Kaunia Upazila

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Kaunia college
কাউনিয়া
Upazila
Kaunia college is located in Bangladesh
Kaunia college
Kaunia college
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 25°46.2′N 89°25′E / 25.7700°N 89.417°E / 25.7700; 89.417Coordinates: 25°46.2′N 89°25′E / 25.7700°N 89.417°E / 25.7700; 89.417
Country  Bangladesh
Division Rangpur Division
District Rangpur District
Area
 • Total 147.6 km2 (57.0 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 227,805[1]
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 5440
Website Official Map of Kaunia

Kaunia (Bengali: কাউনিয়া) is an Upazila of Rangpur District in the Division of Rangpur, Bangladesh.[2]

Geography[edit]

Kaunia is located at 25°46′15″N 89°25′00″E / 25.7708°N 89.4167°E / 25.7708; 89.4167 . It has 35487 households and total area 147.6 km². Tista river flows beside this upazila.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Kaunia has a population of 184997. Males constitute 51.26% of the population, and females 48.74%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 88987.52.5% male and 47.5% female. Kaunia has an average literacy rate of 22.7% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[3]

Economy[edit]

Agriculture is the main economical root of maximum people of this Upazila.

Administration[edit]

Kaunia Upazila (Rangpur District) with an area of 147.6 km², is bounded by Gangachara and Lalmonirhat sadar upazilas on the north, Pirgachha upazila on the south, Rajarhat upazila on the east, Rangpur sadar upazila on the west. Main rivers are Tista, Burail. Kaunia has 6 Unions (Haragach, Sharai, Kursha, Shahidbag, Balapara, Tepa Modhupur), 89 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 78 villages. Kaunia (Main Town) consists of three mouzas (Harishwar, Nizpara and). It has an area of 6.49 km². The town has a population of 11125; male 52.5%, female 47.5%. The density of population is per km² 1714.

Education[edit]

The people of the Kaunia are developed in education sector. About 82% people are educated. There are many educational institute. Kaunia College is one of the best college in Kaunia as well as Rangpur.

  • Kaunia M. H. High School
  • Kaunia Girls High School
  • Nijpara Ahammadia Senior Madrasah

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kaunia (Subdistrict (Upazila), Bangladesh) - Population Statistics and Location in Maps and Charts". citypopulation.de. Retrieved 29 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Abdus Sattar (2012), "Kaunia Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal, Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh 
  3. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.