Thursday, November 15, 2012

Laksham Thana turned into an Upazila in 1982



History and Background:
Laksham thana was turned into an Upazila in 1982. Nothing is definitely known about the origin of the Laksham upazila name. There is a hearsay that in the past Lakhs of Hindu people used to celebrate Shyama Puja in the present place where the upazila headquarters is located. It is generally believed that the upazila might have derived its name as Laksam from the above two wards Lakh and Shyama with some phonetic corruption.

Area and Location:
The upazila occupies an area of 156.79 sq. km. including 1.45 sq. km. river area. It is located between 23°04' and 23°22' north latitudes and between 90°59' and 91°14' east longitudes. The upazila is bounded on the north by Comilla Sadar South upazila, on the east by Chauddagram and Langalkot upazilas, on the south by Monoharganj Upazila and on the west by Barura upazila and Shaharasti upazila of Chandpur zila.

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

Population (Enumerated):
Total Population : 2,94,719 (in 2001: 5,98,593)
Number of Male : 1,40,641 (in 2001: 2,96,982)
Number of Female : 1,54,078 (in 2001: 3,01,611)
Urban : 70,632 (in 2001: 54,118)

Rural : 2,24,087 (in 2001: 5,44,475)
Annual Growth Rate : -6.74 (in 2001: 1.55)

Population (Adjusted):
Total Population : 3,06,945 (in 2001: 6,26,456)
Number of Male : 1,46,495 (in 2001: 3,10,823)
Number of Female : 1,60,450 (in 2001: 3,15,633)

Households:
Total number of Households : 57,119 (in 2001: 1,07,264)
Urban : 14,079 (in 2001: 10,795)

Rural : 43,040 (in 2001: 96,469)

Area:
Total Area (Sq. Km.) : 156.79 (in 2001: 429.35)
Total Area (Sq. Mile) : 
60.53 (in 2001: 165.77)
Density per Square Kilometer : 
1880 (in 2001: 1394)
Density per Square Mile : 4868 (in 2001: 3611)
Urbanization (%) : 23.97(in 2001: 9.04%)

Literacy:

Both male and female : 52.9(in 2001: 46.1%)
Male only : 52.6(in 2001: 48.5%)
Female only : 53.1% (in 2001: 43.4%)

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

Both male and female : 54.4(in 2001: 44.9%)
Male only : 55.8(in 2001: 47.0%)
Female only : 53.2(in 2001: 42.8%)

Geographic info:

Total number of Union : 7 (in 2001: 22)
Total number of Mouza : 136 (in 2001: 456)
Total number of Village : 178 (in 2001: 508)
Total number of Pouroshava : 1
Total number of Paura Ward : 9
Total number of Paura Mahalla : 31


That's all for today for the Laksham Upazila. For further information's about Census and others info visit site of  Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. If you think something is missing, feel free to make any comments below. Thanks a lot.




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A little about Homna Thana
Some info about Daudkandi Upazila
Titas Upazila came into existence in 2004
Meghna Upazila under Comilla district

Thorla was renamed as Muradnagar in 1878

Debidwar Upazila came into Existence in 1931
In 1876 Chandina came into existence as a Thana
Brahman Para came into existence as a Thana in 1976

The name Burichang came from the Buddhi Chiyang

Comilla Sadar came into existence in 1958
Comilla Sadar South Upazila derived from Laksham and Comilla Sadar thana in 2008
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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