Juri Upazila

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Juri
Juri
Upazila
Juri is located in Bangladesh
Juri
Juri
Location at Moulvibazar in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°35′50″N 92°06′50″E / 24.59722°N 92.11389°E / 24.59722; 92.11389Coordinates: 24°35′50″N 92°06′50″E / 24.59722°N 92.11389°E / 24.59722; 92.11389
Country  Bangladesh
Division Sylhet Division
District Moulvibazar District
Government
 • MP (Moulvibazar-1) Shahab Uddin
 • Chairman (Juri Upazila) Gulshanara Mili wife of (Late) M.A Mumith Ashuk (Awami League)
Area
 • Total 186.30 km2 (71.93 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 122,853
 • Density 660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 3251

Juri Upazila is a locality in the Sylhet Division of northeastern Bangladesh. It was officially created on 8 January 2005 with eight unions of Kulaura Upazila and Barlekha Upazila, four unions from each of these two Upazilas. The inclusion of two of these unions, Dakshinvag and Sunagar, was disputed and was stayed by order of court. In 2001, its population was 122,853. It is located 48 km from District headquarters. The local high school was established in 1930.

A 2006 clash between them on 28 October 2006, cost one life. Several non-governmental organizations operate there, including Scholars Foundation, Town Club Juri, Boishakhi Club, Sathi Club, Liberty Club, Juri Club, Nivanig, VDN, Goobluck Ltd. Sobuj Bangla Social Business Ltd. and Ponchoranga Club.

Union Parishads[edit]

Juri has currently 6 unions:

  • Guwalbari
  • Purbo Juri
  • Jayofornogor
  • Poschim Juri
  • Shagornal
  • Fultola

Education[edit]

According to Banglapedia, Juri High School, founded in 1994, is a notable secondary school.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mannan, Md. Abdul (2012). "Juri Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.