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Daudkandi Upazila

 

DaudkandiUpazilaDaudkandi Upazila (comilla district) area 208.66 sq km, located in between 23°24′ and 23°35′ north latitudes and in between 90°41′ and 90°53′ east longitudes. It is bounded by meghna and titas upazilas on the north, matlab dakshin and kachua upazilas on the south, chandina and muradnagar upazilas on the east, matlab uttar and gazaria upazilas on the west.

Population Total 284031; male 143305, female 140726.

Water bodies Main rivers: meghna, gumti; Batakhansi canal is notable.

Administration Daudkandi Thana, now an upazila was formed in 1858.

Upazila
Municipality Union Mouza Village Population Density (per sq km) Literacy rate (%)
Urban Rural Urban Rural
1 15 182 268 29001 255030 1361 49.29 44.98
Municipality
Area
(sq km)
Ward Mahalla Population Density
(per sq km)
Literacy rate (%)
13.18 9 26 29001 2200 49.29
Union
Name of union and GO code Area (acre) Population Literacy rate (%)
Male Female
Uttar Elliotganj 30 3518 8887 8864 40.63
Uttar Daudkandi 21 4727 7473 6869 39.84
Goalmari 38 2921 8027 8215 45.35
Gauripur 51 2217 11327 10814 52.41
Jinglatali 47 3112 6939 7192 39.28
Dakshin Elliotganj 34 3320 8017 7394 38.26
Paschim Panchgachhia 86 2977 6856 7124 43.32
Purba Panchgachhia 82 3747 8557 8900 48.17
Barapara 90 2393 8853 8820 46.47
Biteshwar 4214 11147 11023 50.46
Padua 2876 7572 7958 47.00
Maruka 64 4170 7835 7573 43.64
Mohammadpur Paschim 73 6930 9984 10101 43.40
Mohammadpur Purba 84 3153 9069 9103 43.98
Sundalpur 94 1892 7542 6995 52.45

Source Bangladesh Population Census 2001,Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

Archaeological heritage and relics Mosque of Daria Sawdagar (Bara Goali).

History of the War of Liberation On 23 May 1971, the Pak army in collaboration with the local razakars killed 11 innocent persons at village Roypura. Besides, they also set many houses of nearby villages of Jinglatali and Harpur on fire. Besides, encounters were held between the freedom fighters and the Pak army at Goalmari Bazar in which about 200 Pak soldiers and local rajakars were killed and so were two freedom fighters.

Marks of the War of Liberation Mass killing site 1 (Sahapara Bridge on the south of Daudkandi Police Station).

Religious institutions Mosque 531, temple 28, tomb 22. Noted religious instituttions : Bania Para Jami Mosque, Baitul Aman Jami Mosque, Changaon Jami Mosque, Kabir Uddin Jami Mosque.

Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 42.59%; male 48.43%, female 40.05%. Educational institutions: college 6, technical training college 1, secondary school 44, primary school 190, nursery school 93, madrasa 32. Noted educational institutions: Elliotganj RB High School (1908), Raipur KC High School (1912), Daudkandi Adarsha High School (1919), Barapara Girls’ High School (1919), Chinamura LN High School (1930), Gauripur Subal-Aftab High School (1942).

Newspapers and periodicals Daily: Prantar; weekly: Banglabarta, Monir, Janabarta, Kaldhara, Janatar Prattasha.’

Cultural organisations Library 1, club 116, cinema hall 4, women’s organisation 15.

Main crops Paddy, jute, wheat, potato, mustard, futi, khira, watermelon, peanut, pulse, vegetables.

Main fruits Mango, blackberry, guava, plum, banana, orange, papaya, litchi.

Fisheries, dairies and poultries Fishery 80, dairy 97, poultry 233, artificial breeding centre 5.

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.

Cottage industries Weaving, jute made products, bamboo work.

Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 18, most noted of which are Daudkandi Hat, Gauripur Hat, Elliotganj Hat, Batakhansi Hat, Goalmari Hat, Hasnabad Hat, Alipur Hat, Paler Bazar and Shahidnagar Bazar.

Main exports Jute products, vegetables.

Health centres Upazila health complex 1, hospital 3, union health and family welfare centre 15, health centre 9, EPI centre 648, veterinary hospital 1.

NGO activities brac, asa, CCDA, HRD, Uddipan.

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