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Delduar Upazila


Delduar Upazila (tangail district) area 184.54 sq km, located in between 24°05' and 24°14' north latitudes and in between 89°50' and 89°59' east longitudes. It is bounded by tangail sadar and basail upazilas on the north, nagarpur upazila on the south, mirzapur upazila on the east, Nagarpur and Tangail sadar upazilas on the west.

Population Total 188449; male 94502, female 93947; Muslim 166677, Hindu 21753, Buddhist 13 and others 6.

Water bodies Main rivers: dhaleshwari, Lauhajang and Elangjani. '

Administration Delduar Thana was formed in 1981 and it was turned into an upazila on 18 September 1983.'

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

-

8

129

166

13343

175106

1021

41.7

43.1

Upazila Town

Area
(sq km)

Mouza

Population

Density
(per sq km)

Literacy rate (%)

10.08

3

13343

1324

41.7

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

Atia 11

6163

13770

13665

43.06

Elasin 47

5708

12857

13097

43.34

Dubail 41

4820

12050

11358

51.20

Deoli35

5138

8006

8095

38.30

Delduar 23

6522

14380

14650

43.49

Pathrail 71

4682

13965

13392

42.60

Fazilhati 59

4778

9330

8982

37.57

Lauhati 65

7480

10144

10708

41.05

Source Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

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Archaeological heritage and relics atiya mosque (1606).

Religious institutions Mosque 250, temple 40, tomb 1.

Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 43%; male 47.9%, female 38%. Noted educational institutions: Sayed Mahabbad Ali Degree College (1985), Sayed Abdul Jabber Government High School (1920), Belayet' Hossen Multilateral High School (1992), Dr. F.R Khan Pilot Institute (1960), Burhanul Ulum Ahmadia Yeachhinia Madrasa (1974).

Cultural organisations Club 40, cinema hall 2, literary society 1, playground 30.

Tourist spots Delduar Zamindar Bari, Hinganagar Rajbari.

Main sources of income Agriculture 47.91%, non-agricultural labourer 2.49%, industry 2.20%, commerce 13.16%, transport and communication 3.17%, service 8.43%, construction 0.99%, religious service 0.22%, rent and remittance 3.49% and others 17.94%.

Ownership of agricultural land Landowner 60.13%, landless 39.87%; agricultural landowner: urban 51.98% and rural 60.76%.

Main crops Paddy, jute, mustard, sugarcane, potato, wheat.

Extinct or nearly extinct crops Pulse, sweet potato, sesame.

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

Fisheries, dairies and poultries Fishery 22, dairy 60, poultry 285.

Communication facilities Roads: pucca 65 km, mud road 244 km.

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

Cottage industries Potteries, bamboo work, cane work.

Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 55, fairs 6, most noted of which are Delduar, Lauhati, Ruposir, Nallapara and Elasin hats.

Main exports Bamboo crafts, jute, sugarcane molasses, potato.

Access to electricity All the unions of the upazila are under rural electrification net-work. However 39.35% of the dwellings have access to electricity.

Sources of drinking water Tube-well 93.08%, pond 0.23%, tap 0.52% and others 6.17%.

Sanitation 35.95% (rural 35.75% and urban 38.63%) of dwelling households of the upazila use sanitary latrines and 58.18% (rural 58.45% and urban 54.71%) of dwelling households use non-sanitary latrines; 5.87% of households do not have latrine facilities.

Health centres Upazila health complex 1, union health and family welfare centre 5, family planning centre 8, satellite clinic 2, clinic 1.

Natural Disasters Many people died of starvation during the famine of 1943. Besides, the flood of 1988 caused loss of life and heavy damages to settlements, livestock and properties of the upazila.

NGO activities brac, proshika, SIDO. [Tapan Kumar De]

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