Kasba Upazila

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Kasba
কসবা
Upazila
Kasba is located in Bangladesh
Kasba
Kasba
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°44′N 91°10′E / 23.733°N 91.167°E / 23.733; 91.167Coordinates: 23°44′N 91°10′E / 23.733°N 91.167°E / 23.733; 91.167
Country  Bangladesh
Division Chittagong Division
District Brahmanbaria District
Area
 • Total 209.76 km2 (80.99 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 243,833
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Kasba

Kasba (Bengali: কসবা) is an upazila of Brahmanbaria District, Chittagong Division in east-central Bangladesh. Kasba is located approximately 150 km North of Chittagong.[1] It was part of greater Comilla District until 1984.[2]

Geography[edit]

Kasba is located at 23°44′00″N 91°10′00″E / 23.7333°N 91.1667°E / 23.7333; 91.1667. It has 40,901 households and a total area of 209.76 km². Kasba is bordered by Akhaura Upazila, Brahmanbaria Sadar Upazila and Nabinagar Upazila on the north, Brahmanpara Upazila on the south, Tripura State of India on the east, and Nabinagar, Muradnagar and Brahmanpara Upazila Upazilas on the west. The geography of the upazila is characterized by low-lying land with small hills and hillocks of red soil.

Demographics[edit]

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%.[3]

Administration[edit]

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.[4]

National Assembly (parliament) seat no. '246-Brahmanbaria-4' (Current MP, Advocate Anisul Haq, Minister of Law).

Education[edit]

There are eight colleges in the upazila.[4] 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 Womens Degree College.[5][6]

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.[4]

The madrasa education system includes one fazil madrasa.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kumar, Gautam Bera (2010). The Land of Fourteen Gods: Ethno-cultural Profile of Tripura. Mittal Publications. pp. 46–. ISBN 978-81-8324-333-9. Retrieved October 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ Musa, Muhammad. Brahmanbariar Itibrittyo, Shetu Prokashoni, Brahmanbaria, 1998.
  3. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006. 
  4. ^ a b c Chowdhury, Md Abu Russel (2012). "Kasba Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  5. ^ "List of Degree Colleges (Honors)". Ministry of Education. Retrieved June 17, 2017. 
  6. ^ "List of Degree Colleges (Pass)". Ministry of Education. Retrieved June 17, 2017. 
  7. ^ "List of Fazil Madrasas". Ministry of Education. Retrieved June 17, 2017.