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গাইবান্ধা(প্রাচীন নাম ভবানী গঞ্জ)
Location of Gaibandha in Bangladesh
|• Total||2,114.77 km2 (816.52 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BST (UTC+6)|
Gaibandha has a total area of 2179.27 km². It has boundaries with the Kurigram and Rangpur to the north, Bogra District to the south, Dinajpur and Rangpur districts to the west, and Jamalpur and Kurigram districts, and the Brahmaputra River to the east.
The main occupations of Gaibandha district are agriculture 44.45%, agricultural laborer 27.72%, wage laborer 2.58%, transport 1.89%, commerce 9.11%, service 4.49% and others 9.76%. Total cultivable lands are 149475 hectares, fallow land are 67565.16 hectares; the amount of crop: single crop 20.5%, double crop 58.5% and treble crop 21%; land under irrigation 27.16%. Main crops are paddy, wheat, jute, sugarcane, potato, brinjal, mustard seed, chili, onion, garlic and vegetables. There are 277 poultries, 273 dairies, 245 fisheries, 5 hatcheries, 16 nurseries and 2 artificial cattle breeding centers.
The total population of the district is 24,310,627. Out of that, males constitute 50.75% and females 49.25%.
Most people of Gaibandha speak Bengali dialects of Rangpur region. People living in the southern portion (Shaghata and Gobindaganj) have some accent of the dialects of Bogra region. A good many people of Char areas of Jamuna speak dialects of Mymensingh region.
Among educational institutions, there are 3 government colleges, 41 non-government colleges, 4 government high schools, 287 non-government high schools, 31 junior high schools, 498 madrasas, 737 government primary schools, 546 non-government primary schools, 14 kindergartens, 83 satellite schools, 32 community schools, 1 primary teacher's training institute, and 1 agriculture training institute. Well-known educational institutions of Gaibandha District are:
Gaibandha District is divided into 7 upazilas/thanas, which are further divided into 82 union parishads, and 1244 villages. The upazilas/thanas of the district are:
|Gaibandha Sadar Upazila||437268|
|Gaibandha-1||Golam Mostofa Ahmed||Bangladesh Awami League|
|Gaibandha-2||Mahabub Ara Begum Gini||Bangladesh Awami League|
|Gaibandha-3||Dr. Md. Eunus Ali Sarkar||Bangladesh Awami League|
|Gaibandha-4||Md. Abul Kalam Azad||Independent|
|Gaibandha-5||Md. Fazle Rabbi Mia||Bangladesh Awami League|
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