Raipur Upazila

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Raipur is located in Bangladesh
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°2′N 90°46.5′E / 23.033°N 90.7750°E / 23.033; 90.7750Coordinates: 23°2′N 90°46.5′E / 23.033°N 90.7750°E / 23.033; 90.7750
Country  Bangladesh
Division Chittagong Division
District Lakshmipur District
 • Total 201.32 km2 (77.73 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 275,160[1]
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
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Raipur (Bengali: রায়পুর) is an upazila in Lakshmipur District, Chittagong Division, Bangladesh. It is surrounded by the upazilas of Faridganj, Ramganj, Lakshmipur Sadar, Mehendiganj and Haimchar, and on the west by the Megna River.[2] Raipur has 40,618 households, and covers an area of 201.32 square kilometres (77.73 sq mi).


In the 2001 Bangladesh census, Raipur had a population of 236,965.[2] Males were 51 percent of the population and females 49 percent. The population aged 18 and older was 100,491. Raipur had an average literacy rate of 22.5 percent (ages seven and older), compared to the national average of 32.4 percent.[3] The Muslim population was 228,361; there were 8,566 Hindus, 23 Christians and 15 others.[2]


Raipur Upazila is divided into one municipality and 10 union parishads: Bamni, Char Mohana, Char Pata, Keroa, North Char Ababil, North Char Bangshi, Raipur, Sonapur, South Char Ababil, and South Char Bangshi. The union parishads are subdivided into 49 mauzas and 81 villages.[2]


Raipur has one of the largest textile factories in Bangladesh, which is closed. Its small factories are in need of modernization. Raipur is 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from the river port of Haidergonj and 160 kilometres (99 mi) from the seaport of Chittagong. Other industries include fishing, dairy farming and beef production for Eid al-Adha.


Raipur is a regional transportation hub, with bus service to major cities. Three-wheeled vehicles provide local transport. Rural roads are rarely paved and poorly maintained.


Official School Name Establishment Date
Shamsunnahar High School 1993
Principal Kazi Faruky School & College 2011
Raipur L. M. (Liaqat Memorial) Pilot High School 1911
Char Ababil Rachimuddin High School 1914
Raipur Merchants Academy 1953
Raipur Girls High School 1963
Haidergonj Rokeya-Hasmutnessa Girls High School 1970
Raipur Government College 1970
Ludua M. M. High School 1936
Mollarhat High School 1990
Raipur Alia Madrasah Unknown
Sayestanagar Islamia Dakhil Madrasah 1920
Haidargonj Taheria Rachimuddin M. Fazil (Degree) Madrasah 1928
Peer Fojlullah Islami Mission Madrashah Unknown
M. Rahman Alim Madrashah Unknown
Mitaly Bazar Model Academy Unknown

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Bangladesh: Administrative Division". Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d Nazmul Ahsan Raju (2012). "Raipur Upazila". In Sirajul Islam. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  3. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.