Moulvibazar

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Moulvibazar

মৌলভীবাজার
ꠝꠃꠟꠜꠤꠛꠣꠏꠣꠞ
Town
DivisionSylhet Division
DistrictMoulvibazar District
UpazilaMoulvibazar Sadar
Area
 • Total10.36 km2 (4.00 sq mi)
Population
 • Total41,358
 • Density4,000/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
Post code
3200

Moulvibazar (Bengali: মৌলভীবাজার, Sylheti: ꠝꠃꠟꠜꠤꠛꠣꠏꠣꠞ) is a town in north-eastern Bangladesh just south of Sylhet. It is the capital of Moulvibazar Sadar Upazila and Moulvibazar District. Moulvibazar is located on the banks of the Manu River. The city has a high population density. The Moulvibazar region is well known for its tea gardens and tropical forests. The most of the tea gardens of Bangladesh is in Moulvibazar.

History[edit]

A bazaar near the banks of the Manu River was established in 1771 by Moulvi Syed Qudratullah, a local judge and a descendant of Shah Mustafa, an Islamic preacher active during the advent of Islam in the region. It is believed that the local people named it as Moulvibazar after him.[1] In 1918, the town was made a municipality and in 1930, a pourashava.

Administration[edit]

The pourashava is made up of 9 wards:

  • Ward 1: North Samoli, Banani, Shoiyarpur, Forest Office, Girzapara, Kashinath, Shamshernagar
  • Ward 2: Borobari, Bonosree, Raghunandanpur, East Court, Circuit House, Mission Area, Shonapur, West Borshijura
  • Ward 3: Arambag, Kalimabad, Noyagaon, Chubra, West Court
  • Ward 4: Madhyapara, Shantibag, Muslim Quarter
  • Ward 5: Berry Lake Char, Lakeview, Shahbag, Golbag, Paschim Bazar,
  • Ward 6: Borohat, Kushumbag, Baroikona, Boliyarbag, Upazila Complex
  • Ward 7: Dargah Mahalla, Kazirgaon, New Hospital, East Gavindasri, Sultanpur
  • Ward 8: Darzir Mahal, Dhorkapon, Gavindasri, Sabuzbag
  • Ward 9: Borkapon, Daarok, Sheikher Gaon, Khindur, North Mostafapur

Climate[edit]

Moulvibazar has a humid subtropical climate. The Köppen-Geiger climate classification is Cwa. The climate of Moulvibazar is generally marked with monsoons, high temperature, considerable humidity and heavy rainfall. The hot season commences early in April and continues till July. The average annual temperature in Moulvibazar is 24.7 °C (76.5 °F). About 2,805 mm (110.43 in) of precipitation falls annually.

Climate data for Moulvibazar
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 25.6
(78.1)
27.7
(81.9)
31.6
(88.9)
32.7
(90.9)
31.5
(88.7)
31.6
(88.9)
31.6
(88.9)
31.6
(88.9)
31.8
(89.2)
30.8
(87.4)
29.1
(84.4)
26.5
(79.7)
30.2
(86.3)
Average low °C (°F) 9.7
(49.5)
12.2
(54.0)
17.1
(62.8)
21.1
(70.0)
23.0
(73.4)
24.4
(75.9)
25.0
(77.0)
24.9
(76.8)
24.6
(76.3)
21.9
(71.4)
16.3
(61.3)
11.5
(52.7)
19.3
(66.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 13
(0.5)
29
(1.1)
103
(4.1)
249
(9.8)
422
(16.6)
570
(22.4)
460
(18.1)
402
(15.8)
313
(12.3)
204
(8.0)
34
(1.3)
6
(0.2)
2,805
(110.4)
Source: Climate-Data.org,Climate data

Coordinates: 24°28′51″N 91°45′52″E / 24.48083°N 91.76444°E / 24.48083; 91.76444

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Itihash". Government of Bangladesh. Retrieved 24 September 2018.