Khoksa

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Khoksa
খোকসা
Upazila
Pond in Khoksa
Pond in Khoksa
Khoksa is located in Bangladesh
Khoksa
Khoksa
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°48′25″N 89°17′05″E / 23.80694°N 89.28472°E / 23.80694; 89.28472Coordinates: 23°48′25″N 89°17′05″E / 23.80694°N 89.28472°E / 23.80694; 89.28472
Country  Bangladesh
Division Khulna Division
District Kushtia District
Area
 • Total 99.17 km2 (38.29 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 93,371
 • Density 942/km2 (2,440/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Khoksa

Khoksa is a small town eastern Kushtia District, Bangladesh. It is 24 km from Kushtia city and 200 km from the capital Dhaka.

Geography[edit]

Khoksa is located at approximately 23.806°N 89.284°E. It has 16,424 households and a total area of 99.17 km².

Demography[edit]

According to the 1991 Bangladesh census, Khoksa had a population of 93,371. Males constituted 51.65% of the population, and females 48.35%. The population aged 18 or over was 47,024. Khoksa had an average literacy rate of 25.2% (7+ years), compared to the national average of 32.4%.[1] Unions: Khoksa, Osmanpur, Betbaria, Janipur, Shimulia, Somospur & Gopgram.

Education[edit]

Educational Institutions: The town has a number of educational institutions. Alhaj Saidur Rahman Mantu Mahila Degree College, Khokha University College and Khoksa-Janipur Pilot High School,Khoksa-Janipur Girls High School, Shimulia High School are mentionable. These educational institutions have glorious history and reputation. Students of these institutions are making brilliant results in public examinations.

Cultural[edit]

Janipur is the house of annual Hindu Kali Pooja festival in Bangladesh. Hindus from all over Bangladesh and some are from abroad come to attend this religious festival.

Economy[edit]

The economy of this upazila is mostly agriculture oriented. Khoksa has a railway station called "Khoksa station" and It Has a Bus Stand Also......

Gorai[edit]

Former Gorai River runs along the west side of the town, including the famous island "Guchchho Gram".

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