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Lohagara Upazila, Chittagong

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Country  Bangladesh
District  Chittagong District
Area  258.9 km²
Division  Chittagong Division
Time zone  BST (UTC+6)
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Website  Official Map of Lohagara

Lohagara (Bengali: লোহাগাড়া) is an Upazila of Chittagong District in the Division of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Lohagara is situated between Chittagong and Cox's bazar. It is one of the largest and most densely populated upazilas of Bangladesh.

Contents

Map of Lohagara, Bangladesh

Etymology

In 1660 Mughal prince Shah Shuja took shelter in the Kingdom of Arakan to escape from Mir Jumla II. During heading to Arakan he stayed in a beautiful hilly place (present day Chunati) between Chittagong and Cox's Bazar for few days. At the time of departure he engraved an iron bar in that place as a sign. It is thought that because of engraving iron bar by Shah Shuja the area is called 'Lohagara'.

Geography

Lohagara is located at 22.0083°N 92.1056°E / 22.0083; 92.1056 . It has 33,981 households and a total area of 258.87 square kilometres (99.95 sq mi). It is bordered by Satkania Upazila on the north, Chakaria and Lama Upazilas on the south, Bandarban Sadar and Lama Upazilas on the east and Banshkhali Upazila on the west. The noted canals are Tonkaboti, Dolu and Hangor.South Sukchari Is an Ideal Village of Lohagara

Literacy and educational institutions

Average literacy 34%; male 42.40% and female 25.03%. Educational institutions: colleges 3, madrasa 10, high school 19; Noted educational institutions:

  • Amirabad Janakalyan High School (1970)
  • Barahatia Malpukuria Miaskatul Ulum Madrasah (1941), Darus sunnah alim madrash, North M B Amirabad High School (1932), Golambari High School (1937), Lohagara Suckchuri Uzir vita High School;(LSU High School), M. H. Nurul Alam Chowdhury Ideal High School (1994) Abirabad,

    Kalauzan Gorsundar High School (1945), Adhunagar High School(1961), Padua A.C.M. High School(1963), Lohagara Shahpir Pilot High School(1966),

    Mustafa Begum Girls High School, Chunati High School,B G SENERHAT HIGH SCHOOL, Sukchari High School(1986),Kalauzan Dr. Yakub Bazlur Rahman Sikder High School, Uttar Padua High School (1996), Chunati Hakimia Kamil (M.A)Madrasah,Amirabad Sufia Aliya Madrasah,Rajghata Hossainia Azizul Uloom Madrasah, লোহাগাড়া ইসলামিয়া ফাযিল (ডিগ্রী) মাদ্ִরাসা [Lohagara Islamia Fazil (Degree) Madrasah] (১৯৪৫), আল্ִ-ইহ্ִসান একাডেমী,লোহাগাড়া।[Al-Ihsan Academy,Lohagara] (১৯৯৭) Alhaj Mostafizur Rahman University College, South Sukchari Shah Abdul Khalek Fazil (degree) Madrasa, Baro Aulia Degree College, Mostafa Begum Girls Business Management College and Chunati Mahila College are the colleges of Lohagara. Kalauzan Shah Rashidia Fazil(Degree)Madrasah. লোহাগাড়া আইডিয়াল স্কুল এন্ড কলেজ (২০১০)

    Association:

    (1) Lohaga Press Club (2) Lohagara Press Club Foundation (3) Jubo Unnoyon Porishod,Chowdhury Para, Amirabad (3) Rajghata Sahaba Smirity Patagar Amirabad (4) Killar Andar Foundation(amirabad) (5) Amirabad Islamic Model Society, Puratan B.O.C, Amirabad, Lohagara. (6) প্রশান্তির ছায়া, সওদাগর পাড়া, লোহাগাড়া, চট্টগ্রাম। (২০০৯) (7) ভিল্যাপাড়া ইসলামী যুব কাফেলা, (8) মাইজপাড়া যুব ঐক্য পরিষদ, মাইজপাড়া,বড়হাতিয়া। (9) আদর্শ সমাজ সেবা সংঘ (সাবেক - আদর্শ যুব গোষটি), তেওয়ারি খিল,পদুয়া , লোহাগাড়া,চট্টগ্রাম। প্রতিষ্ঠা - ১৯৯২ সাল। [Villapara Islami Jubo Kafela] ভিল্যাপাড়া,লোহাগাড়া,চট্টগ্রাম।[Villapara,Lohagara,Chittagong] (2006) Library: (1) Rajghata Sahaba Smirity Patagar (amirabad) (2) Killar Andar Islamic Library (killar andar,amirabad)(2009)

    Administration

    Lohagara thana was turned into an upazila in 1983. The upazila consists of 9 union parishads, 40 mouzas and 43 villages. The largest Union is Barohatia and the largest village is Rashider Ghona. MP : Abu Reza Md.Nizamuddin Nadwbi UNO : Fizanur Rahman Upazila Chairman : Advocate Farid Uddin Ahmmed Vice Chairman : Nurul Absar Chy Vice Woman Chairman : Mrs. Gulshan ara Begam. Woman Word Councilor:Jesmin Akter(7,8,9)

    Notable residents

  • Major Nazmul Huq, Sector Commander, 7th sector of Bangladesh Liberation War, (March to August 1971).
  • Mostak Ahmed Chowdhury, Former Member of Parliament (Died, March 1982). Lohagara Thana was created in 1980 from Satkania upon his own initiative being the then member of parliament.
  • References

    Lohagara Upazila, Chittagong Wikipedia


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