Shajahanpur Upazila

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Shajahanpur
শাজাহানপুর
Upazila
Shajahanpur is located in Bangladesh
Shajahanpur
Shajahanpur
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°46′N 89°24′E / 24.767°N 89.400°E / 24.767; 89.400Coordinates: 24°46′N 89°24′E / 24.767°N 89.400°E / 24.767; 89.400
Country  Bangladesh
Division Rajshahi Division
District Bogra District
Area[1]
 • Total 221.69 km2 (85.59 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)[2]
 • Total 289,804
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website shajahanpur.bogra.gov.bd(Bengali)

Shajahanpur Upazila (Bengali: শাজাহানপুর উপজেলা) is an upazila of Bogra District in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Created in 2003, it is the newest upazila in the District.[3]

Geography[edit]

Shajahanpur Upazila has a total area of 221.69 square kilometres (85.59 sq mi).[1] It borders Bogra Sadar Upazila to the north, Gabtali and Dhunat upazilas to the east, Sherpur Upazila to the south, Nandigram Upazila to the southwest, and Kahaloo Upazila to the west. The Karatoya River flows south through the upazila.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. (000) ±%
1981 - —    
1991 - —    
2001 - —    
2011 290 —    
The upazila was created in 2003, prior to that the population was part of Bogra Sadar Upazila
Source:
Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics[1]

According to the 2011 Bangladesh census, Shajahanpur Upazila had 72,685 households and a population of 289,804, 21.4% of whom lived in urban areas.[2] 8.9% of the population was under the age of 5.[4] The literacy rate (age 7 and over) was 57.7%, compared to the national average of 51.8%.[5][6]

Administration[edit]

Bogra Municipality falls mainly within Bogra Sadar Upazila, but a small part of the municiaplity (one ward, portions of two others, Majhira Cantonment, and Jahangiraba Cantonment) lies inside Shajahanpur Upazila. These wards are divided into 18 mahallas. The remainder of the upazila is divided into nine union parishads: Amrool, Aria Bazar, Asekpur, Chopinagar, Gohail, Kharna, Khotta Para, Madla, and Majhira.[2] The union parishads are subdivided into 120 mauzas and 166 villages.[1]

Education[edit]

There are five colleges in the upazila. The only honors level one is Dublagari College, founded in 1986.[7]

Bogra Cantonment Public School and College, founded in 1979, is in Majhira Cantonment. Millennium Scholastic School & College, founded in 1998, is in Jahangiraba Cantonment.

The technical and vocational education system has one college, Ranirhat Technical College, founded in 2000.

The madrasa education system includes six fazil and two kamil madrasas.[3][8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "District Statistics 2011: Bogra" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Population Census 2011: Bogra Table C-01" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Jasimuddin, AKM (2012). "Shahjahanpur Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  4. ^ "Population Census 2011: Bogra Table C-04" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Population Census 2011: Bogra Table C-06" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Census 2011: Bangladesh at a Glance" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Secondary School List". Shajahanpur Upazila. Retrieved July 17, 2014. (Bengali)
  8. ^ "List of Institutions". Ministry of Education. Retrieved July 15, 2014.