Kotchandpur Upazila

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Kotchandpur
কোটচাঁদপুর
Upazila
Kotchandpur is located in Bangladesh
Kotchandpur
Kotchandpur
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°24′N 89°1′E / 23.400°N 89.017°E / 23.400; 89.017Coordinates: 23°24′N 89°1′E / 23.400°N 89.017°E / 23.400; 89.017
Country  Bangladesh
Division Khulna Division
District Jhenaidah District
Area
 • Total 165.66 km2 (63.96 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 107,193
 • Density 650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Kotchandpur

Kotchandpur (Bengali: কোটচাঁদপুর) is an Upazila of Jhenaidah District in the Division of Khulna, Bangladesh.[1]

Geography[edit]

Kotchandpur is located at 23°24′00″N 89°01′00″E / 23.4000°N 89.0167°E / 23.4000; 89.0167. It has 19773 households and total area 165.66 km². It is the south west part of Bangladesh. It is under Jhenaidah district. Our Kotchandpur is surrounded by three upzilla, in the east "Kaliganj", in the south-west "Moheshpur" and in the north "Jhenaidah" sadar. There are two rivers cross Kotchandpur. One is the Kopothakho River (also called Kobadak, Kabadak, and Kapotaksma), which crosses the town and another is the Chitra, which forms the northern border of Kotchandpur. This city is very close to India. Once it is famous for sugar. It is also famous for Boluhor Fish Project.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Kotchandpur has a population of 107193. Males constitute 51.4% of the population, and females 48.6%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 54897. Kotchandpur has an average literacy rate of 26.9% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[2]

Administration[edit]

Kotchandpur has one pouroshova and 5 Unions, 114 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 79 villages.

Politics[edit]

Municipality Mayor : Mr S K M Salahuddin Bulbul (Sedol) is the current Mayor of the Municipality (Pourasava). He was elected in year 2003 and serving his second term. Mr Salahuddin Bulbul is son of two times previously elected Chairman of the Kotchandpur Municipality (Pourasava) Late A K M Serajul Haque (Siru Mia). Mr Salahuddin also holds important political position in Thana and District level.

Upozila Chairman : Md.Ekramul Haque. He was in politics for 20 years, under the banner of the opposition party of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (2009–still now). He is one of the most successful Chairman in the history of Kotchandpur upozila. Member of the Parliament (MP): Now Mr. Nabi Newaz, a prominent philanthropist, very popular people's friend and Bangladesh Awami League leader is the MP of the Kotchandpur and Moheshpur.

Education[edit]

There are six colleges in the upazila. They include Government K. M. H. College, founded in 1969, Kotchandpur Poura Mohila College, G. T. College Talsar, and S. D. Degree College.[1]

The madrasa education system includes one kamil madrasa.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rahman, Md. Azizur (2012). "Kotchandpur Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006. 
  3. ^ "List of Kamil Madrasha". Ministry of Education. Retrieved July 15, 2014.