Zajira Upazila

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Zajira is located in Bangladesh
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°21′N 90°20′E / 23.350°N 90.333°E / 23.350; 90.333Coordinates: 23°21′N 90°20′E / 23.350°N 90.333°E / 23.350; 90.333
Country Bangladesh
DivisionDhaka Division
DistrictShariatpur District
 • Total246.21 km2 (95.06 sq mi)
 (2011 census)[2]
 • Total194,019
 • Density790/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
Postal code
8010 Bengali)

Zajira (Bengali: জাজিরা) is an upazila of Shariatpur District in the Division of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Zajira Thana was established in 1973 and was converted into an upazila in 1984. It is named after its administrative center, the town of Zajira.


Zajira Upazila has a total area of 246.21 square kilometres (95.06 sq mi).[1] About two-thirds is land and one-third is water, chiefly the Padma River, which flows through the northern part of the upazila.[1] It borders Munshiganj District to the north, Naria Upazila to the east and south, Shariatpur Sadar Upazila to the south, and Madaripur District to the west.[3]


Historical population
YearPop. (000)±%
1981 161—    
1991 157−2.5%
2001 179+14.0%
2011 194+8.4%
Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics[1]

According to the 2011 Bangladesh census, Zajira Upazila had 14,715 households and a population of 194,019, 11.0% of whom lived in urban areas.[2] 11.2% of the population was under the age of 5.[4] The literacy rate (age 7 and over) was 44.4%, compared to the national average of 51.8%.[5][6]


Zajira Upazila is divided into Zajira Municipality and 12 union parishads: Bara Gopalpur, Bara Krishnagar, Barakandi, Bilaspur, Zajira, Joynagor, Kunder Char, Mulna, Naodoba, Paler Char, Purba Naodoba, and Sener Char. The union parishads are subdivided into 126 mauzas and 200 villages.

Zajira Municipality is subdivided into 9 wards and 19 mahallas.[1]


There are three colleges in the upazila. They include Jajira College, Dr. Moslem Uddin Khan Degree College and BK. Nagar Bangabandhu College. Jajira College located in Jajira Upazila Sadar.

The madrasa education system includes one fazil madrasa.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "District Statistics 2011: Shariatpur" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Population Census 2011: Shariatpur Table C-01" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  3. ^ Khan, Shahjahan (2012). "Zanjira Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  4. ^ "Population Census 2011: Shariatpur Table C-04" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  5. ^ "Population Census 2011: Shariatpur Table C-06" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Census 2011: Bangladesh at a Glance" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
  7. ^ "List of Institutions". Ministry of Education. Retrieved July 15, 2014.