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Daganbhuiyan Upazila


Daganbhuiyan Upazila (feni district) area 165.84 sq km, located in between 22°53' and 23°04' north latitudes and in between 91°15' and 91°22' east longitudes. It is bounded by nangalkot, chauddagram and feni sadar upazilas on the north, companiganj upazila on the south, Feni Sadar and sonagazi upazilas on the east, senbagh upazila on the west.

Population Total 225464; male 109931, female 115533; Muslim 210680, Hindu 14738, Christian 13 and others 33.

Water bodies Main river: little feni.

Administration Daganbhuiyan Thana was formed in 1980 and it was turned into an upazila on 14 September 1983.

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

1

8

101

115

27263

198201

1360

58.4

55.1

Municipality

Area
(sq km)

Ward

Mahalla

Population

Density
(per sq km)

Literacy rate (%)

12.75

9

20

25979

2038

58.42

Upazila Town

Area
(sq km)

Mouza

Population

Density
(per sq km)

Literacy rate (%)

1.61

2

1284

798

48.78

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

Yakubpur 94


9665


12493


13145


65.08


Jailashkara 38


5580


17670


18104


55.13


Daganbhuiyan 12


3818


7981


8656


57.79


Purba Chandrapur 69


4848


11618


12481


58.52


Mathu Bhuiyan 56


3450


8366


8707


57.80


Rajapur 73


4590


15291


17361


46.76


Ramnagar 77


3271


8370


8576


63.43


Sindurpur 90


5754


14580


16086

44.47

Source  Bangladesh Population Census 2001,Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

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Marks of the War of Liberation Memorial monument 1.

Religious institutions Mosque 306, temple 30, tomb 6. Noted religious institutions: Panch Pir Mazar at Jailashkara, Mazars of Maulana Dewan Abdur Rashid (R), Maulana Muhammad Ishaque (R) and Shah Sufi Saddruddin (R) at Naldia.

Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 55.48%; male 58.28%, female 52.90%. Noted educational institutions: Iqbal Memorial College (1985), Daganbhuiyan Girls' School, Ramnagar K M C High school, Jailashkara High School (1943).

Newspapers and periodicals Defunct: Kalantar, Shuveccha (weekly); Shuchita, Dishari (periodicals).

Cultural organisations Library 1, club 42, cinema hall 1, playground 23.

Main sources of income Agriculture 28.25%, non-agricultural labourer 2.35%, industry 0.77%, commerce 15.12%, transport and communication 4.07%, service 24.10%, construction 1.41%, religious service 0.56%, rent and remittance 9.33% and others 14.04%.

Ownership of agricultural land Landowner 62.71%, landless 37.29%; agricultural landowner: urban 61.49% and rural 62.86%.'

Main crops Paddy, wheat, potato, pulse, vegetables.

Extinct or nearly extinct crops Linseed, sesame, kaun, arahar.

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

Fisheries, dairies and poultries Shrimp and other fishes cultivations on commercial basis; besides there about 100' dairies and poultries in the upazila.

Communication facilities Pucca road 191 km, mud road 581 km; waterways 16 nautical miles.

Traditional transport Palanquin, horse carriage and bullock cart.

Noted manufactories Rice mill, flour mill, cotton spinning mills, brick field, cap making factory.

Cottage industries Goldsmith, potteries, weaving, wood work, bamboo and cane work.

Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 29, fairs 3, most noted of which are Daganbhuiyan Bazar, Amu Tulatuli Bazar, Baker Bazar, Rajapur Bazar; Bhuiya Hat, Faziler Hat, Koreshmunshi Hat, Chilonia Hat and Naldia Mela.

Main exports Shrimp, coconut, vegetables.

Access to electricity All the wards and unions of the upazila are under rural electrification net-work. However 47.14% (urban 70.87% and rural 44.20%) of the dwelling households have access to electricity.

Sources of drinking water Tube-well 92.35%, pond 2.48%, tap 1.12% and others 4.05%.

Sanitation 56.31% (rural 53.06% and urban 82.60%) of dwelling households of the upazila use sanitary latrines and 34.71% (rural 37.43% and urban 12.77%) of dwelling households use non-sanitary latrines; 8.98% (rural 9.52% and urban 4.63%) of households do not have latrine facilities.

Health centres Upazila health complex 1, family planning centre 8, clinic 6.

Natural disasters The devastating cyclone of 1991 caused huge loss of life and damages to settlements, live stock and other properties of the upazila.

NGO activities brac, asa cida, Danida, care. [Mohiuddin Hossain Mohin]

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