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Daulatpur Upazila (KUSHTIA DISTRICT)  area 468.76 sq km, located in between 23°52´ and 24°12´ north latitudes and in between 88°42´ and 88°58´ east longitudes. It is bounded by bagha and lalpur upazilas on the north, gangni and mirpur (Kushtia) upazilas on the south, bheramara and Mirpur upazilas on the east, west bengal of India on the west.

Population  Total 443655; male 228032, female 215623; Muslim 440571, Hindu 2956, Buddhist 64, Christian 13 and others 51.

Water bodies  Main rivers: padma and Mathabhanga; Kalua, Pankhir, Boalia and Fakirdhara beels are notable.

Administration  Daulatpur Thana was formed in 1854 and it was turned into an upazila in 1983. 

 

Upazila

Municipality

Union

Mouza

Village

Population

Density
(per sq km)

Literacy rate (%)

Urban

Rural

Urban

Rural

-

14

153

246

18161

425494

946

45

35.2

Upazila Town

Area
(sq km)

Mouza

Population

Density
(per sq km)

Literacy rate (%)

15.41

2

18161

1179

45.3

Union

Name of union and GO code

Area (acre)

Population

Literacy rate (%)

Male

Female

Adabaria 06

7306

15149

14409

33.34

Aria 13

8124

14177

12858

33.09

Khalishakundi 47

5324

15906

14860

42.45

Chilmari 27

12307

11044

10666

22.89

Daulatpur 33

8158

17717

16739

41.39

Pearpur 67

7626

16965

15962

32.75

Prayagpur 81

6754

20334

19073

37.72

Philipnagar 74

5952

17642

17635

35.81

Boalia 20

6443

14245

13903

32.16

Mathurapur 61

6422

19365

18431

36.87

Maricha 54

9036

12916

12472

26.32

Ramkrishnapur 88

12360

13737

12685

37.46

Refayetpur 94

7993

14771

13696

31.15

Hogalbaria 40

7653

24064

22234

42.66

Source  Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

 

Archaeological heritage and relics  Hosenabad Rajbari, Neelkuthi at Mahishakundi, Refayetpur Zamindar Bari.

History of the War of Liberation  During the war of liberation a number of encounters were held between the freedom fighters and the Pak army at Bangari playground, Baliadanga playground, Mahishakundi, Shyampur, Sherpur, Chilmari, Farazi Bari and at village Goal. A number of Pak army were killed in an encounter with the freedom fighters at Daulatpur on 13 November 1971.

 

 

Marks of the War of Liberation  Mass grave 6, Memorial monument 1, Roads 10 (Named after martyred freedom fighters).

Noted Religious institutions  Baitul Mamur Jami Mosque at Khas Mathurapur Sheikh Para, Daulatkhali Jami Mosque, Andia Kalibari Mandir, Tomb of Panch Pir.

Literacy rate and educational institutions  Average literacy 35.6%; male 38.7%, female 32.3%. Educational institutions: college 14, vocational school and college 1, technical college 1, secondary school 95, primary school 187, community school 3, Ananda school 116, madrasa 12. Noted educational institutions: Philipnagar Maricha College (1994), Daulatpur Girls’ College (1998), Shyampur Secondary School (1923), Mathurapur High School (1948), Daulatpur Pilot Secondary School (1963), Daulatkhali Secondary School (1967), Maricha Secondary School (1973), Chilmari Secondary School (1973), Daulatpur Pilot Girls’ Scondary School (1979), Prayagpur Government Primary School (1905), Daulatpur Dakhil Madrasa (1994).

Newspapers and periodicals  Weekly: Kushtiar Kantha; monthly: Daulatpur Barta; periodicals: Pradip, Chander Hasi Badh Bhengechhe, Hisna, Palashi, Parabar.

Cultural organisations  Library 8, Shilpakala Academy 1, theatre group 4, cinema hall 3, club 156, women’s organisation 4, literary society 2, playground 85.

Main sources of income  Agriculture 60.02%, non-agricultural labourer 6.63%, industry 2.20%, commerce 17.16%, transport and communication 2.66%, service 3.82%, construction 0.71%, religious service 0.12%, rent and remittance 0.30% and others 6.38%.

Ownership of agricultural land  Landowner 55.07%, landless 44.93%; agricultural landowner: urban 52.78% and rural 55.17%.

Main crops  Paddy, wheat, jute, tobacco, cotton, potato, tomato, maize, betel leaf.

Extinct or nearly extinct crops  Indigo, kaun, linseed.

Main fruits  Mango, banana, jackfruit, papaya, litchi, guava, palm.

Fisheries, dairies and poultries  Fishery 7, poultry 250, hatchery 2.

Communication facilities  Roads: pucca 68 km, semi-pucca 119 km, mud road 702 km; waterways 8 nautical miles.

Extinct or nearly extinct traditional transport  Palanquin, bullock cart, horse carriage.

Noted manufactories  Cigarette factory, bidi factory, match factory.

Cottage industries  Goldsmith, weaving, bamboo work, cane work, wood work.

Hats, bazars and fairs  Hats and bazars are 67, fairs 3, most noted of which are Allahar Darga Hat, Khalishakundi Hat, Baragaradia Hat, Prayagpur Hat, Mahishakundi Hat, Mansatala Maharam Mela and Mathurapur Dargabari Mela.

Main exports  Tobacco and tobacco products, betel leaf, tomato, jute.

Access to electricity  All the unions of the upazila are under rural electrification net-work. However 23.86% dwellings have access to electricity. 

Sources of drinking water  Tube-well 95.33%, tap 0.60%, pond 0.10% and others 3.97%.

Sanitation  19.48% (rural 19.13% and urban 27.23%) of dwelling households of the upazila use sanitary latrines and 50.74% (rural 50.93% and urban 46.62%) of dwelling households use non-sanitary latrines; 29.78% of households do not have latrine facilities.

Health centres  Upazila health complex 1, health and family welfare centre 10, health and family welfare complex 6, community clinic 43, clinic 18.

NGO activities  brac, asa, EMPD, BASA, AHDO, JASA.  [Md. Salim Reza]

References  Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics; Cultural survey report of Daulatpur Upazila 2007. 

 

 

 

 

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