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Atgharia Upazila

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Country  Bangladesh
District  Pabna District
Area  186.2 km²
Division  Rajshahi Division
Time zone  BST (UTC+6)
Population  124,454 (1991)
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Website  Official Map of Atgharia

Atgharia (Bengali: আটঘোরিয়া or Aatghoriya) is an Upazila of Pabna District in Rajshahi Division, Bangladesh.

Contents

Map of Atgharia Upazila, Bangladesh

History

A fierce battle was fought in 1971 between the Pak army and the freedom fighters at the Bangshipara Ghat on river Chandrabati of Majpara Union. Md Anwar Hossain led the battle on the Mukti Bahini side. In this battle 12 freedom fighters and three villagers were killed. The Pakistan army lost their commander Captain Tahir and about 13 more soldiers in this battle. Marks of war of liberation Mass grave near the bamboo-clump of Dr Magrib (Debattar South Para).

Geography

Atgharia Upazila with an area of 186.15 km2 is bounded by Baraigram, Chatmohar and Faridpur upazilas on the north, Pabna Sadar upazila on the south, Santhia upazila on the east and Ishwardi upazilas on the west. Main rivers are Chiknai, Ratnai and Chandrabati; Purulia and Sutir Beels are notable. Atgharia is located at 24.1333°N 89.2500°E / 24.1333; 89.2500. It has 22339 households and total area 186.15 km².

Demographics

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Atgharia has a population of 124454. Males constitute 51.41% of the population, and females 48.59%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 59721. Atgharia has an average literacy rate of 21.7% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.

Atgharia (Town) located at Debattar, consists of four mouzas. The area of the town is 5.93 km2. The town has a population of 5164; male 50.37%, female 49.63%. The density of population is 871 per km.2

Administration

Administration Atgharia thana was turned into an upazila in 1983. The upazila consists of five unions, 111 mouzas and 126 villages.

  • Chairman: Isharot Ali
  • Vice Chairman: Abdus Sattar Mohammad Sohel
  • Woman Vice Chairman: Meherun Nessa
  • Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO): Syed Robiul Islam
  • Education

    Average literacy rate 21.07%; male 26.4% and female 16.8%. Educational institution: College 5, secondary school 15, madrasa 18, government primary school 44, non-government primary school 29. Noted educational institutions: Atgharia Pilot Model High School, Debattar Pilot Girls' High School, Sahid Abdul Khaleque High School, B.L.K High school, Khidirpur high school, Parkhidirpur high school, Ekdanta High School, Lakshmipur High School, Debattar Model Government Primary School (1880), Shibpur Madrassa.

    Notable persons

  • Dr Mohammad Lutfor Rahman, cardiac surgeon
  • Md.Lokman Hossain (journalist,author & columnist) : former Executive editor of Current-Affairs, former editor of current news and Executive editor of Current mamorry.vill-chandai, ekdanto, pabna.
  • Major General ASM Nazrul Islam, ndu, psc
  • References

    Atgharia Upazila Wikipedia


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