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Manoharganj Upazila


Manoharganj Upazila (comilla district) area 166.50 sq km, located in between 23°04' and 23°12' north latitudes and in between 90°59' and 91°08' east longitudes. It is bounded by laksham upazila on the north, chatkhil and sonaimuri upazilas on the south, nangalkot upazila on the east and shahrasti upazila on the west.

Population Total 210810; male 103407, female 107403.

Water bodies Dakatia River and Mollar Canal are notable.

Administration Manoharganj upazila was formed in 2005 comprising parts of Laksham upazila.

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

-

11

146

160

-

210810

1289

-

48.74

colspan="5" | Union
Name of union and GO code Area (acre) Population Literacy rate (%)
Male Female

Uttar Jhalam 42

3192

10376

9772

54.23

Uttar Hawla 94

4275

10109

10963

51.67

Khila 91

3873

9228

9956

51.39

Dakshin Jhalam 45

3549

9810

10013

47.22

Nather Petua 70

3214

8848

9082

50.07

Baishgaon 13

4545

10247

11064

43.00

Bipulasar 73

3418

9139

8696

42.39

Maisatua 38

4289

9847

10435

47.67

Lakshmanpur 59

2888

7525

8042

53.46

Saraspur 82

4401

10028

10613

50.66

Hasnabad 14

3254

8250

8767

44.43

Source  Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

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Archaeological heritage and relics Dhikchanda Math Bari, Naraharipur Dighi adjacent to the dargah of Mia Saheb, Nageshwar Dighi adjacent to the Sharifpur Mazar.

History of the War of Liberation On 13 September 1971, a frontal battle was fought between the freedom fighters and the Pak army at Chaumuhani on the northern side of the Hasnabad Bazar in which 70 Pak soldiers were killed and so was on freedom fighter.

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

Noted religious institutions Shah Sharifpur Dargah, Chandpur Dargah, Bara Mia Hujur Dargah, Mia Shaheber Dargah, Dhikhanda Math Bari, Maisatua Mahapravu Sena Ashram.

Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 48.74%; male 50.38%, female. 47.19%. Educational institutions: Degree college 3, college 1, secondary school 28, primary school 86, community primary school 12, kindergarten 18, BRAC school 42, madrasa 15.

Cultural organisations Library 1.

Main crops Paddy, wheat, mustard seeds, corn and sugarcane.

Fisheries, dairies and poultries Fishery 15, dairy 30, poultry 35, hatchery 15, nursery 400.

Commnication facilities' Pucca road 934 km, mud road 460 km, railway 3 km, water way 14.03 nautical miles.

Extinct or nearly extinct traditional transport Palanquin and bullock cart.

Cottage industries Blacksmith, potteries, weaving.

Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 4, fair 1, most noted of which are Mella Bazar, Nadnar Bazar, Lakshmanpur Bazar and Manoharganj Bazar and Baishakhi Mela.

Health centres Satellite clinic 3, family welfare centre 8 and clinic 4.

Natural disasters The cyclones of 1941 and 1968 caused heavy damages to settlements, livestock and crops of the upazila.

NGO activities brac, asa. [Abul Kalam Azad]

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