|• Upazila||209.77 km2 (80.99 sq mi)|
|• Urban||16.86 km2 (6.51 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+6 (BST)|
Kasba (Bengali: কসবা) is an upazila of Brahmanbaria District, Chittagong Division in east-central Bangladesh. Kasba is located approximately 150 km north of Chittagong. It was part of greater Comilla District until 1984.
Kasba is located in southeast Brahmanbaria District. It has a total area of 209.77 km2 (80.99 sq mi). Kasba is bordered by Akhaura Upazila, Brahmanbaria Sadar Upazila and Nabinagar Upazila to the north, Brahmanpara Upazila to the south, Tripura State of India to the east, and Nabinagar, Muradnagar and Brahmanpara Upazilas to the west. The geography of the upazila is characterized by low-lying land with small hills and hillocks of red soil.
As of the 2011 Bangladesh Census, there were 319,221 inhabitants across 60,919 households in Kasba Upazila. There were 91 males (47.6%) to every 100 females (52.4%). Children (0-14) made up 42.4% of the population. The vast majority of the population were adherents of Islam (95.7%), with 4.3% being adherents of Hinduism. The average literacy rate was 50.7% for those aged 7 and above, compared to a national average of 47.1%. The average age at first marriage for males was 24.4 years and 19.8 years for females.
According to the 1991 Bangladesh census, Kasba had a population of 243833. Males constituted 50.69% of the population, and females 49.31%. The majority of the population was Muslim (94.59%), with Hindus at 5.40% and others at 0.01%. The population aged 18 or over was 112,611. Kasba had an average literacy rate of 30.7% (7+ years), compared to the national average of 32.4%.
The administration for Kasba was founded in 1908 as a police station and upgraded to an upazila (Sub-District) in 1983. There are 1(one) municipality and 10(ten) union councils in Kasba Upazila. The chairman of Kasba Upazila Parishad is advocate Anisul Haque Bhuiyan.
There are eight colleges in the upazila. They include Adarsha Degree College, Chargas N.I. Bhuyan Degree College, Gopinathpur Al-Haj Shah Alam College, Kalsher Nayeema Alam Mohila College, Kasba Mohila Degree College, Kasba T. Ali Degree College, and Mia Abdullah Wazed Women's Degree College.
According to Banglapedia, Jamsherpur High School, founded in 1923, Kasba Government High School (1899), Kheora Anandamayee High School (1975), and Kuti Atal Bihari High School (1918) are notable secondary schools.
The madrasa education system includes one fazil madrasa.
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