Sarankhola Upazilla

Geography
Sarankhola is located at 22°17′30″N 89°47′30″E / 22.2917°N 89.7917°E / 22.2917; 89.7917 . It has 19588 units of house hold and total area 756.61 km².

Sarankhola Upazila Map

Sarankhola Upazila Map

Demographics
As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Sarankhola has a population of 107856. Males constitute are 51.28% of the population, and females 48.72%. This Upazila’s eighteen up population is 52157. Sarankhola has an average literacy rate of 41.8% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.

Administrative
Administration Sarankhola thana was established in 1908 and was turned into an upazila in 1982. It consists of 5 union parishads, 12 mouzas and 45 villages.
Religious Institutions
Mosque 171 and temple 18.
Population
Total Population 107856; male 51.28%, female 48.72%; Muslim 91.11%, Hindu 8.84%, others 0.05%.
Literacy and Educational Institutions
Average literacy 35.4%; male 39%, female 31.9%. Educational institutions: college 1, high school 9, junior school 8, community school 7, madrasa 11, satellite school 14, government primary school 34 and non-government primary school 71.
Newspapers and Periodicals
Weekly Bananchal.
Cultural Organizations
Press club 1, cinema hall 2, cultural organisation 2.
Main Occupations
Agriculture 32.94%, forestry 8.65%, fishing 4.27%, agricultural labourer 11.96%, wage labourer 7.32%, commerce 14.14%, service 5.78%, others 14.94%.
Land Use
Arable land 11616 hectares, fallow land 829 hectares; single crop 53.02%, double crop 26.67% and treble crop land 20.31%.
Land Control
Among the peasants, 35.03% landless, 7.23% marginal, 22.10% small, 29.67% intermediate, 5.97% rich; cultivable land per head 0.09 hectare.
Value of Land
Market value of first grade of land is Tk 2500 per 0.01 hectare.
Main Crops
Paddy and pulse.
Extinct and Nearly Extinct Crops
Coconut and betel nut.
Main Fruits
Banana, litchi, lemon and mango.
Livestock and Fisheries
Poultries 23.
Communication Facilities
Roads: pucca 25 km, semi pucca 34 km and mud road 150 km.
Traditional Transport
Palanquin (extinct), horse carriage and bullock cart (nearly extinct) and boat.
Mill & Factory
Welding 5, ice factory 3.
Cottage Industries
Bamboo and cane work 15, goldsmith 15, blacksmith 2, weaving 11.
Hat Bazaar
Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 4, most noted of which are Raenda Bazar and Tafalbari Bazar.
NGO Activities
Brac, grameen bank and Agradut.

Health Centers
Upazila health complex 1, family planning centre 4.