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Boalmari Upazila


Boalmari Upazila (faridpur district) area 272.34 sq km, located in between 23°17' and 23°32' north latitudes and in between 89°36' and 89°48' east longitudes. It is bounded by madhukhali upazila on the north, alfadanga and kashiani upazilas on the south, saltha and faridpur sadar upazilas on the east and mohammadpur and Alfadanga upazilas on the west.

Population Total 233683; male 118852, female 114831; Muslim 203384, Hindu 30122, Buddhist 20 and others 157.

Water bodies Main rivers: madhumati, Old Kumar, Barashia; Chapradah, Nader Chand and Chitlia beels are notable.

Administration Boalmari Thana was formed in 1906 and it was turned into an upazila in 1983.

Upazila
Municipality Union Mouza Village Population Density (per sq km) Literacy rate (%)
Urban Rural Urban Rural

1

11

173

251

24125

209558

858

44.8

35.4

Municipality

Area
(sq km)

Ward

Mahalla

Population

Density
(per sq km)

Literacy rate (%)

13.56

9

18

24125

1779

44.8

Union
Name of union and GO code Area (acre) Population Literacy rate (%)
Male Female

Gunbaha 40

4907

9741

9576

35.80

Ghoshpur 35

6410

10109

9690

34.56

Chatul 25

7072

9053

8710

36.33

Chandpur 20

4054

7140

7014

36.63

Dadpur 30

6707

10589

10346

30.41

Parameshwardi 75

5891

9219

8823

38.60

Boalmari 15

3908

4127

4080

26.30

Moyna 60

7803

12909

12284

33.72

Rupapat 85

5900

9657

9674

39.31

Shekhar 95

6707

11916

11775

42.23

Satair 90

7940

11870

11256

31.00

Source Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

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Archaeological heritage and relics Nine-domed Shahi Jami Mosque at Satair (built during the reign of Sultan Alauddin Hussain Shah), Kalibari Mandir at Koira.

History of the War of Liberation On 9 December 1971, an encounter between the freedom fighters and the Pak army was held at Natubdia bazar of the upazila. In another frontal battle between the freedom fighters and the Pak army in Dhopadanga and Chandpur areas 49 Pak soldiers including Major Mofiz were killed and' so were 11 freedom fighters.

Religious institutions Mosque 320, temple 50. Noted religious institutions: Satair Jami Mosque, Koira Kalibari Temple.

Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 36.4%; male 39.8%, female 32.9%. Educational institutions: college 4, secondary school 21, primary school 93, madrasa 12. Noted educational institutions: Rupapat Baman Chandra High School (1914), Kharsuti Chandra Kishore High School (1919), Boalmari George Academy (1911).

Newspapers and periodicals Fortnightly: Nazir Bangla; Weekly: Boalmari Sangbad, Alhelal.

Cultural organisations Library 1, theatre group 1, cinema hall 2, women's organisation 1, club 20, playground 32.

Main sources of income Agriculture 65.04%, non-agricultural labourer 2.56%, commerce 12.89%, transport and communication 3.08%, industry 1%, service 7.36%, construction 1.62%, religious service 0.18%, rent and remittance 0.56% and others 5.71%.

Ownership of agricultural land Landowner 57.86%, landless 42.14%; agricultural landowner: urban 35.06% and rural 60.45%.

Main crops Paddy, wheat, sugarcane, jute, onion, betel leaf, oil seed, vegetables.

Extinct or nearly extinct crops Sweet potato, kaun, linseed, arahar.

Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, litchi, banana, date, papaya, black berry, jamrul.

Fisheries, dairies and poultries Fishery 245, dairy 61, poultry 63.'

Communication facilities Roads: pucca 200 km, mud road 490 km; waterways 19 nautical miles; railways 24 km.

Extinct or nearly extinct traditional transport Palanquin, bullock cart, horse carriage.

Noted manufactories Flour mill, pulse mill, chira mill, ice factory, welding factory.

Cottage industries Goldsmith, blacksmith, potteries, weaving, nakshi kantha, bamboo work, cane work, wood work.

Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 30, fairs 10, most noted of which are Kadirdi Bazar, Bhatdi Bazar, Chandpur Bazar, Boalmari Hat, Dhopadanga Hat, Moindia Hat and Satair Mela, Koira Kalibari Mela, Chiter Bazar Mela, Katagar Mela and Laksmi Mela.

Main exports Paddy, wheat, jute, onion, date molasses, banana.

Access to electricity All the wards and unions of the upazila are under rural electrification net-work. However 17.88% (urban 47.01% and rural 14.33%) dwellings households have access to electricity.

Sources of drinking water Tube-well 95.14%, pond 0.29%, tap 0.36% and others 4.21%.

Sanitation 41.62% (rural 37.78% and urban 75.49%) of dwelling households of the upazila use sanitary latrines and 47.62% (rural 50.80% and urban 19.63%) of dwelling households use non-sanitary latrines; 10.76% (urban 4.87% and rural 11.43%) of households do not have latrine facilities.

Health centres Upazila health complex 1, family planning centre 11, satellite clinic 5, clinic 3.

NGO activities brac, asa. [Achintra Roy Chowdhury]

References Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics; Cultural survey report of Boalmari Upazila 2007.