Kapasia Upazila

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Kapasia
কাপাসিয়া
Upazila
Kapasia is located in Bangladesh
Kapasia
Kapasia
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°6′N 90°34.2′E / 24.100°N 90.5700°E / 24.100; 90.5700Coordinates: 24°6′N 90°34.2′E / 24.100°N 90.5700°E / 24.100; 90.5700
Country  Bangladesh
Division Dhaka Division
District Gazipur District
Government
Area
 • Total 356.98 km2 (137.83 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 303,710
 • Density 851/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)

Kapasia (Bengali: কাপাসিয়া) is an Upazila of Gazipur District in the Division of Dhaka, Bangladesh.[1]

Geography[edit]

Kapasia is located at 24°06′00″N 90°34′15″E / 24.1000°N 90.5708°E / 24.1000; 90.5708 . It has 59,221 households and a total area of 356.98 km². Kapasia is a Thana of Gazipur District.[2] Kapasia is a part of the old Bhawal Estate and falls within its boundary. The Bhawal National Park, one of the national parks of Bangladesh within Dhaka Division, is a 20 km drive away from Kapasia.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 1991 Bangladesh census, Kapasia had a population of 303,710, of whom 154,204 were aged 18 or over. Males constituted 50.83% of the population, and females 49.17%. Kapasia has an average literacy rate of 100% (7+ years), against the national average of 32.4%.[3] Kapasia is the birth place of many prominent people of Bangladesh. The notable people are: 1. First Prime Minister Tajuddin Ahmed. 2. Professor Dr Golam Hossain, Jahangirnagar University. 3. Mr Fakir Shahabuddin, Ex Attorney General. 4. Mr Hannan Shah, Ex Jute Minister. 5. Shahid Squadron Leader Md Mohsin, A famous fighter pilot of BAF. 6. Mr Sohel Taj, a courageous political leader. 7. Shahid Muktijoddha Sazzad. 8. Ex Air Chief Mr Enamul huq. 9. Secretary Mr Qader Sarkar. 10. Major General Monjur Rashid etc.

Upazilas All Unions[edit]

Kapasia Upazila have 11 unions which is

  1. Shinghasree Union
  2. Rayed Union
  3. Toke Union
  4. Barishab Union
  5. Ghagotia Union
  6. Sonmania Union
  7. Karihata Union
  8. Targaon Union
  9. Kapasia Union
  10. Chandpur Union
  11. Durgapur Union

Agriculture and outputs[edit]

Kapasia is a part of Gazipur District's Agricultural Area. Fishery is also popular along with farming. There has been an earlier project in Kapasia Upazila where the WorldFish Center with funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Danish International Development Agency (Danida), had researched on farming systems and had introduced adaptive integrated aquaculture practices.[4] Progoti Co-operative Land Development Bank Limited (also known as Progoti Bank) is the first Land Development Bank in Bangladesh which started functioning on January 10, 2009 in Kapasia town.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Islam, Md Nazrul (2012). "Kapasia Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. ^ "Kapasia in Media.". 
  3. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006. 
  4. ^ "Aqua and Agriculture.". 
  5. ^ "Land Development Bank of Kapasia.". 

Editing by[edit]

Kazi Masum

Kazi Masum Owner at Kapasia, Gazipur local website.