Zakiganj Upazila

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Zakiganj
জকিগঞ্জ
Upazila
Zakiganj is located in Bangladesh
Zakiganj
Zakiganj
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°52.7′N 92°22.3′E / 24.8783°N 92.3717°E / 24.8783; 92.3717Coordinates: 24°52.7′N 92°22.3′E / 24.8783°N 92.3717°E / 24.8783; 92.3717
Country  Bangladesh
Division Sylhet Division
District Sylhet District
Area
 • Total 287.33 km2 (110.94 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 174,038
 • Density 610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Zakiganj

Zakiganj (Bengali: জকিগঞ্জ Zokigonj) is an Upazila of Sylhet District[1] in Sylhet Division, Bangladesh.

History[edit]

The town is famous in Sylhet, for being the home town of Quari Abdul Latif Chowdhury, the founder of the Latifia Muslim sect movement.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Zakiganj is located at 24°52′40″N 92°22′20″E / 24.8778°N 92.3722°E / 24.8778; 92.3722 . It has 29836 households and total area 287.33 km².

It is situated on the north bank of Kushiyara River, opposite Karimganj town of Assam, India. [1]

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Zakiganj has a population of 174038. Males constitute 50.55% of the population, and females 49.45%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 85935. Zakiganj has an average literacy rate of 30.8% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[2] Religions: Muslim 81.48%, Hindu 18.47%, Buddhist, Christian and others 0.05%.

Points of interest[edit]

Administration[edit]

Zakiganj has 09 Unions/Wards, 115 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 286 villages.

The unions are:

  1. Barahal
  2. Barathakuri
  3. Birosree
  4. Kajalshar
  5. Khaskanakpur
  6. Kholachara
  7. Manikpur
  8. Sultanpur
  9. Zakiganj

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Md. Abdul Hakim (2012), "Zakiganj 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.