldhaka Upazila

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Jaldhaka is located in Bangladesh
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 26°1′N 89°1.5′E / 26.017°N 89.0250°E / 26.017; 89.0250Coordinates: 26°1′N 89°1.5′E / 26.017°N 89.0250°E / 26.017; 89.0250
Country  Bangladesh
Division Rangpur Division
District Nilphamari District
 • Total 303.52 km2 (117.19 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 233,885
 • Density 770/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Jaldhaka

Jaldhaka (Bengali: জলঢাকা, Joldhaaka, means covered under water) is an Upazila of Nilphamari District in the Division of Rangpur, Bangladesh.[1]


Jaldhaka is located at 26°01′00″N 89°01′30″E / 26.0167°N 89.0250°E / 26.0167; 89.0250 . It has 45456 households and total area 303.52 km².


As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Jaldhaka has a population of 233885. Males constitute 51.5% of the population, and females 48.5%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 114763. Jaldhaka has an average literacy rate of 18.4% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[2]


Jaldhaka has 12 Unions/Wards, 69 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 69 villages.

Notable residents[edit]

Saad Mohammad Hassan Siddiqui: famous hydrologist of Bangladesh. He graduated from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), had his M.S. from Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, and later became a Professional Engineer (PEng). He is the grandson of noted Islamic scholar Poshchima Molobi. Currently he is the chief hydrolost of Institute of Water Modelling (IWM), Dhaka.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bibekananda Mahanta (2012), "Jaldhaka 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.