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Akhaura Upazila

Akhaura
আখাউড়া
Upazila
Akhaura Railway Station
Akhaura Railway Station
Akhaura is located in Bangladesh
Akhaura
Akhaura
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°52′05″N 91°12′30″E / 23.86806°N 91.20833°E / 23.86806; 91.20833
Country  Bangladesh
Division Chittagong Division
District Brahmanbaria District
Government
 • Municipal Mayor Takjil Khalifa Kajal
 • Upazila Chairman Muslem Uddin
Area[1]
 • Upazila 98.04 km2 (37.85 sq mi)
 • Urban 8.22 km2 (3.17 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Upazila 145,215
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
 • Urban 36,262
Time zone UTC+6 (BST)
Postal Code 3450
Website Akhaura Upazila Website

Akhaura (Bengali: আখাউড়া) is an upazila of Brahmanbaria District, a district under Chittagong, Bangladesh. Akhaura Upazila has an area of 99.28 km2. The main river that run through this upazilla is the Titas River. Akhaura played an important historical role during both World War II and Liberation War of Bangladesh.[citation needed]

Akhaura Railway Police Station
Akhaura Upazila Parishad

The administration of Akhaura thana, now an upazila, was established in 1976. The upazila includes one municipality, five union parishads, 107 mouzas and 113 villages.[2]

Demographics

As of the 2011 Bangladesh Census, there were 145,215 inhabitants across 27,831 households in Akhaura Upazila. There were 93 males (48.3%) to every 100 females (51.7%). Children (0-14) made up 40.7% of the population. The vast majority of the population were adherents of Islam (94.2%), with 5.8% being adherents of Hinduism. The average literacy rate was 52.8% for those aged 7 and above, compared to a national average of 47.1%.[1][3]

Points of interest

Transport

Akhaura Railway Station.
Akhaura Checkpost Road

Plans are underway to have Akhaura connected to Agartala, India via railway by 2017.[4][5]

In year 2013-14, Bangladesh exported TK 2.26 billion through the Akhaura Land Port to India.[6]

Education

Shahid Shriti Degree College.

There are several schools and colleges in Akhaura. As in 2016, there is no university in Akhaura Upazilla. According to Banglapedia, Bangladesh Railway Government High School, founded in 1920, is a notable secondary school.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "Population and Housing Census 2011: Zila Report: Brahmanbaria" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. October 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2018. 
  2. ^ a b c Udin, Mohammad Mofiz (2012). "Akhaura Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  3. ^ [www.bbs.gov.bd], Page: 16-17
  4. ^ "Agartala-Akhaura railway link to connect India and Bangladesh; will be completed by 2017 - The Economic Times". 
  5. ^ "India approves new railway link with Bangladesh". TwoCircles.net. 21 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "No export, import at Akhaura port on July 25, 26".