Kanaighat Upazila

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Kanaighat
কানাইঘাট
Upazila
Kanaighat is located in Bangladesh
Kanaighat
Kanaighat
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 25°1′N 92°14.8′E / 25.017°N 92.2467°E / 25.017; 92.2467Coordinates: 25°1′N 92°14.8′E / 25.017°N 92.2467°E / 25.017; 92.2467
Country  Bangladesh
Division Sylhet Division
District Sylhet District
Area
 • Total 412.25 km2 (159.17 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 178,654
 • Density 430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 3180
Website Kanaighat Upazila

Kanaighat (Bengali: কানাইঘাট) is an Upazila of Sylhet District in the Division of Sylhet, Bangladesh.[1]

Geography[edit]

Kanaighat is located at 25°01′00″N 92°14′50″E / 25.0166°N 92.2472°E / 25.0166; 92.2472 . It has 29568 households and total area 412.25 km².

Demographics[edit]

At the 2001 Bangladesh census, Kanaighat had a population of about 2,50,000. Males constituted 50.49% of the population, and females 49.51%. The population of those aged 18 and older was 85,855. Kanaighat had an average literacy rate of 62% (7+ years). Religions: Muslim 95%, Hindu 4.10%, Christian 0.2%, and tribal 0.3%.

Points of interest[edit]

  • Gasbari Bazar
  • Suraighat Bazar
  • Chatul Bazar
  • Soroker Bazar
  • Mulagul
  • Ujan Birdal

Administration[edit]

Kanaighat has 1 municipality (Pourasava), 9 Unions/ Wards, 252 Mauzas/ Mahallas, and 288 villages. The municipality is: Kanaighat. The unions are:

Education[edit]

Some Educational Institutions are:

  • Dhurgapur High School & College, Chatul Bazar.
  • Darul Ulom Kanighat Madrasah.
  • Kanaighat Mansuria Kamil Madrasah,
  • Gasbari J.U. Kamil Madrasah,
  • Jhingabari Senior Madrasah,
  • Kanaighat Degree College,
  • Kanaighat Women's College,
  • Gasbari Women's Madrasha,
  • Kanaighat Government High School,
  • Universal Model Academy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jayanta Singh Roy (2012), "Kanaighat Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal, Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh 
  2. ^ http://kanaighat.sylhet.gov.bd/node/973147/
  3. ^ http://kanaighat.sylhet.gov.bd/node/973151
  4. ^ http://kanaighat.sylhet.gov.bd/node/973149
  5. ^ http://kanaighat.sylhet.gov.bd/node/973145
  6. ^ http://kanaighat.sylhet.gov.bd/node/973005

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