Jhenaigati Upazila

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Jhenaigati
ঝিনাইগাতী
Upazila
Jhenaigati is located in Bangladesh
Jhenaigati
Jhenaigati
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 25°11′N 90°4′E / 25.183°N 90.067°E / 25.183; 90.067Coordinates: 25°11′N 90°4′E / 25.183°N 90.067°E / 25.183; 90.067
Country  Bangladesh
Division Mymensingh Division
District Sherpur District
Area
 • Total 231 km2 (89 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 155,067
 • Density 670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Jhenaigati

Jhenaigati (Bengali: ঝিনাইগাতী) is an Upazila of Sherpur District[1] in the Division of Mymensingh, Bangladesh.

Geography[edit]

Jhenaigati is located at 25°11′00″N 90°04′00″E / 25.1833°N 90.0667°E / 25.1833; 90.0667 . It has 30113 households and total area 231 km².Jhenaigati Upazila of Sherpur district with an area of 231 km2,is bounded by the Meghalaya State of India on the north, Sherpur sadar and Sreebardi upazilas on the south, Nalitabari upazila on the east, Sreebardi upazila on the west. Main rivers are Shomeshwari, Maharashi and Subarnakhali.

Demographics[edit]

Jhenaigati thana was established in 1975 and was turned into an upazila in 1983. The upazila consists of seven union parishads, 75 mouzas and 117 villages.

Population' 155067; male 78791, female 76276; Muslim 146153, Hindu 5435, Buddhist 3388 and others 91.

Main occupations Agriculture 48.21%, commerce 7.73%, service 2.19%, agricultural labourer 27.36%, fishing and carpenter 2.36%, wage labourer 2.05%, transport 1.14% and others 8.42%.

Land use: Total cultivable land 14078.10 hectares; fallow land 2276.01 hectares; single crop 23%, double crop 67% and treble crop land 10%; land under irrigation 78%.

Land control: Among the peasants 32% are landless, 29% small, 27% intermediate and 12% rich; cultivable land per head 0.14 hectare. Religious institutions Mosque 253, temple 38, church 11, tomb 1. Noted religious institutions: Khanbari Mosque and Tamagaon Mazar.

Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 33.44%; male 37.05%, female 29.73%. Noted educational institutions: Alhaz Shafiuddin Ahmed College (1986), DR. Serazul Hoque Technical and Agriculture Diploma Institute (2001), Tinani Adarsha College (1986), Jhenaigati Mahila Adarsha College (2002), Malijhikanda High School (1948), Ahmadnagar High School (1960), Jhenaigati Pilot High School (1961), Dighirpar Alim Madrasa (1962).

Administration[edit]

T.N.O office,police station, banks, pouroshova, and also many N.G.O are here Jhenaigati has 7 Unions/Wards, 75 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 117 villages. NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are Brac, Asa, Caritas, Grameen bank World Vision, SDS, Rangtia Satata Samchay, Rindan Samity and Didar Sangha

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Syed Marufuzzaman (2012), "Jhenaigati Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal, Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh