Mongla Upazila

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Mongla is located in Bangladesh
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°29′N 89°36.5′E / 22.483°N 89.6083°E / 22.483; 89.6083Coordinates: 22°29′N 89°36.5′E / 22.483°N 89.6083°E / 22.483; 89.6083
Country Bangladesh
DivisionKhulna Division
DistrictBagerhat District
 • Total1,461.22 km2 (564.18 sq mi)
 • Total136.588[1]
 • Density94/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
WebsiteOfficial Map of Mongla

Mongla (Bengali: মংলা) is an Upazila of Bagerhat District in the Division of Khulna, Bangladesh.


Mongla is located at 22°29′00″N 89°36′30″E / 22.4833°N 89.6083°E / 22.4833; 89.6083 . It has 27192 households and total area 1461.22 km².


According to the 1991 Bangladesh census, Mongla had a population of 137,947. Males constituted 54.73% of the population, and females 45.27%. The population aged 18 or over was 77,995. Mongla had an average literacy rate of 42.8% (7+ years), compared to the national average of 32.4% literate.[1]

Mongla Upazila with an area of 1461.22 km2, borders Rampal Upazila on the north, the Bay of Bengal on the south, Morrelganj and Sarankhola Upazilas on the east and Dacope Upazila on the west. The main rivers are Pasur and Mongla.

Mongla (Town) stands on the river Pashur. It is the second biggest seaport of the country. It consists of 9 wards and 13 mahallas. Mongla municipality was established in 1991. The area of the town is 17.79 km². The town has a population of 60561; male 57.27%, female 42.73%. The density of population is 2943 per km2. The literacy rate among the town's people is 53.6%. The town has one dakbungalow.

The population is 137947, 54.73% of whom are male and 45.27% female. 71.31% of the population are Muslim, 24.95% Hindu 3.74% follow other beliefs.


Mongla thana was established in 1976 and was turned into an upazila in 1983. It consists of 1 municipality 7 union parishads, 37 mouzas and 77 villages.


The literacy rate is 42.80%, comprising 49.6% among males, and 34.2% among females. The educational institutions comprise four colleges, 20 high schools, a junior school, 32 government primary schools, 29 non-government primary schools, five satellite schools and 18 madrasas, the most noted of which is St Pauls High School.

According to Banglapedia, Mongla Bandar Secondary School, founded in 1987, is a notable secondary school.[2] Burirdanga Secondary School. Village +Post-Burirdanga, Upazila-Mongla,District -Bagerhat. Establishd on 01/01/1963.


The newspapers and periodicals are the Daily Sundarban and weekly Mongla. Main occupations Agriculture 21.41%, fishing 6.23%, agricultural labourer 12.41%, wage labourer 13.39%, commerce 15.09%, transport 1.94%, service 16.27%, others 13.26%.

Land use Cultivable land 12565.76 hectares, fallow land 611.79 hectares; single crop 99.03%, double crop 0.86% and treble crop land 0.11%.

Value of land Market value of first grade of land is Tk 2000 per 0.01 hectare.

The port of Mongla[edit]

There is a sea port at Mongla. It is the 2nd sea port in Bangladesh. Basically it derives with Poshur chanel. It is situated beside the sunderban forest, sunderban is one of the biggest mongrov forest in the world.


  1. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.
  2. ^ Rahman, Moshfequr (2012). "Mongla Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.

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