Melandaha Upazila

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Melandah

মেলান্দহ
Melandah is located in Bangladesh
Melandah
Melandah
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°58′N 89°50′E / 24.967°N 89.833°E / 24.967; 89.833Coordinates: 24°58′N 89°50′E / 24.967°N 89.833°E / 24.967; 89.833
Country Bangladesh
DivisionMymensingh Division
DistrictJamalpur District
Area
 • Total239.65 km2 (92.53 sq mi)
Population
 (1991)
 • Total262,478
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)

Melandaha (Bengali: মেলান্দহ) is an Upazila of Jamalpur District[1] in the Division of Mymensingh, Bangladesh.

Geography[edit]

Melandaha is located at 24°58′00″N 89°50′00″E / 24.9667°N 89.8333°E / 24.9667; 89.8333 . It has 55954 households and total area 239.65 km².

Points of interest[edit]

  • Gandhi Ashram and Freedom Struggle Museum[2]
  • Shah Kamal Mazar Sharif,Durmot

Administration[edit]

Melandaha has 11 unions/wards, 140 mauzas/mahallas, and 190 villages.

Unions are named as follows:

  • Durmot
  • Kulia
  • Mahmudpur
  • Nangla
  • Nayanagar
  • Adra
  • Charbanipakuria
  • Fulkocha
  • Ghuserpara
  • Jhaughara
  • Shyampur

Education[edit]

There are 8 colleges in the upazila. They include Jahanara Latif Mohila College, Hazrabari Sirajul Haque Degree College (founded in 1976), and Melandaha Government College (1972).[1][3] Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Fisheries College is being converted into Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib University of Science & Technology.[4]

The madrasa education system includes three fazil and one kamil madrasas.[5][6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chowdhury, Sayed Md Abdullah Al Mamun (2012). "Melandaha Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ Akramul Hoque Suman (2015). "Gandhi Ashram, Freedom Struggle Museum attract visitors, researchers". The Daily Observer.
  3. ^ "List of Colleges" (XLS). Secondary and Higher Education Division. 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Netrokona, Jamalpur to get public universities". bdnews24.com. 30 January 2017.
  5. ^ "List of Fazil Madrasas". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  6. ^ "List of Kamil Madrasas". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 17 June 2017.