Kaliganj Upazila, Gazipur

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Kaliganj
কালিগঞ্জ
Upazila
Kaliganj is located in Bangladesh
Kaliganj
Kaliganj
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°55′30″N 90°34′00″E / 23.9250°N 90.5667°E / 23.9250; 90.5667Coordinates: 23°55′30″N 90°34′00″E / 23.9250°N 90.5667°E / 23.9250; 90.5667
Country  Bangladesh
Division Dhaka Division
District Gazipur District
Area
 • Total 158.79 km2 (61.31 sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Kaliganj

Kaliganj (Bengali: কালিগঞ্জ) is an Upazila of Gazipur District in the Division of Dhaka, Bangladesh.[1]

Geography[edit]

Kaliganj is located at 23°55′30″N 90°34′00″E / 23.9250°N 90.5667°E / 23.9250; 90.5667 . It has 32588 households and total area 158.79 km².

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Kaliganj has a population of 175915. Males constitute 51.86% of the population, and females 48.14%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 87404. Kaliganj has an average literacy rate of 33.6% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate. Main occupations Agriculture 47.35%, dairy and fishery 1.89%, agricultural labourer 11.32%, wage labourer 2.11%, weaving 1.71%, commerce 9.22%, transport 1.79%, service 15.84%, others 8.77%.[2]

Administration[edit]

Kaliganj has 8 unions: Kaliganj Sadar, Nagori, Tumulia, Bahadursadi, Jamalpur, Moktarpur, Jangalia and Baktarpur. There are 198 villages in this Upajila.

Education[edit]

According to Banglapedia, [[Saint Nicholas High School][Tumilia Boys' High school]], are a notable secondary school.[1] Wadud Bhuyan Scholarship Trust gives regular scholarships to all GPA 5 holding JDC,JSC,SSC students since 2009. Literacy rate: Average 54.9%; male 56.9%, female 52.8%.

Water Bodies: Shitalkshya River, Balu River,Punshahi Belai Beel,Suti Canal, Stuart-Barnared Canal, Patha Mara Canal.

Archaeological heritage and relics: Tomb of Isa khan, the ruler of Bhati at Baktarpur, St. Nicholas Church (1695), Mazars and Dighi of Pahlwan Shah Gazi and Karforma Shah at Chaura, Tomb of Shah Bayejid and eight domed Mosque at Vatgati, Kachari Punshahi.

Religious institutions: Mosque 395, temple 19, church 6.

Important Business places: (Hat/Bazar): Kaliganj, Jamalpur, Pubail, Ulokhola, Dolan Bazar, Aowrakhali, Punshahi Bazar.

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bagchi, Tapan (2012). "Kaliganj Upazila (Gazipur District)". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006. 
  3. ^ "Chumki takes oath". bdnews24.com. 2 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Islam, Md Saiful (2012). "Faridi, Humayun". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.