Nalchity Upazila

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Nalchity

নলছিটি
Nalchity is located in Bangladesh
Nalchity
Nalchity
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°37.3′N 90°16.2′E / 22.6217°N 90.2700°E / 22.6217; 90.2700Coordinates: 22°37.3′N 90°16.2′E / 22.6217°N 90.2700°E / 22.6217; 90.2700
Country Bangladesh
DivisionBarisal Division
DistrictJhalakati District
Area
 • Total237.17 km2 (91.57 sq mi)
Population
 (1991)
 • Total203,563
 • Density860/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
WebsiteOfficial Map of the Nalchity Upazila

Nalchity (Bengali: নলছিটি) is an upazila of Jhalokati District in the division of Barisal, Bangladesh.[1]

History[edit]

On 7 March 1927, Nalchity was the site of the Ponabalia Massacre, where Bengali Muslims were killed by British Raj police.[2] Decades ago, the royal Khan family(Isa Khan's Descendants) had shifted from B-baria to modern day Jhalokati. Abdul Ghani Khan is the 14th descendant.


There have been a number of leaders from this region including the Current Industrialist Minister Amir Hossain Amu MP.

Geography[edit]

Nalchity is located at 22°37′20″N 90°16′15″E / 22.6222°N 90.2708°E / 22.6222; 90.2708. It has 38,006 households and a total area of 237.17 km².

Demographics[edit]

According to the 1991 Bangladesh census, Nalchity had a population of 203,563. Males constituted 50.02% of the population, and females 49.98%. The population aged 18 or over was 100,836. Nalchity had an average literacy rate of 47.1% (7+ years), compared to the national average of 32.4%.[3]

Administration[edit]

Nalchity has 10 unions/wards, 165 mauzas/mahallas, and 150 villages.

The current mayor of Nalchity is Taslim Chowdhury while the MP of the region is Amir Hossain Amu (2018). Yunus Lasker is the Upazila Chairman representing Awami League, which was previously represented by MD Salauddin Khan Selim (President of Shaitpakia School and former CIP). Salauddin did not contest in the last election, forcing the party to change its nominee.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Md. Mizanur Rahman (2012). "Nalchity Upazila". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ "Ponabalia Massacre - Banglapedia". en.banglapedia.org. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.