Nangalkot Upazila

Coordinates: 23°10′N 91°12′E / 23.167°N 91.200°E / 23.167; 91.200
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Nangalkot is located in Bangladesh
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°10′N 91°12′E / 23.167°N 91.200°E / 23.167; 91.200
CountryCumilla  Bangladesh
DivisionChittagong Division
DistrictCumilla District
 • MPMustafa Kamal
 • ChairmanMd Shamsuddin Kalu
 • Total225.95 km2 (87.24 sq mi)
 • Total373,987
 • Density1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
WebsiteOfficial Map of Nangalkot

Nangalkot (Bengali: নাঙ্গলকোট) is an upazila, an administrative unit, of the Comilla District[1][2] in the Division of Chittagong, Bangladesh. It is a rural area with no urban settlements. It has 16 unions, the lowest of administrative units in Bangladesh. It is one of the 16 upazilas, the second tier of administrative units, of the Cumilla District.


In 1931 Kazi Zaker Husain, noted Bangladesh Zoologist was born in Nangalkot.[3] During Bangladesh Liberation war Nangalkot was under Sector 2 of the Mukti Bahini. During the War 11 people were killed in Tejer Bazar of the Upazila.[1] In August 2013 the area saw violence between citivists of Islami Chhatra Shibir and Bangladesh Police. In 2015 the Upazila experienced flooding due to heavy rainfall. Some villages experienced outbreak of diarrhea. The Upazila Nirbahi Officer distributed relief to affected areas.[4] In 2015 a thief was lynched for stealing from Manikmora Bazar Mosque.[5]

Geography and climate[edit]

Nangalkot Upazila has an area of 236.44 square kilometres (91.29 sq mi). It is bordered by Laksham and Chauddagram upazila on the West and east, Senbagh and Daganbhuiyan upazilas on the south.[1] River Old Dhakatia, (River little feni), Hara Khal (canal), Gangoyur Khal(canal), Shat Moilla Beel, and Trishna Beel are notable.

Nangalkot (Town) consists of 3 mouzas. The area of the town is 7.55 km2.

The town has two dak bungalows, One "A" Category Rail Station, One HeliPad and Upazila Headquarters. Most of the Intercity trains (Dhaka-Ctg Road, Chittagong -Sylhet Road, Chittagong-Mymensingh Road) stop at Nangolkot Rail Station.


  • Paved road 147.00 km; Semi-paved road 8.00 km; 334 km of unpaved roads;
  • Number of bridges/culverts: 466;
  • The number of rivers is 01;
  • There are train facilities. The Dhaka-Chittagong railway line runs through this upazila. There are two train stations in this upazila- Nangalkot station and Hasanpur station.


Nangalkot Upazila was established 1983. Upazila Nirbahi Officer is the chief executive in an Upazila. The decision to create the post was made in 1982 by Military dictator Hussain Mohammad Ershad. The government formed a committee, called the committee for administrative reorganization and reform. The committee recommended the formation of upazila parishad under an elected local chairman.[6][7]

Nangalkot Upazila is divided into Nangalkot Municipality and 12 union parishads: Adra, Bakshaganj, Bangodda, Daulkhar, Dhalua, Heshakhal, Jodda, Makrabpur, Mokara, Peria, Roykot, and Satbaria. The union parishads are subdivided into 193 mauzas and 270 villages.[8]

Nangalkot Municipality is subdivided into 9 wards and 21 mahallas.[8]

As of 2013, it is one of the seven upazilas of Comila without a fire station.[9]


Agriculture is the bedrock of the economy with 45 percent of the population earning their income from it. The most cultivated corps are paddy, wheat, potato, and maize. The next largest segment is the service industry.[1]


Religions in Nangalkot upazila (2011)[10]
Religion Percent
Other or not stated

At the time of the 2011 census, Nangalkot Upazila had a population of 373,987 living in 72,891 households. Nangalkot Upazila had a population growth rate of 16.95% over the decade 2001-2011. It had a literacy rate of 52.20% and a sex ratio of 1181 females to 1000 males. 7.14% of the population lives in urban areas.[10]


According to the 2011 census, the literacy rate is 65%; Males constitute 68% of the population and females 62%.[11] The educational institutions of the upazila include 9 regular colleges, 3 technical colleges, 43 high schools (including Mayura' High School founded in 1916 and Daulkhar High School founded in 1929), 34 madrasas, 131 junior and primary schools.[1] All the secondary schools and regular colleges are under the Comilla Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education split from the Chittagong Board in May, 1995.[12]

Public representative[edit]

Parliamentary seat National constituency Member of The Parliament Political party
258 Cumilla-10 Nangalkot Upazila, Lalmai Upazila and Comilla Sadar Dakshin Upazila Abu Hena Mohammad Mustafa Kamal[13][14] Bangladesh Awami League

Notable people[edit]


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  2. ^ "Rashedun staying at Comilla home when Nazim killed in Dhaka: Family". Prothom Alo. Archived from the original on 2016-11-13. Retrieved 2016-11-12.
  3. ^ "Prof Zaker no more". The Daily Star. 2011-06-22. Retrieved 2016-11-12.
  4. ^ "Flood situation worsens across the country, relief falls short | Dhaka Tribune". Retrieved 2016-11-12.
  5. ^ "'Thief' beaten to death". The Daily Star. 2015-08-29. Retrieved 2016-11-12.
  6. ^ "Upazila Nirbahi Officer". Banglapedia. Retrieved 2016-11-12.
  7. ^ "Upazila Parishad". Banglapedia. Retrieved 2016-11-12.
  8. ^ a b "District Statistics 2011: Comilla" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 April 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  9. ^ Reema, Yasmin (2013-08-02). "No fire station in seven upazilas of Comilla". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2016-11-12.
  10. ^ a b "Bangladesh Population and Housing Census 2011 Zila Report – Comilla" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.
  11. ^ "Bangladesh Population and Housing Census 2011" (PDF).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ Official Website, Chittagong Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, archived from the original on 29 April 2008, retrieved 27 December 2007
  13. ^ "সংসদ নির্বাচন ২০১৮ ফলাফল". BBC News বাংলা (in Bengali). Retrieved 2021-03-01.
  14. ^ "আওয়ামী লীগের হ্যাটট্রিক জয়". সমকাল. Retrieved 2021-03-01.