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Gazipur City

Gazipur

গাজীপুর
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Gazipur is located in Bangladesh
Gazipur
Gazipur
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°59′20″N 90°22′30″E / 23.98889°N 90.37500°E / 23.98889; 90.37500
CountryBangladesh
DivisionDhaka Division
DistrictGazipur District
Municipality1984
City Corporation13 January 2013
Government
 • TypeMayor–Council
 • BodyGazipur City Corporation
 • City MayorJahangir Alam
Area
 • Total49.32 km2 (19.04 sq mi)
Elevation
34 m (112 ft)
Population
(2011 (est))
 • Total1,199,215
Time zoneUTC+6 (Bangladesh Time)
National Calling Code+880
Calling Code0681

Gazipur (Bengali: গাজীপুর) is a city in central Bangladesh. It is located in the Gazipur District, near the capital city of Dhaka and has a population of 3,20,9,215. Gazipur is the home of Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology and Islamic University of Technology (IUT), the country's only international university in the fields of engineering and technology, is run and funded by OIC.

Demographics

Population by year:[1]

1991 2001 2010
588,540 866,500 1,199,215

Geography

Gazipur District (Dhaka division), with an area of 1741.53 km², is bounded by Mymensingh and Kishoreganj districts on the north, Dhaka, Narayanganj and Narsingdi districts on the south, Narsingdi on the east, and Dhaka and Tangail districts on the west. The annual average temperature maximum is 36 °C and the minimum is 12.7 °C; the annual rainfall is 2,376 mm.

Main rivers are old Brahmaputra, Shitalakshya, Turag (sight of Bishwa Ijtema, a Tablighi Jamaat conference in January), Bangshi, Balu, Banar. Turag is heavily polluted by industrial chemicals.

Administration

Gazipur consists of 9 wards including Uttar Chayabithi and 31 mahallas with an area of 49.32 km². The fast-growing town has a population more than 1 million and density more than 24,000 per km²; male 52.52%, female 47.48%.[2]

Banks

There is a head office of the national bank Progoti Co-operative Land Development Bank Limited in Kapasia Upazila Sadar, a small town nearly 30 kilometres north of Gazipur City, that specialises in originating and/or servicing mortgage loans; it is said that Progoti Bank is the father of land development banks in the country. Other banking institutions in the area include:

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Transportation

Gazipur Town is connected through the City Bus.Pubail have city service Mohakhali to Narshingdi; called PPL(Pubail Paribahan Ltd.). And Dhaka to Kaligonj; this name is KTL, Adshy and other bus.

Major sites and establishments

Education

Gazipur Public Library

There are five universities in Gazipur – Islamic University of Technology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (formerly the Institute of Postgraduate Studies on Agriculture), Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh Open University and Bangladesh National University. Islamic University of Technology (IUT) is accredited as an International University by University Grants Commission (Bangladesh). IUT is a subsidiary organ of OIC. Educational institutions in the area include:

  • Abder bazar govt. primary school
  • Abdul Awal College
  • Abdul Roshid Member International School,Moradpur,Mowchak, Gazipur
  • Abir Biddanikaton, Pubail, Gazipur
  • ARSI Multimedia School
  • Azmatpur Adarsha School & College, Kaliganj
  • Badsha Mia High School
  • Banshtali Govt. Primary School
  • Barai Bari A K U Institution & College, Kaliakoir
  • Barai bari A K U Institution and College
  • Barmi Bazar High School
  • Barmi Jamia Anwaria Madrasa, Biggest Kowmi Madrasa in Gazipur
  • Baw para govt. primary school
  • Berua A R Khan High School
  • Bhasa Shahid Abdul Jabbar College and High School (formerly known as Ansar VDP High School)
  • Bhawal Badre Alam Govt. College
  • Bhawal mirzapur degree college
  • Chandana High School
  • Empo Angels School
  • Fulbaria adarsha high school
  • Gasha High School, Gasha.
  • Gazipur Cantonment College
  • Gazipur City Model School, Chandana Chawraste, Gazipur
  • Gazipur Saheed Academy,Chandona-Chowrasta, Gazipur
  • Golamnobi Pilote High School
  • Holy Model School, Tengra, Sreepur, Gazipur
  • Ideal Pre Cadet School Gazipur, Barobika, Chandona, Gazipur
  • Jangalia High School
  • Jogirsit high school
  • Kaliakair university, kaliakair, Gazipur.
  • Kaligonj Govt. Girls High School
  • Kaligonj RRN Pilot High School
  • Kaligonj Shramik (Degree) College
  • Kaligonj Women College
  • Kalmeswer Rokeya Soroni Girl's High School, Board Bazar
  • Kalpar Pollimangul High School,Kaliakoir
  • Kamarjury Yousuf Ali High School, Kamarjury, Gasha
  • Kapasia Degree college
  • Kapasia Pailot High School, Kapasia
  • Kazi Azim Uddin College
  • Khailkor Badshah Miah Agranaye Biddalaya, Gazipur
  • Khandakar Rojob Ali Biddiya Niketon, Board Bazar, Gazipur
  • KIDS PARK SCHOOL, Pubail, Gazipur
  • Konabari Degree College, Gazipur city Corporation
  • Konabari Ideal Pre Cadet School, Konabari, Gazipur
  • M A Aziz Peace Institute of Technology, (Peaceful Technology for the Solution of Humanity),BTEB-53084,West Chatter, Gazipur-1703, Bangladesh
  • M. E. H. Arif College, Konabari, Gazipur
  • M.M.Neaz-Uddin High School
  • Matrykole Pre-Cadet school
  • Mawna Chowrasta Public School & College
  • Mouchak Scout High School, Mouchak, Kaliakoir, Gazipur
  • Piar Ali college
  • Pubail Adarsha College
  • Pubail High School
  • Pubail Muktilateral High school
  • Rajendrapur Cantonment public school & college
  • Rangamatia Govt. Primary School, Kaligonj
  • Rangamatia High School, Kaligonj
  • Rani Bilashmoni Govt. Boys' High School
  • Rover poly degree college
  • Satkhamair high school
  • Sayma Model Academy
  • Seoratali Bhubaneswari Girl's High School,Kaliakoir,Gazipur
  • Shafiuddin Sarker Academy and College
  • Shahid Tajuddin Admad Govt. College, Kapasia
  • Silmoon Abdul Hakim Master High school
  • Sreefaltali Govt. Primary School, kaliakoir, Gazipur
  • Sreepur University College
  • St. Merry's Girls High School, Tomilia, Kaligonj
  • St. Nicolas High School, Nagori, Kaligonj
  • Ta'mirul Millat Kamil Madrasha (Tongi Campus)
  • Tangail Shahin Academy,Dewaliabari,8no ward,Gazipur city.
  • Tapir Bari High School [Sreepur,Gazipur]
  • Telihaty High School
  • Tongi govt. college
  • Tongi Pilot School and Girls College
  • Union High School, Hailgore,Kapasia
  • V.S.A.J Ansar V.D.P School And College, Shafipur, Kaliakoir, Gazipur
  • Vadun High School.
  • West Chandana Govt. Primary School

Notable people

  1. Tajuddin Ahmed – the first Prime Minister of Bangladesh
  2. Aah Towfiq
  3. Meghnad Saha – scientist
  4. Lion Gani Miah Babul, Senior Journalist, Chairman - Jatiya Sangbadik Sangstha, Founding chief Adviser - Gazipur zilla reporters club, Central President - Bangabandhu Gabeshana Parishad.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Gazipur". World Gazetteer. Archived from the original on 11 May 2013. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
  2. ^ Ahmed, Md Farid Uddin (2012). "Gazipur Sadar Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A.; Masum, Kazi. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  1. ^ Population and Housing Census 2011 - Volume 3: Urban Area Report (PDF), Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, Aug 2014