Phulbari Upazila, Kurigram

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Phulbari
ফুলবাড়ী
Upazila
Phulbari is located in Bangladesh
Phulbari
Phulbari
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 25°57′N 89°34′E / 25.950°N 89.567°E / 25.950; 89.567Coordinates: 25°57′N 89°34′E / 25.950°N 89.567°E / 25.950; 89.567
Country  Bangladesh
Division Rangpur Division
District Kurigram District
Area
 • Total 163.63 km2 (63.18 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 129,668
 • Density 790/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Phulbari

Phulbari (Bengali: ফুলবাড়ী) is an Upazila of Kurigram District in the Division of Rangpur, Bangladesh.[1]

Geography[edit]

Phulbari is located at 25°57′00″N 89°34′00″E / 25.9500°N 89.5667°E / 25.9500; 89.5667. It has 25236 households and total area 163.63 km².

It is 8 km east of Lalmonirhat town, and was separated from Lalmonirhat District by Dharla River. Llmonirhat is connected by Koolaghaat-Shonaikazi river crossing on Dharla river.

It is 28 km northwest of Kurigram town.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Phulbari has a population of 129,668. Males constitute 50.49% of the population, and females 49.51%. This Upazila's population over the age of eighteen is 62,699. Phulbari has an average literacy rate of 24% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[2]

Administration[edit]

Phulbari has 6 Unions/Wards, 50 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 165 villages. The name of the Chairman is Md. Najr Hossain.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mirza Md. Nasir Uddin (2012), "Phulbari Upazila (Kurigram 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.