Friday, November 16, 2012

Various Opinion about the Origin of the Upazila name BARURA



History and Background:
Barura Upazila came into existence in 1948 as a Thana. Nothing is definitely known about the origin of the upazila name. It is learnt that in the past there grew huge quantity of betel leaf in this locality and hence there were a large number of Bara (meaning garden of betel leaf) in this area. It is generally believed that the upazila name Barura might have originated from the word Bar. Another opinion in this regard is that there lived people of a community called Barua in this locality in consequence of which the upazila name might have originated as Barura.

Area and Location:
The upazila occupies an area of 241.69 sq. km. It is located between 23°14' and 23°27' north latitudes and between 90°56' and 91°08' east longitudes. The upazila is bounded on the north by Chandina and Comilla Sadar upazilas, on the east by Laksam and Comilla Sadar South upazilas, on the south by Shahrasti upazila of Chandpur zila and on the west by Chandina upazila and Kachua upazila of Chandpur zilla / district.


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

Population (Enumerated):
Total Population : 4,05,118 (in 2001: 3,51,086)
Number of Male : 1,90,309 (in 2001: 1,74,242)
Number of Female : 2,14,809 (in 2001: 1,76,844)
Urban : 49,126 (in 2001: 40,335)
Rural : 3,55,992 (in 2001: 3,10,751)
Annual Growth Rate : 1.42 (in 2001: 1.23)

Population (Adjusted):
Total Population : 4,21,224 (in 2001: 3,67,538)
Number of Male : 1,97,893 (in 2001: 1,82,412)
Number of Female : 2,23,331 (in 2001: 1,85,126)

Households:
Total number of Households : 82,588 (in 2001: 65,041)
Urban : 9,807 (in 2001: 7,489)
Rural : 72,781 (in 2001: 57,552)

Area:
Total Area (Sq. Km.) : 241.69 (in 2001: 241.65)
Total Area (Sq. Mile) : 93.31 (in 2001: 93.30)
Density per Square Kilometer : 
1676 (in 2001: 1453)
Density per Square Mile : 4341 (in 2001: 3763)
Urbanization (%) : 12.13(in 2001: 11.49%)

Literacy:

Both male and female : 52.1(in 2001: 44.9%)
Male only : 51.1(in 2001: 47.3%)
Female only : 52.9% (in 2001: 42.6%)

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

Both male and female : 54.9(in 2001: 49.2%)
Male only : 56.0(in 2001: 51.7%)
Female only : 53.8(in 2001: 46.7%)

Geographic info:

Total number of Union : 14 (in 2001: 14)
Total number of Mouza : 212 (in 2001: 231)
Total number of Village : 313 (in 2001: 314)
Total number of Pouroshava : 1
Total number of Paura Ward : 9
Total number of Paura Mahalla : 26


That's all for today for the Barura Upazila in Comilla District / Zila. For further information's about the 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.




Read other related posts:
List of all Villages and Population in Barura UpazilaA little about Homna Thana
Educational Institutions in Barura Upazila
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

Laksham Thana turned into an Upazila in 1982
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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