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Juraichhari Upazila


Juraichhari Upazila (rangamati district) area 606.05 sq km, located in between 22°27' and 22°44' north latitudes and in between 92°19' and 92°33' east longitudes. It is bounded by barkal upazila on the north, belaichhari upazila on the south, Mizoram state of the India on the east, rangamati sadar upazila on the west.

Population Total 22277; male 11834, female 10443; Muslim 746, Hindu 162, Buddhist 109, Christian 21249 and others 11.

Water bodies Main rivers: karnafuli, Salak; a part of kaptai lake falls on the north-western corner of the upazila.

Administration Juraichhari Thana was formed in 1976 and it was turned into an upazila 1983.

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

-

4

11

89

4656

17621

37

45.3

22.3

Upazila Town

Area
(sq km)

Mouza

Population

Density
(per sq km)

Literacy rate
(%)

69.93

1

4656

67

45.32

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

Juraichhari 57

23040

4014

3353

39.92

Dumdumya 38

78080

2902

2673

7.77

Banjugi Chhara 19

10240

2143

1881

39.48

Maidang 76

38400

2775

2536

19.51

Source Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

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Religious institutions Mosque 6, temple 2, church 2, pagoda 28.

Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 27.3%; male 37.1%, female 15.9%.

Cultural organisations Library 1, club 12, women organisation 4.

Tourist spots Banataigachug Hill, Juraichhari Rajban Bihara.

Main sources of income Agriculture 83.47%, non-agricultural labourer 4.36%, commerce 5.30%, service 4.21%, construction 0.06%, religious service 0.08%, rent and remittance 0.46% and others 2.06%.

Ownership of agricultural land Landowner 62.59%, landless 37.41%; agricultural landowner: urban 61.30% and rural 62.96%.

Main crops Paddy, sugarcane, maize, pulse, cotton, tobacco, potato, ginger, turmeric.

Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, litchi, banana, lemon, coconut, pineapple, papaya.

Fisheries, dairies and poultries Fishery 25.

Communication facilities Pucca road 4 km, semi-pucca road 4.50 km, mud road 144.22 km.

Cottage industries Blacksmith 1, weaving 126, food products 7, cane, bamboo and wood work 20.

Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 6, most noted of which are Jaxma, Shil Chari and Fakira Chari bazars.

Main exports Banana, cotton, ginger, turmeric, jackfruit.

Access to electricity All the unions of the upazila are under rural electrification net-work. However 3.65% of the dwelling households have access to electricity.

Sources of drinking water Tube-well 21.67%, pond 0.25%, tap 0.25% and others 77.83%.

Sanitation 4.61% (rural 2.50% and urban 12.11%) of dwelling households of the upazila use sanitary latrines and 83.68% (rural 83.24% and urban 85.22%) of dwelling households use non-sanitary latrines; 11.71% of households do not have latrine facilities.

Health centres Upazila health complex 1, family planning centre 1.

Natural disasters A large number of people were victims of the famine of 1943, the flood of 1974 and the cyclone of 29 April 1991. These natural disasters also caused heavy damages to settlements and properties of the upazila.

NGO activities Operationally important NGO is brac. [Gautam Chandra Modak]

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