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Phulpur Upazila


Phulpur Upazila (mymensingh district) area 580.21 sq km, located in between 24°44' and 25°02' north latitudes and in between 90°13' and 90°33' east longitudes. It is bounded by haluaghat upazila on the north, mymensingh sadar upazila on the south, gauripur and purbadhala upazilas on the east, nakla upazila on the west.

Population Total 524720; male 269980, female 254740; Muslim 504079, Hindu 18644, Buddhist 1072, Christian 165 and others 812. Indigenous community such as garo belongs to this upazila.

Water bodies Main rivers: Bhogai, Kakuria, Mogra, Soai, Deor; Deomara Beel, Koma Beel, Haria Beel and Khailakuri Beel are notable.

Administration Phulpur Thana was formed in 1874 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

-

20

377

409

15757

508963

904

45.1

32.7

Upazila Town

Area (sq km)

Mouza

Population

Density (per sq km)

Literacy rate (%)

8.28

6

15757

1903

45.1

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

Kakni 40


6272


12977


12046


30.30


Kamargaon 45


6575


10698


10340


34.50


Kamaria 49


7170


13656


12768


35.46


Galagaon 36


7439


14178


13514


3.99


Sandhara 81


6193


12551


11659


28.18


Dhakua 31


6963


11332


10879


32.96


Tarakanda 94


7748


15065


13909


34.29


Payari 54


6688


16330


15171


33.87


Phulpur 58


7316


16757


15210


36.94


Baola 27


6890


12082


11845


39.59


Banihala 13


6770


11608


10760


33.81


Balikhan 12


7048


12992


12287


29.67


Balia 11


6033


10986


10805


35.10


Bishka 22


8641


16349


15722


33.33


Bhaitkandi 18


5967


13019


12214


29.19


Rupasi 76


7134


14173


13455


36.86


Rahimganj 63


7417


14190


13210


31.62


Rampur 72


6501


11886


11356


34.90


Rambhadrapur 67


7359


13534

13127

31.52

Singheshwar 90

9352

15617

14463

28.82

Source Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

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History of the War of Liberation During the war of liberation in 1971 the Pak army arrested nine Bangalees along with Satyendranath Datta, the Head Master of the Payari High School and took them to the Sarsapur mass killing site. However, the Head Master managed to escape diving into water. Thirty three freedom fighters' were killed in a battle with the Pak army at village Ramsona of Sandhara union.

Marks of the War of Liberation Mass killing site and mass grave 1 (Sarsapur).

Religious institutions Mosque 765, temple 39, church 5, tomb 5. Noted religious institutions: Phulpur Bus Stand Jami mosque, Tarakanda Jami mosque, Phulpur Sahapara temple.

Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 33.1%; male 35.4%, female 30.7%. Educational institutions: college 8, secondary school 55, primary school 232, madrasa 175. Noted educational institutions: Phulpur Degree College, Phulpur Mohila College, Bangabandhu Degree College, Baola College, Chandapur College, Phulpur Pilot High School (1882), Taldighi Multilateral High School (1911), Mojahardi High School (1911), Batta Bhatpara SC High School (1914), Gakulchandra High School (1923), Tarakanda Multilateral High School (1929), Phulpur High School, Rambhadrapur High School, Singheshwar High School, Rahimganj High School, Rupasi' High School, Baola High School, Balia High School, Badrakanda High School, Galagaon High School, Kakni High School, Kakni Model Academy, Charia High School,' Chargoadanga Senior Fazil Madrasa (1915).

Newspapers and periodicals Weekly: Phulpur Barta, Tarakanda Barta, Abohoman.

Cultural organisations Library 8, theatre group 5, cinema hall 4.

Main sources of income Agriculture 74.51%, non-agricultural labourer 4%, industry 0.39%, commerce 7.18%, transport and communication 2.22%, service 2.70%, construction 0.70%, religious service 0.15%, rent and remittance 0.11% and others 8.04%.

Ownership of agricultural land Landowner 61.21%, landless 38.79%; agricultural landowner: urban 44.32% and rural 61.70%.'

Main crops Paddy, wheat, onion, garlic, pulse, potato, vegetables.

Extinct or nearly extinct crops Aus paddy, jute.

Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, litchi, banana, watermelon.

Fisheries, dairies and poultries Fishery 200, dairy 176, poultry 52, hatchery 8, nursery 136.

Communication facilities Pucca road 170.88 km, semi-pucca road 49 km, mud road 1139.60 km; railway 2 km; waterway 64.79 nautical miles.

Extinct or nearly extinct traditional transport Palanquin, bullock cart.

Noted manufactories Rice mill 16, saw mill 18, brick field 12, ice cream factory 5, bakery 20, bidi factory 1, welding factory 20.

Cottage industries Weaving, bamboo work.

Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 44, most noted of which are Amuakandha Hat, Tarakanda Bazar, Balia Bazar, Bhaitkandi Bazar and Kashiganj Bazar.

Main exports Rice, wheat, onion, garlic.

Access to electricity All the unions of the upazila are under rural electrification net-work. However 4.17% of the dwelling households of the upazila have access to electricity.

Sources of drinking water Tube-well 93.18%, tap 0.41%, pond 0.37% and others 6.04%.

Sanitation 13.25% (rural 12.38% and urban 43.42%) of dwelling households of the upazila use sanitary latrines and 54.16% (rural 54.74% and urban 34.13%) of dwelling households use non-sanitary latrines; 32.59% of households do not have latrine facilities.

Health centres Upazila health complex 1, hospital 1, health and family welfare centre 12, satellite clinic 15, community clinic 71.

NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are World Vision, caritas, brac, asa, Ahsania Mission, CIDA, TSS. [Nurul Amin]

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