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Lakhai Upazila (habiganj district)  area 196.56 sq km, located in between 24°13´ and 24°23´ north latitudes and in between 91°10´ and 91°21´ east longitudes. It is bounded by austagram and baniachang upazilas on the north, nasirnagar upazila on the south, habiganj sadar, madhabpur and Nasirnagar upazilas on the east, Austagram upazila on the west.

Population  Total  120677; male 59021, female 61656; Muslim 101575, Hindu 19033 and others 69.

Water bodies  Main rivers: barak, Kulkulia, Sutang; Gharbhanga, Julfa, Barak, Robiargona and Dashkania beels and Jhuljaha Canal are notable.

Administration Lakhai Thana, now an upazila, was formed in 1922.

 

Upazila

Municipality

Union

Mouza

Village

Population

Density
(per sq km)

Literacy rate (%)

Urban

Rural

Urban

Rural

-

6

70

63

14296

106381

614

29.91

33.61

Upazila Town

Area (sq km)

Mouza

Population

Density (per sq km)

Literacy rate (%)

14.62

2

14296

977

26.16

Union

Name of union and GO code

Area
(acre)

Population

Literacy rate
(%)

Male

Female

Karab 40

6942

9169

8811

28.67

Bamai 13

7113

10698

11146

28.21

Bulla 27

12168

9520

9236

35.41

Murakari 67

4260

9487

10647

25.16

Muriauk 81

4704

8740

10665

30.48

Lakhai 54

11825

11407

11151

25.26

Source  Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

 

Religious institutions Mosque 110, temple 5, tomb 5, sacred place 2.

Literacy rate and educational institutions  Average literacy 28.75%; male 32.79%, female 25.04%. Educational institutions:  college 1, secondary school 10, primary school 51, kindergarten 1, madrasa 17. Noted educational institutions: Lakhai ACRC High School (1945), Barishal Karab High School (1947), Bamai High School (1961), Karab Rahmania Madrasa,  Jigura Tofayelia Senior Madrasa.

 

 

Cultural organisations  Library 2, club 6, cultural organisation 2, auditorium 1, community centre 1,  playground 3.

Main sources of income  Agriculture 67.41%, non-agricultural labourer 4.27%, commerce 13.05%, transport and communication 0.60%, service 3.24%, construction 0.43%, religious service 0.29%, rent and remittance 0.33% and others 10.38%.

Ownership of agricultural land  Landowner 58.93%, landless 41.07%; agricultural landowner: urban 54.07% and rural 59.58%.

Main crops  Paddy, jute, wheat.

Extinct or nearly extinct crops  Sesame, linseed, kaun.

Main fruits  Mango, jackfruit, papaya, coconut, black berry.

Fisheries, dairies and poultries  Fishery 5, dairy 40, poultry 85.

Communication facilities  Pucca road 25 km, semi-pucca road 10 km, mud road 81 km; waterway 14 nautical miles.

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

Noted manufactories Welding factory 3. 

Cottage industries  Goldsmith, blacksmith, potteries, weaving, bamboo and wood work.

Hats, bazars and fairs  Hats and bazars are 16, fairs 4, most noted of which are Lakhai Bazar, Bulla Bazar, Bamai cattle market, Kalibari Mela and Bulla Mela.

Main exports Paddy, jute, fish.

Access to electricity  All the unions of the upazila are under rural electrification net-work. However 9.57% of the dwelling households have access to electricity.

Sources of drinking water  Tube-well 89.95%, tap 1.05%, pond 4.57% and others 4.43%.

Sanitation  14.37% (rural 14.57% and urban 12.88%) of dwelling households of the upazila use sanitary latrines and 79.94% (rural 79.27% and urban 84.95%) of dwelling households use non-sanitary latrines; 5.69% of households do not have latrine facilities.

Health centres  Upazila health complex 1, union health and family welfare centre 6, family planning centre 3, mother and child welfare centre 1, maternity  1, charitable hospital 1, veterinary hospital 2.

NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are brac,  ASA.  [Jayanta Singh Roy] 

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

 

 

 

 

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