Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Meghna Upazila came into existence in 1999 under Comilla district



History and Background:
Meghna Upazila came into existence in the year 1999in the Government period of Bangladesh Awami League. It was included in Homna and Daudkandi upazilas before 1999. Most part of this upazilas derived from Homna thana. It was named Meghna after the river Meghna which flows beside the area constituting the upazila.

Area and Location:
The Meghna upazila occupies an area of 99.57 sq. km. It is located between 23°34' and 23°41' north latitudes and between 90°38' and 90°46' east longitudes. The upazila is bounded on the north by Araihazar upazila of Naryanganj Zila, on the east by Homna and Titas upazilas, on the south by Daudkandi upazila and on the west by Sonargaon upazila of Naryanganj district and Gazaria upazila of Munshiganj district.

Some useful information's could help you about Meghna Upazila / Thana, taken from the Bangladesh National Census Report - 2011:

Population (Enumerated):
Total Population : 1,12,453 (in 2001 - 96,970)
Number of Male : 56,453 (in 2001 - 47,716)
Number of Female : 56,000 (in 2001 - 49,254)
Urban : 6,159
Rural : 1,06,294 (in 2001 - 96,970)
Annual Growth Rate : 1.47 (in 2001 : 0.97)

Population (Adjusted):

Total Population : 1,16,742 (in 2001 - 1,01,372)
Number of Male : 58,606 (in 2001 - 49,882)
Number of Female : 58,136 (in 2001 - 51,490)

Households:

Total number of Households : 21,617 (in 2001 - 19,170)
Urban : 1,258
Rural : 20,359 (in 2001 - 19,170)

Area:

Total Area (Sq. Km.) : 99.57
Total Area (Sq. Mile) : 38.44
Density per Square Kilometer : 1129 (in 2001 - 984)
Density per Square Mile :  2925 (in 2001 - 2548)
Urbanization (%) : 5.48%

Literacy:

Both male and female : 44.6% (in 2001 - 33.8%)
Male only : 48.2% (in 2001 - 38.0%)
Female only : 41.0% (in 2001 - 29.9%)

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

Both male and female : 48.5% (in 2001 - 40.3%)
Male only : 49.0% (in 2001 - 42.8%)
Female only : 48.0% (in 2001 - 37.8%)

Geographic info:

Total number of Union : 8 (in 2001 - 7)
Total number of Mouza : 38 (in 2001 - 40)
Total number of Village : 102 (in 2001 - 104)
Total number of Pouroshava : 0
Total number of Paura Ward : 0
Total number of Paura Mahalla : 0


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



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Some info about Daudkandi Upazila
Titas Upazila came into existence in 2004
Thorla was renamed as Muradnagar Upazila 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 Buddi Chiyang
Comilla Sadar came into existence as a Thana in 1958
Comilla Sadar South Upazila derived from Laksham and Comilla Sadar thana in 2008
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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