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Golapganj
গোলাপগঞ্জ
Location of Golapganj  গোলাপগঞ্জ
Division Sylhet Division
District Sylhet District
Government
 • MP (Sylhet-6) Nurul Islam Nahid (Awami League)
Area
 • Total 278.34 km2 (107.47 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 229,074
 • Density 823/km2 (2,130/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 3100

Golabganj (Bengali: গোলাপগঞ্জ), or Golabganj, is an Upazila of Sylhet District in the Division of Sylhet, Bangladesh.[1]

History[edit]

Golapganj came into existence on 20 October 1906 as thana.Nothing is definitely known about the origin of the Upazila name. It is learnt that in past during the region of Emperor Islam Shah one Mr. Golap Roy was appointed the Dewan (Revenue collector) of Syhet area. He became prominent by virtue of his social work and pity. He set up a trading centre meaning ganj on the bank of the river Surma that was named Golabganj after his name. The Upaila might have derived its name from this area name where its headquarters is located.

Area and Location[edit]

The Upazila occupies an area of 278.33 km2. It is located between 24º41´ and 24º55´ north latitudes and between 91º55´ and 92º06´ east longitudes. The Upazilas is bounded on the north by Beanibazar, Kanaighat and Sylhet sadar Upazilas, on the south by Fenchuganj Upazila and on the east by Beanibazar and Baralekha upazilas of Maulvibazar Zila and on the west by Sylhet sadar and Beralekha Upazila of Maulavibazar Zila.

Demographics[edit]

According to the census 2011, Golapganj has a population of 3,16,149. Males constitute 50.29% of the population, and females 49.71%. 48.17% of the population is age eighteen or older. Average Household size 6.23 person and population density is 1136 person per km2. Golapganj has an average literacy rate of 57.0% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[2]

Administrative[edit]

Golapganj has 11 Unions councils, 98 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 245 villages.

Unions[edit]

  • Golabganj Union
  • Paschim Amura Union
  • Bagha Union
  • Bhadeshwar Union
  • Budhbari Bazar Union
  • Dhaka Dakshin Union
  • Fulbari Union
  • Laxmi Pasha Union
  • Sharifganj Union
  • Lakshanaband Union
  • Uttar Bade Pasha Union

Villages in Paschim Amura Union[edit]

  • Ghagua
  • Amura
  • Darabor
  • Shylgat
  • Kodomrosul
  • Shundishail
  • Dampal
  • Amnia

Villages in Bagha Union[edit]

  • Turuk Bhag
  • Bagha
  • Hatim Ganj
  • Rastam Pur
  • Murad Pur
  • Nalua
  • Majid Pur
  • Khalopar

Villages in Bhadeshwar Union[edit]

  • Pubbag
  • Poschimbah
  • Maijbag
  • Dashkinbag
  • Maherpur
  • Lalopara
  • Naliuri
  • Fotehkhani
  • Kolashohor
  • Kurir Bazar
  • Rajapur
  • Budbari Bazar
  • Fokirt
  • mirgonj bazar
  • fatehpur
  • hawor tola

Villages in Budhbari Bazar Union[edit]

  • Banigram
  • Bohorgram
  • Kalijuri
  • Bagirghat
  • Bongram
  • Khali Dhar
  • Bani Gaji
  • Chandar Pur
  • Lama Chandar Pur
  • Am Kuna

Villages in Dhaka Dakshin Union[edit]

  • Dhaka Dakshin
  • West Barokut
  • Upor Barokut
  • Rayghor
  • Noghor
  • Kanishail
  • Dottorail
  • Kardapara
  • Nishen
  • Mukitola

Villages in Golabganj Union[edit]

  • Golabganj
  • Chondon bag
  • Gouspur
  • Ranaping

Villages in Laxmi Pasha Union[edit]

  • Jangal Hatta
  • Laxmi Pasha
  • Kotwal Pur
  • Nimadol
  • Dora
  • Baraya Dokshinbhag
  • Shreebohor
  • Bausee
  • Ghoshgaon
  • Jogjhap

Villages in Sharifganj Union[edit]

  • Ponairchok
  • Meherpur
  • Paniaga
  • Kadepur
  • Nurjahanpur
  • Kalikresnopur
  • Islampur
  • Rangziol
  • Khatkai
  • Kodupur
  • Bashanthopur

Villages in Lakshanaband Union[edit]

  • Lakshanaband
  • Choudhurybazaar
  • Fulshaind

Villages in Uttar Bade Pasha Union[edit]

  • Alompur.
  • Amkuna.
  • Asirgonj.
  • Badepasha.
  • Bagla.
  • Mullar chak
  • Golapnogor.
  • Hajirkuna.
  • Khagail.
  • Kautkuna.
  • Shantirbazar.

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Colleges[edit]

  • KUSHIARA COLLEGE
  • BHADESWAR MOHILA COLLEGE
  • DHAKA DAKSHIN DEGREE COLLEGE
  • AL-EMDAD SCHOOL & COLLEGE
  • DHAKA DAKASHIN GIRLS SCHOOL & COLLEGE
  • DHAKA DAKSHIN MULTILATERAL HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE
  • M.C. ACADEMY (MODEL SCHOOL & COLLEGE)
  • KAWSARABAD COLLEGE

High schools[edit]

  • BANIGRAM HIGH SCHOOL
  • ATHARIA HIGH SCHOOL
  • GHAGUA GOVERNMENT SCHOOL
  • BHADESWAR IDEAL ACADEMY
  • HAZIPUR IDEAL JUNIOR SCHOOL
  • L.B GREEN FLOWER KINDAR GARDEN JU SCHOOL
  • B.N.K HIGH SCHOOL
  • BAGHIRGHAT HIGH SCHOOL
  • BARAYA GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL
  • MULLAR CHAK HIGH SCHOOL
* BHADESWAR NASIR UDDIN HIGH SCHOOL
  • DAKSHIN BHAG S E SHAZID ALI & EASADAH ALI SCHOOL
  • DR. SAYED MOKBUL HOSSAIN HIGH SCHOOL
  • FULSHAIND B L HIGH SCHOOL
  • GOLAPGANJ JAMIA ISLAMIA HIGH SCHOOL
  • HAZI ABDUL AHAD HIGH SCHOOL
  • LOKSHONA BOND ADARSH HIGH SCHOOL
  • MIRGONG DWI PAKSHIK HIGH SCHOOL
  • MOFOZZIL ALI HIGH SCHOOL
  • MURADIA SABURIA HIGH SCHOOL
  • PONAIRCHOK HIGH SCHOOL
  • PURBORANEGA HIGH SCHOOL
  • RANAPING ADARSHA HIGH SCHOOL
  • RANKELI GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL
  • SALAM MOKBUL HIGH SCHOOL
  • SALIMA KHANOM GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL
  • SHAHJALAL ACADEMY
  • SHAHJALAL ADARSHA HIGH SCHOOL
  • SYED ADIBA HUSSAIN HIGH SCHOOL
  • TARAMIA KHAN INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

Madrassas[edit]

  • ASIRGONJ DAKHIL MADRASHA
  • BADEPASHA HAFIZIA DAKHL MADRASHA
  • BAGLA ARABIA HAFIZIA DAKHIL MADRASHA
  • BARAYA UTTARBHAG DAKHIL MADRASHA
  • BHADESWAR KANOM AHMED DHAKHIL GIRLS MADRASHA
  • CHOWDHURY BAZAR DAKHIL MADRASAH
  • FULSHAIND DARUL KERAT DAKHIL MADRASA
  • HAZI ABDUS SHAHID MOHILA DHAKHIL MADRASHA
  • KOILASH SHAH NUR DAKHIL MADRASAH
  • MAHMUD HUSSAIN MOHILA DAKHIL MADRASAH
  • MIRGONJ MUJAHIRUL ISLAM DAKHIL MADRASA
  • RAYGHOR PURAN BAZER H.DHAKHIL MADRASAH
  • BHADESWAR SENIOR ALIM MADRASHA
  • MEHERPUR ANSARUL ULUM ALIM MADRASAH
  • FULBARI AZIRIA FAZIL MADRASHA
  • JAMEYA ISLAMIYA BAROKUT MADRASHA
  • BARAYA BATULGANJ DAKIL MADRASHA

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Azizul Parvez (2012). "Golabganj Upazila". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 27 March 2005. Retrieved 10 November 2006. 

External links[edit]


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