Sonargaon Upazila

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Sonargaon

সোনারগাঁও
Sonargaon is located in Bangladesh
Sonargaon
Sonargaon
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°39.5′N 90°36.5′E / 23.6583°N 90.6083°E / 23.6583; 90.6083Coordinates: 23°39.5′N 90°36.5′E / 23.6583°N 90.6083°E / 23.6583; 90.6083
Country Bangladesh
DivisionDhaka Division
DistrictNarayanganj District
Area
 • Total171.66 km2 (66.28 sq mi)
Population
 (1991)
 • Total261,881
 • Density1,500/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
WebsiteOfficial Map of Sonargaon

Sonargaon (Bengali: সোনারগাঁও) is an Upazila of Narayanganj District[1] in the Division of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Sonargaon has a population of 261,881 in 44,405 households. Males constitute 52.11% of the population, and females 47.89%. The population over 18 years of age is 118,319.

Sonargaon has an average literacy rate of 33.1% (7+ years), compared with the national average of 32.4%.[2]

Food[edit]

Local food includes Gurer Zilapi, Murali, Binni Khoi, Shwandesh, etc.

Administration[edit]

Sonargaon has 11 Unions/Wards, 354 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 473 villages.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shamsuddoha Chowdhury (2012), "Sonargaon Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.), Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of BangladeshCS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.