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'''Kalaroa Upazila''' ([[Satkhira District|satkhira district]]) area 232.64 sq km, located in between 22'48' and 22'57' north latitudes and in between 88'54' and 89'09' east longitudes. It is bounded by [[Sharsha Upazila|sharsha]], [[Jhikargachha Upazila|jhikargachha]] and [[Manirampur Upazila|manirampur]] upazilas on the north, [[Satkhira Sadar Upazila|satkhira sadar]] and [[Tala Upazila|tala]] upazilas on the south, [[Keshabpur Upazila|keshabpur]], Manirampur and Tala upazilas and the [[Kobadak River|kobadak]] river on the east, [[West Bengal|west bengal]] state of India on the west.'''' '''
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'''Kalaroa Upazila''' ([[Satkhira District|satkhira district]]) area 232.64 sq km, located in between 22°48' and 22°57' north latitudes and in between 88°54' and 89°09' east longitudes. It is bounded by [[Sharsha Upazila|sharsha]], [[Jhikargachha Upazila|jhikargachha]] and [[Manirampur Upazila|manirampur]] upazilas on the north, [[Satkhira Sadar Upazila|satkhira sadar]] and [[Tala Upazila|tala]] upazilas on the south, [[Keshabpur Upazila|keshabpur]], Manirampur and Tala upazilas and the [[Kobadak River|kobadak]] river on the east, [[West Bengal|west bengal]] state of India on the west.'''' '''
  
Population Total 221596; male 112258, female 109338; Muslim 207633, Hindu 11578, Buddhist 1816, Christian 15 and others 554.
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''Population''  Total 221596; male 112258, female 109338; Muslim 207633, Hindu 11578, Buddhist 1816, Christian 15 and others 554.
  
''Water bodies'' Main rivers: Kobadak, Betna, Sonai; Bahura, Ichamati and Noakhali canals are notable.
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''Water bodies'' Main rivers: Kobadak, Betna, Sonai; Bahura, Ichamati and Noakhali canals are notable.
 
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''Administration'' Kalaroa Thana was formed in 1851 and it was turned into an upazila in 1983. Once Kalaroa was the headquarters of Satkhira Sub Division which was transferred to Satkhira in 1961.
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''Administration''  Kalaroa Thana was formed in 1851 and it was turned into an upazila in 1983. Once Kalaroa was the headquarters of Satkhira Sub Division which was transferred to Satkhira in 1961.
 
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|-
 
|-
! colspan="9" | Upazila
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| colspan="9" | Upazila
 
|-
 
|-
 
| rowspan="2" | Municipality || rowspan="2" | Union || rowspan="2" | Mouza || rowspan="2" | Village || colspan="2" | Population || rowspan="2" | Density (per sq km) || colspan="2" | Literacy rate (%)
 
| rowspan="2" | Municipality || rowspan="2" | Union || rowspan="2" | Mouza || rowspan="2" | Village || colspan="2" | Population || rowspan="2" | Density (per sq km) || colspan="2" | Literacy rate (%)
 
|-  
 
|-  
 
| Urban || Rural || | Urban || Rural
 
| Urban || Rural || | Urban || Rural
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
 
1
 
1
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
12
 
12
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
112
 
112
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
136
 
136
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
26020
 
26020
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
195576
 
195576
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
953
 
953
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
57.02
 
57.02
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
44.04
 
44.04
 
 
|}
 
|}
 
 
{| class="table table-bordered table-hover"
 
{| class="table table-bordered table-hover"
 
|-
 
|-
| Municipality
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| colspan="9" | Municipality
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
 
Area<br>
 
Area<br>
 
(sq km)
 
(sq km)
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
Ward
 
Ward
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
Mahalla
 
Mahalla
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
Population
 
Population
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
Density<br>
 
Density<br>
 
(per sq km)
 
(per sq km)
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
Literacy rate (%)
 
Literacy rate (%)
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
 
14.54
 
14.54
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
9
 
9
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
9
 
9
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
24209
 
24209
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
1665
 
1665
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
57.60
 
57.60
 
 
|}
 
|}
 
 
{| class="table table-bordered table-hover"
 
{| class="table table-bordered table-hover"
 
|-
 
|-
| Upazila Town
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| colspan="9" | Upazila Town
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
 
Area<br>
 
Area<br>
 
(sq km)
 
(sq km)
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
Mouza
 
Mouza
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
Population
 
Population
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
Density<br>
 
Density<br>
 
(per sq km)
 
(per sq km)
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
Literacy rate (%)
 
Literacy rate (%)
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
 
1.66
 
1.66
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
1
 
1
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
1811
 
1811
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
1091
 
1091
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
48.89
 
48.89
 
 
|}
 
|}
 
 
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! colspan="5" | Union
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| colspan="5" | Union
 
|-  
 
|-  
 
| rowspan="2" | Name of union and GO code  || rowspan="2" | Area (acre) || colspan="2" | Population || rowspan="2" | Literacy rate (%)
 
| rowspan="2" | Name of union and GO code  || rowspan="2" | Area (acre) || colspan="2" | Population || rowspan="2" | Literacy rate (%)
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Male || Female
 
| Male || Female
 
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
 
Kushadanga
 
Kushadanga
 
79
 
79
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
4838
 
4838
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
8091
 
8091
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
7830
 
7830
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
42.19
 
42.19
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
 
Keragachhi
 
Keragachhi
 
63
 
63
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
4705
 
4705
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
10022
 
10022
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
9817
 
9817
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
41.33
 
41.33
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
 
Keralkata
 
Keralkata
 
71
 
71
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
6007
 
6007
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
9884
 
9884
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
9682
 
9682
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
43.93
 
43.93
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
 
Gopinathpur
 
Gopinathpur
 
23
 
23
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
2536
 
2536
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
4746
 
4746
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
4744
 
4744
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
48.84
 
48.84
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
 
Chandanpur
 
Chandanpur
 
13
 
13
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
6476
 
6476
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
11741
 
11741
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
11291
 
11291
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
42.58
 
42.58
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
 
Joynagar
 
Joynagar
 
47
 
47
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
4061
 
4061
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
6749
 
6749
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
6639
 
6639
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
42.97
 
42.97
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
 
Jallabad
 
Jallabad
 
39
 
39
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
4565
 
4565
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
8443
 
8443
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
8433
 
8433
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
43.40
 
43.40
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
 
Jogikhali
 
Jogikhali
 
55
 
55
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
4464
 
4464
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
7441
 
7441
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
7224
 
7224
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
43.44
 
43.44
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
 
Diara
 
Diara
 
15
 
15
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
4961
 
4961
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
9639
 
9639
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
9539
 
9539
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
44.81
 
44.81
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
 
Murarikati
 
Murarikati
 
87
 
87
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
1816
 
1816
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
3776
 
3776
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
3795
 
3795
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
45.76
 
45.76
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
 
Sonabaria
 
Sonabaria
 
94
 
94
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
4596
 
4596
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
9989
 
9989
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
9739
 
9739
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
49.08
 
49.08
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
 
Helatala
 
Helatala
 
31
 
31
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
4570
 
4570
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
9168
 
9168
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
8965
 
8965
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
43.47
 
43.47
 
 
|}
 
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''Source  ''Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.
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''Source'' Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.
  
Archaeological heritage and relics' Shymsundar Mandir, Three storied Math at Sonabaria, Kotha Bari Than (believed to be the part of a Fort built by the Dewan of Emperor Jahangir), Cheraghat Kayem Mosque (1862).
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''Archaeological heritage and relics'Shymsundar Mandir, Three storied Math at Sonabaria, Kotha Bari Than (believed to be the part of a Fort built by the Dewan of Emperor Jahangir), Cheraghat Kayem Mosque (1862).
  
 
[[Image:KalaroaUpazila.jpg|thumb|400px]]
 
[[Image:KalaroaUpazila.jpg|thumb|400px]]
 
 
''History of the War of Liberation'' On 18 September 1971, about 29 Pak soldiers were killed by an attack of the freedom fighters on the bank of a pond at Baliadanga. On 20 September, the Pak army launched a counter attack on the freedom fighters at the same place in which 16 freedom fighters were killed; three freedom fighters were also captured by the Pak army.
 
''History of the War of Liberation'' On 18 September 1971, about 29 Pak soldiers were killed by an attack of the freedom fighters on the bank of a pond at Baliadanga. On 20 September, the Pak army launched a counter attack on the freedom fighters at the same place in which 16 freedom fighters were killed; three freedom fighters were also captured by the Pak army.
  
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''Literacy rate and educational institutions'' Average literacy 45.59%; male 50.59%, female 40.47%. Educational institutions: college 10, secondary school 46, technical educational institution 4, primary school 124, satellite school 5, madrasa 64. Noted educational institutions: Kalaroa Government College (1969), Sheikh Amanullah Degree College (1993), Dhandia Secondary School (1915), Kalaroa GKMK Pilot High School (1930), Kalaroa Girls' Pilot High School (1969), Hamidpur Hamidia Madrasa (1949), Kalaroa Alia Madrasa (1988).
 
''Literacy rate and educational institutions'' Average literacy 45.59%; male 50.59%, female 40.47%. Educational institutions: college 10, secondary school 46, technical educational institution 4, primary school 124, satellite school 5, madrasa 64. Noted educational institutions: Kalaroa Government College (1969), Sheikh Amanullah Degree College (1993), Dhandia Secondary School (1915), Kalaroa GKMK Pilot High School (1930), Kalaroa Girls' Pilot High School (1969), Hamidpur Hamidia Madrasa (1949), Kalaroa Alia Madrasa (1988).
  
''Newspapers and periodicals'' Periodical: Pathikrit, Samatat, Suryashikha, Subarna Prasun, Dalchhut.
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''Newspapers and periodicals'' Periodical: Pathikrit, Samatat, Suryashikha, Subarna Prasun, Dalchhut.
  
 
''Cultural organisations''  Library 5, public institute 1, club 41, cinema hall 3, women's organisation 12, playground 27, kishore theatre 1.
 
''Cultural organisations''  Library 5, public institute 1, club 41, cinema hall 3, women's organisation 12, playground 27, kishore theatre 1.
  
''Main sources of income'' Agriculture 68.89%, non-agricultural labourer 2.81%, industry 1.34%, commerce 13.03%, transport and communication 3.87%, service 4.01%, construction 1.05%, religious service 0.13%, rent and remittance 0.81% and others 4.06%.
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''Main sources of income'' Agriculture 68.89%, non-agricultural labourer 2.81%, industry 1.34%, commerce 13.03%, transport and communication 3.87%, service 4.01%, construction 1.05%, religious service 0.13%, rent and remittance 0.81% and others 4.06%.
  
''Ownership of agricultural land'' Landowner 51.87%, landless 48.13%; agricultural landowner: urban 43.93% and rural 52.87%.
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''Ownership of agricultural land'' Landowner 51.87%, landless 48.13%; agricultural landowner: urban 43.93% and rural 52.87%.
  
''Main crops'' Paddy, jute, potato, wheat, betel leaf, mustard, vegetables.
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''Main crops'' Paddy, jute, potato, wheat, betel leaf, mustard, vegetables.
  
''Extinct or nearly extinct crops'' Sesame, sugarcane, peanut, tobacco, sweet potato, pulse.
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''Extinct or nearly extinct crops'' Sesame, sugarcane, peanut, tobacco, sweet potato, pulse.
  
Main fruits 'Mango, jackfruit, banana, papaya, guava, litchi, coconut.
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''Main fruits'Mango, jackfruit, banana, papaya, guava, litchi, coconut.
  
 
''Fisheries, dairies and poultries'' Gher 1267, fish hatchery 15, nursery 45.
 
''Fisheries, dairies and poultries'' Gher 1267, fish hatchery 15, nursery 45.
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''Hats, bazars and fairs'' Hats and bazars are 29, fairs 10, most noted of which are Khordo, Kalaroa, Saroskhati, Bhujtala, Sonabaria and Baliadanga bazars.
 
''Hats, bazars and fairs'' Hats and bazars are 29, fairs 10, most noted of which are Khordo, Kalaroa, Saroskhati, Bhujtala, Sonabaria and Baliadanga bazars.
  
''''Main exports'' ' Prawn, jute, betel leaf, oil, coconut.
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''Main exports'' Prawn, jute, betel leaf, oil, coconut.
  
 
''Access to electricity'' All the wards and unions of the upazila are under rural electrification net-work. However 14.98% of the dwelling households have access to electricity.
 
''Access to electricity'' All the wards and unions of the upazila are under rural electrification net-work. However 14.98% of the dwelling households have access to electricity.
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''NGO activities'' Operationally important NGOs are [[BRAC|brac]], [[ASA|asa]], World Vision, Ahsania Mission. [SM Saifur Rahman]
 
''NGO activities'' Operationally important NGOs are [[BRAC|brac]], [[ASA|asa]], World Vision, Ahsania Mission. [SM Saifur Rahman]
  
''References'' Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics; Field report of Kalaroa Upazila 2007.
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''References'' Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics; Field report of Kalaroa Upazila 2007.
  
 
[[Category:Upazilas of Bangladesh]]
 
[[Category:Upazilas of Bangladesh]]
  
 
[[Category:Local Government]]
 
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Latest revision as of 16:05, 5 August 2014

Kalaroa Upazila (satkhira district) area 232.64 sq km, located in between 22°48' and 22°57' north latitudes and in between 88°54' and 89°09' east longitudes. It is bounded by sharsha, jhikargachha and manirampur upazilas on the north, satkhira sadar and tala upazilas on the south, keshabpur, Manirampur and Tala upazilas and the kobadak river on the east, west bengal state of India on the west.'

Population Total 221596; male 112258, female 109338; Muslim 207633, Hindu 11578, Buddhist 1816, Christian 15 and others 554.

Water bodies Main rivers: Kobadak, Betna, Sonai; Bahura, Ichamati and Noakhali canals are notable.

Administration Kalaroa Thana was formed in 1851 and it was turned into an upazila in 1983. Once Kalaroa was the headquarters of Satkhira Sub Division which was transferred to Satkhira in 1961.

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

1

12

112

136

26020

195576

953

57.02

44.04

Municipality

Area
(sq km)

Ward

Mahalla

Population

Density
(per sq km)

Literacy rate (%)

14.54

9

9

24209

1665

57.60

Upazila Town

Area
(sq km)

Mouza

Population

Density
(per sq km)

Literacy rate (%)

1.66

1

1811

1091

48.89

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

Kushadanga 79

4838

8091

7830

42.19

Keragachhi 63

4705

10022

9817

41.33

Keralkata 71

6007

9884

9682

43.93

Gopinathpur 23

2536

4746

4744

48.84

Chandanpur 13

6476

11741

11291

42.58

Joynagar 47

4061

6749

6639

42.97

Jallabad 39

4565

8443

8433

43.40

Jogikhali 55

4464

7441

7224

43.44

Diara 15

4961

9639

9539

44.81

Murarikati 87

1816

3776

3795

45.76

Sonabaria 94

4596

9989

9739

49.08

Helatala 31

4570

9168

8965

43.47

Source Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

Archaeological heritage and relics Shymsundar Mandir, Three storied Math at Sonabaria, Kotha Bari Than (believed to be the part of a Fort built by the Dewan of Emperor Jahangir), Cheraghat Kayem Mosque (1862).

KalaroaUpazila.jpg

History of the War of Liberation On 18 September 1971, about 29 Pak soldiers were killed by an attack of the freedom fighters on the bank of a pond at Baliadanga. On 20 September, the Pak army launched a counter attack on the freedom fighters at the same place in which 16 freedom fighters were killed; three freedom fighters were also captured by the Pak army.

Marks of the War of Liberation Mass grave 1 (Kalaroa Bazar), memorial monument 2' (Kalaroa and Baliadanga); memorial plate 1 (Murarikati).

Religious institutions Mosque 405, temple 8, church 3. Noted religious institutions: Cheraghat Kayem Mosque, Dargah of Mohammad Shah or Mallick Shah, Dargah of Hamidi Shaheb.

Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 45.59%; male 50.59%, female 40.47%. Educational institutions: college 10, secondary school 46, technical educational institution 4, primary school 124, satellite school 5, madrasa 64. Noted educational institutions: Kalaroa Government College (1969), Sheikh Amanullah Degree College (1993), Dhandia Secondary School (1915), Kalaroa GKMK Pilot High School (1930), Kalaroa Girls' Pilot High School (1969), Hamidpur Hamidia Madrasa (1949), Kalaroa Alia Madrasa (1988).

Newspapers and periodicals Periodical: Pathikrit, Samatat, Suryashikha, Subarna Prasun, Dalchhut.

Cultural organisations Library 5, public institute 1, club 41, cinema hall 3, women's organisation 12, playground 27, kishore theatre 1.

Main sources of income Agriculture 68.89%, non-agricultural labourer 2.81%, industry 1.34%, commerce 13.03%, transport and communication 3.87%, service 4.01%, construction 1.05%, religious service 0.13%, rent and remittance 0.81% and others 4.06%.

Ownership of agricultural land Landowner 51.87%, landless 48.13%; agricultural landowner: urban 43.93% and rural 52.87%.

Main crops Paddy, jute, potato, wheat, betel leaf, mustard, vegetables.

Extinct or nearly extinct crops Sesame, sugarcane, peanut, tobacco, sweet potato, pulse.

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

Fisheries, dairies and poultries Gher 1267, fish hatchery 15, nursery 45.

Communication facilities Pucca road 480 km (highway 9.80 km), semi-pucca road 34.60 km, mud road 305.20 km; waterway 74 nautical miles.

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

Noted manufactories Flour mill, oil mill, cold storage, ice factory, welding factory.

Cottage industries Blacksmith, potteries, weaving, tailoring, bidi factory, boutique shop, cocoon.

Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 29, fairs 10, most noted of which are Khordo, Kalaroa, Saroskhati, Bhujtala, Sonabaria and Baliadanga bazars.

Main exports Prawn, jute, betel leaf, oil, coconut.

Access to electricity All the wards and unions of the upazila are under rural electrification net-work. However 14.98% of the dwelling households have access to electricity.

Sources of drinking water Tube-well 97.02%, tap 0.33%, pond 0.21% and others 2.44%. The presence of arsenic has been detected in almost every shallow tube-well water in the rural areas. The average level of arsenic in the shallow tube-well water is 137 micro gram.

Sanitation 25.97% (rural 51.43% and urban 61.70%) of dwelling households of the upazila use sanitary latrines and 39.06% (rural 41.23% and urban 21.99%) of dwelling households use non-sanitary latrines; 34.97% of households do not have latrine facilities.

Health centres Upazila health complex 1, family planning centre 12, clinic 1.

Natural disasters A large number of people of the upazila were victims of the famines of 1770, 1784, 1897 and 1943.

NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are brac, asa, World Vision, Ahsania Mission. [SM Saifur Rahman]

References Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics; Field report of Kalaroa Upazila 2007.