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Demra Thana (Dhaka metropolitan)  area 19.36 sq km, located in between 23°40´ and 23°45´ north latitudes and in between 90°27´ and 90°31´ east longitudes. It is bounded by khilgaon thana on the north, narayanganj sadar upazila on the south, rupganj and sonargaon upazilas on the east, kadamtali, jatrabari and sabujbagh thanas on the west.

Population  Total 125312; male 69232, female 56080; Muslim 121948, Hindu 3276, Buddhist 27, Christian 49 and others 12.

Water bodies  Main rivers: shitalakshya, balu.

Administration  Demra Thana was formed in 1973; later on the thana was reconstituted.

 

Thana

Union

Mouza

Population

Density
(per sq km)

Literacy rate (%)

Urban

Rural

Urban

Rural

3 (part)

19

-

125312

6473

-

58.58

Thana union

Ward No.

Area (sq km)

Population

Literacy rate (%)

Male

Female

Demra (part)

8.89

8543

7437

56.39

Matuail (part)

2.28

13193

10575

54.96

Saralia (part)

8.19

47496

38068

64.40

Source  Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

 

Religious institutions  Mosque 100, temple 4. Noted religious institutions: Rasullabagh Baitul Aman Jami Mosque.

Literacy rate and educational institutions  Average literacy 58.58%; male 61.14%, female 50.80%. Educational institutions: College 5, secondary school 17, primary school 55, madrasa 11. Noted educational institutions: Shamsul Haque Khan School and College, Bawani Adarsha School, Anandalok High School, Ali Akbar High School, Matuail Bohomukhi High School, Titas Gas Adarsha High School, Dayaganj Bazar Govt. Primary School, Islamia Madrasa.

 

 

Cultural organisations  Library 4, club 10, cinema hall 3, playground 3.

Main sources of income  Agriculture 4.39%, non-agricultural labourer 2.33%, industry 2.93%, commerce 25.70%, transport and communication 12.07%, service 30.66%, construction 3.91%, religious service 0.19%, rent and remittance 2.27% and others 15.55%.

Ownership of agricultural land  Landowner 49.35%, landless 50.65%.

Main crops  Paddy, wheat, vegetables.

Extinct or nearly extinct crops  Jute, sesame, linseed, pulse.

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

Communication facilities  Total road 23.16 km.

Extinct or nearly extinct traditional transport  Palanquin, horse carriage.

Noted manufactories  Garments industry, flour mill, jute mill, steel mill.

Cottage industries  Goldsmith, blacksmith, embroidery, wood work.

Hats, bazars and fairs  Hats and bazars are 10; most noted of which are Saralia Hat and Rani Market. 

Main exports  Cloth, flour.

Access to electricity  All the unions of the thana are under electrification net-work. However 97.47% of the dwelling households have access to electricity.

Sources of drinking water  Tube-well 69.32%, pond 0.28%, tap 28.61% and others 1.79%.

Sanitation  84.22% of dwelling households of the upazila use sanitary latrines and 15.33% of dwelling households use non-sanitary latrines; 0.45% of households do not have latrine facilities.

Health centres  Health centre 2, maternity 1, family planning centre 7.

NGO activities  Operationally important NGOs are brac, asa, proshika.  [Md. Mohibur Rahman]

References  Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

 

 

 

 

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