Keshabpur Upazila

Coordinates: 22°54.3′N 89°34′E / 22.9050°N 89.567°E / 22.9050; 89.567
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Location of Keshabpur
Coordinates: 22°54.3′N 89°34′E / 22.9050°N 89.567°E / 22.9050; 89.567
Country Bangladesh
 • Upzilla executive officerM. M. Arafat Hussain
 • Member of ParliamentShahin Chakladar
 • Total258.44 km2 (99.78 sq mi)
6 m (19 ft)
 • Total253,291
 • Density980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
WebsiteOfficial Map of Keshabpur

Keshabpur (Bengali: কেশবপুর) is an upazila of Jessore District in the Division of Khulna, Bangladesh.


Keshabpur is located at 22°54′15″N 89°34′00″E / 22.9042°N 89.5667°E / 22.9042; 89.5667. It has 62,309 individual households and a total area of 258.44 km2. The distance from Jessore City is 32 km.

Keshabpur Upazila of Jessore district has an area of 258.53 km2 and is bounded by Manirampur Upazila to the north,Kapotaksha River, Tala and Dumuria Upazila to the south, Dumuria Upazila to the east, and Kalaroa Upazila and Kapotaksha River to the west. The main rivers are Harihar, Kapotaksha River and Buribhdra.


Religions in Keshabpur upazila (2011)[1]
Religion Percent
Other or not stated

As of the 2011 Bangladesh census, Keshabpur upazila had 62,309 households and a population of 253,291. 49,862 (19.69%) were under 10 years of age. Keshabpur had an average literacy rate of 55.23%, compared to the national average of 51.8%, and a sex ratio of 1000 females per 1000 males. 33,780 (13.34%) of the population lived in urban areas.[1] Ethnic population is 1,963 (0.77%).[2]

According to the 1991 Bangladesh census, Keshabpur had a population of 200,229. Males constituted 51.16% of the population, and females 48.84%. This Upazila's population aged 18 or over was 103,794. Keshabpur had an average literacy rate of 55.5% (in those aged seven and above), while the national average was 68.4%.

Points of interest[edit]

Sagardari is a village in the Keshabpur Upazila, built on the bank of the Kopotakho River, where the poet Michael Madhusudan Dutt was born on 25 January 1824. Tourists from all over the world visit "Modhu Palli" and "Modhu Mela", a fair in memory of Modhusudan's Birthday, which is held every year.

Archaeological heritage and relics include remnants of the Bharatvhainabazar Rajbari (দেউলটি গুপ্ত যুগের খ্রিষ্টীয় ২য় শতকে নির্মিত হয়েছে বলে অনুমান করা হয় ), the residence of Nawab Mir Jumla (17th century), the residence of poet Madhusudan Dutt at Sagardari, and remnants of an ancient fort at village Bidhyanandikathi.

There is a memorial to the War of Liberation.

  • Keshabpur Press Club established in 1978

The Home of Dhiraj Bhattacharya. He was born in a Zamindar family in Panjia village, near Jessore, in British India. His father's name was Lalit Mohan Bhattacharya. He entered Mitra Institution, Kolkata and passed matriculation in 1923. He joined the Ashutosh College to study literature but could not finish his studies. He joined the police service before becoming an actor.


Keshabpur Police Station was turned into an upazila in 1983.

Keshabpur Upazila is divided into Keshabpur Municipality and eleven union parishads:

  1. Trimohoni
  2. Sagardari
  3. Majidpur
  4. Bidyanandakati
  5. Mongolkot
  6. Keshabpur
  7. Pajia
  8. Sufalakati
  9. Gaurighona
  10. Satbaria and
  11. Hasanpur

The union parishads are subdivided into 142 mauzas and 135 villages.[1]

Keshabpur Municipality is subdivided into 9 wards and 14 mahallas.[1]

The area of the town is 18.46  km2. The town has a population of 26,229, male 13,141, female 13,088. Population density is 1121 per km2. The literacy rate within the town is 32.9%.


Educational institutions: college 5, high school 32, madrasa 97, government primary school 70, non-government primary school 85. Noted educational institutions:


  1. ^ a b c d "Bangladesh Population and Housing Census 2011 Zila Report – Jessore" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.
  2. ^ "Community Tables: Jhenaidah district" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. 2011.

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