It is the largest district of Dhaka division by area and second largest by population after Dhaka district. The population of Tangail zila is about 3. It is surrounded by Jamalpur District on the north, the Dhaka and Manikganj Districts on the south, the Mymensingh and Gazipur on the east, and the Sirajganj on the west.
UntilTangail was part of Greater Mymensingh. Tangail was made a separate district due to suppress Mymensingh District's dominion. Before partition of 6 Upazila incident Mymensingh District's economic growth was higher than the capital Dhaka. And 6 sub-district were promoted to district status to avoid conflict with Dhaka.
The subdivision of Tangail was established in It was turned into a district on 1 December Tangail district is subdivided into 12 Upazilas : .
According to the Bangladesh Bureau of Statisticsthe total population of Tangail District was The total area of the zila is Tangail has a tropical climate. In winter, there is much less rainfall than in summer. The temperature here averages Tangail district is flanked on the west by the Jamuna Riverwhich is over 4 miles wide during the rainy season. The Dhaleswari, first an old channel of the Ganges and then of the Brahmaputra, cuts across the southwestern comer of the district on its powerful sweep to join the Meghna near Narayanganj.
The old name of Dhaleswari was "Gajghata". It used to flow afterward by the Salimabad channel and then at last by Porabari channel. A part of the eastern boundary of the district runs close to the Banar river.
The river Bangshi flows almost down the middle of the district, branching out from the old Brahmaputra to the north from near Jamalpur. Bangshi falls into Dhaleswari near Savar, in Dhaka district. The Bangshi forms a natural barrier to the Madhupur Jungle on the Tangail side, all the way from Madhupur to Mirzapur.
It is only fordable at two or three places near Basail on its way to river Meghna. Dhaleswari itself, however, takes out from the Jamuna from inside Tangail district.
Among other important rivers of the district, Lohajang is worth mentioning. It flows past the district headquarters of Tangail and is almost dead at present in moribund condition. The old Brahmaputra's most important offshoot is the Jhinai; striking off near Jamalpur it rejoins the Jamuna north of Sarishabari, while another branch flows past Gopalpur.
Now these subsystems of rivers, viz Bangshi and Banar, and the Lohajang, Khiru, Nangtai Nadi, Atia and Jhinai are dying out because of the shift of the old Brahmaputra river from its former channel to the present Jamuna channel.
In Tangail, the average literacy rate as of the census was Before the Liberation Warsome educational institutions were established by notable persons of Tangail.
Santosh Jahnnabi High School was established in It is the oldest school in Tangail and the second oldest in the greater Mymensingh district.
Bindubasini Govt. Boys' High School was established. Both are in downtown, Tangail. These are nationally rewarded double shift schools.It is main urban area of Tangail District. The city is on the bank of Louhajang River.
During the early 19th century, horse carts were the main transportation medium for carrying goods and passengers in the present city area. A long line of horse carts used to stand at that time. There is a common belief that the name Tangail has been originated from the word tanga meaning horse carts.
Tangail was a popular local business centre since the early 19th century. But the name came on focus when the headquarter of a subdivision of the Greater Mymensingh District was shifted in from Atia to there due to its fertility and high elevation near Louhajong River. At the same time, The subdivision was named as Tangail.
The Municipal Corporation or pourashava was established on 1 July During its establishment the town was composed of five wards. After decisions for a few years, in the city was subdivided into 18 wards and gained its present shape. The first election of the city was held in November In that election eight ward commissioners from four wards were elected by direct vote of the citizens of the city.
On the other hand, the then Subdivision Commissioner of Tangail, Shashi Shekhar Dutt, was appointed as the first administrator of Tangail city. There was no pakka street in this city then. No lamp post could be seen in the roads. In the s the city was lacking safe water supply, too. The regional zamindars and subdivision board came forward and helped financially to dig ponds, lakes and canals. Those sources served the local people with a safe water supply.
In the early s, the pourashava authority lit the roads for the first time by kerosene lambs. The pourashava gradually became populated in the first half of the 20th century. At that time, many tube wells were set up in the town. The main way of transportation was horse cars in the town. People used cattle for transportation, too. The people of Tangail used to visit Kolkata through Charabari by launch and Dhaka through Mymensingh.
In the early s, electricity line was first provided in the town. The rickshaws started to roll in town's streets. In the s, pakka roads were constructed in the town. In the meantime, Tangail was directly connected to Dhaka by road. Many bridges and culverts were constructed to develop the area. The town got water by pipelines at that time. In the pourashava was promoted to 'A Class'.
In the s, The city was financed by Asian Development Bank and Government of Bangladesh to develop water supply, sanitation, wastewater drainage, bus terminal, supermarkets and other infrastructure. Cricket is the most popular sport in Tangail.
Football and kabaddi are also popular.
All important sports events of the city are held in Tangail Stadium which is beside Bhashani hall and Tangail Eid-gah. The stadium has hosted national events. It was converted into a cricket stadium in First Division Cricket is regularly hosted in this venue.Union councils or union parishads or rural council or Unions are the smallest rural administrative and local government units in Bangladesh.
Usually one village is designated as a ward. There are 4, unions in Bangladesh. A Union Council is the body primarily responsible for agricultural, industrial and community development within the local limits of the union. The term union dates back to the British legislation titled the Village Chowkidari Act which established union panchayets for collecting tax to maintain Chowkidars village police in Bengal. Later the rural layer of the local government became known as union councils.
After Independence inthe name of the Union Council was changed to Union Panchayet and an administrator was appointed to manage the affairs of the Panchayet. Inunion panchayat's name reverted to union parishad. A more significant change was brought about in through the Local Government Ordinance which provided for a Union Parishad composed of one elected chairman and nine elected members, two nominated women members and two peasant representative members.
A major change was initiated through the introduction of the Local Government Union Parishad Ordinance in The present law dealing with the Union Councils, i.
Union councils of Bangladesh
There are nine general members and three women members. The chairman and members are elected by direct election on the basis of adult franchise every five years. Three reserved women members, one for each three Wards, are also elected by direct election.
The chairman and Member candidates must be Bangladeshi citizens having their names in the electoral roll of the respective Union or Ward. Majority Members of a Union Council may bring a motion of no confidence against a member or chairman to the Upazila Nirbahi Officer.
Every Union Parishad is a body corporate, having perpetual succession and a common seal, with power to acquire and hold property. The functions with which the Union Parishads are entrusted by law include the following: . Every Union Council is required to publish a citizen charter describing all the services it provides.
The charter includes description, timing, pricing, procedures and the conditions for the services. The remedies for non-compliance with the charter by the Council or any individual is also mentioned in the charter itself.
The chairman has power to conduct trial and give punishment for certain petty crimes. These crimes include evasion of Union tax or fine, polluting environment, obstruction to public passage, failure to quarantine, prostitution business etc. Every Union Parishad has a fund known as the Union Fund consisting of: . The chairman and members work full-time and receive honorarium from the government.
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Later, Aminur led awareness campaigns to keep people at home at all times. Contacted, Aminur Rahman Amin told Dhaka Tribune that people of the district seem to be unaffected by the gravity of the pandemic that is sweeping the world.
If I have hurt anyone in the process, I apologize for the inconvenience and hope they forgive me. The district administration will provide necessary support during the lockdown period, he added.
But, hitting people is never legal. However, the ward councillor may conduct awareness campaigns in this regard. Earlier in the day, the district administration imposed a district-wide lockdown in Tangail in a bid to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. Home Bangladesh Nation. Coronavirus: Chandpur under lockdown, quarantined. Coronavirus: sent to institutional quarantine in Bhola.
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There is a river called Lowhajong is following near west side of Elenga Municipality. The total population of Elenga Municipality is Among them 26, are male and are female. Total voter number: 27, Man voter: 13, Woman voter: 14, . Shafi Khan is playing role as a mayor of Elenga Municipality. He was elected the mayor of Elenga Municipality on 28 March in municipality election. The education system of Elenga Municipality is more advanced.
For doing study here there are primary schools, high schools, higher secondary schools and for technical study there are also institutions.
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Main rivers are BangshiJhenaiLohajangSalisunda. Noted hills are DeoparaDhalapara and Sagardighi river Sagardighi]]. Joshopala's capital was located between Vawal and Miadhupur Gor. Many old superstructures and buildings still exist at Shohor Gopinpur, Shamsher Chala of Ghatail and the name of the surrounding area Fulmalir chala, Malir Chala, Besshar Chala, also state the existence of that king.
The Bangshi River once used as river way that time supporting the thousands years old lighthouse located on a top of deopara hill. Main occupations:' Agriculture Value of land: The market value of the land of the first grade is Tk per 0. Main crops: Paddy, jute, mustard seed and potato, pineapple, ginger, turmeric and banana. Extinct and nearly extinct crops: Sesame, linseed, wheat, garlic.
Main fruits: Mango, jackfruit, banana, papaya, berry, watermelon and pineapple. Fisheries, dairies, poultry: Livestock welfare center 3, artificial insemination center 3, diary 7, poultry Traditional transport: palanquin, horse carriage, bullock cart, buffalo cart and dhuli.
These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct. Cottage industries: Goldsmithblacksmith 50, potterieswood work Hats, bazaars and fairs: Hats and bazaars are 22, most noted of which are Hamidpur, Ghatail, Dhalapara, Sagardighi and Pakutia; fairs 3. Main exports: Jute, pineapple, watermelon, paddy, oil and pipe. Health centersP: Upazila health complex 1, satellite clinic 6, family welfare center 10 and community clinic From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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