Titas Upazila

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Titas
Titas in Chattogram division (Bangladesh).svg
Coordinates: 23°36′N90°46′E / 23.600°N 90.767°E / 23.600; 90.767
Country Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh
Division Chittagong
District Comilla
Area
  Total125.74 km2 (48.55 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
  Total184,617
  Density1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+6 (BST)
Website http://titas.comilla.gov.bd

Titas (Bengali : তিতাস) is an upazila of Comilla District in the Division of Chittagong, Bangladesh. [1] It has a rich heritage of culture and tradition. This upazilla was formerly under Daudkandi upazilla. In 2005, it has been made a entirely new upazilla.

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History

Titas was created in 2004. It split with nine Unions from Daudkandi Upazila. The name Titas named after the river Titas. Then minister and local MP Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain proposed the name.[ citation needed ]

Location

It has Homna Upazila of Comilla District on the north, Daudkandi Upazila on the south, Muradnagar Upazila on the east and Meghna Upazila on the west.[ citation needed ]

Demographics

Religions in Titas upazila (2011) [2]
ReligionPercent
Islam
96.33%
Hinduism
3.67%

According to the 2011 Bangladesh census, Titas Upazila had 36,068 households and a population of 184,617. 47,650 (25.81%) were under 10 years of age. Meghna has a literacy rate (age 7 and over) of 43.04%, compared to the national average of 51.8%, and a sex ratio of 1120 females per 1000 males. 3,532 (1.91%) lived in urban areas. [3] [2]

Administration

Titas Upazila is divided into nine union parishads:Balorampur, Jagatpur, Kalakandi, Karikandi, Majidpur, Narayandia, Satani, Vitikandi, Zearkandi. The union parishads are subdivided into 61 mauzas and 138 villages. [4]

Notable residents

See also

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References

  1. Uddin, AKM Jasim (2012). "Titas Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. 1 2 "Bangladesh Population and Housing Census 2011 Zila Report – Comilla" (PDF). bbs.gov.bd. Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.
  3. "Community Tables: Comilla district" (PDF). bbs.gov.bd. 2011.
  4. "District Statistics 2011: Comilla" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 April 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  5. "Life sketch of newly appointed Chief Justice of Bangladesh". Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha. 2009-12-23. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04.