Joypurhat Sadar Upazila

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Joypurhat Sadar
জয়পুরহাট সদর
Upazila
Joypurhat Sadar is located in Bangladesh
Joypurhat Sadar
Joypurhat Sadar
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 25°06′N 89°02′E / 25.100°N 89.033°E / 25.100; 89.033Coordinates: 25°06′N 89°02′E / 25.100°N 89.033°E / 25.100; 89.033
Country  Bangladesh
Division Rajshahi Division
District Joypurhat District
Area
 • Total 238.54 km2 (92.10 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 289,058[1]
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Joypurhat Sadar

Joypurhat Sadar (Bengali: জয়পুরহাট সদর) is an Upazila of Joypurhat District in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.[2]

Geography[edit]

Joypurhat Sadar is located at 25°06′N 89°02′E / 25.100°N 89.033°E / 25.100; 89.033 . It has 45484 households and total area 238.54 km².

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Joypurhat Sadar has a population of 225271. Males constitute 52.18% of the population, and females 47.82%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 123804. Joypurhat Sadar has an average literacy rate of 33.1% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[3]

Points of interest[edit]

Joypurhat Sugar Mill's Limited is the largest autonomous sugar mill in the country. Pagla Dewan Boddhovumi is one of Bangladesh's most important monuments In the Belamla Village there are both the historical "Barashibalaya Temple" and "Akshibalaya Temple", famous historical places. Shahid doctor Abul Kasem Maidan is the main feature of this upazila. The central shahid minar of Joypurahat district is also situated here.

A silhouette of Joypurhat sugar mills factory at dusk.

Administration[edit]

Joypurhat Sadar has 10 Unions and 1 first-class municipality, 198 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 192 villages.

Education[edit]

Joypurhat Girl's Cadet College is the second girl's cadet college of Bangladesh.

Joypurhat Government College is the highest educational institute in the district. The college is situated near the Joypurhat rail station which was established in 1963.

Joypurhat R.B. Govt. High School is the highest level school in the district. The high school was established in 1946 by Ramdeo Bajla. The school is located on the main road. The informal name of this school is "Bajla school". This school gained national recognition in 1977.

Joypurhat Govt. Girl's High School is one of the famous schools in the district. It was established in 1960 and nationalized in the year of 1977. The school boasts a 100% passing rate in both Junior and Secondary School Certificate examinations. Business Management Institute: It is first technology institution.

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.citypopulation.de/php/bangladesh-admin.php?adm2id=3847
  2. ^ Shahnaz Parveen (2012), "Joypurhat Sadar Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal, Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh 
  3. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.