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Sadullapur Upazila


Sadullapur Upazila (gaibandha district) area 227.97 sq km, located in between 25°17' and 25°30' north latitudes and in between 89°20' and 89°31' east longitudes. It is bounded by sundarganj and mithapukur upazilas on the north, palashbari and gaibandha sadar upazilas on the south, Gaibandha Sadar and Sundarganj upazilas on the east, pirganj (rangpur) upazila on the west.

Population Total 266035; male 134978, female 131057; Muslim 242406, Hindu 23138, Buddhist 14 and others 477.

Water bodies Main river: ghaghat; Sat Beel is notable.

Administration Sadullapur Thana was formed in 1913 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

-

11

166

168

10729

255306

1167

46.5

35.2

Upazila Town

Area (sq km)

Mouza

Population

Density (per sq km)

Literacy rate (%)

6.38

4

10729

1682

46.47

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

Idilpur 51

5926

14079

13652

32.35

Kamar Para 77

4956

10329

9931

34.92

Khurda Kamarpur 69

2950

8045

7850

40.27

Jamalpur 60

5786

14421

13879

31.52

Damodarpur 25

6185

12078

12005

37.05

Dhaperhat 34

5715

13394

12908

36.53

Naldanga 86

5133

12592

12225

32.37

Faridpur 43

4457

12125

11793

36.48

Banagram 08

4645

13566

13092

42.44

Bhatgram 17

5250

13391

13091

37.30

Rasulpur 94

5332

10958

10631

32.75

Source Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

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Archaeological heritage and relics Ancient Shahi Mosque (Jamalpur union), boundary wall of Paundra civilization (Bhatgram union), Khagor Dighi.

History of the War of Liberation During the war of liberation a direct encounter was held between the freedom fighters and the Pak army at Pirganj-Sadullapur border in which 21 Pak soldiers were killed.

Marks of the War of Liberation Memorial monument 1 (at the premises of the Sadullapur Muktijoddha Sangsad).

Religious institutions Mosque 460, temple 32. Noted religious institutions: Jamalpur Mosque.

Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 35.7%; male 40.4%, female 30.8%. Educational institutions: college 12, secondary school 69, primary school 220, satellite school 37, madrasa 110. Noted educational institutions: Naldanga College (1967), Sadullapur Degree College (1972), Khurda Kamarpur Multilateral High School (1901), Sadullapur Multilateral Pilot High School (1918), Naldanga Umesh Chandra High School (1946), Sadullapur Khodeza Memorial Girls' High School (1963), Faridpur Government Primary School (1860), Molong Bazar Government Primary School (1884).

Cultural organisations Library 2, club 5, cinema hall 6, theatre group 1, playground 30.

Main sources of income Agriculture 68.56%, non-agricultural labourer 3.31%, industry 0.80%, commerce 11.03%, transport and communication 3.80%, service 4.44%, construction 0.97%, religious service 0.21%, rent and remittance 0.19% and others 6.69%.

Ownership of agricultural land Landowner 55.40%, landless 44.60%; agricultural landowner: urban 50.02% and rural 55.61%.'

Main crops Paddy, jute, maize, turmeric, potato, banana, vegetables.

Extinct or nearly extinct crops Aus paddy, kaun, sweet potato, sesame, linseed.

Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, papaya, blackberry, banana.

Fisheries, dairies and poultries Fishery 8, dairy 30, poultry 35, hatchery 2.

Communication facilities Pucca road 78 km, semi-pucca road 26 km, mud road 315 km; railway 12 km.

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

Noted manufactories Rice mill, saw mill, biscuit factory, welding factory, cold storage.

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

Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 28, fairs 5, most noted of which are Naldanga Hat, Dhaperhat, Sadullapur Hat, Kalyanpur Baruni Mela, Pirerhat Mela, Sadarhat Mela and Gramtalar Mela.

Main exports Rice, paddy, banana, turmeric, potato.

Access to electricity All the unions of the upazila are under rural electrification net-work. However 11.13% of the dwelling households have access to electricity.

Sources of drinking water Tube-well 93.53%, tap 0.26%, pond 0.14% and others 6.07%.

Sanitation 10.50% (rural 9.66% and urban 32.28%) of dwelling households of the upazila use sanitary latrines and 32.65% (rural 33% and urban 23.69%) of dwelling households use non-sanitary latrines; 56.84% of households do not have latrine facilities.

Health centres Upazila health complex 1, union health centre 6, health and family welfare centre 10, community clinic 26, satellite clinic 88.

NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are brac, asa, CARE, Swanirvar Bangladesh. [Zahurul Quayum]

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