Taraganj Upazila

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Taragonj
তারাগঞ্জ
Upazila
Taragonj is located in Bangladesh
Taragonj
Taragonj
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 25°48.7′N 89°1′E / 25.8117°N 89.017°E / 25.8117; 89.017Coordinates: 25°48.7′N 89°1′E / 25.8117°N 89.017°E / 25.8117; 89.017
Country  Bangladesh
Division Rangpur Division
District Rangpur District
Area
 • Total 128.64 km2 (49.67 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 140,823
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 5420
Website Official Website of Taragonj

Taraganj (Bengali: তারাগঞ্জ) is an Upazila of Rangpur District in the Division of Rangpur, Bangladesh.[1]

Geography[edit]

Taragonj is located at 25°48′40″N 89°01′00″E / 25.8111°N 89.0167°E / 25.8111; 89.0167 . It has 21234 households and total area 128.64 km².

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2011 Bangladesh census, Taraganj has a population of 140823. Males constitute 51.48% of the population, and females 48.52%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 87803. Taraganj has an average literacy rate of 23.3% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[2]

Points of interest[edit]

Taragonj Haat is a famous & big in the northern side of Bangladesh and also it is called a business linkage place of Rangpur district. Tara BIBI's mazar is situated in the middle of the Haat. and by the name of TARA BIBI Taragonj was name and it is populated to the people.

In Sadar of Taraganj there is 50 beds hospital, One Degree College, Degree Madrasa, One Boys high school, Girls high school.

Administration[edit]

Taraganj has 5 Unions/Wards, 40 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 41 villages.

Unions are: 1. Alampur 2. Kursha 3. Ekarchali 4. Hariarkuti & 5. Soyar

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Abdul Malek (2012), "Taraganj 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.