Lohajang Upazila

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Louhajong
লৌহজং
Upazila
Louhajong is located in Bangladesh
Louhajong
Louhajong
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°28′N 90°20.5′E / 23.467°N 90.3417°E / 23.467; 90.3417Coordinates: 23°28′N 90°20.5′E / 23.467°N 90.3417°E / 23.467; 90.3417
Country  Bangladesh
Division Dhaka Division
District Munshiganj District
Area
 • Total 130.12 km2 (50.24 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 153,433
 • Density 1,179/km2 (3,050/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Lohajang

Louhajong (Bengali: লৌহজং [meaning rusting of iron]) is an Upazila of Munshiganj District[1] in the Division of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Geography[edit]

Louhajong is located at 23°28′00″N 90°20′30″E / 23.4667°N 90.3417°E / 23.4667; 90.3417 . It has 26,570 households and a total area of 130.12 km².

Demographics[edit]

According to the 1991 Bangladesh census, Louhajong had a population of 153,433, of whom 72,930 were aged 18 or over. Males constituted 50.07% of the population, and females 49.93%. Lohajang has an average literacy rate of 37.1% (7+ years), against the national average of 32.4%.[2]

Administration[edit]

Louhajong has 10 Unions/Wards, 115 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 110 villages.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Helen Nawshin (2012), "Lohajang 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.