Jhalokati Sadar Upazila

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Jhalokati Sadar
ঝালকাঠি সদর
Upazila
Jhalokati Sadar is located in Bangladesh
Jhalokati Sadar
Jhalokati Sadar
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°38.6′N 90°12′E / 22.6433°N 90.200°E / 22.6433; 90.200Coordinates: 22°38.6′N 90°12′E / 22.6433°N 90.200°E / 22.6433; 90.200
Country  Bangladesh
Division Barisal Division
District Jhalakati District
Area
 • Total 204.48 km2 (78.95 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 195,619
 • Density 960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Sadar.gif Official Map of the Jhalakati Sadar Upazila

Jhalakati Sadar (Bengali: ঝালকাঠি সদর) is an Upazila of Jhalokati District in the Division of Barisal, Bangladesh.[1]

Geography[edit]

Jhalakathi Sadar is located at 22°38′35″N 90°12′00″E / 22.6431°N 90.2000°E / 22.6431; 90.2000. It has 36,504 households and a total area 204.48 km². Most of its people are literate.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 1991 Bangladesh census, Jhalakati Sadar had a population of 195,619. Males comprised 51.13% of the population, and females 48.87%. The population aged 18 or over was 102,890. Jhalakati Sadar had an average literacy rate of 54.4% (7+ years), compared to the national average of 32.4%.[2]

Economy[edit]

Between 1940 and 1975, Jhalakati was famous for the only automatic rice huller in the region owned by Shudhangshu Bhushan Das Son of Aswini Kumar Das. It was a thriving complex built on an area approximately 2 square kilometer. The smoke from the chimney served as a navigation landmark by passing steamers while the factory siren could be heard from as far as Barisal. After the company declared bankruptcy in 1975 their descendants eventually migrated to India and other parts of Bangladesh. The massive ruins of the factory can still be seen at west Chandkati.

Administration[edit]

Jhalakati Sadar has 12 Unions/Wards, 186 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 176 villages.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Azizur Rahman (Kaed Shaheb Hujur, Nesarabad)
  • Abdul Karim Mirbahar (Founder, Shahid Tofazzel Hossain Raja Digree College)
  • Tofazzel Hossain Raja Mia (Freedom fighter)
  • Zarin Zakaria
  • Shajahan Omar (Bir Uttam, Freedom fighter, Ex-Member of Parliament)
  • Sher-e-Bangla A.K. Fazlul Haque (By Birth)
  • Khan Saheb Syed Uddin Ahmed
  • Amir Hossain Amu, Honorable Minister, Member of Parliament.
  • Kamini Roy, Author, poet.
  • Golam Mustafa, Actor
  • Jinia Zakaria
  • Hasan Imam, Actor
  • Tomalica Karmokar, Actor
  • Muhammad Yusuf Ai
  • Syed Anwar Hossain
  • A. K. Harun-ur-Rashid,BCS (Freedom Fighter)
  • Abdul Hamid Sowdagor, Founder, Sere Bangla Fazlul Haque College, Binoykati.
  • J.M. Nadim Hossain, Writer

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Md Mizanur Rahman (2012). "Jhalokati 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.