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Manirampur Upazila


Manirampur Upazila (jessore district) area 444.72 sq km, located in between 22°55' and 23°06' north latitudes and in between 89°09' and 89°22' east longitudes. It is bounded by jessore sadar upazila on the north, kalaroa, keshabpur and dumuria upazilas on the south, abhaynagar upazila on the east, jhikargachha upazila on the west.

Population Total 382465; male 195338, female 187127; Muslim 310252, Hindu 71748, Buddhist 150 and others 315.

Water bodies' Main rivers: kobadak, Mukuleshwari, Harihar; Panidahra Beel, Jialdah Beel, Kheda Para Beel, Kheraria Beel, Khajura Baor, Khatra Baor, Hariharnagar Baor and Jhanpa Baor 'are notable.

Administration Manirampur Thana was turned into an upazila in 1983. Manirampur Municipality was formed on 10 November 1997.

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

1

17

246

238

22905

359560

860

63.06

49.96

Municipality

Area (sq km)

Ward

Mahalla

Population

Density (per sq km)

Literacy rate (%)

17.64

9

15

19313

1095

64.31

Upazila Town

Area (sq km)

Mouza

Population

Density (per sq km)

Literacy rate (%)

3.70

1

3592

971

56.09

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


Kashimnagar 44

3714

7361

7042

49.34

Kultia 61

7582

8584

8412

52.50

Khanpur 50

6561

13128

12401

50.58

Kheda Para 55

7983

12824

12309

49.06

Chaluahati 11

6797

12987

12389

47.36

Jhanpa v39

7314

12652

12023

51.67

Dhakuria 16

7921

12175

11731

51.40

Durbadanga 22

6464

11504

11146

51.38

Nehalpur 83

3458

6373

63.8

52.58

Bhojgati 10

2895

6222

5748

48.98

Manirampur 67

7208

7276

6903

50.87

Manoharpur 72

4463

5756

5653

56.95

Maswimnagar 78

7592

14868

14348

47.37

Rohita 89

7608

13989

13331

48.30

Shyamkur 94

7139

16712

15763

49.68

Haridaskati 27

7301

11035

10643

51.83

Hariharnagar 33

7814

11863

11693

46.56

Source  Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

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Archaeological heritage and relics Neel Kuthi (Joypur village).

History of the War of Liberation During the War of Liberation an encounter was held between the Pak army and the freedom fighters at village Manoharpur in which the Pak army killed 23 innocent villagers.

Marks of the War of Liberation Shaheed Akram Sarak (road).

Religious institutions Mosque 821, temple 58.

Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 50.76%; male 55.90%, female 45.40%. Educational institutions: college 13, secondary school 114, primary school 266, madrasa 57. Noted educational institutions: Manirampur Degree College (1967), Moshihati Degree College (1970), Rajganj Secondary School (1916), Nehalpur Secondary School (1917), Kultia Secondary School (1924), Manirampur Government High School (1932), Dhakuria-Protapkati Multilateral Secondary School (1939), Manirampur Government Girls' High School (1965), Kashipur Siddiqia Alim Madrasa (1908).

Main sources of income Agriculture 68%, non-agricultural labourer 2.54%, industry 1.49%, commerce 12.64%, transport and communication 3.04%, service 5.67%, construction 1%, religious service 0.13%, rent and remittance 0.52% and others 4.97%.

Ownership of agricultural land Landowner 65.55%, landless 34.45%; agricultural landowner: urban 45.98% and rural 66.79%.

Main crops Paddy, potato, wheat, jute, mustard.

Extinct or nearly extinct crops Linseed, kaun, arahar.

Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, date, papaya, banana, indian jujube.

Communication facilities Pucca road 235.62 km, semi-pucca road 43.49 km, mud road 653.95 km.

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

Noted manufactories Rice mill, ice factory.

Cottage industries Goldsmith, blacksmith, potteries, weaving, bamboo work and wood work.

Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 60, most noted of which are Nehalpur Bazar, Kalibari Bazar, Manirampur Bazar, Dhakuria Bazar, Rajgarh Bazar, Chinetola Bazar.

Main exports Date molasses, jute, banana.

Access to electricity All the wards and unions of the upazila are under rural electrification net-work. However 24.69% of the dwelling households have access to electricity.

Sources of drinking water Tube-well 94.37%, tap 0.45%, pond 0.18% and others 5%. The presence of arsenic has been detected in tube-well water of the upazila.

Sanitation 24.69% (rural 23.14% and urban 49.06%) of dwelling households of the upazila use sanitary latrines and 42.49% (rural 43.02% and urban 34.19%) of dwelling households use non-sanitary latrines; 32.82% of households do not have latrine facilities.

Health centres Upazila health complex 1, family planning centre 17, satellite clinic 2, community clinic 29, charitable dispensary 3.

NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are brac, asa, Jagarani Chakra, 'CARE. [GM Rabiul Islam]

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