Kalihati Upazila

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Kalihati

কালিহাতী
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
DivisionDhaka Division
DistrictTangail District
Area
 • Total301.22 km2 (116.30 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total4,10,293
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
Postal code
1970
WebsiteOfficial 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 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.

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). Literacy rate for male is 46.1% and for female 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]

  • 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

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shymal Chandra Nath (2012), "Kalihati Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.), Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of BangladeshCS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.
  3. ^ Haq, Enamul (2012). "Choudhury, Justice Abu Sayeed". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  4. ^ "Remembering Manna". Dhaka Tribune. 16 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Actor Manna laid to rest". The Daily Star. 19 February 2008.
  6. ^ "List of 7th Parliament Members (Bangla)". Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  7. ^ "List of 9th Parliament Members (Bangla)". Bangladesh Parliament (in Bengali). Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  8. ^ Molla, Mohammad Al-Masum (2 September 2015). "Latif Siddique resigns from Jatiya Sangsad". Dhaka Tribune.