Location of Kalihati Upazila in Tangail District
|• Total||301.22 km2 (116.30 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+6 (BST)|
|Website||Official Map of Kalihati|
It has a historical background during the liberation war in 1971. A great child of this land named Kader Siddiqui who later gained the great title "Bir Uttom" for his contribution to the war. After the liberation war he gave 32 trucks of weapons to the government. In the liberation period he formed a group named "Kaderia Bahini" with the brave bangalees. The "Kaderia Bahini" was very ferocious against the Pakistanis.
As of the 2011 Bangladesh census, Kalihati has a population of 4,10,293. Males constitute 51.55% of the population, and females 48.45%. Kalihati has an average literacy rate of 42.9% (7+ years). Literacy rate for male is 46.1% and for female is 39.8%.
The Kalihati thana was established in 1928 and was turned into an upazila in 1983. The upazila consists of 2 municipalities, 14 union parishads, 248 mouzas, 298 villages.
The Union Parishads are-
- Balla Union
- Bangra Union
- Bir Bashinda Union
- Dashkia Union
- Durgapur Union
- Gohaliabari Union
- Kok Dohora Union
- Nagbari Union
- Narandia Union
- Paikara Union
- Parkhi Union
- Salla Union
- Sahadebpur Union
- Bangabandhu Textile Engineering College
- Kalihati College
- Samsul Haque College
- Lutfor Rahman Motin Mohila College
- Kalihati R S Pilot High School
- Nagbari Hasina Chowdhury High School
- Balla high school and College
- Rampur High School
- Lion Ferdous alom Firoz high School & College
- Debapriya Bhattacharya, economist
- Abu Sayeed Chowdhury, jurist and President of Bangladesh (1972-1973), was born in Nagbari in 1921.
- Manna, film actor and producer, was born in Elenga village in 1964 and is buried there.
- Abdul Kader Siddique
- Abdul Latif Siddiqui was the Member of Parliament for constituency Tangail-4 from 1996 to 2001 and from 2009 until 2015.
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