Khalishpur Thana (Khulna metropolitan) area 12.35 sq km, located in between 22°50' and 22°52' north latitudes and in between 89°31' and 89°34' east longitudes. It is bounded by daulatpur (khulna) thana and dighalia upazila on the north, sonadanga and 'kotwali thanas and dumuria upazila on the south, rupsa and Dighalia upazilas on the east, Dumuria upazila and Daulatpur thana on the west.
Population 235018; male 128474, female 106544; Muslim 222503, Hindu 9171, Buddhist 3237, Christian 91 and others 16.
Water bodies Main river: rupsa.
Administration Khalishpur Thana was formed in 1986.
Archaeological heritage and relic House of Mahim Das, Khalishpur Sattya Asram.
|Ward||Mahalla||Population||Density (per sq km)||
Literacy rate (%)
|Ward No.||Area (per sq km)||Population||Literacy rate (%)|
|Ward No. 7||0.40||8014||6794||63.32|
|Ward No. 8||0.46||11620||6925||80.43|
|Ward No. 9||2.89||18246||16368||69.37|
|Ward No. 10||0.95||9688||8830||74.76|
|Ward No. 11||0.36||11512||7886||78.63|
|Ward No. 12||1.00||27153||24883||72.66|
|Ward No. 13||1.20||11475||8484||75.30|
|Ward No. 14||1.69||13895||12549||74.44|
|Ward No. 15 (Part)||2.38||14180||11544||78.58|
|Ward No. 16 (Part)||1.02||2691||2281||60.19|
Source Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.
History of the War of Liberation A battle was fought in the area adjacent to Baikali Cinema Hall and Boyra Girl's College in 1971 in which some members of the Pak army and a number of freedom fighters were killed. Besides the massacre in the house of Munshi Siddiqur Rahman by the Pak army ruthlessly killed 13 persons. This was popularly known as the 'Tragedy of Munshi House'.
Marks of War of Liberation Monument 1.
Religious institutions Mosque 30, temple 2, church 1.
Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 73.72%; male 77.46%, female 69.15%%. Noted educational institutions: Khalishpur Secondary School (1904).
Cultural organisations Stadium 1, cinema hall 3, women organisation 1, playground 10.
Main sources of income Agriculture 3.03%, non-agricultural labourer 4.84%, commerce 17.92%, transport and communication 7.74%, service 43.98%, construction 3.31%, religious service 0.19%, rent and remittance 1.98% and others 17.01%.
Ownership of agricultural land Landowner 49.94%, landless 50.06%.
Main crops Paddy, jute, betel nut, vegetables.
Extinct or nearly extinct crops betel leaf, potato.
Main fruits Mango, jack fruit, litchi, papaya, blackberry, coconut,
Fisheries, dairies and poultries Poultry 20.
Communication facilities Pucca road 135 km, semi-pucca road 10 km, mud road 240 km; waterway 12 nautical miles.
Extinct or nearly extinct traditional transport Palanquin, bullock cart.
Noted manufactories Jute mills 5, steal mill 2, cold storage 1. Newsprint Mill, Khulna Hardbord Mill are notable.
Cottage industries Cottage industry 15, pipe CI seat factory 1.
Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 4, fair 3.
Main export Jute, jute made product, newsprint, hard board.
Access to electricity All the wards and union of the thana are under electrification net-work. However 87.60% of the dwelling households have access to electricity.
Sources of drinking water Tube-well 90.61%, pond 8.94%, tap 0.06% and others 0.39%.
Sanitation 87.00% of dwelling households of the thana use sanitary latrines and 12.25% of dwelling households use non-sanitary latrines; 0.75% of households do not have latrine facilities.
Main exports Salt, molasses.
Health centres Khulna Medical Hospital (Boyra), UCEF HP health centre 1, family planning centre 9, child hospital 1.
References Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.