Muradnagar Upazila

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Muradnagar
মুরাদনগর
Upazila
Muradnagar is located in Bangladesh
Muradnagar
Muradnagar
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°38.3′N 90°56′E / 23.6383°N 90.933°E / 23.6383; 90.933Coordinates: 23°38.3′N 90°56′E / 23.6383°N 90.933°E / 23.6383; 90.933
Country  Bangladesh
Division Chittagong Division
District Comilla District
Area
 • Total 340.73 km2 (131.56 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 523,000
 • Density 1,500/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Muradnagar

Muradnagar (Bengali: মুরাদনগর) is an Upazila of Comilla District[1] in the Division of Chittagong, Bangladesh.

In the culinary field, the area is known for rosmali sweets and for sweet yogurt.

Geography[edit]

Muradnagar is located at 23°38′19″N 90°55′57″E / 23.6385°N 90.9325°E / 23.6385; 90.9325. It has 101,809 households covering a total area of 340.73 km².[2]

Demographics[edit]

As recorded in the March 15th, 2011 census, Muradnagar Upazila has a population of 523,000 people. Males constitute 47% of the population, females 53%.[2] There are 175,391 people age 20 and over. For Comilla Zila, of which Muradnagar Upazila is a part, the average literacy rate for people age 7 and over is 60.9%; the national average is 57.1% for people age 11 and over.[3]

Administration[edit]

Muradnagar Upazila is divided into 22 union parishads: Akubpur, Andikot, Babuti Para, Chapitala, Chhaliakandi, Dakshin Ramchandrapur, Darora, Dhamghar, Jahapur, Jatrapur, Kamalla, Muradnagar, Paharpur, Paschim Bangara, Paschim Nabipur, Paschim Purbadhair, Purba Bangara, Purba Nabipur, Purba Purbadhair, Sreekail, Tanki, and Uttar Ramchandrapur. The union parishads are subdivided into 153 mauzas and 301 villages.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Golam Kibria Bhuiyan (2012), "Muradnagar Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal, Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh 
  2. ^ a b c "District Statistics 2011: Comilla" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (May 2013). "Literacy Assessment Survey (LAS) 2011" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. p. xvi. Retrieved 16 December 2013. [dead link]

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