Nagarkanda Upazila

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Nagarkanda
নগরকান্দা
Upazila
Nagarkanda is located in Bangladesh
Nagarkanda
Nagarkanda
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°24.9′N 89°53.5′E / 23.4150°N 89.8917°E / 23.4150; 89.8917Coordinates: 23°24.9′N 89°53.5′E / 23.4150°N 89.8917°E / 23.4150; 89.8917
Country  Bangladesh
Division Dhaka Division
District Faridpur District
Area
 • Total 379.02 km2 (146.34 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 267,193
 • Density 705/km2 (1,830/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Nagarkanda Upazila

Nagarkanda (Bengali: নগরকান্দা) is an Upazila of Faridpur District in the Division of Dhaka, Bangladesh.[1] In this upazila, in the village of Kodalia, the Pakistani Army killed at least 22 people including women and children on 1 June 1971. The incident is also recorded on film.

Geography[edit]

Nagarkanda is located at 23°24′55″N 89°53′30″E / 23.4153°N 89.8917°E / 23.4153; 89.8917 . It has 51, 016 households and a total area of 379.02 km².

Demographics[edit]

According to the 1991 Bangladesh census, Nagarkanda had a population of 267, 193. Males constituted 50.18% of the population, and females 49.82%. The population aged 18 or over was 131, 533. Nagarkanda had an average literacy rate of 22.6% (7+ years), against the national average of 32.4%.[2] Most of the people depends on cultivation of land.Rice, Jute, Onion are the main crops.Onion of this locality is famous all around the country.

Administration[edit]

Nagarkanda has 17 Unions/Wards, 239 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 335 villages. Nagarkanda is divided into two Upazilas: Nagarkanda Upazila and Saltha Upazila.

Educational Institutions[edit]

  • M.N Academy.(Est. 1916) zaminder of Baish Rashi Established this Institute with the help of the then Local Elite Class.
  • Nagarkanda Govt College. P.O. Nagarkanda
  • Nabocum college.
  • Talma Nazim Uddin High School. P.O. Talma
  • Nagarkanda Girls School. P.O. Nagarkanda
  • Jungurdi kasemul Ulum Madrasa.
  • Laskardia Atiqur Rahman High school.
  • Ramnagar High School. P.O. Kunjanagar
  • Krishnerdandi High School. P.O. Kunjanagar
  • Bilgobindapur High School. P.O. Kathia Kalibari
  • Islami Adarsha shishu shikkhaloy.P.O.Nagarkanda

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Laky, Jayeed Hussain (2012). "Nagarkanda Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. 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 10 November 2006.