Mithapukur Upazila
Mithapukur
মিঠাপুকুর
—  Upazila  —
Mithapukur is located in Bangladesh
Mithapukur
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 25°32.5′N 89°17′E / 25.5417°N 89.283°E / 25.5417; 89.283Coordinates: 25°32.5′N 89°17′E / 25.5417°N 89.283°E / 25.5417; 89.283
Country  Bangladesh
Division Rangpur Division
District Rangpur District
Area
 - Total 515.62 km2 (199.1 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 - Total 409,915
 - Density 795/km2 (2,059/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Mithapukur

Mithapukur (Bengali: মিঠাপুকুর) is an Upazila of Rangpur District in the Division of Rangpur, Bangladesh.The upazila is situated in the middle of Rangpur,where it is boundaries by Rngpur Sadar in the North,to the south Pirgonj,to the west badargonj & Fulbari,Dinajpur , to the east Pirgacha & Sundorgonj,Gaibandha.

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Geography

Mithapukur is located at 25°32′30″N 89°17′00″E / 25.5417°N 89.2833°E / 25.5417; 89.2833 . It has 82563 units of house hold and total area 515.62 km².Mithapukur possesses vast fertile land.The Jamunashori,Akhira and Ghagot are the major river flows through the Mithapukur.

Demographics

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Mithapukur has a population of 409915. Males constitute are 51.09% of the population, and females 48.91%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 207035. Mithapukur has an average literacy rate of 23% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[1]Mithapukur Upazila is a very diverse population area with many minority group Buddhist,Christian with many tribe like Sawthal.Benuban Bihar is very popular temple among the bud dist in Bangladesh. Baldipukur is the place for living many Christian community. A significant portion of indigenous people like Sawthal Tribe are living in Mithapukur from the beginning of settlement people in this area.

Administrative

Mithapukur has 17 Unions/Wards, 311 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 313 villages.In the Upazila of Mithapukur,Rangpur.The 17 unions are following- 1.Khoragach 2.Ranipukur 3.Payrabond 4.Vangni 5.Balarhat 6.Kafrikhal 7.Latibpur 8.Changmari 9.Moyenpur 10.Masimpur 11.Charan Balua 12.Milonpur 13.Gopalpur 14.Durgapur 15.Hajrothpur 16.Mirzapur 17.Imadpur

Tourist attractions

Mithapukur is an largest Upazila in North Bengal.Mithapukur Upazila has many historical and attractive places. Pairaband is the birthplace of Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (1880–1932), an eminent educationist & a pioneer of women's liberation. Mithapukur most popular tourist attractions are the Mithapukur Pond-Mithapukur,Benubon Bihar-Mithapukur,The Mughal era Masque- Mithapukur,Tanka Mosque-Latibpur and Gopalpur forest.

Notable person

H N Ashikur Rahman-Industrialist,Former Minister and present Parliament member of Awamilig. Md.Fakhruzzaman Zahangir-Industrialist,Owner of RD Milk,Power-Trade,German Bangla Bicycle. Dr.Mozibur Rahman-Inventor of the local method of Oral Saline. Late-Nurul Islam-Former Governor of Bangladesh Bank.

Road Communication

One can travel from Dhaka to Mithapukur by bus. Luxury buses that go to Rangpur start from Kalyanpur in Dhaka. One should board a Rangpur-bound bus and get dropped at Mithapukur bus stop. It takes about six hours time. Mithapukur is about 75 kilometer towards north from Bogra. It is on the highway N5 from Bogra to Rangpur (the distance from Bogra to Rangpur is about 100 kilometer). The road condition is very good.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. http://web.archive.org/web/20050327072826/http://www.bangladeshgov.org/mop/ndb/arpc91_v1/tables04.htm. Retrieved November 10, 2006. 



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