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Juri Upazila

Juri

Juri
Juri is located in Bangladesh
Juri
Juri
Location at Moulvibazar in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°35′50″N 92°06′50″E / 24.59722°N 92.11389°E / 24.59722; 92.11389
Country Bangladesh
DivisionSylhet Division
DistrictMoulvibazar District
Government
 • MP (Moulvibazar-1)MD Sahab Uddin Ahmed
 • Chairman (Juri Upazila)Gulsan Ara Mili
Area
 • Total186.30 km2 (71.93 sq mi)
Population
 • Total122,853
 • Density660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
Postal code
3251

Juri Upazila is a locality in the Sylhet Division of northeastern Bangladesh. It was officially created on 8 January 2005 with eight unions of Kulaura Upazila and Barlekha Upazila, four unions from each of these two Upazilas. The inclusion of two of these unions, Dakshinvag and Sunagar, was disputed and was stayed by order of court. In 2001, its population was 122,853. It is located 48 km from District headquarters. The local high school was established in 1930.

A 2006 clash between them on 28 October 2006, cost one life. Several non-governmental organizations operate there, including Scholars Foundation, Town Club Juri, Boishakhi Club, Sathi Club, Liberty Club, Juri Club, Nivanig, VDN, Goobluck Ltd. Sobuj Bangla Social Business Ltd. and Ponchoranga Club.

jurinews.com.bd, juritimes.com and jurinews24.com are online news portal on this area.

Imran Travels a most popular travel agency on Juri Town.


Union Parishads

Juri has currently 6 unions:

  • Guwalbari
  • Purbo Juri
  • Jayfornagar
  • Poschim Juri
  • Shagornal
  • Fultola

Education

According to Banglapedia, Juri High School, founded in 1994, is a notable secondary school.[1]

References

  1. ^ Mannan, Md. Abdul (2012). "Juri Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.