Mathbaria Upazila

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Mathbaria

মঠবাড়িয়া
Mathbaria is located in Bangladesh
Mathbaria
Mathbaria
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°17.2′N 89°58′E / 22.2867°N 89.967°E / 22.2867; 89.967Coordinates: 22°17.2′N 89°58′E / 22.2867°N 89.967°E / 22.2867; 89.967
Country Bangladesh
DivisionBarisal Division
DistrictPirojpur District
Area
 • Total353.25 km2 (136.39 sq mi)
Population
 (1991)
 • Total253,915
 • Density720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
Website[1]

Mathbaria (Bengali: মঠবাড়িয়া) is an Upazila of Pirojpur District in the Division of Barisal, Bangladesh.[1]

Geography[edit]

Mathbaria is located at 22°17′13″N 89°58′00″E / 22.2869°N 89.9667°E / 22.2869; 89.9667 . It has 48,139 households and a total area of 353.25 km².

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 Bangladesh census, the population of Mathbaria Upazila was 262,841. Males constituted 49.0% of the population, and females 51.0%. Mathbaria has an average literacy rate of 61.7% (7+ years), compared to the national average is 51.8%.[2]

Administration[edit]

Mathbaria has 11 unions or wards, 69 mauzas/mahallas, and 94 villages. The name of the unions are Mirukhali, Amragasia, Shapleza, Dhanishafa, Tuskhali, Daudkhali, Mathbaria, Tikikata, Betmor Rajpara, Halta Gulishakhali, and Boromasua.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Md Mizanur Rahman (2012). "Mathbaria Upazila". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ "Population and Housing Census, 2011." Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 29, 2013