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Titas Upazila


Titas Upazila (comilla district) area 125.74 sq km, located in between 23°32' and 23°39' north latitudes and in between 90°42' and 90°51' east longitudes. It is bounded by homna upazila on the north, daudkandi upazila on the south, muradnagar upazila on the east, meghna upazila on the west.

Population 166457; male 83079, female 83378; Muslim 159343, Hindu 7081 and others 33.

Water bodies Main river: meghna.

Administration Titas upazila was formed on 22 February 2004 comprising a number of unions of Daudkandi upazila.

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

-

9

71

113

-

166457

1324

-

34.22

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

Karikandi 11

2981

8713

8728

35.17

Kala Kandi 62

2271

5829

5494

35.28

Jiarkandi 45

2580

8153

8140

37.70

Jagatpur 60

3494

9702

10128

34.09

Narayandia 77

4883

7858

7769

29.95

Balarampur 10

2827

10789

10227

39.05

Bitikandi 17

5532

11532

11891

29.14

Majidpur 69

4451

13838

14020

35.10

Satani 56

2417

6665

6981

33.61

Source Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

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Archaeological heritage and relics Mazar of Pir Shahbajz (Gazipur).

Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 34.22%; male 38.99%, female 29.83%. Educational institutions: College 1, secondary school 10, primary school 76, community primary school 9, madrasa 11. Noted educational institutions: Narayandia Mian High School (1913), Majidpur High School (1946), Jagatpur Sadan High School (1950), Mangalakandi Islamia Fazil Madrasa (1979).

Main sources of income Agriculture 49.94%, non-agricultural labourer 3.02%, industry 1%, commerce 19.07%, transport and communication 1.14%, service 6.23%, construction 0.78%, religious service 0.17%, rent and remittance 1.07% and others 17.58%.

Ownership of agricultural land Landowner 68.78%, landless 31.22%.

Main crops Paddy, jute, wheat, pulses.

Communication facilities Pucca road 24 km, semi pucca road 20 km and mud road 178 km.

Cottage industries Goldsmith, wood work, nakshi kantha, nakshi pankha, bamboo work.

Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 17.

Access to electricity All the unions of the upazila are under rural electrification net-work. However 53.07% of the dwelling households have access to electricity.

Sources of drinking water Tube-well 91.17%, tap 0.60%, pond 3.45% and others 4.78%. The presence of arsenic has been detected in the shallow tube-well water of the upazila.

Sanitation 25.07% of dwelling households of the upazila use sanitary latrines and 63.93%' of dwelling households use non-sanitary latrines; 11% of households do not have latrine facilities.

Health centres Upazila health complex 1, satellite clinic 9. [AKM Jasim Uddin]

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