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Chuadanga Sadar Upazila


Chuadanga Sadar Upazila (chuadanga district) area 289.59 sq km, located in between 23°29' and 23°42' north latitudes and in between 88°47' and 89°00' east longitudes. It is bounded by alamdanga upazila on the north, jibannagar upazila on the south, jhenaidah sadar, kotchandpur and harinakunda upazilas on the east, damurhuda upazila and west bengal state of India on the west.

Population Total 278726; male143249, female 135477; Muslim 270748, Hindu 7722, Buddhist 161, Christian 12 and others 83.

Water bodies Main rivers: Mathavanga, nabaganga, chitra and bhairab.

Administration Chuadanga upazila was established in 1984. Although Chaudanga municipality was formed in 1960 it began functioning in 1965.

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

1

7

90

129

113928

164798

962

51.59

32.08

Municipality

Area
(sq km)

Ward

Mahalla

Population

Density
(per sq km)

Literacy rate (%)

37.37

9

41

77429

2072

55.34

Upazila Town

Area
(sq km)

Mouza

Population

Density
(per sq km)

Literacy rate (%)

31.64

8

36502

1154

42.99

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

Alokdia 11

4798

12364

11493

42.77

Kutubpur 47

10395

15949

14754

37.74

Titudaha 83

11544

18867

17710

28.30

Padmabila 62

5999

9157

8795

34.32

Begampur 23

14366

19631

18830

28.90

Mominpur 59

9793

6631

6533

34.89

Shankarchandra 71

11736

20878

19708

35.72

Source Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

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Archaeological heritage and relics Three domed Chuadanga Bara Mosque, Thakurpur Mosque (1698), Bara Shalua Mosque.

History of the War of Liberation During the war of liberation in 1971 Chuadanga Sadar Hospital was the district headquarters of the Pak army. The Pak army brutally killed about 300 innocent persons at the backyard of the hospital (present Shantipara).

Marks of the War of Liberation Mass grave 1 (Shantipara).

Religious institutions Mosque 218, temple 3, church 1, tomb 10, most noted of which are Bara Mosque, Thakurpur Mosque.

Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 40.08%; male 43.38%, female 36.61%. Educational institutions: college 4, secondary school 27, technical school 1, madrasa 8. Noted educational institutions: V G (Victoria Jubilee) Government High School (1880), Badarganj Alia Madrasa (1962)

Newspapers and periodicals Daily: Mathavanga, Prothom Rajdhani; weekly: Chuadanga Darpan, Chuadanga Samachar, Din Badaler Kagaj.

Cultural organisations Library 2, club 35, theatre group 11, cinema hall 3, theatre stage 2, women's organisation 2, press club 1.

Main sources of income Agriculture 56.80%, non-agricultural labourer 3.29%, industry 1.40%, commerce 16.20%, transport and communication 5.24%, service 7.92%, construction 1.96%, religious service 0.17%, rent and remittance 0.46%' and others 6.56%.

Ownership of agricultural land Landowner 51.94%, landless 48.06%; agricultural landowner: urban 44.91% and rural 56.09%.

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

Extinct or nearly extinct crops Sesame, linseed, tobacco, aus paddy.

Main fruits Mango, coconut, jackfruit, guava, banana, papaya.

Fisheries, dairies and poultries Dairy 11, Poultry 35.

Communication facilities Pucca road 127.04 km, semi-pucca road 40.13 km, mud road 354.21 km; railway 12.70' km. Bridge 61, culvert 447.

Extinct or nearly extinct traditional transport Palanquin, horse carriage.

Noted manufactories Rice mill 17, chira (threshed) mill 7, pulse mill 5, flour mill 3, metal workshop 22, biscuit factory 15, shoe factory 2.

Cottage industries Goldsmith, blacksmith, potteries, embroidery, bamboo work, wood work.

Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 27, most noted of which are Sarojganj Bazar, Dingedaha Bazar, Hijlagari Bazar, Kedarganj Bazar, Alokdia Bazar, Gokulkhali Bazar, Bhalaipur Bazar, Bara Bazar and Dingedaha Merete Mela, Garuitupir Mela.

Main exports Rice, banana, betel leaf, mango, jackfruit, date molasses, biscuit, vegetables.

Access to electricity All the wards and unions of the upazila are under rural electrification net-work. However 35.57% of the dwelling households have access to electricity.

Sources of drinking water Tube-well 89.16%, pond 0.06%, tap 7.61%, and others 3.17%. The presence of intolerable level of arsenic has been detected in shallow tube-well water of the upazila.

Sanitation 24.69% (urban 16.25% and rural 37.75%) of dwelling households of the upazila use sanitary latrines and 41.04% (urban 38.37% and rural 45.15%) of dwelling households use non-sanitary latrines; 34.27% of households do not have latrine facilities.

Health centres Hospital 1, upazila health complex 1, union health and family welfare centre 7, satellite clinic 1, chest diseases hospital 1, diabetic hospital 1, infectious diseases hospital 1, eye hospital 1, maternity and child care centre 1, community clinic 21.

Natural disasters The floods, draughts, excessive rainfall, tidal bore and cyclones of 1970, 1971, 1984, 1988, 1998 and 2001 caused huge loss of life and damages to settlements, communication facilities, crops and livestock of the upazila.

NGO activities brac, care, asa, WAVE, Chetana, Prachesta. [Md. Faysal Kibria]

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