|• Total||135.61 km2 (52.36 sq mi)|
|• Total||294,719 |
|Time zone||UTC+6 (BST)|
Laksam was made into a Upazila in 1983. On 6 April 1971 more than 200 people at Ajgara Bazar during Bangladesh Liberation war. Pakistan army was defeated on 12 December 1971 in the Upazila. The Upazila has experience a water crises thans to arsenic in the groundwater.
Laksam Upazila with an area of 135.61 km, is bounded by Comilla Sadar and Barura upazilas on the north, chatkhil, begumganj and senbagh upazilas on the south, nangalkot and chauddagram upazilas on the east, Barura and shahrasti upazilas on the west. Main rivers are Dakatia and Little Feni.
Laksam Railway Junction, on the Akhaura-Laksam-Chittagong Line, Laksam-Noakhali Line and Laksam-Chandpur Line is one of the two biggest junctions of Bangladesh. From here People go to Chandpur District, Noakhali District.
Places of Interest
- Nawab Faizunnesa Chowdhurani, philanthropist and social worker, was born at Pachimgaon village in 1834.
- Muhammad Shamsul Haque, Foreign Minister (1977–1982)
- Md. Tajul Islam, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development (2019–present), was elected from Laksham.
- Muhammad Nur E Alam Siddiqi (2012). "Laksham Upazila". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
- "Comilla residents have to drink arsenic contaminated water | Dhaka Tribune". archive.dhakatribune.com. Retrieved 2016-11-16.
- Laksam, Comilla
- Karim, Saydul. "Nawab Faizunnessa Chowdhurani History". Nawab Faizunnessa Government College. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013.
- Haq, Kazi Enamul (11 January 2019). "Bangladesh will astonish the world in next five years: LGRD Minister Tajul". bdnews24.com.