Sunamganj Sadar Upazila

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Sunamganj (Sadar)
সুনামগঞ্জ (সদর)
Location of Sunamganj (Sadar) সুনামগঞ্জ (সদর)
Coordinates: 25°04′N 91°24′E / 25.067°N 91.400°E / 25.067; 91.400
Division Sylhet Division
District Sunamganj District
 • MPs (Sunamganj-3, Sunamganj-4) Alhaj Motiur Rahman (4-AL), MA Mannan (3-AL)
 • Total 268.61 km2 (103.71 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 279,019[1]
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 3000

Sunamganj Sadar (Bengali: সুনামগঞ্জ সদর Sunamgonj Sodor) is an Upazila of Sunamganj District in the Division of Sylhet, Bangladesh.[2]


Sunamganj Sadar is located at 25°04′N 91°24′E / 25.067°N 91.400°E / 25.067; 91.400. Geographically, it is situated on the northeastern part of Bangladesh. It has 50664 households[citation needed] and total area 268.61 km².[2] It is the meeting place of three different upazilas. people are comaratively rich here and love fashion. Also It is placed near the bank of surma which is the longest river of Bangladesh. River with green fields make it as a spectacular view of picture from the born of it. In a word, the nature gives her full of beauty. This area is naturally full of mineral resources like natural gas, mineral oil, raw material for industries, crops, fish and so on. "Tanguar haowr" has been included the world heritage site which has thousand species of bird, fish, reptiles and so on are living together. Every year lots of tourist, researcher, nature lover etc. come to see this place from all area in Bangladesh as well as foreigner.


As of 1991 Bangladesh census, Sunamganj Sadar has a population of 303,153. Males constitute 51.27% of the population, and females 48.73%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 153046. Sunamganj Sadar has an average literacy rate of 23.9% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[3] Religions: Muslim 65%, Hindu 35%, Christian 2%, Buddhist 0.72%, and others 0.28%

Based on 2001 census, the population of the upazila is approximately 367,230, with males constituting 51.32% of the population and, females 48.68% of the population (a drop of 0.5% since 1991). There are 401 villages present, with total households of 8,341, there are 236 mauzas, 14 unions, 44 mahallahs, and 9 wards. The total literacy rate for both females and males is 35.3%, an increase of 2.9% since 2001.[4]

Sunamganj Sadar[edit]

  • Mollapara u.p is a model union in the sunamgonj sadar


The city of sunamgonj is now being developed in different areas like technology, education, improvement of living system though it was far away from the modern technology. For instance, except few people, nobody knows how can use an internet or just making a phone call. However, now-a- days, all most, all walks of people know that how can use modern technology instead without formal education. There are five first class international standard mobile phone company like grameen phone, Banglalink etc. and national mobile phone company teletolk has been installing communication tower, BTS, and related to its even every place from city to rural areas. This area is becoming the most probable business sector for mobile companies to make a business. Now everyone has at least a mobile phone even he or she is worker. In addition, these communication companies are offering competitive call rates and data bonus. On the other hand, every school, college or madrassa are offering computer education. Besides, most the couching center are also bestow the basic introduction English with computer in city.

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  2. ^ a b Alok Ghosh Chowdhury (2012), "Sunamganj Sadar Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal, Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh 
  3. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006. 
  4. ^ Area, Population and Literacy Rate by Upazila/Thana-2001 Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics