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Maheshpur Upazila

Maheshpur Upazila

মহেশপুর উপজেলা
Maheshpur Upazila is located in Bangladesh
Maheshpur Upazila
Maheshpur Upazila
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°21′N 88°54.8′E / 23.350°N 88.9133°E / 23.350; 88.9133
CountryBangladesh
DivisionKhulna Division
DistrictJhenaidah District
Government
 • TypeUpazilas of Bangladesh
 • BodyList of Municipal Corporations of Bangladesh
Area
 • Total419.53 km2 (161.98 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total332,514
 • Density790/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
WebsiteOfficial Maps

Maheshpur Upazila (Bengali: মহেশপুর উপজেলা) is a part of Jhenaidah District[1] in the Khulna Division of Bangladesh.

Geography

Maheshpur Upazila, has an area of 419.53 km2

Maheshpur Upazila has 12 unions, namely: SBK, Fotepur, Pantapara, Shoruppur, Shamkur, Nepa, Kajirber, Bashbaria, Jadoppur, Natima, Mandarbaria and Ajompur. Maheshpur (Town) consists of 9 wards and 14 mahallas. Maheshpur thana was turned into an upazila in 1983.

Maheshpur Upazila shares borders with Bagdah CD Block in North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal, India to the west, Kotchandpur Upazila and Chaugachha Upazila of Jessore to the east, Chaugacha Upazila of Jessore to the south and Jibannagar Upazila of Chuuadanga district to the north side.

The main river flowing through this upazila is Kapotakkho Nod.

Maheshpur is located at 23°21′00″N 88°54′45″E / 23.3500°N 88.9125°E / 23.3500; 88.9125. It has 41,995 household units and total area 419.53 km².

Demographics

According to the 2011 Bangladesh census, Maheshpur had a population of 332,514. Males constituted 50.01% of the population and females 49.99%. Muslims formed 96.11% of the population, Hindus 3.84%, Christians 0.02% and others 0.03%. Maheshpur had a literacy rate of 44.79% for the population 7 years and above.[2]

The area of the town is 11.47 km2. The town has a population of 26,473; male 51.26% and female 48.74%;

Administration

Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO)

Name Official address Contact number
Md. Kamrul Islam, Upazila Nirbahi Officer and Executive Magistrate (27th BCS) Maheshpur

Members of Parliament (MP)

Legislature Member of Parliament Constituency Party Profession Address
11th Parliament Ad. Shofiqul Azam Khan Chanchal Jhenaidah-3, Seat-83 Bangladesh Awami League (AL) Advocate Moheshpur
10th Parliament Mr. Md.Nobi Neowaz Jhenaidah-3, Seat-83 Bangladesh Awami League (AL) Business Kadbila
8th Parliament Mr. Md. Shahidul Islam Jhenaidah-3, Seat-83 Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Teaching Bhalypur
7th Parliament Mr. Md. Shahidul Islam Jhenaidah-3, Seat-83 Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Teaching Bhalypur
6th Parliament Mr. Md. Shahidul Islam Jhenaidah-3, Seat-83 Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Teaching Bhalypur
5th Parliament Mr. Md. Shahidul Islam Jhenaidah-3, Seat-83 Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Teaching Bhalypur
4th Parliament Mr. S.M Muzzammel Haque Jhenaidah-3, Seat-83 Bangladesh Jamat e Islami (Jamat) Teaching Jadobpur
3rd Parliament Mr. S.M Muzzammel Haque Jhenaidah-3, Seat-83 Bangladesh Jamat e Islami (Jamat) Teaching Jadobpur

Upazila Porishad

Post Person Official address Contact number
Pouroshova Meyor Md.Abdur Rashid Khan Upazila Porishad, Maheshpur, Jhenaidah
Chairman Abdul High (Jamat) Upazila Porishad, Maheshpur, Jhenaidah
Vice Chairman M. A. Abdul Ahad Upazila Porishad, Maheshpur, Jhenaidah 01719 484505
Mohila Vice Chairman Mst. Hasina Minhaz (Jamat) Upazila Porishad, Maheshpur, Jhenaidah

Union Porishad

S/N Union Chairman Address of Union Porishad Population Remarks
01 S.B.K Md. Arifan Hasan Chowdhury Nuthan Vill+Post: Hat-Khalishpur, Thana: Maheshpur, Dist: Jhenaidah 15,495
02 Fatepur Md. Abul Kashem Sardar (BNP) Vill: Fatepur, Post: Kanaidanga, Thana: Maheshpur, Dist: Jhenaidah 21,574
03 Pantapara Md. Ismail Hossain (AL) Vill: Pantapara, Post: Ji-Pantapara, Thana: Maheshpur, Dist: Jhenaidah 17,072
04 Sharuppur Md. Julfikar Ali (Jamat) Vill: Kushadanga, Post: Dattonagar Bazar, Thana: Maheshpur, Dist: Jhenaidah 19,360
05 Shyamkur Md. Amanulla haque (Awami league) Vill: Shyamkur, Post: Gurdah Bazar, Thana: Maheshpur, Dist: Jhenaidah 23,223
06 Nepa Samsul Alam Mridha (AL) Vill: Sezia, Post: Sezia Bazar, Thana: Maheshpur, Dist: Jhenaidah 23223
07 Kazirber B.M Selim Reza (AL) Vill+Post: Shamonta, Thana: Maheshpur, Dist: Jhenaidah 29,633
08 Bashbaria Md. Abdul Malek Vill: Vairoba, Post: Vairoba Bazar, Thana: Maheshpur, Dist: Jhenaidah 27,122
09 Jadobpur Md. A.B.M Shohidul Islam (AL) Vill: Jadobpur, Post: Hat Jadobpur, Thana: Maheshpur, Dist: Jhenaidah 25,240
10 Natima Md. Fokir Ahmed (Jamat) Vill+Post: Sostar Bazar, Thana: Maheshpur, Dist: Jhenaidah 22,762
11 Mandarbaria Md. SM Hossain Joglul Pasha (BNP) Vill: Shankorhuda, Post: Bathangasi, Thana: Maheshpur, Dist: Jhenaidah 25,225
12 Azompur Md.Dr: Abdus Satter Khan (Jamat) Vill+Post: Biddadharpur, Thana: Maheshpur, Dist: Jhenaidah 20,625

Education

Maheshpur also has the following educational institutions:

  • Mohespur Govt. Degree College: Maheshpur Gov. Degree College is one of the oldest colleges in Maheshpur. Maheshpur Gov. Degree College was founded in 1985. It is the oldest and one of the most famous educational institutions in Maheshpur Upazila.
  • Bir Sherstha Shahid Hamidur Rahman Govt. College, Khalish pur Bazar. This college was founded in 2000. It has one of the best reputations among Moheshpur Upazila colleges.
  • Shohidul Islam degree college, Voiroba, Maheshpur, Jhenaidah.
  • Moheshpur High School, Maheshpur, Jhenaidah. It is the oldest high school in this police station area. It was established in 1863. The students of Moheshpur High School feel pride to recollect their past.
  • Samonta High School, Maheshpur, Jhenaidah.
  • Samonta Dhakhil Madrasa, Maheshpur, Jhenaidah.It is the oldest Madrasa in Maheshpur.
  • Voiroba Senior Madrasa,Voiroba, Maheshpur, Jhenaidah.[3]

Notable residents

  • Hamidur Rahman, a sepoy awarded the Bir Sreshtho (the highest military award of Bangladesh), was born at Khorda Khalishpur village in 1954. The village was renamed Hamid Nagar in his honour.[4][5]

See also

References

  1. ^ Nasir Uddin (2012), "Maheshpur Upazila", in abdul hakim shiraajee A. Jamal (ed.), Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh
  2. ^ "Bangladesh Population and Housing Census 2011: Zila Report – Jhenaidah" (PDF). Table P01 : Household and Population by Sex and Residence, Table P05 : Population by Religion, Age group and Residence, Table P09 : Literacy of Population 7 Years & Above by Religion, Sex and Residence. Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), Ministry of Planning, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  3. ^ [www.facebook.com]
  4. ^ "Birshrestha Hamidur museum opens today". The Daily Star. 9 March 2008.
  5. ^ "Birshreshtha Hamidur's death anniversary today". The Daily Star. 28 October 2014.

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