Sunday, November 4, 2012

A little about Daudkandi Upazila - Comilla



Daudkandi upazila came into existence in 1858 as thana under Comilla district. There are different views about the origin of the upazila name DAUDKANDI. It is believed that the upazila might have derived its name from the name of Daud Khan, the son of Solaiman Karrani who declared himself as the independent ruler of Bengal during the reign of Emperor Akbar. The second view is that during British rule, the present area where the upazila headquarters is located was known as Devid Skendi. It is generally believed that the upazila name Daudkandi might have been derived from the words Devid and Skendi with some phonetic corruption.


This map of Daudkandi Upazila was before the derivation of Meghna and Titas upazila in 2004.


Area and Location:
The upazila occupies an area of 314.99 sq. km. It is located between 23°25' and 23°39' north latitudes and between 90°31' and 90°53' east longitudes. The upazila is bounded on the north by Titas and Meghna upazilas, on the east by Muradnagar and Chandina upazilas, on the south by Matlab and Kachua upazilas of Chandpur Zila and on the west by Gazaria upazila of Munshiganj Zila.


Some useful information's about Daudkandi Upazila / Thana taken from the Bangladesh National Census Report - 2011:



Population (Enumerated):
Total Population : 3,49,910 (in 2001 - 4,50,052)
Number of Male : 1,69,109 (in 2001 - 2,26,163)
Number of Female : 1,80,801 (in 2001 - 2,23,889)
Urban : 46,256 (in 2001 - 29,001)
Rural : 3,03,654 (in 2001 - 4,21,051)
Annual Growth Rate : -2.45 (in 2001 : 0.83)

Population (Adjusted):

Total Population : 3,63,877 (in 2001 - 4,70,853)
Number of Male : 1,75,867 (in 2001 - 2,36,624)
Number of Female : 1,88,010 (in 2001 - 2,34,229)

Households:

Total number of Households : 69,014 (in 2001 - 83,245)
Urban : 9,400 (in 2001 - 6,258)
Rural : 59,614 (in 2001 - 76,987)

Area:

Total Area (Sq. Km.) : 314.99
Total Area (Sq. Mile) : 121.62
Density per Square Kilometer : 1111 (in 2001 - 1429)
Density per Square Mile :  2877 (in 2001 - 3700)
Urbanization (%) : 13.22 (in 2001 - 6.44)

Literacy:

Both male and female : 50.7% (in 2001 - 41.7%)
Male only : 52.2% (in 2001 - 46.0%)
Female only : 49.3% (in 2001 - 37.5%)

School / College Attendance Report (between 5 to 24 years):

Both male and female : 52.2% (in 2001 - 41.1%)
Male only : 54.3% (in 2001 - 43.1%)
Female only : 50.2% (in 2001 - 39.0%)

Geographic info:

Total number of Union : 15 (in 2001 - 22)
Total number of Mouza : 168 (in 2001 - 253)
Total number of Village : 267 (in 2001 - 399)
Total number of Pouroshava : 1
Total number of Paura Ward : 9
Total number of Paura Mahalla : 26


That's all for today. For further information's please visit Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics site. If you think something is missing, feel free to make any comments below. Thanks a lot.



Read other related posts:
List of all the Villages, Union Parishads and their Population in Daudkandi
Images of Daudkandi Upazila in Comilla - Part 1
Gouripur, Daudkandi Comilla - Image Collection
A little about Homna Thana
Titas Upazila came into existence in 2004
Meghna Upazila under Comilla district
Thorla was renamed as Muradnagar Upazila in 1878

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