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Double Mooring Thana


Double Mooring Thana (Chittagong metropolitan) area 8.06 sq km, located in between 22°18' and 22°21' north latitudes and in between 91°48' and 91°51' east longitudes. It is bounded by khulshi and kotwali thanas on the north, karnafuli river, patiya upazila and bandar thana on the south, Kotwali thana on the east, pahartali, halishahar and Bandar thanas on the west.

Population Total 289047; male 163258, female 125789; Muslim 252031, Hindu 26001, Buddhist 1162, Christian 8410 and others 1443.

Archaeological heritage and relics Velua Dighi.

Thana
Ward and Union Mahalla Population Density (per sq km) Literacy rate (%)
Urban Rural Urban Rural
4+4 (Part) 41 259181 - 35861 62.36 -
Ward and Union
Ward No. Area (sq km) Population Literacy rate (%)
Male Female
Ward No. 12 (part) 0.78 8755 7231 60.10
Ward No. 23 0.58 16449 12329 61.20
Ward No. 24 (part) 2.04 22709 18727 66.70
Ward No. 27 1.43 33110 26959 63.70
Ward No. 28 1.42 23677 17367 71.70
Ward No. 29 0.75 25383 18570 55.20
Ward No. 30 (part) 0.38 24571 19333 60.10
Ward No. 36 (part) 0.68 8604 5273 60.20

Source Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

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History of the War of Liberation During the war of liberation in 1971 Double Mooring thana area was under the control of naval commandos (freedom fighters). At that time, the naval commandos conducted many successful operations. The Pakistan army killed a number of innocent people at Hazipara and Beparipara.

Religious institutions Mosque 39, temple 3.

Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 62.36%; male 67.9%, female 56.8%. Educational institutions: college 7, secondary school 30, primary school 31, orphanage 3, madrasa 3. Noted educational institutions: Agrabad Commerce College, City College, Islamia College, Agrabad Mohila College, Asma Khatun City Corporation School and College.

Important installations Bangladesh Betar Chittagong, Agrabad Commercial Area, Chittagong Stock Exchange, Ethnological Museum, World Trade Centre.

Main sources of income Agriculture 1.21%, non-agricultural labourer 1.55%, industry 1.65%, commerce 25.44%, transport and communication 8.82%, service 41.47%, construction 1.82%, religious service 0.24%, rent and remittance 3.06% and others 14.74%.

Ownership of agricultural land Landowner 38.61%, landless 61.39%.

Noted manufactories Garments industry 174.

Hats, bazars and shopping complex Dewan Hat, Mughal Tuli Hat, Chaumohani Hat, Karnafuli City Corporation Market, Daroga Hat, Lucky Plaza, South Land, Singapore Market are notable.

Main exports Garment products.

Access to electricity All the wards of the thana are under electrification net-work. However, 93.11% dwelling households have access to electricity.

Sources of drinking water Tube-well 53.22%,' pond 0.47%, tap 43.98% and others 2.33%.

Sanitation 81.99% of dwelling households of the thana use sanitary latrines and 15.22% of dwelling households use non-sanitary latrines; 2.79% of households do not have latrine facilities.

Health centres Hospital 4, family planning centre 20, health centre 13, clinic 7.

NGO activities asa, proshika. [Golam Kibria Bhuiyan]

References Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics; Field report of Double Mooring Thana 2007.