Uttarkhan Thana

Uttarkhan Thana (Dhaka metropolitan) area 20.09 sq km, located in between 23'50' and 23'54' north latitudes and in between 90'24' and 90'28' east longitudes. It is bounded by Tongi Khal (canal) and gazipur sadar upazila on the north, khilkhet and dakshinkhan thanas on the south, balu River and kaliganj (gazipur) upazila on the east, Gazipur Sadar upazila and Daskhinkhan thanas on the west.

Population 'Total 52014, male 27254; female 24760; Muslim 49488, Hindu 2114, Buddhist 408 and others 4.

Water bodies Balu river and Tongi Khal' are notable.

Administration Uttarkhan thana, named after Uttarkhan Union, was formed in 2006. It consists of union 1, mouza 14.

Ward Mohalla Population Density (per sq km) Literacy rate (%)
Urban Rural Urban Rural








Name number of Ward Area (sq km) Population Literacy rate (%)
Male Female

Uttarkhan union 76





Source  Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

Archaeological heritage and relics Mazar of Kabir Shah.

Religious institutions 'Mosque 61, temple 5, church 2.

Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 64.58%; male 68.98%, female 59.77%. Educational institutions: college 2, high school 6, primary school 39, madrasa 12.


Cultural organisations Music academy 1, playground 3.

Main sources of income Agriculture 16.97%, non-agricultural labourer 2.90%, industry 0.95%, commerce 25.50%, transport and communication 6.56%, construction 4.75%, service 26.58%, religious service 0.13%, rent and remittance 2.06% and others13.60%.

Ownership of agricultural land Landowner 49.46%, landless 50.54%.'

Main crop' Paddy.

Extinct or nearly extinct crop' Jute.

Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, black berry, guava.

Fisheries, dairies and poultries Dairy 1, poultry 40.

Communication facilities Pucca road 20 km, semi pucca road 9 km, mud road' 20 km; Kheya ghat 5.

Extinct or nearly extinct traditional transport Boat.

Manufactories 'Chemical industries 3, garments industries 16 and others 12.

Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 15, fair 5.

''Main exports ' Garments industries.

Access to electricity The union of the thana are under electrification net-work. However 89.17% of the dwelling households have access to electricity.

Sources of drinking water Tube-well 88.76%, tap 9.01%, pond 0.21% and others 2.02%.

Sanitation 84.44% of dwelling households of the thana use sanitary latrines and 14.01%' of dwelling households use non-sanitary latrines; 1.55% of households do not have latrine facilities.

Health centres Health centre 1.

NGO activities brac, asa. [Sharif Khurshid Alam]

References Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.