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Tungipara

Tungipara Upazila (gopalganj district) with an area of 127.25 sq km, is bounded by gopalganj sadar and kotalipara upazilas on the north, chitalmari and nazirpur upazilas on the south, Kotalipara upazila on the east, mollahat and Gopalganj Sadar upazilas on the west. Main rivers: madhumati, Ghagat and Shailadaha.Tungipara (Town) a municipal town, consists of 9 wards and 13 mahallas. The area of the town is 30.39 sq km. The town has a population of 30747; male 51.09%, female 48.91%; density of population is 1012 per sq km. Literacy rate among the town people is 36.1%. The tomb of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is located in the town.

Administration Tungipara thana was turned into an upazila in 1995. It consists of one municipality, 5 union parishads, 34 mouzas, 67 villages. Population 88102; male 51.25%, female 48.75%; Muslim 65.05%, Hindu 34.74% and others 0.21%. Religious institutions Mosque 155, temple 50, church 3, tomb 1. Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 33.3%; male 38% and female 28.4%. Educational institutions: college 2, high school 15, junior school 3, madrasa 2, technical training centre 1. Cultural organisations Rural club 27, library 2, cinema hall 1, literary society 1, tourist motel 1. Main occupations Agriculture 57.14%, agricultural labourer 21.05%, commerce 7.07%, service 5.35%, fishing 2.88%, others 6.51%. Land use Total cultivable 13428 hectares, fallow land 290 hectares; single crop 28.7%, double crop 50.6% and treble crop land 20.7%; cultivable land under irrigation 23.71%. Land control Among the peasants, 35% are landless, 33.54% small, 25.36% intermediate and 6.1% rich. Value of land Market value of land of the first grade is approximately 3500 per 0.01 hectare. Main crops Paddy, wheat, sugarcane, onion, garlic, betel leaf, vegetable and ground nut. Extinct or nearly extinct crops Jute, paira, kaun. Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, papaya, palm, guava, lemon, litchi, coconut, banana. Fisheries, dairies, poultries Poultry 2, fishery 6, dairy 2, hatchery 2. Communication facilities Roads: pucca 35.5 km, semi pucca 6 km and mud road 138 km. Traditional transport Palanquin (extinct). Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 20, fair 5, most noted of which are Patgatir hat, Kushli hat, Bashbaria hat, Gahardanga mela. Mineral resource Pit coal.Main exports Wheat, ground nut, molasses, onion, vegetables, etc.NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are brac, proshika, grameen bank, caritas, ccdb, asa, World Vision, HCCB. Health centres Upazila health complex 1, hospital 1, family planning centre 5, satellite clinic 2.

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