Shivalaya Upazila

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Shivalaya
শিবালয়
Upazila
Shivalaya is located in Bangladesh
Shivalaya
Shivalaya
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°50′N 89°47.5′E / 23.833°N 89.7917°E / 23.833; 89.7917Coordinates: 23°50′N 89°47.5′E / 23.833°N 89.7917°E / 23.833; 89.7917
Country  Bangladesh
Division Dhaka Division
District Manikganj District
Area
 • Total 199.07 km2 (76.86 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 143,842
 • Density 720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Shivalaya

Shivalaya (Bengali: শিবালয়, Shibaloy, meaning "Home of Lord Shiva") is an Upazila of Manikganj District[1] in the Division of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Geography[edit]

Shivalaya is located at 23°50′00″N 89°47′30″E / 23.8333°N 89.7917°E / 23.8333; 89.7917 . It has 26334 households and total area 199.07 km².

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Shivalaya has a population of 143842. Males constitute 52.42% of the population, and females 47.58%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 75930. Shivalaya has an average literacy rate of 29.1% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[2]

Administration[edit]

Shivalaya has 7 Unions/Wards, 205 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 236 villages.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MA Ramzan (2012), "Shivalaya 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, 2006.