Akkelpur Upazila

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Akkelpur

আক্কেলপুর
Akkelpur is located in Bangladesh
Akkelpur
Akkelpur
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°58.5′N 89°1.2′E / 24.9750°N 89.0200°E / 24.9750; 89.0200Coordinates: 24°58.5′N 89°1.2′E / 24.9750°N 89.0200°E / 24.9750; 89.0200
Country Bangladesh
DivisionRajshahi Division
DistrictJoypurhat District
Area
 • Total139.47 km2 (53.85 sq mi)
Elevation
44 m (144 ft)
Population
 (1991)
 • Total126,046
 • Density900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
WebsiteOfficial Map of Akkelpur

Akkelpur (Bengali: আক্কেলপুর) is an upazila of Joypurhat District in the division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.[1]

Geography[edit]

Akkelpur is located at 24°58′30″N 89°01′15″E / 24.9750°N 89.0208°E / 24.9750; 89.0208, with a total area of 139.47 km². It is the smallest upazila in Joypurhat Zila.

Demographics[edit]

At the 1991 Bangladesh census, Akkelpur had a population of 126,046, in 24,475 households. Males constituted 52.9% of the population, and females 47.1%. The population aged 18 or older was 68,033. Akkelpur had an average literacy rate of 34% (7+ years), against the national average of 32.4%.[2]

Administration[edit]

Akkelpur has 5 unions/wards, 116 mauzas/mahallas, and 158 villages.
Union Council Parishads include Raikali, Tilakpur.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shanaz Parveen (2012), "Akkelpur Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.), Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh
  2. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006.