Sreemangal Upazila

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Srimangal
শ্রীমঙ্গল
Tea gardens of Srimangal
Tea gardens of Srimangal
Location of Srimangal
Division Sylhet Division
District Maulvibazar District
Government
 • MP (Maulvibazar-4) Md Abdus Shahid (Awami League)
Area
 • Total 450.74 km2 (174.03 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 230,889
 • Density 512/km2 (1,330/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+6 (BST)
Postal code 3210-14

Srimangal (Bengali: শ্রীমঙ্গল, Sylheti: ꠍ꠆ꠞꠤꠝꠋꠉꠟ) is an Upazila of Maulvibazar District[1] in the Sylhet Division of Bangladesh.

Geography[edit]

Sreemangal is located at 24°18′30″N 91°44′00″E / 24.3083°N 91.7333°E / 24.3083; 91.7333. It has 43,952 households and total area 450.74 km².

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Sreemangal
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 25.9
(78.6)
27.9
(82.2)
32.0
(89.6)
33.3
(91.9)
32.6
(90.7)
31.9
(89.4)
31.8
(89.2)
31.8
(89.2)
32.0
(89.6)
30.9
(87.6)
29.1
(84.4)
26.6
(79.9)
30.5
(86.9)
Average low °C (°F) 8.9
(48)
11.4
(52.5)
16.9
(62.4)
21.1
(70)
23.2
(73.8)
24.5
(76.1)
24.9
(76.8)
24.8
(76.6)
24.5
(76.1)
21.8
(71.2)
15.8
(60.4)
10.7
(51.3)
19
(66.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 12
(0.47)
28
(1.1)
93
(3.66)
219
(8.62)
366
(14.41)
498
(19.61)
380
(14.96)
331
(13.03)
260
(10.24)
192
(7.56)
35
(1.38)
6
(0.24)
2,420
(95.28)
Source: Climate-data.org

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Srimangal has a population of 230,889. Males constitute 51.76% of the total population, and females 48.24%. This Upazila's 18+ population is 124,778. Srimangal has an average literacy rate of 29.8% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate. Hindus constitute around 45% of the total population making up over one lakh, making it a city with one of the highest concentration of Hindus in Bangladesh.[2]

Administration[edit]

Srimangal has 9 Unions, 129 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 206 villages.

Education[edit]

According to Banglapedia, Victoria High School, founded in 1924, is a notable secondary school.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gopal Dev Chowdhury (2012), "Sreemangal 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.