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Daulatkhan Upazila


Daulatkhan Upazila (bhola district) area 316.99 sq km, located in between 22°32' and 22°48' north latitudes and in between 90°40' and 90°53' east longitudes. It is bounded by bhola sadar and lakshmipur sadar upazilas on the north, burhanuddin and tazumuddin upazilas on the south, ramgati upazila on the east and Bhola Sadar upazila on the west.

Population Total 173253; male 90670, female 82583; Muslim 168823, Hindu 4401 and others 29.

Water bodies Main river: meghna.

Administration 'Daulatkhan Thana was formed in 1872 and it was turned into an upazila on 1 August 1983.

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

1

9

47

27

30540

142713

547

40.6

36.5

Municipality

Area
(sq km)

Ward

Mahalla

Population

Density
(per sq km)

Literacy rate (%)

2.6

9

9

14401

5539

46.10

Upazila Town

Area
(sq km)

Mouza

Population

Density
(per sq km)

Literacy rate (%)

7.49

1

16139

2155

35.50

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

Uttar Joynagar 76

7255

15210

13348

41.40

Char Khalifa 19

4353

14297

14164

33.46

Char Pata 28

5641

11319

11234

35.24

Dakshin Joynagar 85

5073

10495

9412

37.67

Bhabanipur 16

4339

6253

5727

28.40

Madanpur 47

13371

2318

1635

32.23

Medua 57

14329

5673

4451

38.98

Saidpur 95

6467

16263

14694

37.40

Hajipur 38

10651

1281

1078

36.97

Source Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

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Archaeological heritage Charpata Daira Jami Mosque (18th century).

History of the War of Liberation During the war of liberation in 1971, the Pak army conducted heavy plundering, genocide and set many houses on fire in the upazila. The Pak army brutally killed Abdul Hamid, the then circle officer of Daulatkhan, and his wife in presence of their children.

Religious institutions Mosque 311, temple 10.

Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 37.3%; male 39%, female 35.4%. Educational institutions: college 2, secondary school 21, primary school 99, kindergarten 3, madrasa 28. Noted educational institutions: Daulatkhan Abu Abdullah College (1983), Halima Khatun Girls' School and College (1993), Daulatkhan Government High School (1916), Daulatkhan Govt. Girls' High School (1968), Hajipur Senior Madrasa (1912).

Newspapers and periodicals Monthly Shymali (defunct).

Cultural organisations Library 12, club 41, cinema hall 4, cultural society 4, theatre group 1, playground 50.

Main sources of income Agriculture 56.43%, non-agricultural labourer 4.91%, industry 0.67%, commerce 16.82%, transport and communication 3.33%, service 6.58%, construction 2.72%, religious service 0.31%, rent and remittance 0.60% and others 7.63%.

Ownership of agricultural land Landowner 44.77%, landless 55.23%; agricultural landowner: urban 21.35% and rural 49.57%.

Main crops Paddy, betel leaf, wheat, sweet potato, chilli, pulse, mustard, vegetables.

Extinct or nearly extinct crops Sesame, linseed.

Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, banana, papaya, palm, coconut, betel nut, water-melon.

Fisheries, dairies and poultries Fishery 47, dairy 55, poultry 71.

Communication facilities Pucca road 105.17 km, semi-pucca road 4.15 km, mud road 254.02 km.

Extinct or nearly extinct traditional transport Palanquin, bullock cart.

Noted manufactories Ice factory, welding factory.

Cottage industries Weaving, goldsmith, potteries, blacksmith, wood work, bamboo work.

Hats, bazars and fairs Daulatkhan Hat, Khaer Hat, Bangla Bazar, Chaltatlir Hat, Miar Hat, Houladarer Hat, Kazir Hat are notable.

Main exports Fish, betel leaf, betel nut, coconut, vegetables.

Access to electricity All the wards and unions of the upazila are under rural electrification net-work. However 16.27% (urban 17.60% and rural 16%) of the dwelling households have access to electricity.

Sources of drinking water Tube-well 72.85%, tap 0.12%, pond 2.06% and others 24.97%.

Sanitation 38.92% (urban 42.78% and rural 38.13%) of dwelling households of the upazila use sanitary latrines and 53.60% (urban 51.09% and rural 54.11%) of dwelling households use non-sanitary latrines; 7.48% of households do not have latrine facilities

Health centres Upazila health complex 1, satellite clinic 1, union health and family welfare centre 9, community clinic 17.

NGO activities brac, asa, proshika, Swanirvar Bangladesh, HEED Bangladesh. [Syed Mujtaba Ahmed Khan]

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