Sreepur Upazila, Magura

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Sreepur

শ্রীপুর (মাগুরা)
Sreepur is located in Bangladesh
Sreepur
Sreepur
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°36′N 89°23.3′E / 23.600°N 89.3883°E / 23.600; 89.3883Coordinates: 23°36′N 89°23.3′E / 23.600°N 89.3883°E / 23.600; 89.3883
Country Bangladesh
DivisionKhulna Division
DistrictMagura District
Area
 • Total179.18 km2 (69.18 sq mi)
Population
 (1991)
 • Total144,471
 • Density810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
WebsiteOfficial Map of Sreepur

Sreepur (Bengali: শ্রীপুর (মাগুরা)) is an Upazila of Magura District[1] in the Division of Khulna, Bangladesh.

Geography[edit]

Sreepur is located at 23°36′00″N 89°23′15″E / 23.6000°N 89.3875°E / 23.6000; 89.3875 . It has 23,835 households and a total area of 179.18 km².

Demographics[edit]

According to the 1991 Bangladesh census, Sreepur had a population of 144,471, of whom 72,766 were aged 18 or over. Males constituted 51% of the population, and females 49%. Sreepur had an average literacy rate of 30.9% (7+ years), against the national average of 32.4%.[2] Poet Farrukh Ahmed (1918–1974), Kazi Qader Nawaz and Abu Saleh were born in this Upazila.

Administration[edit]

Sreepur (Town) consists of two mouzas. The area of the town is 3.11 km2. It has a population of 4152; male 51.13%, female 48.87%; population density per km2 is 1335. Literacy rate among the town people is 42.4%.

Administration Sreepur thana was turned into an upazila in 1983. The upazila consists of eight union parishads, 83 mouzas and 162 villages.

Barishat is the biggest village in not only Sripur but also Magura district. People of multi classes live here. Maximum occupation can be found here. The Eidgaon of Barishat is also the biggest of Magura district.

Education[edit]

Rate of literacy is about 86%. Number of Colleges:8; Number of High Schools:25; Number of Primary schools: more than 100. Best Colleges: Sreepur Degree College, Dwariapur Shommilony College, Nakol Shommilony Degree College, Kamlapur GK Ideal Degree College,

Best High Schools: Sreepur M.C. Pilot Secondary School, Khamarpara High School, Radhanagor High School, Shomiloni High School, Nakol Raicharan High School, Tikerbila High School, Doran Nagor high School and Langolbandh High School, Nobogram High School.Chair MoheshPur Secondary School, Barishat High School, Barishat purbapara dakhil madrasah

Notable Residents[edit]

Kazi Kader Newaj (1909-1983) teacher and poet, born in Talibpur in the district of Murshidabad.He published several books of poems, among them Maral (1936), Dadur Baithak (1947), Nil Kumudi (1960), Duti Pakhi Duti Tara (1966), Manidvip, Utala Sandhya, Kaler Hawa, and Maruchandrika. He received the President's Award, Bangla Academy Award and Madar Baksh Award. Kazi Kader Newaj died in Jessore in 1983.[3]

Farrukh Ahmad (10 June 1918 – 19 October 1974) was a poet and writer of Bangladesh. He is commonly known as the 'Poet of the Muslim renaissance', as many of his poems embody the spirit of resurrection, particularly in the hearts of the down-trodden Muslims of the then Bengal.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Md. Mohebbullah (2012), "Sreepur Upazila (Magura District)", 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.
  3. ^ "Newaj, Kazi Kader - Banglapedia". en.banglapedia.org. Retrieved 2019-04-09.
  4. ^ "Farrukh Ahmad", Wikipedia, 2018-12-20, retrieved 2019-04-09