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Belabo Upazila

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Belabo Upazila

Belabo (Bengali: বেলাবো) is an upazila of Narsingdi District in the Division of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Here the 2,500-year-old civilisation of Wari Bateshwari has been discovered. It is believed that it was a port city with foreign trade with Rome, Southeast Asia and other regions. It is the oldest city so far discovered after Indus valley civilisation.

Geography[edit | edit source]

Belabo is located at 24.0917°N 90.8500°E. It has 27802 households and total area 117.66 km.

Demographics[edit | edit source]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Belabo has a population of 145708. Males constitute 51.05% of the population, and females 48.95%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 73046. Belabo has an average literacy rate of 29.9% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.

Administration[edit | edit source]

Belabo Upazila is divided into eight union parishads: Amlaba, Bajnaba, Belabo, Binnabayd, Char Uzilab, Naraynpur, Patuli, and Sallabad. The union parishads are subdivided into 51 mauzas and 100 villages.

Elected Member of Parliament – Adv. Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun (Elected – 1986 and also the Present MP elected in the 9th parliamentary election 2008 ) Sarder Sakhawat Hossain Bakul (1991 and 2001) and L. G. Nuruddin khan (1996)Adv.Mohammad Shahidullah Bhuyain (1954 M.N.A,1962 M.N.A,1979 M.P,1988 M.P) First Up-Zilla chairman-Abu Tarek Al Hussain Bhuyain.

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