Pirgachha Upazila

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Pirgachha
পীরগাছা
Upazila
Pirgachha is located in Bangladesh
Pirgachha
Pirgachha
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 25°34.8′N 89°24′E / 25.5800°N 89.400°E / 25.5800; 89.400Coordinates: 25°34.8′N 89°24′E / 25.5800°N 89.400°E / 25.5800; 89.400
Country  Bangladesh
Division Rangpur Division
District Rangpur District
Government
 • Chairman Late Abdul Gafur Mia
 • Chairman Mr. Rabu Sarder
Area
 • Total 265.32 km2 (102.44 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 256,573
 • Density 970/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Pirgachha

Pirgachha (Bengali: পীরগাছা) is an upazila of Rangpur District in the division of Rangpur, Bangladesh.[1]

Geography[edit]

Pirgachha is located at 25°34′50″N 89°24′00″E / 25.5806°N 89.4000°E / 25.5806; 89.4000 . It has 52,432 households and total area 265.32 km². Tambulpur is one of the famous unions which is situated on the bank of River Burail. Pirgacha upazila is situated at the south-east corner of Rangpur town. Tambulpur is the largest union of Pirgachha Upazila. It is about 12 kilometers east–west and about 6 kilometers north–south. And Rahmatchar is the largest village under this union. It is situated at the very east side at River Tista which is the meeting points of Rangpur, Kurigram and Gaibandha Districts.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Pirgachha has a population of 256,573. Males constitute 50.59% of the population, and females 49.41%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 125484. Pirgachha has an average literacy rate of 21.5% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[2]

Administration[edit]

Pirgachha has 9 unions/wards, 171 mauzas/mahallas, and 189 villages.

College List of Pirgachha Upazila[edit]

  • Pirgachha College (Pirgachha)
  • Pirgachha Women's College (Pirgachha)
  • Devi Chowdhurani Degree College (Chowdhurani, Pirgachha)
  • Rahim Uddin Bharsa Women's College (Pirgachha)
  • Karim Uddin Bharsa Women's College (Pirgachha)
  • Tambulpur College ( Tambulpur, Pirgachha )
  • Itakumari Shibchandra Roy College (Itakumari, Pirgachha)
  • Paotanahat College (Paotanahat, Pirgachha)
  • Satdargah College (Satdargah, Pirgachha)
  • Annadanagar College (Anandanagar, Pirgachha)

Two or three high schools and four Dakhil madrasha. Rahmatchar is one of the famous villages of this union. There are two primary schools, two madrasha in Rahmatchar. Dewanbari is the most famous in Rahmatchar even in the union.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ahmad Hussain Chand (2012), "Pirgachha 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.