World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Satkhira District

Article Id: WHEBN0002271324
Reproduction Date:

Title: Satkhira District  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Assasuni Upazila, Kalaroa Upazila, Kaliganj Upazila, Satkhira, Satkhira Sadar Upazila, Shyamnagar Upazila
Collection: Districts of Bangladesh, Satkhira District
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Satkhira District

Satkhira
সাতক্ষীরা
District
Location of Satkhira in Bangladesh
Location of Satkhira in Bangladesh
Coordinates:
Country  Bangladesh
Division Khulna Division
Area
 • Total 3,817.29 km2 (1,473.86 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 2,079,884
 • Density 540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 9400
Website Official Website

Satkhira (Bengali: সাতক্ষীরা জেলা, Satkhira Jela also SatkhiraZila), is a district in south-western Bangladesh and is part of Khulna Division. It lies along the border with West Bengal, India. It is situated on the bank of the Arpangachhia River.

Contents

  • Geography and climate 1
    • Climate 1.1
  • Demography 2
  • Subdivisions 3
  • Civil administration 4
  • Places of interest 5
  • Education 6
    • Literacy 6.1
    • Educational Institutions 6.2
  • Land ports 7
  • Transportation 8
  • Economy 9
  • See also 10
  • References 11

Geography and climate

Satkhira District has an area of 3817.29 km². It is bordered to the north by Assasuni Upazila, Morichap River, Kholpotua River, Betna River, Raimangal River, Hariabhanga river, Ichamti river, Betrabati River and Kalindi-Jamuna River.[1]

Climate

Tropical savanna climates have monthly mean temperature above 18 °C (64 °F) in every month of the year and typically a pronounced dry season, with the driest month having precipitation less than 60mm (2.36 in) of precipitation. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Aw". (Tropical Savanna Climate).[2]

Climate data for Satkhira
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 25
(77)
28
(82)
33
(91)
34
(93)
34
(93)
33
(91)
31
(87)
31
(87)
32
(89)
31
(87)
29
(84)
26
(78)
30.6
(86.6)
Average low °C (°F) 12
(53)
15
(59)
20
(68)
24
(75)
25
(77)
26
(78)
26
(78)
25
(77)
25
(77)
23
(73)
18
(64)
13
(55)
21
(69.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 8
(0.3)
23
(0.9)
30
(1.2)
71
(2.8)
145
(5.7)
295
(11.6)
353
(13.9)
325
(12.8)
267
(10.5)
142
(5.6)
30
(1)
8
(0.3)
1,697
(66.6)
Source: Weatherbase [3]

Demography

  • The total population of Satkhira District 20,79,884
  • Men: 10,04,415
  • Female:9,45,0234
  • Male to female ratio: 100: 106
  • Population density:539 people (per square kilometer)
  • which 78.08% are Muslim, 21.45% are Hindu, 0.28% are Christian, 0.01% are Buddhist and 0.18% are other religions.

Subdivisions

The district consists of two municipalities, seven Upazilas, 79 union porishods, 8 thana (police station) and 1436 villages.

The upazilas are:

  1. Satkhira Sadar Upazila
  2. Assasuni Upazila
  3. Debhata Upazila
  4. Tala Upazila
  5. Kalaroa Upazila
  6. Kaliganj Upazila
  7. Shyamnagar Upazila

The two municipalities are Satkhira and Kalaroa.

Civil administration

  • Administrator of Zila Porishod: Monsur Ahmed[4]
  • Deputy Commissioner (DC): Nazmul Ahsan [5]

Places of interest

Sundarbans is the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world and is a World Heritage Site, and covers an area of 5747 km².

The region is home to many ancient buildings and temples such as Sultanpur Shahi Mosque (500 years old). At present the most popular mangrove forest at Kaligonj Upazila is Basjharia Joarar Ban. It is popularly known as the forest of BADHA. The Joarar Ban is the cause of fiction between Bangladesh and Indian border. It is mostly popular for its natural beauty.

Education

Literacy

The average literacy rate for males is 69.7%, and for females 62%.

Educational Institutions

Recently established one medical college, 79 colleges, one primary teachers training institute, 421 high schools, 41 junior high schools, 259 madrassas, 822 government primary schools.

Land ports

Bhomra land Port
  • India-Bangladesh (Bhomra land port). 200 yard distant BGP camp from main port. The Bhomra land port is second largest land port in Bangladesh. The Bhomra land customs station was inaugurated in 1996.

Transportation

  • Roads and highways: Satkhira-Khulna, Satkhira-Jessore, Satkhira-Assasuni-Ghola, Satkhira-Kaligonj-Shyamnagar. Satkhira-Kaligonj-Shyamnagar is very bad due to conductor's corruption.

Economy

Most of the peoples of southern part of Satkhira depend on pisciculture, locally called gher. Main fruits are aam (mango), jaam (blackberry), kathal (jackfruit), kola (banana), pepe (papaya), lichoo (litchi), naarikel (coconut) and peyara (guava). Farms are 86 dairies, 322 poultry farms, 3046 fisheries, 3650 shrimp farms, 66 hatcheries and 1 cattle breeding centre. The main exports are shrimp, paddy, jute, wheat, betel leaf, leather and jute goods.

See also

References

  1. ^ Amirul Ashraf (2012). "Satkhira District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.).  
  2. ^ Climate Summary
  3. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on May 30, 2013.
  4. ^ AL men appointed administrators
  5. ^ "New Satkhira DC takes office". http://banglanews24.com. banglanews24.com. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.