Mollahat Upazila

Geography
Mollahat is located at 22°56′30″N 89°42′00″E / 22.9417°N 89.7000°E / 22.9417; 89.7000 . It has 21465 units of house hold and total area 187.88 km².

Mollahat Upazila Map

Mollahat Upazila Map

Demographics
As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Mollahat has a population of 116729. Males constitute are 50.52% of the population, and females 49.48%. This Upazila’s eighteen up population is 56893. Mollahat has an average literacy rate of 31.6% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.
Administrative
Administration Mollahat thana was established in 1967 and was turned into an upazila in 1983. Mollahat has 7 Unions/Wards, 62 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 102 villages.
Archaeological Heritage
Single domed mosque at Kulia union.
Historical events
During the War of Liberation (1971) a battle between the freedom fighters and the Pakistani troops was fought at Chakulia in which about 200 Pakistani soldiers including a captain were killed. Marks of the War of Liberation Memorial monument at Chakulia.
Religious Institutions
Mosque 267, temple 72 and church 2, most noted of which are Single Dome Mosque and Matiargati temple.
Population
Total population 116729; male 51.52%, female 49.48%; Muslim 75.01%, Hindu 24.87% and others 0.12%.
Literacy and Educational Institutions
Average literacy 31.6%; male 36.8% and female 26.2%. Educational institutions: college 3, high school 13, government primary school 58, non-government primary school 19 and madrasa 8, noted of which are Angra Government Primary School (1918) and Madartali Model Government Primary School (1928).
Cultural Organizations
Rural club 8, playground 20.
Main Occupations
Agriculture 53.61%, fishing 1.71%, agricultural labourer 22.15%, wage labourer 2.02%, industries 1.6%, commerce 5.93%, transport 1.21%, service 6.2%, others 5.57%.
Land Use
Cultivable land 14602.53 hectares, fallow land 2287.05 hectares; single crop 35%, double crop 47% and treble crop land 18%.
Land Control
Among the peasants, 10% are landless, 19% small, 15% marginal, 22% intermediary and 8% rich.
Value of Land
Market value of first grade of land is Tk 5000 per 0.01 hectare.
Main Crops
Paddy, jute, sugarcane, wheat, til, pulse, kumra and sweet potato.
Extinct and Nearly Extinct Crops
Tobacco, masnia.
Main Fruits
Mango, jackfruit, banana, coconut and papaya.
Livestock and Fisheries
Fisheries, dairies and poultries Fishery (shrimp cultivation) 10000, poultry 159.
Communication Facilities
Roads: pucca 34.41 km, semi pucca 12 km and mud road 269 km.
Traditional Transport
Palanquin and horse carriage, bullock curt. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.
Mill & Factory
Manufactories Ice factory 2
Cottage Industries
Bamboo work 235, goldsmith 50, blacksmith 35, potteries 15, wood work 150, tailoring 225 and bidi 2.
Hat Bazaar
Hats, bazaars and fairs Hats and bazaars are 23, fairs 4, most noted of which are Mollahat, Udaypur and Nagarkandi.
Main Exports
Betel leaf, sugarcane, date molasses, coconut, betel nut, banana, papaya and shrimp.
NGO’s Activities
brac, CARE, asa, Gonoshahajjo Sangstha, Proderpon, Ganasahijya Sangstha and Srijanee.

Health Centres
Upazila health complex 1 and union health family planning centre