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Sadarpur Upazila


Sadarpur Upazila (faridpur district) area 290.20 sq km, located in between 23°24' and 23°34' north latitudes and in between 89°57' and 90°11' east longitudes. It is bounded by char bhadrasan and dohar upazilas on the north, bhanga upazila on the south, shibchar and sreenagar upazilas on the east, nagarkanda upazila on the west.

Population Total 188757; male 94982, female 93775; Muslim 177779, Hindu 10946, Buddhist 9, Christian 11 and others 12.

Water bodies Main rivers: padma, arial khan, Bhubaneshwar.

Administration Sadarpur Thana was formed in 1863 and it was turned into an upazila in 1984.

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

-


9


88


296


5548


183209


650


54.5


35.8

Upazila Town

Area (sq km)


Mouza


Population


Density (per sq km)


Literacy rate (%)


3.01


2


5548


1843


54.5

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

Akter Char 9


8092


10586


11426


34.55


Krishnapur 66


7011


16491


15785


38.01


Char Nasirpur 47


6791


7615


6442


34.69


Char Bishnupur 28


8525


10325


11135


33.72


Char Manair 38


10583


6818


6656


34.36


Dheukhali 57


6828


11386


11299


35.51


Narikelbaria 76


11482


7898


7522


17.93


Bhashanchar 19


10938


11482


11533


33.45


Sadarpur 85


4027


12381


11977


53.65

Source Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

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Archaeological heritage and relics Residence of Baishrashi Zamindar (Roy Bahadur Rajendra Ray Chowdhury), Krishnapur Kali Mandir, Baishrashi Math, Baishrashi Shiva Sundari Academy.

Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 36.3%; male 40.3%, female 32.4%. Educational institutions: college 2, secondary school 21, primary school 117, madrasa 8. Noted educational institutions: Krishnapur Primary School (1910), Baishrashi Shiva Sundari Academy (1914).

Religious institutions Mosque 294, temple 14, khanqah 3.

Cultural organisations Library 2, club 38, cinema hall 1, literary organisation 3, women organisation 2, playground 8.

Main sources of income Agriculture 67.79%, non-agricultural labourer 2.33%, industry 0.74%, commerce 11.41%, transport and communication 2.42%, service 5.68%, construction 0.70%, religious service 0.11%, rent and remittance 3.25% and others 5.57%.

Ownership of agricultural land Landowner 66.33%, landless 33.67%; agricultural landowner: urban 54.02% and rural 66.69%.'

Main crops Paddy, jute, oil-seed, pulse, vegetables.

Extinct or nearly extinct crops Kusumphul, kaun, kalijira, tobacco, china, sanpat.

Main fruits Jackfruit, palm, blackberry, coconut, sapodilla, date.

Fisheries, dairies and poultries Fishery 80, poultry 40, hatchery 4.

Communication facilities Pucca road 110 km, semi-pucca road 55 km, mud road 410 km; waterway 60 nautical miles.

Extinct or nearly extinct traditional transport Palanquin, horse carriage.

Noted manufactories Rice mill, flour mill, oil mill, Spinning mill, ice factory, welding factory.

Cottage industries Goldsmith, blacksmith, potteries, weaving, ghani (oil grinding), bamboo work, cane work, wood work, tailoring, fishing net making.

Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 16, fairs 3, most noted of which are Krishnapur Hat, Piajkhali Hat, Sare Satara Rashi Hat, Choudha Rashi Hat, Dheukhali Mela and Atarashi Mela.

Main exports Jute, palm molasses, vegetables.

Access to electricity All the unions of the upazila are under rural electrification net-work. However 11.81% (urban 37.84% and rural 11.05%) of the dwelling households have access to electricity.

Sources of drinking water Tube-well 94.89%, tap 0.16%, pond 1.16% and others 3.79%.

Sanitation 39.79% (rural 38.69% and urban 76.92%) of dwelling households of the upazila use sanitary latrines and 51.91% (rural 53.08% and urban 12.26%) of dwelling households use non-sanitary latrines; 8.31% (rural 8.23% and urban 10.82%) of households do not have latrine facilities.

Health centres Upazila health complex 1, hospital 1, family planning centre 5, satellite clinic 5, clinic 2.'

NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are brac, proshika, asa, VIDA. [Masud Reza]

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