Kabirhat Upazila

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Kabirhat
কবিরহাট
Upazila
Kabirhat is located in Bangladesh
Kabirhat
Kabirhat
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°50′N 91°12′E / 22.833°N 91.200°E / 22.833; 91.200Coordinates: 22°50′N 91°12′E / 22.833°N 91.200°E / 22.833; 91.200
Country  Bangladesh
Division Chittagong Division
District Noakhali District
Area[1]
 • Total 185.25 km2 (71.53 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)[2]
 • Total 196,944
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 3807
Website kabirhat.noakhali.gov.bd(in Bengali)

Kabirhat (Bengali: কবিরহাট) is an upazila of Noakhali District in the Division of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Created in 2006, it is the newest upazila in the district. It is named after its administrative center, the town of Kabirhat.

Geography[edit]

Kabirhat Upazila has a total area of 185.25 square kilometres (71.53 sq mi).[1] It borders Begumganj and Senbagh upazilas to the north, Companiganj Upazila to the east and south, and Noakhali Sadar Upazila to the west. The Noakhali Canal flows north through the upazila.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. (000) ±%
1981 - —    
1991 - —    
2001 - —    
2011 197 —    
The upazila was created in 2006, prior to that the population was part of Noakhali Sadar Upazila
Source:
Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics[1]

According to the 2011 Bangladesh census, Kabirhat Upazila had 36,054 households and a population of 196,944, 8.8% of whom lived in urban areas.[2] 12.4% of the population was under the age of 5.[4] The literacy rate (age 7 and over) was 49.0%, compared to the national average of 51.8%.[5][6]

Administration[edit]

Kabirhat Upazila is divided into Kabirhat Municipality and seven union parishads: Batiaya, Chap Rashirhat, Dhan Shalik, Dhan Siri, Ghoshbagh, Narottampur, and Sundalpur. The union parishads are subdivided into 68 mauzas and 68 villages.

Kabirhat Municipality is subdivided into 9 wards and 11 mahallas.[1]

Education[edit]

Kabirhat Government College is the only college in the upazila.

The madrasa education system includes one fazil madrasa.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "District Statistics 2011: Noakhali" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Population Census 2011: Noakhali Table C-01" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ Islam, AM Saiful (2012). "Kabirhat Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  4. ^ "Population Census 2011: Noakhali Table C-04" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Population Census 2011: Noakhali Table C-06" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Census 2011: Bangladesh at a Glance" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 28, 2014. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  7. ^ "List of Institutions". Ministry of Education. Retrieved July 15, 2014.