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Lalmohan Upazila


Lalmohan Upazila (bhola district) area 396.24 sq km, located in between 22°10' and 22°26' north latitudes and in between 90°38' and 90°55' east longitudes. It is bounded by burhanuddin and tazumuddin upazilas on the north, char fasson upazila on the south, manpura upazila on the east, dashmina and bauphal upazilas on the west.

Population Total 276547; male 142671, female 133876 Muslim 261964, Hindu 14558, Buddhist 11' and others 14.

Water bodies Main rivers: tentulia, Betua, Boalia; Debnath Beel, Gatiar and Bhutar Canals, Shahbazpur Channel are notable.

Administration Lalmohan 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

1

9

55

74

32926

243621

698

45.8

30.3

Municipality

Area (sq km)

Ward

Mahalla

Population

Density (per sq km)

Literacy rate (%)

6.55

9

13

17937

2738

56.04

Upazila Town

Area
(sq km)

Mouza

Population

Density
(per sq km)

Literacy rate
(%)

15.12

4

14989

991

32.92

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

Kalma 47

8398

18670

17220

33.88

Char Bhuta 19

6712

15056

14167

29.88

Dhali Gaurnagar 28

12794

21380

20300

29.72

Paschim Char Umed 70

7906

15600

14833

27.66

Farazganj 38

5698

13181

12120

24.54

Badarpur 16

9724

17089

16535

26.68

Lord Hardinje 66

11362

13861

12389

35.72

Lalmohan 57

3735

7535

7454

32.97

Ramganj 76

5845

10928

10292

34.57

Source Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

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Archaeological heritage and relics Temple at the residence of Bijay Babu, Khas Mahal Land Office.

Religious institutions Mosque 538, temple 13. Noted religious institutions: Darra Mosque, Uttar Bazar Baro Mosque, Mia Bari Mosque and Madan Mohan Akhra, temple of Gajaria, temple of Babu Bari.

Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 32.2%; male 35.7%, female 28.9%. Educational institutions: college 4, secondary school 35, primary school 180, NGO school 31, madrasa 176. Noted educational institutions: Lalmohan Government Shahbazpur College, Dr. Azhar Uddin College, Lord Hardinje Secondary School, Ramaganj Secondary School, Lalmohan Islamia Kamil Madrasa.

Newspapers and periodicals Irregular: Shrabani, Dip Shikha, Somoer Shikha.'

Cultural organisations Library 3, club 34, cinema hall 4, literary sangsad 2, playground 18.

Main sources of income Agriculture 63.91%, non-agricultural labourer 5.86%, commerce 12.28%, transport and communication 2.02%, service 5.02%, construction 0.86%, religious service 0.29%, rent and remittance 0.36% and others 9.40%.

Ownership of agricultural land Landowner 54.86%, landless 45.14%; agricultural landowner: urban 43.01% and rural 56.47%.'

Main crops Paddy, chilli, wheat, sweet potato, ground-nut, betel nut, betel leaf, masur, gram.

Extinct or nearly extinct crops Tobacco, jute, linseed, sugarcane.

Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, papaya, banana.

Fisheries, dairies and poultries Fishery 45, poultry 32.

Communication facilities Pucca road 100' km, semi-pucca road 13.41 km, mud road 827.58 km.

Extinct or nearly extinct traditional transport Palanquin, bullock cart.

Noted manufactories Ice factory.

Cottage industries Blacksmith, potteries, embroidery, bamboo work, cane work, wood work.

Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 42, most noted of which are Ramaganj, Hariganj, Nazirpur, Kartar hats, Lord Hardinje Bazar, Debir CharBazar, Mangle Sikdar Bazar and Raichand Bazar.

Main exports Hilsha fish.

Access to electricity All the wards and unions of the upazila are under rural electrification net-work. However 4.40% (urban 19.69% and rural 2.29%) of the dwelling households have access to electricity.

Sources of drinking water Tube-well 90.13%, tap 0.28%, pond 7.54% and others 2.05%.

Sanitation 13.76% (rural 11.07% and urban 33.58%) of dwelling households of the upazila use sanitary latrines and 71.07% (rural 73.44% and urban 53.62%) of dwelling households use non-sanitary latrines; 15.17% of households do not have latrine facilities.

Health centres Upazila health complex 1, union health complex 5, mother and child welfare centre 1,' community clinic 19.

NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are brac, asa. [Shakhowat Hussain]

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