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Sreenagar Upazila (munshiganj district)  area 202.98 sq km, located in between 23°27´ and 23°38´ north latitudes and in between 90°10´ and 90°22´ east longitudes. It is bounded by serajdikhan and nawabganj (dhaka) upazilas on the north, lohajang and shibchar upazilas on the south, Serajdikhan and Lohajang upazilas on the east, Nawabganj and dohar upazilas on the west.

Population  Total  228771; male 114878, female 113893; Muslim 203366, Hindu 25338, Buddhist 38, Christian 16 and others 13.

Water bodies  Main rivers: padma, ichamati.

Administration  Sreenagar Thana was turned into an upazila in 1983.

 

Upazila

Municipality

Union

Mouza

Village

Population

Density
(per sq km)

Literacy rate (%)

Urban

Rural

Urban

Rural

-

14

102

148

10431

218340

1127

56.6

52.4

Upazila Town

Area (sq km)

Mouza

Population

Density (per sq km)

Literacy rate (%)

1.99

2

10431

5242

56.6

Union

Name of union and GO code

Area (acre)

Population

Literacy rate (%)

Male

Female

Atpara 06

2308

6276

5896

59.25

Kukutia 54

4088

7593

7920

52.64

Kola Para 47

2461

6877

7053

63.16

Tantar 94

2563

7269

7221

59.33

Patabhog 61

2102

6541

6431

57.14

Baghra 13

5896

10265

10088

48.37

Baraikhali 20

6410

9732

9509

52.81

Birtara 33

2168

5405

5357

46.08

Bhagyakul 27

2511

10614

11769

54.92

Rarikhal 67

3384

8315

8499

49.27

Sholaghar 81

3682

8609

8436

47.14

Shyamsiddhi 88

5049

7366

7343

46.79

Sreenagar 74

2419

10414

9288

51.03

Hasara 40

3709

9302

9083

51.71

Source  Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

 

Archaeological heritage and relics  Shyamsiddhir Math and Temple, Sholaghar Math, Bhagyakul Rajbari. Besides, sculpture, seal, copper plate, engraved granite pillar discovered from Vikrampur are now preserved in the National Museum.

 

 

History of the War of Liberation  In the month of September 1971 a direct encounter was held between the freedom fighters and the Pak army in the Shibrampur canal of the upazila in which a number of Pak soldiers were killed; in this encounter three gun boats of the Pak army were also destroyed by the freedom fighters. 

Religious institutions  Mosque 369, temple 55, church 1.

Literacy rate and educational institutions  Average literacy 52.6%; male 54.1%, female 52.2%. Educational institutions: college 4, vocational institute 1, secondary school 22, primary school 96, madrasa 31. Noted educational institutions: Hasara KK High School (1879), Bhagyakul Harendra Lal High School (1900), Beltali GJ High School (1901), Kukutia KK Institution (1904), Sholaghar AKSK Multilateral High School (1925), Baghra Swarup Chandra Pilot High School (1920), Rarikhal JG Basu Institution and College (1921), Rushdi High School (1924).

Cultural organisations  Library 1, club 303, cinema hall 3, stadium 1.

Main sources of income  Agriculture 36.12%, non-agricultural labourer 2.47%, industry 1.99%, commerce 23.60%, transport and communication 2.97%, service 12.83%, construction 3.01%, religious service 0.21%, rent and remittance 6.96% and others 9.84%.

Ownership of agricultural land  Landowner 42.25%, landless 57.75%; agricultural landowner: urban 24.25% and rural 43.10%. 

Main crops  Paddy, potato, wheat, mustard, vegetables.

Main fruits  Mango, guava, wood apple.

Fisheries, dairies and poultries  Dairy 192, poultry 135, hatchery 1.

Communication facilities  Pucca road 98 km, semi-pucca road 11 km, mud road 155 km; waterway 9 nautical miles.

Extinct or nearly extinct traditional transport  Bullock cart.

Noted manufactories  Rice mill, saw mill, dairy products, cold storage, brick field, welding factory.

Cottage industries  Goldsmith, blacksmith, potteries, wood work.

Hats, bazars and fairs  Hats and bazars are 22, fairs 3, most noted of which are Sreenagar Hat, Bhagyakul Hat, Kumargaon Hat, Kederpur Hat, Baraikhali Bazar, Hasara Bazar and Sholaghar Bazar.

Main exports  Paddy, potato, vegetables.

Access to electricity  All the unions of the upazila are under rural electrification net-work. However 60.03% of the dwelling households have access to electricity.

Sources of drinking water  Tube-well 94.83%, tap 0.35%, pond 1.56% and others 3.26%. The presence of arsenic has been detected in shallow tube-well water of the upazila.

Sanitation  56.09% (rural 54.69% and urban 85.74%) of dwelling households of the upazila use sanitary latrines and 39.97% (rural 41.24% and urban 12.94%) of dwelling households use non-sanitary latrines; 3.94% of households do not have latrine facilities.

Health centres  Upazila health complex 1, satellite clinic 3, pathological laboratory 3, family planning centre 10, veterinary hospital 1.

NGO activities  Operationally important NGOs are brac, asa.  [Md. Mosarraf Hossain Sarker]

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

 

 

 

 

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