Kalihati Upazila

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Kalihati
কালিহাতী
Upazila
Location of Kalihati Upazila in Tangail District
Location of Kalihati Upazila in Tangail District
Kalihati is located in Bangladesh
Kalihati
Kalihati
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°23′N 90°0.5′E / 24.383°N 90.0083°E / 24.383; 90.0083Coordinates: 24°23′N 90°0.5′E / 24.383°N 90.0083°E / 24.383; 90.0083
Country  Bangladesh
Division Dhaka Division
District Tangail District
Area
 • Total 301.22 km2 (116.30 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,10,293
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 1970
Website Official Map of Kalihati

Kalihati (Bengali: কালিহাতী) is an Upazila of Tangail District,[1] Dhaka Division, Bangladesh.

History[edit]

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 for 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.

Geography[edit]

Kalihati is located at 24°23′00″N 90°00′30″E / 24.3833°N 90.0083°E / 24.3833; 90.0083 . It has 65035 households and total area of 295.6 km².The upazila is surrounded by Bhuapur & Ghatail Upazila on the north, Tangail Sadar and Basail Upazila on the south, Sakhipur Upazila on the east, and the Jamuna River on the west.

Demographics[edit]

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).Male literary rate is 46.1% and female literary rate is 39.8%.[2]

Administration[edit]

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-

Education[edit]

Noble residents[edit]

  • Dr. Debapriya Bhattacharya Econnomist,Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Policy Dialogue(CPD).
  • Manna Popular Actor,Producer.
  • Abu Sayeed Chowdhury- Jurist,V.C of Dhaka University, 2nd President of Bangladesh

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shymal Chandra Nath (2012), "Kalihati Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal, 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.