Fulbari Upazila

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Fulbari
ফুলবাড়ী
Fulbari is located in Bangladesh
Fulbari
Fulbari
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 25°31′N 88°53′E / 25.517°N 88.883°E / 25.517; 88.883Coordinates: 25°31′N 88°53′E / 25.517°N 88.883°E / 25.517; 88.883
Country Bangladesh
DivisionRangpur District
DistrictDinajpur District
Area
 • Total229.55 km2 (88.63 sq mi)
Population
 (1991)
 • Total129,435
 • Density560/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
WebsiteOfficial Map of Fulbari

Fulbari (Bengali: ফুলবাড়ী) is an upazila of Dinajpur District in the Division of Rangpur Division, Bangladesh.[1]

Geography[edit]

Fulbari is located at 25°31′00″N 88°53′00″E / 25.5167°N 88.8833°E / 25.5167; 88.8833. It has 24816 households and total area 229.55 km2.

Fulbari Upazila is bounded by Parbatiput and Chirirbandar Upazilas on the north, Nawabganj and Birampur Upazilas on the east, Birampur Upazila on the south and Kumarganj CD Block on the west.[1][2][3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Fulbari has a population of 129,435. Males constitute 51.51% of the population, and females 48.49%. This Upazila's population over age of eighteen is 67,837. Fulbari has an average literacy rate of 31.7% (7+ years); the national average is 32.4% literate.[4] Fulbari Upazila (dinajpur district) with an area of 229.55 km2, is bounded by Parbatipur and Chirirbandar upazilas on the north, Birampur upazila on the south, Nawabganj (Dinajpur) and Birampur upazilas on the east, West Bengal of India on the west. Little Jamuna is the main river.

Fulbari (Town) consists of 9 wards and 11 mahallas. The area of the town is 16.03 km2; population 28557; male 51.05%, female 48.95%. The density of population is 1781 per km2. The literacy rate among the town people is 55.1%.

Economy[edit]

Fulbari is an important business centre. Its importance grew significantly with the development of the Barapukuria coal mine and the Madhyapara hardrock mine, both located within a few kilometres from the town.

The government was working in 2006 with Asia Energy (now Global Coal Resources PLc - GCR) on a plan to develop an open-pit mine in Fulbari, Dinajpur. Opponents have protested the plans because of adverse environmental and social effects. An estimated 120,000 people may be displaced, including indigenous groups. Protesters have said such a mine would endanger an important food-producing region, as well as the quality of the water supply depended on by tens of thousands of people. There were major protests in Bangladesh in 2006, and the government closed the mine. As talks began again on the project, protesters conducted a week-long march from Fulbari to Dhaka in October 2010. In December 2010, an alliance of groups protested in London at a meeting of GCR company officials and stockholders.[5]

Administration[edit]

Fulbari Upazila is divided into Fulbari Municipality and seven union parishads: Aladipur, Aloary, Bethdighi, Daulatpur, Kazihal, Khairbari, and Shibnagor. The union parishads are subdivided into 158 mauzas and 152 villages.[6]

Fulbari Municipality is subdivided into 9 wards and 14 mahallas.[6]

Notable residents[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Md. Rezaul Karim (2012), "Phulbari Upazila (Dinajpur District)", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.), Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "District Human Development Report". 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. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.
  5. ^ "Massive protest in London" Archived 2013-02-24 at the Wayback Machine, BanglaNews24, 10 December 2010, accessed 25 March 2013
  6. ^ a b "District Statistics 2011: Dinajpur" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  7. ^ ৩৮ বছর ধরে লালফিতায় বন্দী ফুলবাড়ী জেলা বাস্তবায়ন ৬ উপজেলাবাসী দুর্ভোগে. Daily Naya Diganta (in Bengali).