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Titas Upazila

 

Titas Upazila (comilla district) area 125.74 sq km, located in between 23°32′ and 23°39′ north latitudes and in between 90°42′ and 90°51′ east longitudes. It is bounded by homna upazila on the north, daudkandi upazila on the south, muradnagar upazila on the east, meghna upazila on the west.

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Population 166457; male 83079, female 83378; Muslim 159343, Hindu 7081 and others 33.

Water bodies Main river: meghna.

Administration Titas upazila was formed on 22 February 2004 comprising a number of unions of Daudkandi upazila.

Upazila
Municipality Union Mouza Village Population Density (per sq km) Literacy rate (%)
Urban Rural Urban Rural
9 71 113 166457 1324 34.22
Union
Name of union and GO code Area (acre) Population Literacy rate (%)
Male Female
Karikandi 11 2981 8713 8728 35.17
Kala Kandi 62 2271 5829 5494 35.28
Jiarkandi 45 2580 8153 8140 37.70
Jagatpur 60 3494 9702 10128 34.09
Narayandia 77 4883 7858 7769 29.95
Balarampur 10 2827 10789 10227 39.05
Bitikandi 17 5532 11532 11891 29.14
Majidpur 69 4451 13838 14020 35.10
Satani 56 2417 6665 6981 33.61

Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

Archaeological heritage and relics Mazar of Pir Shahbajz (Gazipur).

Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 34.22%; male 38.99%, female 29.83%. Educational institutions: College 1, secondary school 10, primary school 76, community primary school 9, madrasa 11. Noted educational institutions: Narayandia Mian High School (1913), Majidpur High School (1946), Jagatpur Sadan High School (1950), Mangalakandi Islamia Fazil Madrasa (1979).

Main sources of income Agriculture 49.94%, non-agricultural labourer 3.02%, industry 1%, commerce 19.07%, transport and communication 1.14%, service 6.23%, construction 0.78%, religious service 0.17%, rent and remittance 1.07% and others 17.58%.

Ownership of agricultural land Landowner 68.78%, landless 31.22%.

Main crops Paddy, jute, wheat, pulses.

Communication facilities Pucca road 24 km, semi pucca road 20 km and mud road 178 km.

Cottage industries Goldsmith, wood work, nakshi kantha, nakshi pankha, bamboo work.

Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 17.

Access to electricity All the unions of the upazila are under rural electrification net-work. However 53.07% of the dwelling households have access to electricity.

Sources of drinking water Tube-well 91.17%, tap 0.60%, pond 3.45% and others 4.78%. The presence of arsenic has been detected in the shallow tube-well water of the upazila.

Sanitation 25.07% of dwelling households of the upazila use sanitary latrines and 63.93%’ of dwelling households use non-sanitary latrines; 11% of households do not have latrine facilities.

Health centres Upazila health complex 1, satellite clinic 9.

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