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Mirpur Model Thana (Dhaka metropolitan)  area 4.71 sq km, located in between 23°46´ and 23°48´ north latitudes and in between 90°20´ and 90°22´ east longitudes. It is bounded by shah ali and pallabi thanas on the north, sher-e-bangla nagar and darus salam thanas on the south, Pallabi and kafrul thanas on the east, Shah Ali and Darus Salam thanas on the west.

Population  Total  274530; male 148723, female 125807; Muslim 265803, Hindu 5084, Buddhist 3309, Christian 292 and others 42.

Administration  Mirpur Model Thana was formed in 1962.

 

Thana

Ward

Mahalla

Population

Density
(per sq km)

Literacy rate (%)

Urban

Rural

Urban

Rural

1+5 (part)

17

274530

-

58287

73.73

-

Ward

Name of Ward

Area
(sq km)

Population

Literacy rate (%)

Male

Female

Ward no. 3 (part)

0.46

8198

7192

63.95

Ward no. 7 (part)

1.12

17708

15106

80.61

Ward no. 11 (part)

0.60

16025

13209

70.79

Ward no. 12 (part)

0.66

29724

24575

75.94

Ward no. 13

1.35

50278

43896

74.48

Ward no. 14 (part)

0.52

26790

21829

76.63

Source  Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

 

Marks of the War of Liberation  Mass killing site 2 (Courtyard of Nurani Mosque adjacent to the Bus Stand of Section 12 of Mirpur).

Religious institutions  Housing Mosque, Nurani Mosque.

 

 

Literacy rate and educational institutions  Average literacy 73.73%; male 78.49%, female 68.03%. Noted educational institutions:  Mirpur University College, Monipur High School and College, Mirpur Primary School, Mirpur Fire Station and Training School, National Bangla High School, Champa-Parul Primary School.

Cultural organisations  Club, literary organisation, cinema hall, community centre. Mirpur Sher-E-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Mirpur Indoor Stadium, Mirpur Swimming Complex are notable.

Newspapers and periodicals  Weekly Mirpur Barta.

Important installations  Head office of the Grameen Bank, Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management, Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, Mirpur Telephone Exchange, UCEF Training Centre.

Main sources of income  Agriculture 0.89%, non-agricultural labourer 1.83%, industry 3.54%, commerce 22.14%, transport and communication 7.02%, service 45.69%, construction 4.36%, religious service 0.12%, rent and remittance 3.04% and others 11.37%.

Ownership of agricultural land  Landowner 64.87%, landless 35.13%.

Extinct or nearly extinct crops  Aus paddy.

Main fruits  Mango, coconut.

Communication facilities  Total roads: 41.03 km.

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

Noted manufactories  Garment, chemical industry, textile mill.

Cottage industries  Goldsmith, weaving, potteries.

Market and shopping centres  Agora Super Store, Mukta Bangla Shopping Complex, Prince Bazar.

Main exports  Ready made garments.

Access to electricity  All the mahallas of the thana are under electrification net-work. However 97.72% of the dwelling households have access to electricity.

Sources of drinking water  Tube-well 9.34%, pond 0.27%, tap 88.23% and others 2.16%.

Sanitation  93.91% of dwelling households of the thana use sanitary latrines and 5.46% of dwelling households use non-sanitary latrines; 0.63% of households do not have latrine facilities.

Health centres  Dhaka Eye Hospital, OSB Laser Vision Centre, National Heart Foundation, Missionary Health Complex (Radda), Mirpur Diagnostic Centre.

NGO activities  Operationally important NGOs are brac, proshika, asa.  

[Md. Abu Hasan Farooque]

References  Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

 

 

 

 

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