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Daudkandi Upazila


Daudkandi Upazila (comilla district) area 208.66 sq km, located in between 23°24' and 23°35' north latitudes and in between 90°41' and 90°53' east longitudes. It is bounded by meghna and titas upazilas on the north, matlab dakshin and kachua upazilas on the south, chandina and muradnagar upazilas on the east, matlab uttar and gazaria upazilas on the west.

Population Total 284031; male 143305, female 140726.

Water bodies Main rivers: meghna, gumti; Batakhansi canal is notable.

Administration Daudkandi Thana, now an upazila was formed in 1858.

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

1

15

182

268

29001

255030

1361

49.29

44.98

Municipality

Area
(sq km)

Ward

Mahalla

Population

Density
(per sq km)

Literacy rate (%)

13.18

9

26

29001

2200

49.29

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

Uttar Elliotganj 30

3518

8887

8864

40.63

Uttar Daudkandi 21

4727

7473

6869

39.84

Goalmari 38

2921

8027

8215

45.35

Gauripur 51

2217

11327

10814

52.41

Jinglatali 47

3112

6939

7192

39.28

Dakshin Elliotganj 34

3320

8017

7394

38.26

Paschim Panchgachhia 86

2977

6856

7124

43.32

Purba Panchgachhia 82

3747

8557

8900

48.17

Barapara 90

2393

8853

8820

46.47

Biteshwar

4214

11147

11023

50.46

Padua

2876

7572

7958

47.00

Maruka 64

4170

7835

7573

43.64

Mohammadpur Paschim 73

6930

9984

10101

43.40

Mohammadpur Purba 84

3153

9069

9103

43.98

Sundalpur 94

1892

7542

6995

52.45

Source Bangladesh Population Census 2001,Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

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Archaeological heritage and relics Mosque of Daria Sawdagar (Bara Goali).

History of the War of Liberation On 23 May 1971, the Pak army in collaboration with the local razakars killed 11 innocent persons at village Roypura. Besides, they also set many houses of nearby villages of Jinglatali and Harpur on fire. Besides, encounters were held between the freedom fighters and the Pak army at Goalmari Bazar in which about 200 Pak soldiers and local rajakars were killed and so were two freedom fighters.

Marks of the War of Liberation Mass killing site 1 (Sahapara Bridge on the south of Daudkandi Police Station).

Religious institutions Mosque 531, temple 28, tomb 22. Noted religious instituttions : Bania Para Jami Mosque, Baitul Aman Jami Mosque, Changaon Jami Mosque, Kabir Uddin Jami Mosque.

Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 42.59%; male 48.43%, female 40.05%. Educational institutions: college 6, technical training college 1, secondary school 44, primary school 190, nursery school 93, madrasa 32. Noted educational institutions: Elliotganj RB High School (1908), Raipur KC High School (1912), Daudkandi Adarsha High School (1919), Barapara Girls' High School (1919), Chinamura LN High School (1930), Gauripur Subal-Aftab High School (1942).

Newspapers and periodicals Daily: Prantar; weekly: Banglabarta, Monir, Janabarta, Kaldhara, Janatar Prattasha.'

Cultural organisations Library 1, club 116, cinema hall 4, women's organisation 15.

Main crops Paddy, jute, wheat, potato, mustard, futi, khira, watermelon, peanut, pulse, vegetables.

Main fruits Mango, blackberry, guava, plum, banana, orange, papaya, litchi.

Fisheries, dairies and poultries Fishery 80, dairy 97, poultry 233, artificial breeding centre 5.

Communication facilities Pucca road 135 km, semi-pucca road 10 km, mud road 240 km; waterway 12 nautical miles.

Extinct or nearly extinct traditional transport Palanquin, bullock cart.

Cottage industries Weaving, jute made products, bamboo work.

Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 18, most noted of which are Daudkandi Hat, Gauripur Hat, Elliotganj Hat, Batakhansi Hat, Goalmari Hat, Hasnabad Hat, Alipur Hat, Paler Bazar and Shahidnagar Bazar.

Main exports Jute products, vegetables.

Health centres Upazila health complex 1, hospital 3, union health and family welfare centre 15, health centre 9, EPI centre 648, veterinary hospital 1.

NGO activities brac, asa, CCDA, HRD, Uddipan. [AKM Jasim Uddin]

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