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Daulatpur Upazila (Manikganj District)


Daulatpur Upazila (manikganj district|) area 216.24 sq km, located in between 23°54' and 24°02' north latitudes and in between 89°41' and 89°57' east longitudes. It is bounded by chauhali and nagarpur upazilas on the north, shivalaya and ghior upazilas on the south, saturia upazila on the east, bera upazila and jamuna river on the west.

Population Total 155674; male 78557, female 77117; Muslim 146834, Hindu 8814, Buddhist 20 and others 6.

Water bodies Main rivers: Jamuna, dhaleshwari and ichamati; Gaighata canal and Khalsi beel are notable.

Administration Daulatpur Thana was formed in 1919 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

-

8

172

186

5831

149843

720

45.34

27.69

Upazila Town

Area
(sq km)

Mouza

Population

Density
(per sq km)

Literacy rate (%)

4.13

5831

1412

45.34

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

Kalia 76

5664

10109

10032

40.08

Khalsi 85

5520

9204

9338


31.03


Chakmirpur 28


5203


10493


10668


41.16


Charkatari 38


4698


7522


6837


22.86


Jiyanpur 66


4872


9685


9437


28.39


Dhamsar 57


5795


9779


9515


23.41


Baghutia 19


11124


11075


10691


19.70


Bachamara 09


9583

10690

10599

17.48

Source Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

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Religious institutions Mosque 206, temple 62, tomb 20. Noted religious institution: Dhamsar Tomb.

Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 28.37%; male 34.71%, female 22.01%. Educational institutions: college 3, secondary school 21, primary school 158, madrasa 29. Noted educational institutions: Taluknagar College (1972), Daulatpur Matilal College (1972), Bachamara College (1972), Daulatpur Pilot High School (1949), Bachamara High School (1950), Kalia High School (1964), Baghutia High School (1964), Taluknagar High School (1965), Charkatari Sabuj Sena High School (1966), Charmastul High School (1969), Kakna High School (1967), Khalsi High School (1968).

Cultural organisations Club 23, theatre group 5, women's organisation 3.

'Main sources of income Agriculture 72.30%, non-agricultural labourer 3.42%, industry 0.77%, commerce 9.92%, transport and communication 1.53%, service 5.87%, construction 0.98%, religious service 0.16%, rent and remittance 0.40% and others 4.65%.

Ownership of agricultural land Landowner 72.08%, landless 27.92%; agricultural landowner: urban 35.11% and rural 73.58%.

Main crops Jute, mustard, peanut.

Extinct or nearly extinct crops Barley, linseed, kaun.

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

Fisheries, dairies and poultries Fishery 20.

Communication facilities Roads: pucca 15 km, mud road 18 km; waterways 22.68 nautical miles.

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

Noted manufactories Rice and flour mill 106, oil mill 32, bidi factory 2.

Cottage industries Weaving, bamboo work, cane work.

Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 23, fairs 10, most noted of which are Daulatpur, Ziyarapur, Kalia, Dhamsar, Bachamara and Charkatari hats.

Main exports Peanut.

Access to electricity All the unions of the upazila are under rural electrification net-work. However 12.81% of the dwellings have access to electricity.'

Sources of drinking water Tube-well 95.29%, tap 0.31%, pond 0.24% and others 4.16%.

Sanitation 17.35% (rural 16.32% and urban 42.95%) of dwelling households of the upazila use sanitary latrines and 78.18% (rural 79.35% and urban 49.37%) of dwelling households use non-sanitary latrines; 4.47% of households do not have latrine facilities.

Health centres Upazila health complex 1, union health centre 3, family planning centre 5, NGO operated health centre 1.

NGO activities asa, brac. [Manoranjan Mandal]

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