Khilgaon Thana

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Khilgaon
খিলগাঁও
Thana
Khilgaon is located in Bangladesh
Khilgaon
Khilgaon
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°45′N 90°25.6′E / 23.750°N 90.4267°E / 23.750; 90.4267Coordinates: 23°45′N 90°25.6′E / 23.750°N 90.4267°E / 23.750; 90.4267
Country  Bangladesh
Division Dhaka Division
District Dhaka District
Government
 • Member of Parliament Saber Hossain Chowdhury
Area
 • Total 14.02 km2 (5.41 sq mi)
Elevation[1] 23 m (75 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 230,902
 • Density 16,000/km2 (43,000/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website dmp.gov.bd/static/view_map.php?thana_name=Khilgaon&map_img=file~14.jpg

Khilgaon (Bengali: খিলগাঁও) is a Thana of Dhaka District in the Division of Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is bounded by Badda Thana on the north, Motijheel, Sabujbagh and Demra Thanas on the south, Rupganj Upazila on the east, Ramna and Tejgaon Thanas on the west.

Geography[edit]

Khilgaon is located at 23°45′03″N 90°25′35″E / 23.7508°N 90.4264°E / 23.7508; 90.4264. Its total area is 14.02 km².

Demographics[edit]

Khilgaon has a population of 230,902. Males constitute 54.3% of the population, and females 45.7%.[2] Average literacy rate of the thana is 57.5%; male being 61.52% and female 53.74%.

Administration[edit]

Khilgaon has 3 Unions/Wards, 13 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 9 villages.

Transportation[edit]

Three major buses are available: Midway Transportation, Bahan Transportation, and Himachol transportation. These buses link between Khilgaon and Motijheel, Dhanmondi, Mohammadpur, Gulshan, Mirpur.

Flyover bridge[edit]

Khilgaon Flyover is the maiden flyover bridge of Bangladesh history.

Education[edit]

There are seven colleges in the upazila. Khilgaon Model College is the only masters level one.[3][4]

According to Banglapedia, Basabo High School, Dhaka Ideal School, Khilgaon Government High School (founded in 1967), Khilgaon Government Girls' School, Khilgaon Model School, National Ideal College, and Shantipur High School and College are notable secondary schools.[2]

Area of restaurant[edit]

Khilgaon is very famous for restaurants. People from other parts of dhaka come to Khilgaon area for recreation and fooding. There are also some renowned chain shops located at Khilgaon.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geographic coordinates of Dhaka, Bangladesh". DATEANDTIME.INFO. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Molla, Md Tuhin (2012). "Khilgaon Thana". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  3. ^ "List of Intermediate Colleges". Ministry of Education. Retrieved June 18, 2017. 
  4. ^ "List of Master's Colleges". Ministry of Education. Retrieved June 18, 2017.