Godagari Upazila


Godagari Upazila

Infobox of upazilas
native_name = Godagari
locator_position = right
latd = 24.4667
longd = 88.3306
division_name = Rajshahi Division
district = Rajshahi District
population_as_of = 1991
population_total = 217811
population_density = 461
area_total = 472.13
area_telephone =
postal_code =
maplink = www.bangladesh.gov.bd/maps/images/rajshahi/Godagari.gif
maplink_caption = Official Map of Godagari
footnotes =

Godagari ( _bn. গোদাগড়ি) is an Upazila of Rajshahi District in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. This is the place where Mahananda river fall to Padma or Ganges. Very little but very beautyful place.

Geography

Godagari is located at coord|24.4667|N|88.3306|E| . It has 40011 units of house hold and total area 472.13 km².

Administration

Godagari thana was established in 1865 and was turned into an upazila in 1984. It consists of nine union parishads, 389 mouzas and 396 villages.

Archaeological heritage and relics

Padumsa Dighi (pond) of Raja Bijoy Sen at village Deopara (eleventh century), tomb of Hazrat Shah Sultan at Sultanganj (fourteenth century), tomb of Ali Kuli Beg at Kumarpur.

Marks of War of Liberation Memorial monument 1 (Sheikherpara).

Population

Population 217811; male 50.88%, female 49.12%; Muslim 86.55%, Hindu 8.05%, Christian 1.93% and others 3.47%; different ethnic nationals: 3749 families including the Santals.

Religious institutions

Religious institutions Mosque 439, temple 18, church 9, sacred place 2.

Education

Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 27.6%; male 32.3% and female 22.6%. Educational institutions: college 11, secondary school 53, madrasa 18, government primary school 76, non-government primary school 63. Noted educational institutions: Godagari Ideal Primary School (1913), Godagari High School (1948).

Others

Newspaper and periodical Barendri

Cultural organisations Club 45, public library 3, cinema hall 1 and playground 1.

Agriculture

Main occupations Agriculture 36.36%, agricultural labourer 32.16%, wage labourer 5.35%, commerce 11.25%, service 3.99% and others 10.89%.

Land use Total cultivable land 35750.71 hectares; fallow land 218.74 hectares; single crop 49%, double crop 42% and treble crop 9%; cultivable land under irrigation 47%.

Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is approximately Tk 7500 per 0.01 hectare.

Main crops Paddy, wheat, patal, karalla and varieties of dal (pulse).

Extinct or nearly extinct crops Linseed, sesame, mustard seed, aus paddy, kaun, watermelon.

Main fruits Mango jackfruit, litchi and bel (wood apple).

Poultries 9.

Communication

Communication facilities Roads: pucca 147 km and mud road 352 km; railways 39.21 km.

Traditional transport palanquin, horse carriage, bullock cart. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.

Mills and Factories

Manufactories Rice mill 6, printing press 1, welding 45.

Cottage industries Bamboo and cane work 12, blacksmith 80, potteries 25, wood work 226, tailoring 310.

Hats, Bazars and Fairs

Hats, bazars and fairs Total number of hats and bazars are 26, fairs 3, most noted of which are Godagari, Bidirpur, Premtali, Mahisalbari, Rail Bazar, Kankanhat and Rajbari Hat.

Export

Main exports Paddy, wheat, mango, jackfruit and varieties of dal.

NGOs

NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are brac, asa, proshika, caritas, FDSR, IDI, ITCL, Thengamara Mahila Sabuj Sangha, Asia.

Health Center

Health centres Upazila health complex 1, family planning centre 9 and satellite clinic 1. [AKM Kaisaruzzaman]

Demographics

As of 1991 Bangladesh censusGR|Bangladeh, Godagari has a population of 217811. Males constitute are 50.88% of the population, and females 49.12%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 108869. Godagari has an average literacy rate of 27.6% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate. cite web | accessdate = November 10 | accessyear = 2006 | url = http://www.bangladeshgov.org/mop/ndb/arpc91_v1/tables04.htm | archiveurl = http://web.archive.org/web/20050327072826/http://www.bangladeshgov.org/mop/ndb/arpc91_v1/tables04.htm | archivedate = 2005-03-27 | title = Population Census Wing, BBS.]

Administrative

Godagari has 9 Unions/Wards, 392 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 396 villages.

Great men

1. Shah Sultan(R)

2. Yahya Mia: MP of Pakistan

3. Rezaul Haque Vodo: Scientist working in USA now, worked part time at NASA

3. Barrister Aminul Haque: 3 times MP and 2 times minister Bangladesh

4. Dr. Enamul Haque: Former IGP of Bangladesh

5. Dr. Asaduz Zaman: Founder of BMDA and a great Engineer of Barind

ee also

*Upazilas of Bangladesh
*Districts of Bangladesh
*Divisions of Bangladesh

References


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