Mirpur Upazila

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Mirpur

মিরপুর (কুষ্টিয়া)
Upazila
Mirpur is located in Bangladesh
Mirpur
Mirpur
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°56′N 89°0′E / 23.933°N 89.000°E / 23.933; 89.000Coordinates: 23°56′N 89°0′E / 23.933°N 89.000°E / 23.933; 89.000
Country Bangladesh
DivisionKhulna Division
DistrictKushtia District
Area
 • Total317.35 km2 (122.53 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total330,115
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
WebsiteOfficial Map of Mirpur

Mirpur (Bengali: মিরপুর (কুষ্টিয়া)) is an Upazila of Kushtia District in the Division of Khulna, Bangladesh.[1]

History[edit]

The former Mirpur Thana, which was formed in 1885, became an upazila on 1 August 1983.[1]

Geography[edit]

Mirpur is located at 23°56′00″N 89°00′00″E / 23.9333°N 89.0000°E / 23.9333; 89.0000. It has 48,215 households and a total area of 317.35 km².

Demographics[edit]

According to 2011 Bangladesh census, Mirpur had a population of 330,115. Males constituted 50.14% of the population and females 49.86. Muslims formed 97.798% of the population, Hindus 2.194%, Christians 0.002% and others 0.006%. Mirpur had a literacy rate of 41.86% for the population 7 years and above.[2]

At the 1991 Bangladesh census, Mirpur had a population of 266,046. Males constitute 51.76% of the population, and females 48.24%. The population aged 18 or over is 136,611. Mirpur has an average literacy rate of 21.3% (7+ years), compared to the national average of 32.4%.[3]

Administration[edit]

Mirpur has 12 Unions/Wards, 122 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 187 villages.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Arif Nishir (2012), "Mirpur Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.), 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.