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Ghior Upazila


Ghior Upazila (manikganj district) area 145.95 sq km, located in between 23°47' and 23°57' north latitudes and in between 89°49' and 89°59' east longitudes. It is bounded by daulatpur (manikganj) upazila on the north, shibalaya and harirampur upazilas on the south, manikganj sadar and saturia upazilas on the east, Shibalaya and Daulatpur (Manikganj) upazilas on the west.

Population Total 138479; male 69171, female 69308; Muslim 119403, Hindu 19042, Buddhist 21 and others 13.

Water bodies Main rivers: dhaleshwari, Kaliganga, ichamati, Gangdubi; Bairagir Beel is notable.

Administration Ghior 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

-

7

170

186

6405

132074

949

70.85

48.61

Upazila Town

Area (sq km)

Mouza

Population

Density (per sq km)

Literacy rate (%)

4.24

2

6405

1511

70.85

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

Ghior

4649

11707

11361

59.54

Nali

4976

7366

7502

46.52

Paila

5170

9869

9840

45.87

Baratia

5137

10048

10106

48.69

Baniajuri

4893

11408

11698

57.37

Baliakhora

5768

9862

9887

47.92

Singjuri

5136

8911

8914

36.17

Source Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

Archaeological heritage and relics Neelkuthi at village Sreebari Baratia, Bauddha-vihara at Panchthubi.'

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History of the War of Liberation During the war of liberation in 1971 forty three villagers were killed by the Pak Army on 22 November at village Terasree.

Marks of the War of Liberation Memorial plate 1, memorial monument 1.

Religious institutions Mosque 118, temple 64, tomb 1.

Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 49.66%; male 54.32%, female 45.05%. Noted educational institutions: Ghior DN High School (1929), Terassree KN High School (1922), Baniajuri High School (1945), Singjuri High School (1966).

Cultural organisations Library 2, club 83, cinema hall 1, theatre group 2, jatra party 1.

Main sources of income Agriculture 54.03%, non-agricultural labourer 3.01%, industry 1.86%, commerce 16.24%, transport and communication 3.84%, service 11.94%, construction 2.16%, religious service 0.34%, rent and remittance 1.04% and others 5.54%.

Ownership of agricultural land Landowner 59.06%, landless 40.94%; agricultural landowner: urban 70.17% and rural 58.54%.

Main crops Paddy, wheat, mustard, potato, onion, garlic, chilli, vegetables.

Extinct or nearly extinct crops Kaun, sesame, linseed, paira (millet), indigo.

Main fruits Lemon, mango, jackfruit, papaya, banana, guava, kamranga.

Fisheries, dairies and poultries Dairy 15, poultry 250.

Communication facilities Pucca road 34.37 km, semi-pucca road 1.40 km, mud road 236.86 km; bridge 47, culvert 42.

Extinct or nearly extinct traditional transport Palanquin, bullock and buffalo cart.

Noted manufactories Flour mill, particle board, bidi factory.

Cottage industries Goldsmith, blacksmith, potteries, weaving, bamboo and cane work, wood work, tailoring.

Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 24, fairs 11, most noted of which are Ghior Hat, Ghior Rath Mela, Dol Mela at Narchi, Nimai Chand Mela at Pukuria.

Main exports Onion, garlic, chili, vegetables.

Access to electricity All the unions of the upazila are under rural electrification net-work. However 28.40% of the dwelling households have access to electricity.

Sources of drinking water Tube-well 95.19%, tap 1.07%, pond 0.31% and others 3.43%.

Sanitation 48% (rural 46.41% and urban 81.64%) of dwelling households of the upazila use sanitary latrines and 48.06% (rural 49.49% and urban 17.84%) of dwelling households use non-sanitary latrines; 3.94% of households do not have latrine facilities.

Health centres Upazila health complex 1, satellite clinic 8, family planning centre 6, clinic 4, veterinary hospital 1.

NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are brac, proshika, asa. [Madhusudan Saha]

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