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Harirampur Upazila


Harirampur Upazila (manikganj district) area 245.42 sq km, located in between 23°38' and 23°48' north latitudes and in between 89°50' and 90°03' east longitudes. It is bounded by shivalaya, ghior and manikganj sadar upazilas on the north, char bhadrasan and faridpur sadar upazilas on the south, Manikganj Sadar, nawabganj (dhaka) and dohar upazilas on the east, Shibalaya, goalanda and Faridpur Sadar upazilas on the west.

Population Total 171274; male 184994, female 86280; Muslim 150041, Hindu 21202, Buddhist 10 and others 21.

Water bodies Main rivers: padma and ichamati; Bhatsala Beel, Gharilpur Beel and Mollabari Canal are notable.

Administration Harirampur Thana was formed in 1845 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

-

13

196

238

3241

168033

698

51.48

41.27

Upazila Town

Area
(sq km)

Mouza

Population

Density
(per sq km)

Literacy rate
(%)

11.10

1

3241

292

51.48

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

Azimnagar 07

4244

6749

6022

34.82

Kanchanpur 73

7725

3330

3190

3.45

Gala 51

4898

11043

10975

51.48

Gopinathpur 58

4406

7190

6905

37.19

Chala 36

4952

9494

10021

43.32

Dhulsunra 43

4169

3769

4172

45.53

Boyra 29

4037

5846

6540

53.63

Balara 21

2707

8013

9396

46.85

Balla 14

3497

11577

11057

40.47

Ramkrishnapur 87

3897

5354

6011

38.54

Lesraganj 80

8310

6933

6257

15.41

Sutalari 94

2866

3705

3536

44.96

Harukandi 65

3928

1991

2198

46.34

Source Bangladesh Population Census 2001,Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

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Archaeological heritage and relics Lokmania Dargah (Jhitka), Fort of musa khan (Jatrapur).

History of the War of Liberation Encounters between the freedom fighters and the Pak army were held at Sutalari and Horina of the upazila in 1971. On 13 December, Harirampur upazila was liberated.'

Religious institutions Mosque 161, tomb 3, Dargah 3, temple 73, sacred place 2.

Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 41.46%; male 45.11%, female 37.93%. Educational institutions: college 3, secondary school 13, madrasa 1. Noted educational institutions: Bicharpati Nurul Islam College (1987), MA Rouf Degree College (1994), Jhitka Khawja Rahmat Ali Degree College (1994), Patgram Anath Bandhu Government High School (1915), Ibrahimpur Ishwar Chandra High School (1923), Jhitka Ananda Mohan High School (1926).

Cultural organisations Library 2, theatre group 2, cinema hall 2, club 37, women organisation 2.

Main sources of income Agriculture 54.54%, non-agricultural labourer 2.68%, industry 1.23%, commerce 13.73%, transport and communication 2.43%, service 13.18%, construction 1.80%, religious service 0.27%, rent and remittance 2.56% and others 7.58%.

Ownership of agricultural land Landowner 49.13%, landless 50.87%; agricultural landowner: urban 42.47% and rural 49.26%.

Main crops Paddy, jute, wheat, mustard, onion, garlic, peanut.

Extinct or nearly extinct crops Linseed.

Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, papaya.

Fisheries, dairies and poultries Fishery 52, dairy 20, poultry 60.

Communication facilities Pucca road 32 km, semi-pucca road 8 km, mud road 177 km; waterway 37.80 nautical miles.

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

Noted manufactories Flour mill, ice factory, saw mill, Bidi factory.

Cottage industries Weaving, bamboo work.

Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 15, fairs 10, most noted of which are Jhitka Hat, Ramkrishnapur Hat, Boalio Hat and Nayar Hat.

Main exports Onion, molasses.

Access to electricity All the unions of the upazila are under rural electrification net-work. However 26.28% of the dwelling households have access to electricity.'

Sources of drinking water Tube-well 93.31%, tap 0.40%, pond 0.70% and others 5.59%. The presence of arsenic has been detected 28% in shallow tube-well water of the upazila.

Sanitation 30.64% (rural 30.26% and urban 50.43%) of dwelling households of the upazila use sanitary latrines and 64.62% (rural 64.93% and urban 48.44%) of dwelling households use non-sanitary latrines; 4.74% of households do not have latrine facilities.

Health centres Upazila health complex 1, union health centre 5, family planning centre 4, NGO operated health centre 1.

Natural disasters Many people of the upazila were victims of the famines of 1897, 1943 and 1974. Besides, the earth quakes of 1885 and 1897 caused heavy damages to settlements, road communications and crops of the upazila.

NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are brac, asa, proshika. [Manoranjan Mandal]

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