Patnitala Upazila

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Patnitala is located in Bangladesh
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 25°3′N 88°44′E / 25.050°N 88.733°E / 25.050; 88.733Coordinates: 25°3′N 88°44′E / 25.050°N 88.733°E / 25.050; 88.733
DivisionRajshahi Division
DistrictNaogaon District
 • Total382.39 km2 (147.64 sq mi)
 • Total231,900
 • Density610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
Postal code

Patnitala (Bengali: পত্নীতলা, means Wife's Place) is an Upazila of Naogaon District in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.


Map of Naogaon District

Patnitala is located at 25°03′00″N 88°44′00″E / 25.0500°N 88.7333°E / 25.0500; 88.7333. It has 35570 units of households and total area 382.39 km2. The major rivers are the Atrai and the Shiba.[1]

Patnitala Upazila is bounded by Dhamoirhat Upazila and Tapan CD Block of Dakshin Dinajpur district, West Bengal, India, on the north, Badalgachhi on the east, Mohadevpur Upazila on the south and Porsha and Sapahar Upazilas on the west.[2][3][4]


According to 2011 Bangladesh census, Patnitala had a population of 231, 900. Males constituted 50.33% of the population and females 49.67%. Muslims formed 78.56% of the population, Hindus 15.45%, Christians 1.80% and others 3.93%. Patnitala had a literacy rate of 52.55% for the population 7 years and above.[5]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Patnitala had a population of 1 98 164. Males constituted 51.26% of the population and females 48.74%. This upazila's eighteen up population was 98279. Patnitala had an average literacy rate of 32.9% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[6]

Points of interest[edit]

Dibar Dighi is a large historic pond with a stone pillar, Kaivarta Stambha, in its middle. Both date from the late eleventh century.[7][8][9][10]

  • Gahon Pirbabar Mazar, Patnitala
  • Kancon, Hazarat Zahor Uddin Cistia Babar Mazar, Patnitala
  • Katabari Mazar, Patnitala
  • Atrai River, Patnitala
  • Nazipur Pouro Park, Nazipur
  • Paikbanda Shalbon
  • More than Forest (Shihara and Nirmoil)


Niamatpur Thana was formed in 1918 and it was turned into an upazila in 1983.[11]

Patnitala Upazila is divided into Patnitala Municipality and 11 union parishads: Akbarpur, Amair, Dibar, Goshnagar, Krishanapur, Matindhar, Nazipur, Nirmail, Patichara, Patnitala, and Shihara. The union parishads are subdivided into 297 mauzas and 297 villages.[12]

M P: Alhaz Shahidujjaman Sarker Bablu. Upazila Chairman: Md. Abdul Gaffar. Mayor of Nazipur Municipality: Rezaul Karim Babu (Balu Babu)


High Schools

  • Akbarpur High School
  • Amair High School
  • Amanta M.L High School
  • Bamoil High School
  • Bankrail M.L High School
  • Barail High School
  • Battali B.L. High School
  • Bongram High School
  • Chak Sreepur A. M. High School
  • Chalkmuli High School
  • Chalknirkhin High School
  • Gaganpur High School
  • Gahon High School
  • Ghoshnagar High School
  • K. M. H. Junior High School
  • Kantabari High School
  • Kharail High School
  • Khirshin S. K. High School
  • Kundon B.L. High School
  • Madhail B.L. High School
  • Mallickpur High School
  • Mandain A. H. M. Cum High School
  • Nagargola High School
  • Nakucha High School
  • Nathurhat Fulbag Girls High School
  • Nazipur Girls High School
  • Nazipur High School
  • Patnitala High School
  • Patul High School
  • Puia Adarsha High School
  • Shashail Girls High School
  • Shibpur BL High School
  • Shihara High School
  • Shimulia High School
  • Takipur High School
  • Usti BS High School
  • Uttar Rampur High School

Junior Schools

  • Kanta Kismot Junior School
  • Matindar Junior School
  • Moheshpur Junior High School
  • Paikbanda Junior High School
  • Polipara Junior School
  • Subrajpur High School


Computer Training Center

  • Mannan Sarker Computer Training Center, Nazipur Bastend.

Dakhil Madrasahs

  • Babnabaj Madinatul Ulum Dakhil Madrasah
  • Badtilna Islamia Dakhil Madrasah
  • Bara Bidirpur Dakhil Madrasah
  • Boali Wari Islamia Dakhil Madrasah
  • Chak Farid Meherul Dakhil Madrasah
  • Chak Mumin Islamia Dakhil Madrasah
  • Chalknodbati S. D. Madrasah
  • Chandail Islamia Mohila Dakhil Madrasah
  • Chhoto Moharandi K. D. Madrasah
  • Dashnagar Molongshah Dakhil Madrasah
  • Dibor Siddique Nagar Dakhil Madrasah
  • Faridpur Nasaria Dakhil Madrasah
  • Fotepur Dakhil Madrasah
  • Ghoshnagar Jangipir Saheb Dakhil Madrasah
  • Gobindabati Islamia Dakhil Madrasah
  • Halakandor Sabed Ali Q. Dakhil Madrasah
  • Haripur Islamia Dakhil Madrasah
  • Hatshowly (K. Para) Islamia Dakhil Madrasah
  • Kadial Siddikia Dakhil Madrasah
  • Nandash Baskail K. I. D. Madrasah
  • Nirmail Darazia Dakhil Madrasah
  • Paharkata Mapta Hussunna Dakhil Madrasah
  • Rashkanai Islamia Dakhil Madrasah
  • Shankarpur Islamia Dakhil Madrasah
  • Shitol Shahjahania Dakhil Madrasah
  • Shontoshpara Siddique Dakhil Madrasah
  • Surhatti Shah Makdum Islamia Dakhil Madrasah

Alim Madrasahs

  • Bamail Islamia Senior Madrasah
  • Modhoil Islamia Alim Madrasah

Fazil Madrasahs

  • Gaganpur Wazedia Fazil Madrasah
  • Karamzai Senior Madrasah
  • Khalna Islamia Fazil Madrasah
  • Nazipur Siddiquia Fazil Madrasah
  • Patiamlai Senior Madrasah
  • Rahimapur Fazil Madrasah
  • Usti Zakeria Senior Madrasah

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tuhin, Shamsul Arefin (2012). "Patnitala Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ "Patnitala Upazila". Banglapedia. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  3. ^ "District Census Handbook 2011 Dakshin Dinajpur" (PDF). Map of Dakshin Dinajpur showing CD Blocks on the fourth page. Directorate of Census Operations. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  4. ^ "District Human Development Report" (PDF). Uttar Dinajpur. Page 14: Map showing locational setting of Uttar Dinajpur district (includes Dakshin Dinajpur district). Department of Planning, Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 December 2019. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Bangladesh Population and Housing Census 2011: Zila Report – Nagaon" (PDF). Table P01 : Household and Population by Sex and Residence, Table P05 : Population by Religion, Age group and Residence, Table P09 : Literacy of Population 7 Years & Above by Religion, Sex and Residence. Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), Ministry of Planning, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.
  7. ^ Chakrabarti, Dilip K. (1992). Ancient Bangladesh, a study of the archaeologcial sources. Oxford University Press. p. 155.
  8. ^ Indian Information Series. Vol. 4–5. India: Bureau of Public Information. 1939.
  9. ^ Maitreẏa, Akshaẏakumāra (1987). The fall of the Pāla Empire. University of North Bengal. p. 44.
  10. ^ Rahman, Kazi Mostafizur (2012). "Dibar Dighi and Kaivarta Stambha". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  11. ^ "Niamatpur Upazila - Banglapedia". Retrieved 2023-02-23.
  12. ^ "District Statistics 2011: Naogaon" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.