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Kamalnagar Upazila


Kamalnagar Upazila (lakshmipur district) area 144.28 sq km, located in between 90°45' and 90°59' north latitudes and in between 22°39' and 22°51' east longitudes. It is bounded by lakshmipur sadar upazila on the north, ramgati upazila on the south, noakhali sadar and subarna char upazila on the east and daulatkhan upazila on the west.

Population 164201male 84486, female 79715; Muslim 160937, Hindu 3251 and others 13.

Water bodies Main river: meghna.

Administration Kamalnagar upazila was formed on 20 June 2006.

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

9

25

32

61883

331471

689

38.7

27.7

Upazila Town

Area (sq km)

Mouza

Population

Density (per sq km)

Literacy rate (%)

71.64

2

61883

864

37.93

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

Char Kadira 63

7343

11578

11732

26.30

Char Kalkini 71

5151

12281

11039

18.83

Char Falcon 47

8217

15613

15202

23.87

Char Lawrence 79

9716

12025

11473

25.35

Char Martin

10523

8025

7546

27.17

Torabganj

-

4372

4233

30.51

Patarir Hat

3713

1794

982

5.67

Shaheberhat

6759

11422

10385

11.90

Hajirhat 94

5117

11748

11284

38.22

Source Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

Marks of the War of Liberation Mass grave 1 (Munshirhat).

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Noted religious institutions Mohammad Hawlader Mosque (1915), Torabganj Jami Mosque, Hajirhat Jami Mosque (1960), Karuna Nagar Satya Gopal Mandir.

Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 26.6%; male 29.5%, female 23.8%. Noted educational institutions: Char Jangalia SC High School (1932), Char Lawrence High School (1968), Towaha Memorial Girls' High School' (1992), Hajirhat Millat Academy (1958), Hajirhat Hamidia Fazil Madrasa (1950).

Cultural organisation Library 1.

Main crops Paddy, ground nut, mustered seed.

Communication facilities Pucca road 17 km, semi-pucca road 12 km and mud road 168 km.

Noted cottage industries Pottery, iron works, bamboo works.

Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 5, most noted of which are Ludhua Bazar, Hajirhat, Char Lawrence Bazar and Torabganj Hat.

Main export Hilsa fish.

Health centres Upazila health complex 1, union health centre 5.

Natural disasters About 70 persons were victims of small pox and cholera disease in 1957. Besides, a few thousand people were victims of flood occurred in 1970.

NGO activities Prayas, Upakul (coastal area) Samaj Unnayan Sangstha. [Nazimuddin Mahmud]

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