Meherpur Sadar Upazila
|• Total||374.1 km2 (144.4 sq mi)|
|• Density||700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BST (UTC+6)|
|Website||Official Map of Meherpur Sadar|
Meherpur Sadar (Bengali: মেহেরপুর সদর) is an Upazila of Meherpur District in the Division of Khulna, Bangladesh.Meherpur is the smallest district of Bangladesh in the South-western part within the Khulna Division. Before the partition in 1947, Meherpur was a part of the Nadia district of undivided India. Before 1984, it was a subdivision of Kushtia district. Meherpur consists of 1 municipality, 9 wards and 72 mahallas, 3 upazilas, 18 union parishads, 277 villages, 190 mouzas. The upazilas are Meherpur Sadar, Gangni and Mujibnagar.
Bangladesh's Proclamation of Independence was solemnly made at the village Baidyanathtola (now Mujibnagar), on 17 April 1971 of this district. The first provisional government of Bangladesh began here under the leadership of Tajuddin Ahmed. After that day on 18 April 1971, the Pakistani army killed 8 people at village of Amjhupi.
Meherpur Sadar is located at. It has 49043 households and total area 374.1 km². Meherpur Sadar is bounded by GANGNI upazila and West Bengal (India) on the north, DAMURHUDA upazila and West Bengal (India) on the south, Gangni and ALAMDANGA upazilas on the east, West Bengal (India) on the west.
The main rivers are Bhairab, Mathabhaga and Kazli.
According to the 1991 Bangladesh census, Meherpur Sadar had a population of 262,779, of whom 140,387 were aged 18 or over. Males constituted 51.2% of the population, and females 48.8%. Meherpur Sadar has an average literacy rate of 24.9% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4%.
Meherpur Sadar has 18 Unions/Wards, 135 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 117 villages.
- Gazi Rahman (2012), "Meherpur Sadar Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal, Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh
- "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.
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