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|• Total||232.64 km2 (89.82 sq mi)|
|• Density||820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+6 (BST)|
|Website||Official Map of Kalaroa|
Kalaroa is located at. It has 35,475 households and a total area of 232.64 km².
Kalaroa borders Sharsha, Jhikargachha and Manirampur upazilas to the north, Satkhira Sadar and Tala upazilas to the south, Keshabpur, Manirampur and Tala upazilas and the Kobadak river to the east and Swarupnagar (community development block) in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal to the west.
The main rivers are the Kopothakho, Betraboti, Sonai, and Ichamati. Lohakura, Kumarnal, Murari Katy, Gonopatipur, Sonabaria, Kushudanga, Tulshidanga, Batra, Sreerampur, Bujtola, Kazirhat, Khorda and Chandanpur are the most famous villages in Kalaroa.
According to the 1991 Bangladesh census, Kalaroa had a population of 190,721. Males constituted 50.96% of the population, and females 49.04%. The population aged 18 or over was 97,044. Kalaroa had an average literacy rate of 25.6% (7+ years), compared to the national average of 32.4%.
Arts and culture
Cultural organisations include 41 clubs, five public libraries, a public institute, three cinema halls, 12 women’s organisations, 27 playgrounds and a kishore theatre.
The locally published newspapers and periodicals are Pathikrit, Samatat, Suryashikha, Subarna Prasun and Dalchhut.
Kalaroa has 12 unions/wards, 123 mauzas/mahallas, and 138 villages.
Hathatgonj Secondary High School (1965) Boalia Muktijuddha college The average literacy rate is 25.4%, 33.2% among males and 17.6% among females.
There are five degree colleges in the upazila. Honors level ones include Hazi Nasir Uddin College, Kalaroa Government College, and Sheikh Amanullah Degree College. Pass level ones include Bongobondhu Mohila College and Sonar Bangla Degree College. Other educational institutions include 4 technical institutions, 31 high schools, 6 junior high schools, 64 madarasa (notably Brozobaksha Islampur Madrasha and Kalaroa Alia Madrasha), 67 government primary schools, 45 non-government primary schools, 12 low cost primary schools and 5 satellite schools. Noted educational institutions include Murarikati Taraknandi Primary School (1881), Kaila High School (1983), Dhandia High School (1885), Kalaroa GKMK Pilot High School (1930), Girls' Pilot High School (1968) and Khorda M.L High School (1959).
There is a Shohid Minar near the upazila post office.
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