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Mirpur
মিরপুর
—  Thana  —
Skyline of Mirpur, Bangladesh
Mirpur is located in Bangladesh
Mirpur
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°48.3′N 90°22′E / 23.805°N 90.367°E / 23.805; 90.367
Country  Bangladesh
Division Dhaka Division
District Dhaka District
Area
 - Total 58.66 km2 (22.6 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 - Total 641,630
 - Density 10,938/km2 (28,329.3/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of the Mirpur Thana

Mirpur (Bengali: মিরপুর) is a Thana of Dhaka District in the Division of Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is bounded by Pallabi Thana to the north, Mohammadpur Thana to the south, Kafrul and Pallabi thanas to the east - to the west it is bounded by Savar Upazila.[1]

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Geography

Mirpur is located at 23°48′15″N 90°22′00″E / 23.8042°N 90.3667°E / 23.8042; 90.3667. It has 120329 units of house hold and total area 58.66 km².

Demographics

According to the 1991 census of Bangladesh, Mirpur had a population of 641,630, of which males constitute 54.15% and females 45.85%.[2] 360,210 were over the age of 18, and the average literacy rate was 59.4% (7+ years), compared to the national average of 32.4%. Recently Mirpur Thana has been divided into other three thanas named as Shah Ali,Pallabi and Kafrul.[3]

History

Mirpur thana was established in 1962. The thana consists of one union parishad, eight wards, 11 mouzas and 86 and 20 villages. Mirpur Thana (Town) area was included in Keraniganj Thana during the British period and in Tejgaon Thana during the Pakistan period.

Panoramic view of Mirpur

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