Raiganj Upazila

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Raiganj
রায়গঞ্জ
Upazila
Raiganj is located in Bangladesh
Raiganj
Raiganj
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°30.1′N 89°32.1′E / 24.5017°N 89.5350°E / 24.5017; 89.5350Coordinates: 24°30.1′N 89°32.1′E / 24.5017°N 89.5350°E / 24.5017; 89.5350
Country  Bangladesh
Division Rajshahi Division
District Sirajganj District
Area
 • Total 267.83 km2 (103.41 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 225,028
 • Density 840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Raiganj

Raiganj (Bengali: রায়গঞ্জ) is an Upazila of Sirajganj District in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.[1]

Administration[edit]

Raiganj Thana was formed in 1937 and it was turned into an upazila in 1984

Raiganj has 9 Unions, 193 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 270 villages. Union Porishodh name:

  • Dhangara(ধানগড়া)
  • Chandaikona(চান্দাইকোনা)
  • Dhubil(ধুবিল)
  • Ghurka(ঘুড়কা)
  • Sonakhara(সোনাখাড়া)
  • Nolka(নলকা)
  • Pangashi(পাঙ্গাশী)
  • Dhamainagar(ধামাইনগর)
  • Bramagacha(ব্রহ্মগাছা)

Education[edit]

According to Banglapedia, there are 11 colleges, 43 secondary schools, and 37 madrasas in the upazila.[1]

Fuljore Degree College[edit]

Fuljore Degree College is one of the famous colleges in this upazila. This college is contributing to enlighten the local students with the light of higher education.

Economy & Agriculture[edit]

Main sources of income Agriculture 69.27%, non-agricultural laborer 2.93%, industry 4.46%, commerce 11.25%, transport and communication 2.51%, service 3.90%, construction 0.90%, religious service 0.17%, rent and remittance 0.18% and others 5.33%

.Ownership of agricultural land Landowner 55.99%, landless 44.01%; agricultural landowner: urban 35.59% and rural 56.49%.

Main crops Paddy, jute, potato, sugarcane, wheat, pulse, vegetables and fruits Mango, jack-fruit, litchi, banana, papaya, guava, blackberry.

Fisheries, dairies and poultices: Fishery 38, dairy 8, poultry 28, hatchery 5.

There are also many factories like rice mill, flour mill, ice factory, saw mill, welding factory.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Khan, Monayem (2012). "Raiganj Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.