Mohanganj Upazila

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Mohangonj
মোহনগঞ্জ
Upazila
Skyline of Mohanganj, Bangladesh
Skyline of Mohanganj, Bangladesh
Mohangonj is located in Bangladesh
Mohangonj
Mohangonj
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°52′N 90°58′E / 24.867°N 90.967°E / 24.867; 90.967Coordinates: 24°52′N 90°58′E / 24.867°N 90.967°E / 24.867; 90.967
Country  Bangladesh
Division Mymensingh Division
District Netrakona District
Area
 • Total 243.2 km2 (93.9 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 129,415
 • Density 530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Mohanganj

Mohangonj (Bengali: মোহনগঞ্জ) is an upazila of Netrakona District[1] in the Mymensingh division of Bangladesh. It is one of the 10 upazilas of Netrakona district. Mohanganj is largely known as the capital of Lower Bangladesh as it is the economic heart of Lower Bangladesh generally known as Haor.

Geography[edit]

Mohanganj is located at 24°52′00″N 90°58′00″E / 24.8667°N 90.9667°E / 24.8667; 90.9667. It has 24011 households and a total area of 243.2 km². The Upazila situated just at the north Barhatta and Sunamganj. In the east, it neighbored by Khaliajuri and Sunamganj. Mohanganj is also accompanied by Madanand Atpararespectively in south and west.

Mohanganj is a true example of riverine Bangladesh. This part of Bangladesh is beautified by the famous Kangsha River (Bengali: কংস নদী) which also the backbone of transportation and economic system. Except this, numerous canals, small rivers crisscrossed that holy land and established itself as an important Upazila of rural Bangladesh.[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Mohanganj has a population of 129415. Males constitute 51.4% of the population, and females 48.6%. Upazila's 18+ population is 65417. Mohanganj has an average literacy rate of 27.8% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[2]

Points of interest[edit]

There is an ancient fort at the village Betham (Sultan Alauddin Hussain Shah period), Shekhe Bari Mosque (same period), and Daulatpur Temple (876 BS).

Economy[edit]

Agriculture 48.25%, fishing 2.62%, agricultural laborer 21.21%, wage laborer 2.53%, commerce 9.84%, service 3.49% and others 12.06%.

Fertile land 24864.43 hectares, fallow land 390.84 hectares; single crop 52%, double crop 38% and treble crop land 10%; land under irrigation 71%.

Transport[edit]

Mohanganj Upazila has a strong waterway connection with Sylhet, Sunamganj, Bhairab Bazar and Dhaka. Alongside, the road network system connected it with Netrokona, Mymensingh and to the capital, Dhaka.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Syed Marufuzzaman (2012), "Mohanganj Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal, Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh 
  2. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 27 March 2005. Retrieved 10 November 2006.