Nabiganj Upazila

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Nabiganj Thana
নবীগঞ্জ
Location of Nabiganj Thana  নবীগঞ্জ
Coordinates: 24°34′N 91°30.9′E / 24.567°N 91.5150°E / 24.567; 91.5150
Division Sylhet Division
District Habiganj District
Government
 • MP (Habiganj-1) Abdul Munim Chowdhury Babu (Jatiya Party)
Area
 • Total 439.6 km2 (169.7 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 246,933
 • Density 560/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 3000

Nabiganj (Bengali: নবীগঞ্জ) is an Upazila of Habiganj District[1] in the Division of Sylhet, Bangladesh.

Etymology[edit]

The name of the upazila, Nabiganj is derived from two words, Nabi and ganj, meaning "Prophetic neighbourhood". The reason why is unknown.

Geography[edit]

Nabiganj is located at 24°34′01″N 91°30′51″E / 24.56701°N 91.51430°E / 24.56701; 91.51430 . It has 41358 households and total area 439.6 km².

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Nabiganj has a population of 246933. Males constitute 50.27% of the population, and females 49.73%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 126527. Nabiganj has an average literacy rate of 26.4% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[2]

Administration[edit]

Nabiganj has 13 Unions/Wards, 220 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 359 villages. 1 pourosova

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kazi M Hasan Ali (2012), "Nabiganj 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 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.