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Comilla Adarsha Sadar Upazila


Comilla Adarsha Sadar Upazila (comilla district) area 187.71 sq km, located in between 23°24′ and 23°31′ north latitudes and in between 91°03′ and 91°15′ east longitudes. It is bounded by burichang upazila and tripura state of India on the north, comilla sadar dakshin upazila on the south, Tripura state of India on the east, chandina and barura upazilas on the west.
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Population Total 517860; male 272437, female 245423; Muslim 483277, Hindu 33426, Buddhist 198, Christian 429 and others 503.

Water bodies Main river: gumti.

Administration Comilla Sadar Upazila, which was established in 1983, was reconstituted and renamed as Comilla Adarsha’ Sadar Upazila in 2005.

Municipality Union Mouza Village Population Density (per sq km) Literacy rate (%)
Urban Rural Urban Rural
1 7 147 206 278238 239622 2759 63.26 55.11
Area (sq km) ward Mahalla Population Density (per sq km) Literacy rate (%)
11.47 18 48 166519 14518 69.04
Upazila Town
Area (sq km) Mouza Population Density (per sq km) Literacy rate (%)
47.18 44 111719 2368 57.49
Name of union and GO code Area (acre) Population Literacy rate (%)
Male Female
Amratali 22 5578 17267 17021 56.10
Uttar Durgapur 94 2214 20882 19251 50.82
Uttar Kalir Bazar 3114 10842 10535 50.77
Jagannathpur 65 8807 16700 13685 67.72
Dakshin Kalir Bazar 4638 20888 20060 49.25
Dakshin Durgapur 51 2253 17556 16237 56.30
Panchthubi 90 5831 19851 18847 54.87

ource Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

Archaeological heritage and relics Mainamati Museum, dharmasagar Dighi, Ananda Vihara, Jagannath Temple, Ranir Kuthi, Town Hall, Memorial monument of second World War, Shah Suja Mosque, Birchandra Library, Rajrajeshwari Kalibari.

Marks of War of Liberation Memorial monument 1 (in front of Comilla Victoria College).

Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 66.05%; male 68.54%, female 63.02%. Educational institutions: medical college 1, teachers’ training centre 1, college 11, technical college 8, secondary school 74, primary school 101, madrasa 15. Noted educational institutions: Comilla Victoria Government College (1899), Comilla Government College, Comilla Government Mahila College, Comilla Ishwar Pathshala (1914), Rammala Student Hostel (1916), Nibedita Primary School (1919).

Newspapers and periodicals Dailies 3, weeklies 7.

Cultural organisations Press club 1, library 5, museum 1, cinema hall 4, playground 51, stadium 1, auditorium 1, cultural group 67.

Noted establishments’ Comilla Cantonment, Rice Research Institute, Agricultural Research Institute, bangladesh academy for rural development (BARD).

Tourist spot Shalban Vihara, Mainamati Museum, homestead of Shachin Dev Barman, homestead of Dhirendranath Datta.

Main sources of income Agriculture 18.67%, non-agricultural labourer 2.56%, industry 2.05%, commerce 23.57%, transport and communication 9.73%, service 22.17%, construction 3.14%, religious service 0.20%, rent and remittance 3.21% and others 14.70%.

Ownership of agricultural land Landowner 46.69%, landless 53.31%.

Main crops Paddy, wheat, potato, vegetables.

Extinct or nearly extinct crops Jute, sunflower, ground nut, kaun, linseed, arahar.

Main fruits Mango, coconut, banana, jackfruit.

Fisheries, dairies and poultries Fishery 71, artificial breeding centre 1, livestock development centre 1, nursery 21.

Communication facilities Pucca road 306.50 km, mud road 253.50, waterway 12 nautical miles, railway 11km, railway’ station 1.

Extinct or nearly extinct traditional transport Palanquin, horse carriage and bullock cart.

Noted manufactories Textile mill, jute mill, saw mill, shoe factory.

Cottage industries Weaving, goldsmith, tailoring, nakshi kantha, bamboo work, cane work, wood work, tailoring.

Hats, bazars and fairs Hats, bazars and fairs are 11, most noted of which are Chawk Bazar, New Market, Comilla Town Hall Mela and Kalibari Mela.

Main exports Sweet meat including rasmalai, flour, vegetables.

Access to electricity All the wards and unions of the upazila are under rural electrification net-work; however 85.68% dwelling households have access to electricity.

Sources of drinking water Tube well 82.45%, pond 0.52%, tap 14.42% and others 2.61%.

Sanitation 77.17% of dwelling households of the upazila use sanitary latrines and 17.86% of dwelling households use non-sanitary latrines; 4.97% of households do not have latrine facilities.

Health centres Upazila health centre 1, health and’ family welfare centre 3, hospital 44, clinic 14, family planning centre 6.

NGO activities brac, asa.

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