Singra Upazila

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Singra
সিংড়া
Upazila
Singra is located in Bangladesh
Singra
Singra
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°30′N 89°08′E / 24.500°N 89.133°E / 24.500; 89.133Coordinates: 24°30′N 89°08′E / 24.500°N 89.133°E / 24.500; 89.133
Country  Bangladesh
Division Rajshahi Division
District Natore District
Area
 • Total 528.46 km2 (204.04 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 289,952
 • Density 550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Singra

Singra (Bengali: সিংড়া) is an Upazila of Natore District[1] in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

History[edit]

The area was governed by the Zamindars of Bengal and Natore, under the Rajshahi Raj family and the Dighapatia Raj families from the 1700s to the mid-1800s, and then under the Singranatore family from the late 1800s till 1951 when the Zamindari system was abolished by Pakistan.

Geography[edit]

Singra is located at 24°30′N 89°08′E / 24.500°N 89.133°E / 24.500; 89.133 . It has 52851 households and total area 528.46 km².

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Singra has a population of 289952. Males constitute 51.29% of the population, and females 48.71%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 139625. Singra has an average literacy rate of 25.2% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[2]

Administration[edit]

Singra has 12 Unions/Wards, 448 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 439 villages. Singra with an area of 528.46 km2, is bounded by NANDIGRAM upazila on the north, GURUDASPUR upazila on the south, TARASH and SHERPUR (Bogra) upazilas on the east, NATORE SADAR, ATRAI and RANINAGAR upazilas on the west.

Singra: (Town) consists of 9 wards and 26 mahallas. The area of the town is 11.70 km2. The town has a population of 22517; male 50.54%, female 49.46%. The town has one dakbungalow.

Administration: Singra thana was established in 1869 and was turned into an upazila in 1983. It consists of 1paurashava,12 union parishads, 446 mouzas and 439 villages.

Marks of the War of Liberation Mass grave 1 (Kumarpara).

Population: About four lacs; male 51.29%, female 48.71%; Muslim 87.59%, Hindu 11.46% and others 0.95%; ethnic national: Santal.

Religious institutions: Mosque 417, temple 75, church 2, tomb 4. Literacy and educational institutions: Average literacy 36.73%; male 45% and female 35%.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b MG Newaz (2012), "Singra 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.