Mohammadpur Thana

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Mohammadpur

মোহাম্মদপুর
Mohammadpur is located in Bangladesh
Mohammadpur
Mohammadpur
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°45.3′N 90°21.8′E / 23.7550°N 90.3633°E / 23.7550; 90.3633Coordinates: 23°45.3′N 90°21.8′E / 23.7550°N 90.3633°E / 23.7550; 90.3633
Country Bangladesh
DivisionDhaka Division
DistrictDhaka District
Area
 • Total11.65 km2 (4.50 sq mi)
Population
 (1991)
 • Total316,203
 • Density27,142/km2 (70,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
Postal code
1207
WebsiteOfficial Map of the Mohammadpur Thana

Mohammadpur (Bengali: মোহাম্মদপুর) is a thana of Dhaka District in the division of Dhaka, Bangladesh . Although initially Mohammadpur had grown as a residential area subsequently commercial places also developed. Its post code of Mohammadpur is 1207.

Mohammadpur
A mosque at Mohammadpur

History[edit]

Unlike some parts of Dhaka city, most parts of Mohammadpur was planned in the 1950s as relatively broad streets and avenues. Saat Masjid, a prominent archaeological structure, in the area as is a renowned mosque of Dhaka city called Shia Masjid.

Geography[edit]

Mohammadpur is at 23°45′15″N 90°21′45″E / 23.7542°N 90.3625°E / 23.7542; 90.3625. It has 57551 units of households and area 11.65 km².

Mohammadpur is connected to Sadar Ghat and Gabtali by the city protection dam. Mohammadpur borders Shyamoli and Adabor Thana on the north, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar on the east and Dhanmondi and Hazaribagh thanas on the south.

Demographics[edit]

As of 1991 Bangladesh census, Mohammadpur has a population of 316,203. Males constitute 55.0% of the population, and females 45.0%. This upazila's population over 18 years of age is 185,413. Mohammadpur has an average literacy rate of 56.2% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[1] Mostly middle-class people live here.

A 2011 census shows that Mohammadpur has a population of 355,843, 55.2% male and 44.8% female.[2]

Points of interest[edit]

Shia Jame Masjid, Mohammadpur

Residential blocks[edit]

One of the largest apartment blocks[citation needed] in the capital, Japan Garden City is in this neighbourhood. Besides, Pisciculture Housing Society, Mohammadia Housing Society, Baitul Aman Housing Society, Chad Miah Housing, Probal Housing and a number of residential areas have grown. This has resulted in a real estate construction boom accompanied with markets and shopping complexes.

Kaderabad Housing is a big housing near Mohammadpur Bus Stand, the housing is well organized and have college and school inside the housing including large apartment block by Assurance and Sara Builders. Its near to Main bus stand of Mohammadpur bus stand and near Martyred Intellectuals Memorial.

Geneva Camp[edit]

The Geneva Camp for "Stranded Pakistanis" (originally from the Indian state of Bihar who migrated to the then East Pakistan during the Partition of 1947) is in Mohammadpur. Pakistanis have been living there since the end of the 1971 War of Liberation.

Asad Gate[edit]

Asad Gate

Asad Gate is the monument of the country's liberation war. It was named after an unarmed young man named Asad who was killed by the Pakistani army during protests against the erstwhile military junta of Pakistan, part of Bangladesh's independence movement.

Transportation[edit]

BRTC, Raja City, Moitri, Torongo, Torongo Plus, Malancha, projapoti, poristhan , rojonighondha, swadhin , meshkat , 13 No. and some other bus transportation companies have facilitated the communication system of the inhabitants of this area.

Education[edit]

Schools and colleges or madrasha[edit]

Universities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.
  2. ^ http://www.bbs.gov.bd/WebTestApplication/userfiles/Image/Census2011/Dhaka/Dhaka/Dhaka_C02.pdf