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Location of Gazipur in Bangladesh
|• Total||1,741.53 km2 (672.41 sq mi)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|• Density||2,000/km2 (5,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BST (UTC+6)|
|Postal code||1700 - 1704 |
|Coast||5 km (3.1 mi)|
Gazipur (Town) has 9 wards and 31 mahallas. The area of the town is 49.32 km2. The town's population is 123,531; male 52.52%, female 47.48%; density is 2,505 per km2. Establishments such as Islamic University of Technology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI), Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology, and others are located here.
The head office of a national bank, Progoti Co-operative Land Development Bank Limited (known as Progoti Bank) in Kapasia Upazila Sadar, a small town nearly 30 kilometers north of Gazipur City which specializes in originating and/or servicing mortgage loans. It is said that Progoti Bank is father of land development bank in the country. Other banking branches in the area include:
• Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park
• Bhawal National Park
• Nandan Park
• Ansar VDP Academy
• Bangabandhu Safari Park
• Nuhas polli
• Bongobondu Hi-tech City.
• Mash Royal Park
Gazipur District is divided into the following upazilas:
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.
There are 19 degree colleges in the district. Honors level colleges include: Kaliakair Degree College, Jatir Pita Bangabandhu Degree College, Kaligonj Sramik College, Kapasia Degree College (founded in 1965), and Kazi Azim Uddin College. According to Banglapedia, Sreepur University College, founded in 1968, is a notable pass level one.
Notable higher secondary schools include: Vasha Shaheed Abdul Jabber Ansar V.D.P. School and college, M. E. H. Arif College, Taraganj H. N. Higher Secondary School (founded in 1919), and Tongi Pilot School & Girls' College.
According to Banglapedia, Rani Bilasmoni Government Boys' High School (1905),Bhringoraj Talebabad High School, founded in 1928, Kaliganj R.R.N. Pilot Government High School (1889), Kaoraid Kali Narayan High School (1929), and Saint Nicholas High School (1920) are notable secondary schools.
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