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 Alhaj Samsul Alam Shah Chowdhury
Area
 • Upazila 244.49 km2 (94.40 sq mi)
 • Metro 8.3 km2 (3.2 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Upazila 161,791
 • Density 660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 6560
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.

Town profile[edit]

Sapahar Sadar Town covers an area of 8.3 km2 (3.2 sq mi). The town area consists of ward no. 1, 2, 4 and partially 3. According to the census of 2011, It has a population of 12696. About 2924 households are situated here. Previously this place was known as a hat. In 1979, a Police Station had set up here. Later in 1985 it was turned into an upazila. This town is very famous for its huge improvement in education sector. Many educational institutions are here including one govt. college and one govt. girls' high school. It has 7 kindergartens, 5 high schools, 3 madrashas and 3 colleges. Besides there are many IT institutions, clubs and academies. It is also a very popular place for shopping and other business. Many big markets and centers are installed here. Several banking systems is also available here. All kinds of modern facilities are provided here so it's population is increasing day by day.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2011 Bangladesh census, Sapahar has a population of 161792. 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.

Art and culture[edit]

  • Sapahar Dance Academy
  • Sapahar Comedy Club

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

Points of interest[edit]

  • Jobay Beel

Administration[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

Education[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.

The names of popular educational institutes of Sapahar are given below...


  • Bhioil Degree College

High schools[edit]

Primary/KG[edit]

  • Al-Helal Islami Academy & College, Sapahar, Naogaon
  • Sapahar Biddyaniketon (KG School)
  • Sapahar Govt. Model Primary School
  • Oxford Kindergarten
  • Islamic International School
  • Joypur Rajjyodhar Govt. Primary School, Sapahar
  • Sristy Academy, Sapahar
  • Nucleus Pre-Cadet Academy, Sapahar
  • Tengrakuri Primary School
  • Mahajidpara Govt. Primary School
  • Jobay Govt. Primary School
  • Tilna Govt. PrimarySchool
  • Ashranda Govt. Primary School
  • Aihai Govt. Primary School.
  • Kherunda Govt. Primary School etc.

Madrashas[edit]

  • Sapahar Sharaftullah Madrasha
  • Sapahar Qaomi Madrasha
  • Sapahar Mahila Madrasha
  • 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

Computer Training Center[edit]

  • Bondhu computer training institute.*
  • Ananda Computer Institute
  • Sapahar vocational training intitute

Notable persons[edit]

  • Md. Mahbubuzzaman (Ex Secretary, Ministry of Bangladesh)
  • Dr. Md. Taheruddin
  • Lutfar Rahman (freedom fighter)

Gallery[edit]

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.