Gazipur District:

Gazipur District is a district of Dhaka Division, it has an area of 1741.53 sq km and is bounded by Mymensingh and Kishoreganj districts on the north, Dhaka, Narayanganj and Narsingdi districts on the south, Narsingdi on the east, Dhaka and Tangail districts on the west. Annual average temperature maximum 36C and minimum 12.7C; annual rainfall 2376 mm. Main rivers: old Brahmaputra, Shitalakshya, Turag, Bangshi, Balu, Banar.

Gazipur (Town) consists of 9 wards and 31 mahallas. The area of the town is 49.32 sq km. The town has a population of 123531; male 52.52%, female 47.48%; density of population is 2505 per sq km. Various establishments such as Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI), Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), CERDI, Seed Certifying Agency, Security Printing, Machine Tools Factory, Bangladesh Ordnance Factory, Diesel Plant, Bangladesh Institute of Technology (BIT), BRAC Dairy Farm, Cremation Ghat etc are located here.

Gazipur district was established in 1984. It consists of 5 upazilas, 46 union parishads, 710 mouzas, 2 municipalities and 1163 villages. The upazilas are gazipur sadar, kaliakair, kaliganj, kapasia and sreepur.


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