Sapahar Upazila

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Sapahar Upazila
সাপাহার
Upazila
Sapahar Upazila is located in Bangladesh
Sapahar Upazila
Sapahar Upazila
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 25°7.5′N 88°34.9′E / 25.1250°N 88.5817°E / 25.1250; 88.5817Coordinates: 25°7.5′N 88°34.9′E / 25.1250°N 88.5817°E / 25.1250; 88.5817
Country  Bangladesh
Division Rajshahi Division
District Naogaon District
Government
 • Chairman Samsul Alam Shah Chowdhury
Area
 • Upazila 244.49 km2 (94.40 sq mi)
 • Metro 8.3 km2 (3.2 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Upazila 115,320
 • Density 472/km2 (1,220/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
6560 5560
Website Official Map of Sapahar

Sapahar (Bengali: সাপাহার) is an Upazila of Naogaon District[1] in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Geography[edit]

Sapahar Upazila is bounded by West Bengal of India on the north and west, porsha upazila on the south, patnitala upazila on the east. Main river is "Punarbhaba" at Patari village and Jabai Beel is notable.

Sapahar is located at 25.1250°N 88.5819°E. It has 19,770 house holds and total area 244.49 km².

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2011 Bangladesh census, Sapahar has a population of 135,320. Males constitute 50.68% of the population, and females 49.32%, Muslim 91.99%, Hindu 6%, others 2.01%; noted ethnic nationals: Mal and Munda. Sapahar has an average literacy rate of 47.1% (7+ years), and the national average of 54.4% literate.

Administrative[edit]

Sapahar has 6 Unions/Wards, 152 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 228 villages.

Nambers Unions Wards villages
1 Aihai
2 Goala
3 Patari
4 Sapahar
5 Shiranti
6 Tilna

Educational institutions[edit]

government college 1, non-government college 4, government high school 1, non-government high school 30, government primary school 53, non-government primary school 49, community school 6, satellite school 12, madrasa 46, Computer Training Center 3.

Most popular educational institutes are given below...

Madrashas:

  • Patari Fazil Madrasha
  • Mohajid Para Dakhil Madrasa
  • Baikanthapur Tiloni Dakhil Madrasha
  • Jobay Sufia Senior Fazil Madrasha
  • Mungroil Fazil Madrasha
  • Gopalpur Fazil Madrasha
  • Aladipur Madrasha
  • Islampur Dakhil Madrasha
  • Sapahar Fazil Madrasha etc.

Colleges:

High Schools:

  • Sapahar Al-Helal Islami Academy
  • Sapahar Pilot High School
  • Mohajid Para High School
  • Sapahar Govt. Girls High School
  • Zaman Nagor Girls High School
  • Dangapara High School
  • Shironty Moinakuri High School
  • Tilna High School
  • Jobay High School
  • Aihai High School
  • Tiloni-Patari High School
  • Mirapara High School
  • Bhioil High School
  • Kalmudanga High School
  • Goala High School
  • Nischinta Pur High School
  • Khottapara High School
  • koch kurulia High School

Primary/KG:

  • Sapahar Al-Helal Islami Academy
  • Sapahar Biddanicaton(k.g school)
  • Sapahar Govt. Model Primary School
  • Mohajid Para Govt. High School
  • Oxford Kindergarten
  • Jobay Govt. Primary School
  • Tilna Govt. Primary School
  • Ashranda Govt. Primary School
  • Aihai Govt. Primary School.
  • Kherunda Govt. Primary School etc.

Computer Training Center

  • Bondhu computer training institute.*

Cultural organizations[edit]

Club 3, public library 1(Mohbub Uj Jaman Public Library), rural club 56, cinema hall 1(now in 2012), theater 1, theater group 4, playground 43

Main occupations[edit]

Agriculture 52.15%, agricultural labourer 22.58%, wage labourer 3.07%, commerce 7.14%, service 7.47%, others 7.59%.

Economy[edit]

Most of the people of the Sapahar Upazila depends on the agriculture. Agriculture plays a great role on the people of sapahar upazila. Land use: Total cultivable land 25162 hectares, fallow land 100 hectares; single crop 62%, double crop 29% and treble crop land 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ Md. Mukhlesur Rahman (2012). "Sapahar Upazila". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.