Kulaura Upazila

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Kulaura
কুলাউড়া
Location of Kulaura  কুলাউড়া
Coordinates: 24°31′N 92°2′E / 24.517°N 92.033°E / 24.517; 92.033
Division Sylhet Division
District Moulvibazar District
Government
 • MP Moulvibazar-2 Abdul Matin (Bangladesh Awami League)
Area
 • Total 545.73 km2 (210.71 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 339,673
 • Density 620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 3230

Kulaura (Bengali: কুলাউড়া) is the biggest upazila (subdistrict) of the Moulvibazar District in north-eastern Bangladesh.[1] The total area of this upazila is 545 km2. Hakaluki Haor, the largest marsh wetland in Sylhet and one of the largest in Bangladesh is partially located there.

Union Parishads[edit]

The upazila has 13 Union Parishads or UPs. They are as follow:

  • Baramchal
  • Bhatera
  • Bakshimail
  • Brahmanbazar
  • Hajipur
  • Joychandi
  • Kadirpur
  • Karmadha
  • Kulaura
  • Prithimpasha
  • Rauthgaon
  • Sharifpur
  • Tilagaon

Demographics[edit]

At the 1991 Bangladesh census, Kulaura had a population of 339,673, of whom 171,346 were aged 18 or older. Males constituted 51.09% of the population and females 48.91%. Kulaura had an average literacy rate of 28.8% (7+ years) compared to the national average of 32.4%.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Samir Uddin Ahmed (2012). "Kulaura Upazila". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. 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. 

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