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Daulatpur Upazila (MANIKGANJ DISTRICT)  area 216.24 sq km, located in between 23°54´ and 24°02´ north latitudes and in between 89°41´ and 89°57´ east longitudes. It is bounded by chauhali and nagarpur upazilas on the north, shivalaya and ghior upazilas on the south, saturia upazila on the east, bera upazila and jamuna river on the west.

Population  Total 155674; male 78557, female 77117; Muslim 146834, Hindu 8814, Buddhist 20 and others 6.

Water bodies  Main rivers: Jamuna, dhaleshwari and ichamati; Gaighata canal and Khalsi beel are notable.

Administration  Daulatpur Thana was formed in 1919 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

-

8

172

186

5831

149843

720

45.34

27.69

Upazila Town

Area
(sq km)

Mouza

Population

Density
(per sq km)

Literacy rate (%)

4.13

 

5831

1412

45.34

Union

Name of union and GO code

Area (acre)

Population

Literacy rate (%)

Male

Female

Kalia 76

5664

10109

10032

40.08

Khalsi 85

5520

9204

9338

31.03

Chakmirpur 28

5203

10493

10668

41.16

Charkatari 38

4698

7522

6837

22.86

Jiyanpur 66

4872

9685

9437

28.39

Dhamsar 57

5795

9779

9515

23.41

Baghutia 19

11124

11075

10691

19.70

Bachamara 09

9583

10690

10599

17.48

Source  Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

 

Religious institutions  Mosque 206, temple 62, tomb 20. Noted religious institution: Dhamsar Tomb. 

Literacy rate and educational institutions  Average literacy 28.37%; male 34.71%, female 22.01%. Educational institutions: college 3, secondary school 21, primary school 158, madrasa 29. Noted educational institutions: Taluknagar College (1972), Daulatpur Matilal College (1972), Bachamara College (1972), Daulatpur Pilot High School (1949), Bachamara High School (1950), Kalia High School (1964), Baghutia High School (1964), Taluknagar High School (1965), Charkatari Sabuj Sena High School (1966), Charmastul High School (1969), Kakna High School (1967), Khalsi High School (1968).

 

 

Cultural organisations  Club 23, theatre group 5, women’s organisation 3.

 Main sources of income  Agriculture 72.30%, non-agricultural labourer 3.42%, industry 0.77%, commerce 9.92%, transport and communication 1.53%, service 5.87%, construction 0.98%, religious service 0.16%, rent and remittance 0.40% and others 4.65%.

Ownership of agricultural land  Landowner 72.08%, landless 27.92%; agricultural landowner: urban 35.11% and rural 73.58%.

Main crops  Jute, mustard, peanut.

Extinct or nearly extinct crops  Barley, linseed, kaun.

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

Fisheries, dairies and poultries  Fishery 20.

Communication facilities  Roads: pucca 15 km, mud road 18 km; waterways 22.68 nautical miles.

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

Noted manufactories  Rice and flour mill 106, oil mill 32, bidi factory 2.

Cottage industries  Weaving, bamboo work, cane work.

Hats, bazars and fairs  Hats and bazars are 23, fairs 10, most noted of which are Daulatpur, Ziyarapur, Kalia, Dhamsar, Bachamara and Charkatari hats.

Main exports  Peanut.

Access to electricity  All the unions of the upazila are under rural electrification net-work. However 12.81% of the dwellings have access to electricity. 

Sources of drinking water  Tube-well 95.29%, tap 0.31%, pond 0.24% and others 4.16%.

Sanitation  17.35% (rural 16.32% and urban 42.95%) of dwelling households of the upazila use sanitary latrines and 78.18% (rural 79.35% and urban 49.37%) of dwelling households use non-sanitary latrines; 4.47% of households do not have latrine facilities.

Health centres  Upazila health complex 1, union health centre 3, family planning centre 5, NGO operated health centre 1.

NGO activities  asa, brac.  [Manoranjan Mandal]

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

 

 

 

 

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