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Manikganj

 

Manikgonj

 


 

History

Manikganj was formerly a subdivision of Dhaka District. It was turned into a district in 1984.

On the April 26, 1989 Manikganj was the site of, what was at the time, the world's worst tornado in terms of loss-of-life.

Subdivisions

Manikganj (Town) consists of 9 wards and 49 mahallas. The area of the town is 20.59 km². Administration Manikganj subdivision was established in 1845 and was turned into a district in 1984. It consists of 1 municipality, 7 upazilas, 65 union parishads, 1357 mouzas, 9 wards, 49 mahallas and 1647 villages. The upazillas are Manikganj Sadar Upazila, Singair Upazila, Shivalaya Upazila, Saturia Upazila, Harirampur Upazila, Ghior Upazila and Daulatpur Upazila.

 

Population

Manikganj District has a population of 1,274,829; 51.16% male and 48.84% female; the population denisty is 2582. Among the peasants, landless 23%, marginal peasant 29%, small peasant 25%, intermediate 18% and 5% rich.

Religion

Religion in Manikganj District

Religion

 

Percent

 

Islam

87%

Hinduism

12.41%

Christianity

0.03%

Buddhism

0.03%

other religions

0.53%

 

Religious Place :

The district of Manikganj consists Mosques 3575 , Temples 160, Churches 10,  Buddhist temples 05;  Pagoda 01, Isa-e Church 01.

 

 

 
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