Panchbibi Upazila

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Panchbibi
পাঁচবিবি
Upazila
Panchbibi is located in Bangladesh
Panchbibi
Panchbibi
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 25°11.7′N 89°1.2′E / 25.1950°N 89.0200°E / 25.1950; 89.0200Coordinates: 25°11.7′N 89°1.2′E / 25.1950°N 89.0200°E / 25.1950; 89.0200
Country  Bangladesh
Division Rajshahi Division
District Joypurhat District
Area
 • Total 278.53 km2 (107.54 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 193,365
 • Density 690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Panchbibi

Panchbibi (Bengali: পাঁচবিবি) is an Upazila of Joypurhat District in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.[1] It is bounded by Hakimpur and Ghoraghat upazilas and West Bengal of India on the north, Joypurhat Sadar upazila on the south, Gobindaganj and Kalai upazilas on the east, Joypurhat Sadar upazila and West Bengal of India on the west.

Geography[edit]

Panchbibi is located at 25°11′45″N 89°01′15″E / 25.1958°N 89.0208°E / 25.1958; 89.0208 . It has 38,555 household units and a total area of 278.53 km².

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Panchbibi has a population of 193,365. Males constitute 51.06% of the population, and females 48.94%. This Upazila's population of people aged eighteen and higher is 99,108. Panchbibi has an average literacy rate of 30.6% (7+ years), against the national average of 32.4% literate.[2]

Administration[edit]

Panchbibi has 8 Unions/Wards, 222 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 257 villages.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shahnaz Parveen (2012), "Panchbibi 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.