Sariakandi Upazila

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Sariakandi
সারিয়াকান্দি
Upazila
Sariakandi is located in Bangladesh
Sariakandi
Sariakandi
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°53′N 89°34′E / 24.883°N 89.567°E / 24.883; 89.567Coordinates: 24°53′N 89°34′E / 24.883°N 89.567°E / 24.883; 89.567
Country  Bangladesh
Division Rajshahi Division
District Bogra District
Government
 • M.P Abdul Mannan
Area[1]
 • Total 408.50 km2 (157.72 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)[2]
 • Total 270,719
 • Density 660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 5830, 5831
Website shariakandi.bogra.gov.bd(Bengali)

Sariakandi Upazila (Bengali: সারিয়াকান্দি উপজেলা) is an upazila of Bogra District in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Sariakandi Thana was established in 1886 and was converted into an upazila in 1983.[3] It is named after its administrative center, the town of Sariakandi.

Geography[edit]

Sariakandi Upazila has a total area of 408.50 square kilometres (157.72 sq mi). About three-fifths is land and two-fifths is water, chiefly the Jamuna River, which flows south through the upazila.[1] It is the easternmost upazila of Bogra District. It borders Sonatala Upazila to the west and north, Rangpur Division to the north, Dhaka Division to the east, Sirajganj District to the southeast, Dhunat Upazila to the south, and Gabtali Upazila to the west.[3][4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. (000) ±%
1981 199 —    
1991 230 +15.6%
2001 240 +4.3%
2011 271 +12.9%
Source:
Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics[1]

According to the 2011 Bangladesh census, Sariakandi Upazila had 75,614 households and a population of 270,719, 6.8% of whom lived in urban areas.[2] 11.1% of the population was under the age of 5.[5] The literacy rate (age 7 and over) was 36.9%, compared to the national average of 51.8%.[6][7]

Administration[edit]

Sariakandi Upazila is divided into Sariakandi Municipality and 12 union parishads: Bhelabari, Bohail, Chaluabari, Chandan Baisha, Fulbari, Hat Sherpur, Kamalpur, Karnibari, Kazla, Kutubpur, Narchi, and Sariakandi. The union parishads are subdivided into 100 mauzas and 173 villages.

Sariakandi Municipality is subdivided into 9 wards and 17 mahallas.[1]

Education[edit]

There are five colleges in the upazila. They include Chandan Baisha Degree College, founded in 1964, Chhaihata Degree College, and Shariakandi Degree College.

Jamthol Technical Management College, founded in 2001, is one of the upazila's two colleges in the technical and vocational education system.[3]

The madrasa education system includes three fazil madrasas.[8]

Anushilon pre-cadet & high school founded in 2000 is one of the best kindergarten school for its curiculam, activities & result.

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 "Population Census 2011: Bogra Table C-01" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Rahman, Md. Hafizur (2012). "Sariakandi Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  4. ^ "Sariakandi Map". Sariakandi Upazila. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Population Census 2011: Bogra Table C-04" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population Census 2011: Bogra Table C-06" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Census 2011: Bangladesh at a Glance" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  8. ^ "List of Institutions". Ministry of Education. Retrieved July 15, 2014.