Kalmakanda Upazila

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Kalmakanda is located in Bangladesh
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 25°5′N 90°53.5′E / 25.083°N 90.8917°E / 25.083; 90.8917Coordinates: 25°5′N 90°53.5′E / 25.083°N 90.8917°E / 25.083; 90.8917
Country Bangladesh
DivisionMymensingh Division
DistrictNetrokona District
 • Total377.41 km2 (145.72 sq mi)
 • Total217,912
 • Density580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
Postal code
WebsiteOfficial Map of Kalmakanda

Kalmakanda (Bengali: কলমাকান্দা), originally Karamakhanda, is an Upazila of Netrokona District[1] in the Division of Mymensingh, Bangladesh.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Md. A. Karim Abbasi was the Member of Parliament for constituency Netrokona-1 from 1991 to 1995 and 2001 until 2006.[2]
  • Chhabi Biswas has been the Member of Parliament for constituency Netrokona-1 since 2014.[3]
  • Golam Robani was the Member of Parliament for constituency Netrokona-1 from 1988 until 1990.[4]
  • Mustaque Ahmed Ruhi was the Member of Parliament for constituency Netrokona-1 from 2009 until 2014.[5]
  • Md. Jalal Uddin Talukder was the Member of Parliament for constituency Netrokona-1 from 1996 until 2001.[2]
  • Barrister Althafur Rahman, first qualified Barrister from Netrakona district. He was also the first Master's Degree holder from Kalmakanda Police Station.
  • Barrister A.K.M Habibur Rahman, senior practising Advocate at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh.
  • Advocate Pijush Kumar Saha,senior practicing advocate in the Judge court of Netrakona.
  • Dr.Pallab Kanti Saha,MBBS,MD is a specialized doctor in neuromedicine practicing serving in the Bangabandhu sheikh Mujibur Rahman Medical University.
  • Maj Pranab Kanti Saha is a serving military officer of Bangladesh Army who is the first army officer of the village Bisharpasha.
  • Assistant commissioner Purabi saha is the first customs officer from the village Bisharpasha.


Kalmakanda is located at 25°05′00″N 90°53′30″E / 25.0833°N 90.8917°E / 25.0833; 90.8917 . It has 39275 households in total area 377.41 km².


According to 2011 Bangladesh census, Kalmakanda had a population of 217,912. Males constituted 49.61% of the population and females 50.39%. Muslims formed 85.48% of the population, Hindus 11.18%, Christians 3.17%, and others 0.18%. Kalmakanda had a literacy rate of 36.58% for the population 7 years and above.[6]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Kalmakanda has a population of 209,360. Males make up 50.99% of the population, and females 49.01%. The over 18 population of Upazila numbers 103,227. Kalmakanda has an average literacy rate of 21.4% (7+ years); the national average is 32.4%.[7]


Kalmakanda has 8 Unions/Wards, 179 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 343 villages. Banks al Kalmakanda: 1. BRAC Bank Limited 2. Sonali Bank limited. 3. Bangladesh Krishi Bank 4.Grameen Bank.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Syed Marufuzzaman (2012), "Kalmakanda Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.), Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh
  2. ^ a b "Parliament Election Result of 1991,1996,2001 Bangladesh Election Information and Statistics". Vote Monitor Networks. Archived from the original on 29 December 2008. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Constituency 157_10th_En". Bangladesh Parliament.
  4. ^ "Row Over Ticket from Netrakona-1 Constituency". The Daily Star. 21 November 2006.
  5. ^ "List of 9th Parliament Members". Bangladesh Parliament.
  6. ^ "Bangladesh Population and Housing Census 2011: Zila Report – Netrakona" (PDF). Table P01 : Household and Population by Sex and Residence, Table P05 : Population by Religion, Age group and Residence, Table P09 : Literacy of Population 7 Years & Above by Religion, Sex and Residence. Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), Ministry of Planning, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.