Bimanbandar Thana (Sylhet Metropolitan)
Bimanbandar Thana (Sylhet Metropolitan) area 110.59 sq km, located in between 24°00´ and 24°11´ north latitudes and in between 90°59´ and 91°15´ east longitudes. It is bounded by gowainghat upazila on the north, shah paran and kotwali model thanas on the south, jaintapur upazila on the east and jalalabad thana on the west.
Population Total 97524; male 51579, female 45945; Muslim 82982, Hindu 14172, Buddhist 290, Christian 55 and others 25.
Water bodies Main river: Singra.
Administration Bimanbandar Thana was formed 11 August 2011, comprising two unions and two wards of Sylhet Sadar upazila.
|Ward and Union||Mahalla||Mouza||Population||Density (per sq km)||Literacy rate (%)|
|Ward and Union|
|Ward and Union||Area (sq km)||Population||Literacy rate (%)|
|Ward no. 6 (part)||235||5469||4741||65.29|
|Ward no. 7 (part)||227||6549||5895||77.47|
Source Bangladesh Population Census- 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.
Marks of War of Liberation Mass grave 1 (Adjacent to the Cadet College).
Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 58.07%; male 62.09%, female 53.51%. Noted educational institutions: Sylhet Cadet College, Forest School.
Noted installations Osmali International Airport, Sylhet Divisional Stadium, Malinichhar Tea Garden, Tarapur Tea Garden, Lakkatura Tea Garden.
Main sources of income Agriculture 20.27%, non-agricultural labourer 7.11%, industry 2.25%, commerce 20.16%, transport and communication 5.94%, service 12.1%, construction 2.20%, religious service 0.34%, rent and remittance 3.08% and others 26.55%.
Ownership of agricultural land Landowner 27.74%, landless 72.26%.
Main crops Tea, paddy and vegetables.
Extinct or nearly extinct crops Jute.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, black berry, pineapple and banana.
Communication facilities Roads: pucca 13.5 km, semi-pucca 4 km and mud road 52 km.
Extinct or nearly extinct traditional transport Horse carriage, bullock cart.
Manufactories Khadim Ceramics, BCSIC 1.
Noted Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and Bazar 17, most noted of which are Tuker Bazar, Saheber Bazar, Balla Bazar, Akhali Naya Bazar, Choukhidekhi Bazar, Tathantula Bazar, Subid Bazar, Khadimnaghar Bazar, Pargana Bazar.
Main exports Tea, paddy.
Access to electricity All the wards and unions of the thana are under electrification net-work. However 42.99% dwellings have access to electricity.
Sources of drinking water Tube-well 75.95%, pond 4.73%, tap 9.80% and others 9.52%.
Sanitation 51.39.12% of the dwelling households of the thana use sanitary latrines and 35.39% of the dwelling households use non-sanitary latrines; 13.22% households do not have latrine facilities.
Health centres Clinic 2, family planning center 2.
References Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.