Kamalganj Upazila

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Kamalganj
কমলগঞ্জ
Upazila
Location of Kamalganj
Country  Bangladesh
Division Sylhet Division
District Moulvibazar District
Government
 • MP (Moulvibazar-2, Moulvibazar-3) Mahi Faiyaz, Nawab Abbas Ali Khan (2- Jatiya Party), Syed Mohsin Ali (3-Awami League)
Area
 • Total 485.26 km2 (187.36 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 191,672
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone

BST ([[UTC+6

code]]]])
Postal Code 3220-30

Kamalganj (Bengali: কমলগঞ্জ) is an Upazila of the Moulvibazar District[1] in the Division of Sylhet, Bangladesh.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Kamalganj has a population of 191,672. Males constitute 50.98% of the population, and females 49.02%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 102,877. Kamalganj has an average literacy rate of 28.6% (7+ years), compared to the national average of 32.4%.[2]

Administration[edit]

Kamalganj has 9 Unions/Wards, 118 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 276 villages. The Unions are: Shamsher Nagar, Patanushar, Rahimpur, Munshi Bazar, Ali Nagar, Kamalganj, Adampur, Islampur, Madhabpur.

Points of interest[edit]

  • Ham Ham Waterfall
  • Madhobpur Lake
  • Lawachara National Park
  • Shamshernagar STOLport- airport under Bangladesh Air Force at Shamsher Nagar Union Town
  • Bangladesh Air Force Survival Training School
  • BAF Shaheen College : Best college of Moulvibazar district. The college already got two certificate to be the best college of Moulvibazar. Last two years PSC, JSC & SSC result took 1st position among all institution of Moulvibazar district.
  • Shamsher Nagar Tea Garden
  • Grave of 1971 Patriot at Shamsher Nagar Airport
  • Shamsher Nagar Railway Station
  • Shamsher Nagar A. A. T. M. Bohumukhi High School, one of the oldest high schools of this Sub-district.
  • Shingraully village-largest village of this Upazila
  • Jangalia Govt. The primary school is the largest school in Kamalganj Upazila in terms of students.
  • Suja Memorial College, which scored 11th position in HSC result among all institutes in Sylhet board.
  • Hum Hum Waterfall
  • Champarai Tea Garden
  • Patrokhola Tea Garden

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shah Abdul Wadud (2012), "Kamalganj 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.