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Patuakhali District

 

It consists of :

Union parishads

Mouzas

Villages

12

151

 

Patuakhali Municipality :

It consists of 9 wards and 29 mahallas with an area of 5.81 sq km. It has one Dakbungalow.

Total Population --------------------------------------

62439

Male ---------------------------------------------------

53.68%

Female ------------------------------------------------

46.32%

Density per sq km -----------------------------------

10,747

Literacy ----------------------------------------------

61.6%

Population :

Total ---------------------------------------------------

4,86,248

Male ---------------------------------------------------

3,22,713

Female ------------------------------------------------

1,63,535

Muslim -------------------------------------------------

2,97,842

Hindu ------------------------------------------------

24,585

Christ ------------------------------------------------

55

Buddhist ---------------------------------------------

185

Others -----------------------------------------------

60

Religious Institutions :

Mosque -----------------------------------------------

616

Temple ------------------------------------------------

113

Buddhist Vihara -------------------------------------

01

Girja/Church -----------------------------------------

01

Literacy :

Average literacy --------------------------------------

62%

Educational Institutions :

College ------------------------------------------------

12

High School ------------------------------------------

60

Madrasa -----------------------------------------------

71

Govt. Primary School ------------------------------

124

Regi. Govt. Primary --------------------------------

69

 

Prominent Institutions :

• Government Jubilee High School (1887)

Newspapers and Periodicals :

Daily

Weekly

Fortnightly

Monthly

Defunct

Sathi

Payra

Metho Barta

Chubuk

Palliseba (1934)

Rupantar

 

Andhar-Manik

Patuakhali Samachar

Gram Bangla Khilafat

Tentulia

 

Swadesh Darpan

Ek Mutho Suravi

Pratinidhi

Ganadabi

 

Saikat

 

Janata

 

 

Priya Kagazs

 

Avijatri

Cultural Institutions :

Club ----------------------------------------------------

104

Public Library -----------------------------------------

3

Women’s Association -------------------------------

1

Theatre Group ----------------------------------------

2

Jari Party ---------------------------------------------

2

Cinema Hall -------------------------------------------

3

Theater Stage -----------------------------------------

1

Community Centre -----------------------------------

1

Playground ---------------------------------------------

22

Main Occupations :

Agriculture --------------------------------------------

40.98%

Fishing -------------------------------------------------

2.47%

Commerce --------------------------------------------

12.75%

Service ------------------------------------------------

9.89%

Agricultural Labourer -------------------------------

12.15%

Wage Laborer ----------------------------------------

5.05%

Hawker -----------------------------------------------

1.95%

Transport ---------------------------------------------

2.27%

Construction -----------------------------------------

1.58%

Others -------------------------------------------------

10.91%

Land Use :

Cultivable Land --------------------------------------

38,500 hectares

Fallow Land ------------------------------------------

1805 hectares

Single crop -------------------------------------------

54.11%

Double corp ------------------------------------------

41.36%

Triple Crop Land ------------------------------------

4.53%

Land Control :

Landless -----------------------------------------------

45%

Marginal -----------------------------------------------

22%,

Small Peasant -----------------------------------------

30%

Rich Peasant ------------------------------------------

3%

Average distribution ---------------------------------

0.125 hectare/ Head

Value of Land :

The market value of the first grade arable land is Taka 4000 per 0.01 hectare.

Main Crops :

• Paddy
• Lentil
• Kesari
• Gram
• Mug

Extinct and Nearly Extinct Corps :

• Indigo
• Tobacco
• Jute
• Kaon
• China
• Sugarcane

Main Fruits :

• Coconut
• Betel Nut
• Wood Nut
• Palm

Fisheries and Dairies :

• Fishery 1
• Livestock 17
• Poultry 20

Communication Facilities :

Pucca road --------------------------------------------

210 km

Semi-pucca road --------------------------------------

100 km

Mud Road ---------------------------------------------

235 km

Embankment Road ----------------------------------

52 km

Traditional Transport :

• Palanquin
• Gaina Boat (extinct)

Manufactories :

• Textile Mill 1
• Jute Mill 1

Hats, Bazaar and Fairs :

Hats and Bazaars 10

Most Noted: Patuakhali Puran Bazar.

Main Exports :

• Fish
• Dried Fish

NGO Activities :

There are 55 NGOs working.
. Operationally important NGOs are PROSHIKA, Anirban, CARE, ASA, BRAC, Adarsha Mahila Samstha, Palli Seba Sangha (Etc.)

Health Centres :

• Hospital 4
• Upazila Health Complex 1
• Chest Diseases Clinic 1
• Mother and Child Care Centre 1
• Urban Family Health Centre 1
• Family Planning Centre 1
• Private Clinic 5
• Community Clinic (in process) 36

No. of Voters :

• Total 1,95,450
• Female 94,748
• Male 1,00,702

Important Place :

• Sreerampur Mian-bari Mosque

 
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