Santhia Upazila

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Santhia
সাঁথিয়া
Upazila
Santhia is located in Bangladesh
Santhia
Santhia
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°3.5′N 89°32′E / 24.0583°N 89.533°E / 24.0583; 89.533Coordinates: 24°3.5′N 89°32′E / 24.0583°N 89.533°E / 24.0583; 89.533
Country  Bangladesh
Division Rajshahi Division
District Pabna District
Area
 • Total 331.56 km2 (128.02 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 283,463
 • Density 850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Santhia

Santhia (Bengali: সাঁথিয়া) is an Upazila of Pabna District in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.[1]

Geography[edit]

Santhia is located at 24°03′30″N 89°32′00″E / 24.0583°N 89.5333°E / 24.0583; 89.5333 . It has 46745 households and total area 331.56 km². Santhia has some forest-like areas where there are wild animals like foxes, mongooses, wild cats etc. But these woods and animals are on the verge of extinction because of hunting and slash-and-burn.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Santhia has a population of 283463. Males constitute 52.2% of the population, and females 47.8%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 135476.

Some most important persons who were born in santhia President Abdul Zabber Sarker, Md. Osman Ghani Sarker, Moulana Abdul Hamid, Late Mozammel Haque Master, Late Md.Tozammel Haque (Daroga), Mozibor Rahman Pramanik, Amanot Ali Chairman, Md Amanullah, Md Abdul Hakim Master, Md. Seraj Uddin Khan and many more. Some businessman of Santhia Aftab Uddin, Alhaj Md Motiur Rahman Dulal, Asit Das, Md. Ataur Rahman, Young Entrepreneur Md Obaidul Hoque (MBA) etc. Besides Some renowned literate persons Prof. Abu Sayed Khan, Prof. Saidur Rahman, Prof. Dr. Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Dr. Md. Mokhlesur Rahman Mukul, Dr. Mahbubur Rahman Baka, Dr A K M Mizanur Rahman Rana, Dr. Mahbubur Rahman Jewel, Dr Rowshan Alam, Dr Akaiduzuuzzan, Dr. Monsurul Alam, Prof. Amanuaalh, Dr Abdul Alim, Vice Principal Md. Mokter Hosain, Dr. Monira Ferdous Momi and many more. Journalist: Habiur Rahman Swapon, Abdud Dain, Raton Das, Md. Syed Ali, Deputy Director, Mohammad Ali (Babu), Deputy Director, Bangladesh Bank etc.[2]

Administration[edit]

Chairman: 01. Md Al Mamun

Vice Chairman: 01.Md Tonmoy

Woman Vice Chairman:

Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO): Md. Abdur Razzaque Sarker [1] Dr. Md. Aminul Islam Nasim, Physician

Municipality:

Chairman: Mirajul Islam Miraj

Councillors: Md. Abdul Awoal Md. Saiful Alam Md. Shirajul Islam Md. Daud

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prabir Goswami Babu (2012). "Santhia 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, 2014.