Saturday, November 10, 2012

In 1876 Chandina came into Existence as a Thana in Comilla




A little History and Background:
Chandina upazila came into existence in 1876 as a thana. Nothing is definitely known about the origin of the upazila name. There is a legend that Mughal Sobedar Mirza Hossain Ali Khan built a palace in the present place of upazila headquarters. He set up a big lamp on a high pillar in front of the palace for fear of tigers. The lamp illuminated the entire area with bright light and local people called the area as Chandi meaning a place of light of the moon. Subsequently the place where the upazila headquarters is located became known as Chandina with some phonetic corruption of the previous name Chandi.

Area and Location:

The upazila occupies an area of 201.01 sq. km. It is located between 23°21' and 23°31' north latitudes and between 90°51' and 91°04' east longitudes. The upazila is bounded on the north by Muradnagar and Debidwar upazilas, on the east by Burichang, Comilla Adarsha Sadar and Barura upazilas, on the south by Kachua upazila of Chandpur Zila and on the west by Daudkandi upazila.


Some useful information's could help you about Chandina Upazila / Thana taken from Bangladesh National Census Report - 2011 from The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics:

Population (Enumerated):
Total Population : 3,50,273 (in 2001: 3,06,054)
Number of Male : 1,65,874 (in 2001: 1,65,874)
Number of Female : 1,84,399 (in 2001: 1,51,894)
Urban : 46,823 (in 2001: 36,151)

Other Urban : 1,648 (in 2001: 1,549)
Rural : 3,01,802 (in 2001: 2,68,354)
Annual Growth Rate : 1.34 (in 2001: 1.27)

Population (Adjusted):
Total Population : 3,64,267 (in 2001: 3,20,395)
Number of Male : 1,72,509 (in 2001: 1,61,390)
Number of Female : 1,91,758 (in 2001: 1,59,005)

Households:
Total number of Households : 69,736 (in 2001: 55,930)
Urban : 9,315 (in 2001: 6,613)

Other Urban : 327 (in 2001: 276)
Rural : 60,094 (in 2001: 49,041)

Area:
Total Area (Sq. Km.) : 201.01 (in 2001: 
201.92)
Total Area (Sq. Mile) : 77.61 (in 2001: 77.96)
Density per Square Kilometer : 1742 (in 2001: 1516)
Density per Square Mile :  4513 (in 2001: 3926)
Urbanization (%) : 13.84% (in 2001: 12.32%)

Literacy:

Both male and female : 51.0(in 2001: 44.0%)

Male only : 51.5% (in 2001: 47.7%)
Female only : 50.6% (in 2001: 40.3%)

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

Both male and female : 52.6% (in 2001: 48.6%)
Male only : 54.1% (in 2001: 51.6%)
Female only : 51.4% (in 2001: 45.5%)

Geographic info:

Total number of Union : 13 (in 2001: 13)
Total number of Mouza : 121 (in 2001: 126)
Total number of Village : 223 (in 2001: 222)
Total number of Pouroshava : 1
Total number of Paura Ward : 9
Total number of Paura Mahalla : 19

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



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Thorla was renamed as Muradnagar in 1878 - an Upazila in Comilla
Debidwar Upazila came into existence in 1931
Brahman Para came into existence as a Thana in 1976
The name Burichang came from Buddi Chiyang
Comilla Sadar came into existence as a Thana in 1958
Comilla Sadar South Upazila derived from Laksham and Comilla Sadar thana
Laksham Thana turned into an Upazila in 1982
Various Opinion about the Origin of the Upazila name BARURA
ChauddaGram Thana was constituted with Fourteen Vilages
Nangolkot was the Name of the Headquarter of the Thana
Monoharganj Upazila came into Existence in 2005

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