Sarishabari Upazila

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Sarishabari

সরিষাবাড়ী
Sarishabari is located in Bangladesh
Sarishabari
Sarishabari
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°44.5′N 89°50′E / 24.7417°N 89.833°E / 24.7417; 89.833Coordinates: 24°44.5′N 89°50′E / 24.7417°N 89.833°E / 24.7417; 89.833
Country Bangladesh
DivisionMymensingh Division
DistrictJamalpur District
Area
 • Total263.48 km2 (101.73 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total325,320[1]
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
Postal code
2050
WebsiteOfficial Map of Sarishabari

Sarishabari (Bengali: সরিষাবাড়ী) is an Upazila of Jamalpur District in the Division of Mymensingh, Bangladesh.[2]

Geography[edit]

Countryside view of Sarishabari Upazila.

Sarishabari is located at 24°44′30″N 89°50′00″E / 24.7417°N 89.8333°E / 24.7417; 89.8333. It has 58,254 households and total area 263.48 km².

Demographics[edit]

According to the 1991 Bangladesh census, Sarishabari had a population of 289,106. Males constituted 51.66% of the population, while females constituted 48.34% of the population. The population for the age 18 and up was 148,197. Sarishabari had an average literacy rate of 24.4% (7+ years), with a national average of 32.4% literacy rate.[3]

Administration[edit]

Sarishabari has 1 municipality, 8 Unions, 173 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 179 villages.

There is a urea fertilizer factory named Jamuna Fertilizer Co. Ltd which is the largest fertilizer factory in the country. It produces granular urea fertilizer. And some jute mills are here. Alhaz Jute Mills Ltd, AR Jute Mills, Boira Jute Mills and Popular Jute Mill are notable.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.citypopulation.de/php/bangladesh-admin.php?adm2id=3985
  2. ^ Sayed Md. Abdullah Al Mamun Chowdhury (2012), "Sarishabari Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.), Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh
  3. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.