Jessore Sadar Upazila

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Jessore Sadar
যশোহর সদর
Upazila
Jessore Sadar is located in Bangladesh
Jessore Sadar
Jessore Sadar
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°10.1′N 89°12.3′E / 23.1683°N 89.2050°E / 23.1683; 89.2050Coordinates: 23°10.1′N 89°12.3′E / 23.1683°N 89.2050°E / 23.1683; 89.2050
Country  Bangladesh
Division Khulna Division
District Jessore District
Area
 • Total 435.22 km2 (168.04 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 742,898
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Jessore Sadar

Jessore Sadar (Bengali: যশোহর সদর) is an Upazila of Jessore District[1] in the Division of Khulna, Bangladesh. Its administrative centre is the town of Jessore, which is also the centre of the district.

Geography[edit]

Jessore Sadar is located at 23°10′05″N 89°12′15″E / 23.1681°N 89.2042°E / 23.1681; 89.2042. It has 94,348 households and a total area of 435.22 km².

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Jessore Sadar had a population of 530,582. Males constitute 52.85% of the population, and females 47.15%. This Upazila's eighteen-up population was 281,108. Jessore Sadar has an average literacy rate of 44.2% (7+ years), against the national average of 32.4% literate.[2] By the 2011 Bangladesh census, the upazila's population had grown to 742,898.

Administration[edit]

Jessore Sadar has 18 Unions/Wards, 326 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 250 villages. It has class one Pouroshave (Municipality). The town of Jessore is on the banks of the Bhairab River. It has one of the famous colleges of Bangladesh-Michael Modhushudon (MM) College.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Firoj Ansari (2012), "Jessore Sadar 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.