Jamalganj Upazila

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Jamalganj
জামালগঞ্জ
Jamalganj upazila, as seen from Surma river
Jamalganj upazila, as seen from Surma river
Location of Jamalganj  জামালগঞ্জ
Division Sylhet Division
District Sunamganj District
Government
 • MP (Sunamganj-1) Moazzem Hossain Ratan (Awami League)
Area
 • Total 338.74 km2 (130.79 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 107,771
 • Density 318/km2 (820/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 3000

Jamalganj (Bengali: জামালগঞ্জ) is an Upazila of Sunamganj District in the Division of Sylhet, Bangladesh.

Geography[edit]

Jamalganj is located at 24°59′00″N 91°14′00″E / 24.9833°N 91.2333°E / 24.9833; 91.2333 . It has 18119 households and total area 338.74 km².Jamalganj Upazila (sunamganj district) with an area of 338.74 km2, is bounded by Tahirpur and bishwamvarpur upazilas on the north, khaliajuri and derai upazilas on the south, sunamganj sadar upazila on the east, mohanganj and dharmapasha upazilas on the west. Main rivers are Nawa Gang, Baulai and Dhanu; Pakna Haor and Hail Haor are also notable. Patilachura, Pangna, Lamba, Baska, Chhatidhara and Kachma beels are noted.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Jamalganj has a population of 107,771. Males constitute 51.75% of the population, and females 48.25%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 53158. Jamalganj has an average literacy rate of 20.1% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[1]

Administration[edit]

Jamalganj thana was established in 1940 and was turned into an upazila in 1984.Jamalganj has 5 Unions/Wards, 99 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 165 villages.Jamalganj (Town) consists of 3 mouzas. It has an area of 11.58 km2. The town has a population of 14968; male 53.12%, female 46.88%; density of population is 1292 per km2. Literacy rate among the town people is 26.7%.Population 107771; male 51.75%, female 48.25%; Muslim 78.92%, Hindu 21.00%, Buddhist, Christian and others 0.08%.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006. 
  2. ^ Golam Mortuza (2012), "Jamalganj Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal, Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh