Jhikargacha Upazila

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Jhikargacha

ঝিকরগাছা
Mokamtala School is in Jhikargacha Upazila
Mokamtala School is in Jhikargacha Upazila
Jhikargacha is located in Bangladesh
Jhikargacha
Jhikargacha
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°6′N 89°8′E / 23.100°N 89.133°E / 23.100; 89.133Coordinates: 23°6′N 89°8′E / 23.100°N 89.133°E / 23.100; 89.133
Country Bangladesh
DivisionKhulna Division
DistrictJessore District
Area
 • Total307.96 km2 (118.90 sq mi)
Population
(2011 Census)
 • Total298,908
 • Density970/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
WebsiteOfficial Map of Jhikargachha

Jhikargachha (Bengali: ঝিকরগাছা) is an Upazila of Jessore District in the Division of Khulna, Bangladesh.

History[edit]

Jhikargachha is named after the idogo planter Jhinkar. Bir Shresta Nur Muhammad Sheikh was killed on 5 September 1971 at the village of Goal Hat in an encounter with the East Pakistani army. In April 1971 many people were killed and wounded when the East Pakistani army attacked Krishnapur. Relics of the War of Liberation are a memorial and a mass killing site.

Geography[edit]

Jhikargachha is located at 23°06′00″N 89°08′00″E / 23.1000°N 89.1333°E / 23.1000; 89.1333. It has 43,439 households and a total area of 307.28 km².

Jhikargachha Upazila has an area of 307.96 km2. It is bordered by Chaugachha Upazila to the north, Kalaroa Upazila to the south, Jessore Sadar Upazila and Manirampur Upazilas to the east, and Sharsha Upazila to the west. Its main rivers are the Kapotakkho and Betna. Jhikargachha (Town) stands on the bank of the Kapotakkho, consists of 9 wards and 14 mahallas. The Jhikargachha Municipality was established in 1988. The area of the town is 16.34 km2.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 Bangladesh census, Jhikargachha had a population of 298,908. Males constituted 49.22% of the population and females 50.78%. Muslims formed 94.26% of the population, Hindus 4.82%, Christians 0.89% and others 0.03%. Jhikargachha had a literacy rate of 53.02% for the population 7 years and above.[1]

At the 1991 Bangladesh census, Jhikargachha had a population of 235,882. Males constituted 51.24% of the population and females 48.76%. The population aged 18 or older is 119,652. Jhikargachha has an average literacy rate of 27.9% (7+ years), compared to the national average of 32.4%.[2]

Administration[edit]

Jhikargacha thana was turned into an upazila in 1983. It consists of 11 unions, 164 mouzas and 179 villages. Significant sites of Jhikargachha are the 12th century Rajbari of Mukut Roy at Laujani and the Dargah of Gazi Kalu.

Education[edit]

Since 1888 Jhikargacha M L High School started its journey. Now it is the popular educational institute in Jhikargacha, According to Banglapedia. Jhikargacha B.M. High School started its journey at 1936 , is a notable secondary high school & it also very popular school in Jhikargacha for remarkable students on rating.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bangladesh Population and Housing Census 2011: Zila Report – Jessore" (PDF). Table P01 : Household and Population by Sex and Residence, Table P05 : Population by Religion, Age group and Residence, Table P09 : Literacy of Population 7 Years & Above by Religion, Sex and Residence. Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), Ministry of Planning, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.