Shah Paran Thana

Shah Paran Thana (Sylhet metroplitan) area 63.56 sq km, located in between 24°51' and 24°57' north latitudes and in between 91°53' and 90°00' east longitudes. It is bounded by bimanbandar thana and jaintapur upazila on the north, dakshin surma thana and golaBganj upazila on the south, Jaintapur and Golapganj upazilas on the east and kotwali model thana on the west.

Population Total 99224; male 52611, female 46613; Muslim 90182, Hindu 8691, Buddhist 214, Christian 9 and others 128.

Water bodies Surma River.

Administration Shah Paran Thana was formed on 12 August 2011 consisting of 2 unions and 4 wards.

Thana
Ward and Union Mahalla and Mouza Population Density (per sq km) Literacy rate (%)
Urban Rural Urban Rural
6 48 38791 60433 1561 66.39 60.36
Ward and Union
Ward and Union Area (sq km) Population Literacy rate (%)
Male Female
Ward no. 19 0.91 4983 4288 68.40
Ward no. 20 0.92 5683 4822 65.94
Ward no. 21 0.93 3960 3911 74.41
Ward no. 24 0.92 6063 5081 56.81
Khadimpara 45.21 27518 25003 56.95
Tultikar 14.67 4404 3508 63.77

Source Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

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Religious institutions Mosque 50, temple 2, tomb 1.

Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 64.38%; male 67.68% and female 60.50%. Noted educational institutions: Sylhet Engineering University, Sylhet Agricultural University. MC College.

Important installations Shahporan Mazar, Jalalabad Cantonment, Chest Diseases Hospital, Jakaria Resort Park, DID.

Main sources of income Agriculture 11.12%, non-agricultural labourer 3.69%, industry 2.12%, commerce 23.47%, transport and communication 9.07%, service 17.37%, construction 4.61%, religious service 0.48%, rent and remittance 6.5% and others 21.57%.

Ownership of agricultural land Landowner 33.74%, landless 66.26%.

Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, banana.

Communication facilities Pucca road 67 km, semi pucca road 32 km and mud road 132 km.

Extinct or nearly extinct traditional transport Bullock cart, horse carriage.

Noted Manufactories ' Plastic pipe industry, BCSIC.

Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 18, most noted of which are Godaura Bazar, Pirer Bazar, Pargana Bazar, Islampur Bazar, Baluchar Bazar, Tultikar Bazar.

Access to electricity All the wards and unions of the thana are under rural electrification net-work. However 67.23% of the dwelling households have access to electricity.

Sources of drinking water Tube-well 84.44%, tap 11.96%, pond 0.93% and others 2.67%.

Sanitation 68.86% of dwelling households of the thana use sanitary latrines and 26.28%' of dwelling households use non-sanitary latrines; 4.86% of households do not have latrine facilities.

Health centres Chest diseases hospital 1, satellite clinic 1, Community clinic 10, clinic 6.

NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are brac, asa, FIVDB. [Sirajul Islam]

References Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.