Bijoynagar Upazila

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Bijoynagar

বিজয়নগর
Bijoynagar is located in Bangladesh
Bijoynagar
Bijoynagar
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°1.3′N 91°16.8′E / 24.0217°N 91.2800°E / 24.0217; 91.2800Coordinates: 24°1.3′N 91°16.8′E / 24.0217°N 91.2800°E / 24.0217; 91.2800
Country Bangladesh
DivisionChittagong Division
DistrictBrahmanbaria District
Area
 • Total185.8 km2 (71.7 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total215,993
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)

Bijoynagar (Bengali: বিজয়নগর) is an upazila of Brahmanbaria District in the Division of Chittagong, Bangladesh.[1]

Geography[edit]

Bijoynagar has 37,977 households and a total area of 185.8 km2 (72 sq mi).

Administration[edit]

Bijoynagar has 10 unions/wards, 168 mouzas/mahallas, and 230 villages. Chandura,Harashpur,Champaknagor and Bodanti are its great unions.Previously it was a part of Tripura District.In 1618 C.E. during the reign of( Mughal Emperor) Nuruddin Mohammad Jahangir,his commander in chief Daud Khan occupied this area from the king of Tripura. This locality was renamed as Daudpur Pargana after his name. After the struggle he ( Daud Khan) settled here as administrative lord.This pargana was annexed with the pargana Jalalpur(Mymensing).The British came into Bengal as Dewan (Revenue collector) in 1765 C.E. They created many districts for their administrative purposes.Again they established Tripura as District in 1790.Daudpur Pargana was also a part of mymensing.In 1860, the government established Brahmanbaria as sub- division . Daudpur,Sarail,Bejura and Haripur were separated from Mymensing and submitted to Brahmanbaria.Ershed government promoted Brahmanbaria as Zilla in 1984 from sub-Division(Biplob,16.4.2017)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sheikh Hasina Road to open a new horizon in B'baria | The Asian Age Online, Bangladesh". The Asian Age. Retrieved 2019-02-25.