Nabiganj Upazila

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Nabiganj Thana
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
 • MP (Habiganj-1) Abdul Munim Chowdhury Babu (Jatiya Party)
 • Total 439.6 km2 (169.7 sq mi)
 • 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.


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


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.


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]


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

See also[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.