Kumarkhali Upazila

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Kumarkhali

কুমারখালি (কুষ্টিয়া)
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
DivisionKhulna Division
DistrictKushtia District
CapitalKumarkhali
Area
 • Total265.89 km2 (102.66 sq mi)
Population
(2011)
 • Total328,457
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
WebsiteOfficial 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]

According to 2011 Bangladesh census, Kumarkhali had a population of 328,457. Males constituted 49.77% of the population and females 50.23. Muslims formed 96.757% of the population, Hindus 3.297%, Christians 0.005% and others 0.003%. Kumarkhali had a literacy rate of 45.3% for the population 7 years and above.[2]

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%.[3]

Administration[edit]

Kumarkhali has 11 Unions and about 150 villages.

See also[edit]

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. ^ "Bangladesh Population and Housing Census 2011: Zila Report – Kushtia" (PDF). Table P01 : Household and Population by Sex and Residence, Table P05 : Population by Religion, Age group and Residence, Table P09 : Literacy of Population 7 Years & Above by Religion, Sex and Residence. Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), Ministry of Planning, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.