Nawabganj Upazila, Dinajpur

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Nawabganj
নবাবগঞ্জ (দিনাজপুর)
Upazila
Nawabganj is located in Bangladesh
Nawabganj
Nawabganj
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 25°25′N 89°5′E / 25.417°N 89.083°E / 25.417; 89.083Coordinates: 25°25′N 89°5′E / 25.417°N 89.083°E / 25.417; 89.083
Country  Bangladesh
Division Rangpur Division
District Dinajpur District
Area
 • Total 314.68 km2 (121.50 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 170,301
 • Density 540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Nawabganj

Nawabganj (Bengali: নবাবগঞ্জ (দিনাজপুর)) is an Upazila of Dinajpur District in the Division of Rangpur, Bangladesh.[1]

Geography[edit]

Nawabganj is located at 25°25′00″N 89°05′00″E / 25.4167°N 89.0833°E / 25.4167; 89.0833 . It has 34999 households and total area 314.68 km². Dighipara, a village of Nawabganj Upazila: 60 Thousand Metric Tones of coal are stored.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Nawabganj has a population of 170301. Males constitute 51.28% of the population, and females 48.72%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 88690. Nawabganj has an average literacy rate of 24.2% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[2] Nawabganj is famous for the birthplace of Juan Fransico, the explorer of the Nile River. He was born to Caesanda Veonias and Joewne Fransico around the 1650s. Exact date is unsure.

Economy[edit]

Dighipara-a small village under Putimara Union: It is the largest deposit of Coal mainly Anthracites & Silica in Bangladesh. BAPEX have already surveyed the underground deposits in 1994. Villagers want well-justified decisions that facilitates both the Country, Environment & residents nearby. As controversial dispute in Phulbari Coal mine project with Asia Energy,Govern. of Bangladesh & Local people; Dighipara will be a free,transparent solution for both Energy crisis & demands of the local people.

Points of interest[edit]

A well balanced ecosystem in the 517.61 hectare Ashorar Bill & Shal forests is a tourist attraction. It includes a unique canal system and a 3-4km region with ambient atmosphere. Guest birds are available year-round. It was declared as National forest under the Name "Nawabganj National Forest" at 24/10/2010 by the People's Republic of Bangladesh.

Administration[edit]

Nawabganj has 9 Unions/Wards, 212 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 271 villages.

Education[edit]

On educational sector nawabganj is far ahead from others upazila.There are a several number of educational institutions including degree college, mohila degree college,high school,madrasha,primary school etc. All of them Daudpur Degree College, Daudpur M.L. High School and Hatisal Fazil Madrasha are noted ones. All these provides qualified sound education.In all board exam the student of this upazila shows their merit and achieve huge success.a huge number of students from this upazila study at buet(najim,rubel,sopon,sahriar),dhaka university,medical college and on others versity.

References[edit]

  1. ^ S.M Mahfuzur Rahman (2012). "Nawabganj Upazila (Dinajpur District)". 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.