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Dhaka Division  area 31026.51 sq km, located in between 22°51´ and 25°25´ north latitudes and in between 89°19´ and 91°15´ east longitudes. It is bounded by kurigram district and Meghalaya state of India on the north, bagerhat, pirojpur, barisal and chandpur districts on the south, sunamganj, habiganj, brahmanbaria, comilla and Chandpur districts on the east, narail, magura, jhenaidah, kushtia, pabna, sirajganj, bogra, gaibandha districts on the west.

Population  Total 39044716; male 52.15%, female 47.85%; Muslim 92.58%, Hindu 6.97%, Buddhist 0.39%, Christian 0.02% and others 0.04%.

Water bodies  Main rivers: padma, meghna, jamuna, buriganga, balu, Old Kumar, arial khan, Garai, old brahmaputra, shitalakshya, Lohajang, turag, madhumati, Hunda, Ghagar, banar, Jhinai, Kalni, Ghorautra, Dhanu, dhaleshwari, ichamati, Kaliganga, kangsa, dhala, Mogra, Lauari, Gunai, Rajdhala, karatoya, Halhalia, Bhador, Gazikhali, Kolmai; canals: Tulsi Khali, Aona, BhangaViat, Wapda; beels: Dhol Samudra, Ramkeli, Ghoradar, Chapradaha, Beel Route, Nasib Shahi, Kharka, Chiradhuni, Chilmari, Kaludag Lake, Govinda Chatal, Chulungi, Chitli, Raghunathpur, Betlai; haors: Humaipur, Somai, Talla and Surma Baula are notable.

Administration  Dhaka division was formed in 1829. Dhaka municipality was established in 1864 and it was turned into a Town Committee in 1960. The Town Committee was abolished in 1972 and it was up graded into a Municipal Corporation in 1983, and it was turned into a City Corporation in 1990.

 

Division

Area
(sq km)

City corporation

District

Upazila

Paurasabha

Ward and
Union

Population

Density
(per sq km)

Literacy rate (%)

Urban

Rural

31026.51

3

17

120

64

1876+59 (part)

13364520

25680196

1258.43

43.44

District

Name of District

Area
(sq km)

Upazila

Municipality

Ward and
Union

Mahalla and Mouza

Village

Population

Density
(per sq km)

Literacy rate (%)

Kishoreganj

2731.21

13

4

144

1100

1794

2594954

950

38.3

Gazipur

1741.53

5

2

66

836

1162

2031891

1231

56.4

Gopalganj

1489.92

5

4

104

704

880

1165273

782

51.4

Jamalpur

2031.98

7

6

125

1069

1346

2107209

1037

31.8

Tangail

3375

12

8

184

2242

2425

3290696

975

40.5

Dhaka

1497.17

5

3

142+59 (part)

1771

1864

8511228

5685

67.15

Narsingdi

1140.76

6

3

96

689

1059

1895984

1744

42.9

Narayanganj

687.76

5

2

59

962

1379

2173948

3161

51.7

Netrakona

2747.91

10

4

121

1717

2279

1988188

707

34.9

Faridpur

2072.72

8

4

115

1132

1860

1756470

847

40.9

Mymensingh

4363.48

12

8

230

2285

2700

4489726

1029

39.1

Madaripur

1144.96

4

3

84

606

1039

1146349

1001

42.4

Manikganj

1383.06

7

1

74

1367

1652

1285080

929

41.02

Munshiganj

954.96

6

2

85

735

911

1293972

1355

51.6

Rajbari

1118.8

4

3

69

913

984

951906

851

39.81

Shariatpur

1181.53

6

5

109

710

1235

1082300

916

38.95

Sherpur

1363.76

5

2

69

520

713

1279542

938

31.98

Source  Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics; Information of Field Report.

 

 

Religious institutions  Mosque 51499, temple 5565, church 250, tomb 301, sacred place 15.

Literacy rate and educational institutions  Average literacy 43.44%; male 46.80%, female 40.80%. Educational institutions: university 75, medical college 23, technical training college 25, government teachers training college 20, homeopathic college 3, marine engineering college 1, technical college 9, law college 9, college 672, primary teachers training institute 3, secondary school 3884, technical training institute 4, community school 165, vocational training centre 15, primary school 16197, satellite school 433, mass education 85, kindergarten 383, madrasa 3288, maktab 384. Noted educational institutions: dhaka university (1921), bangladesh agricultural university (1961), bangladesh university of engineering and technology (1962), jahangirnagar university (1970), Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology (1980), national university (1992), bangabandhu sheikh mujibur rahman agricultural university (1998), Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University (1999), sher-e-bangla agricultural university (2001), Jagannath University (2005), Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University (2005), sir salimullah medical college (1875), dhaka medical college and hospital (1946), Mymensingh Medical College (1962), Faridpur Medical College (1985), Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College (2006), KL Jubilee School and College (1866), Eden Mohila College (1873), Government Rajendra College (1918), Rarikhal JJ Basu Institution and College (1921), Government Sadat College (1926), Tolaram College (1937), Government Debendra College (1942), Kishoreganj Gurudayal College (1943), Kumudini Government Mohila College (1943), Government Asheq Mahmud College (1946), Dhaka Notre Dame College (1949), Holy Cross Girls’ School and College (1950), Viquarunnesa Noon School and College (1952), Narsingdi Mohila College (1955), Adamjee Cantonment Public School and College (1960), Dhaka Residential Model School and College (1960), University Laboratory School and College (1964), Mirzapur Cadet College (1965), Mymensingh Girls’ Cadet College (1983), MM College, Netrokona Government College, Badre Alam Government College, Harganga Government College, Government Nazimuddin College, Faridpur Zila School (1840), Mymensingh Zila School (1853), Jangalbari High School (1862), Pingna English High School (1879), Hasara KK High School (1879), Jamalpur Zila School (1881), Kishoreganj Government Boys’ High School (1881), Jamalpur Government Girls’ High School (1882), Bajrajogini JK High School (1883), Manikganj Government High School (1884), Munshiganj Bahumukhi High School (1885), Louhajung Pilot High School (1885), Hitoishi High School (1889), Vanga Pilot High School (1889), Kaligonj RRN Pilot Government High School (1889), Bajitpur Hafez Abdur Razzak Pilot High School (1890), St. Gregory High School (1892), AVJM Government Girls’ High School (1892), Ichapura High School (1892), Pinang High School (1896), Ulpur PC High School (1900), Korokdi Rambihari Multilateral High School (1901), Singhajani Girls High School (1901), Kashiani Girish Chandra Pilot High School (1902), Madan Mohan High School (1902), Edward Institution (1903), Rani Bilashmani Government Boys’ High School (1905), Kalinagar High School (1907), Orakandi High School (1909), Kishnupur High School (1910), Boalmari George Academy (1911), Gopinathpur High School (1911), Baishrashi Shib Sundar Academy (1914), Faridpur Government High School (1918), Roy Bahadur Sreenath Institution (1918), Saint Nicholas High School (1920), Purba Kotali Para Union High School (1925), Baultali Sahapur Sammilani High School (1928), Sajail Gopi Mohan High School (1929), RAJUK Uttara Model College (1994), Mangalbaria Kamil Madrasa (1802), Tutiarchar Mazharul Ulm Dakhil Madrasa (1903), Bakiganj Islamia Madrasa (1922).

Main sources of income  Agriculture 52.26%, non-agricultural labourer 3.18%, industry 2.11%, commerce 15.61%, transport and communication 3.82%, service 10.65%, construction 1.70%, religious service 0.21%, rent and remittance 1.89% and others 8.57%.

Health centres  Health centre, hospital and clinic 1566, upazila health complex 130, child welfare and maternity centre 350, family planning centre 910, diabetic centre 9, national heart foundation 1, mission hospital 5, veterinary hospital 131.  [Sajahan Miah]

References  Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics; Cultural survey report of Districts and Upazilas of Dhaka Division 2007.

 

 

 

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