Kumarkhali Upazila

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Kumarkhali
কুমারখালি (কুষ্টিয়া)
Upazila
Shilaidaha Kuthibari, the famous residence of Rabindranath Tagore, is located at Kumarkhali
Shilaidaha Kuthibari, the famous residence of Rabindranath Tagore, is located at Kumarkhali
Kumarkhali is located in Bangladesh
Kumarkhali
Kumarkhali
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°51′15.12″N 89°14′30.12″E / 23.8542000°N 89.2417000°E / 23.8542000; 89.2417000Coordinates: 23°51′15.12″N 89°14′30.12″E / 23.8542000°N 89.2417000°E / 23.8542000; 89.2417000
Country  Bangladesh
Division Khulna Division
District Kushtia District
Capital Kumarkhali
Area
 • Total 265.89 km2 (102.66 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 269,008
 • Density 1,012/km2 (2,620/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official site
Official map of Kumarkhali

Kumarkhali (Bengali: কুমারখালি) is an Upazila of Kushtia District in the Division of Khulna, Bangladesh.[1] It is famous for the Shelaidaha area, where the poet Rabindranath Tagore spent a considerable time of his youth.

Geography[edit]

Kumarkhali is located at 23°51′15″N 89°14′30″E / 23.8542°N 89.2417°E / 23.8542; 89.2417 . It has 48387 households and total area 265.89 km².

Demographics[edit]

At the 1991 Bangladesh census Kumarkhali had a population of 269,008, of whom 133,845 were aged 18 or older. Males constituted 51.77% of the population, and females 48.23%. Kumarkhali had an average literacy rate of 24.9% (7+ years), against the national average of 32.4%.[2]

Administration[edit]

Kumarkhali has 11 Unions and about 150 villages.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Shiek Md Badrul Alam Tipu (2012), "Kumarkhali 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.