Raninagar Upazila, Naogaon

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About Raninagar Upazila

Raninagar Upazila (Bangla: রাণীনগর উপজেলা) also spelled Raninogor, is one of the 11 upazilas of Naogaon district. It has an area of 258.33 sq km. and bounded by Naogaon sadar and Adamdighi upazilas, Atrai upazila on the south, Nandigram and Singra upazilas on the east, Manda upazila on the west. Raninagar Upazila has two rivers: Little Jamuna and Nagar. The distance of this upazila from the district town is 14 km. Like other parts of the Naogaon district, Raninagar is also a village-dominated upazila.

View of the Raninagar-Atrai road captured in 2023 AD.
Raninagar-Atrai road (R-544) from the Naogaon side. Picture taken in 2023 AD.

Raninagar (Town) consists of one mouza. The area of the town is 0.1 sq km. The population of the town is 4757; male 51%, female 49%. The literacy rate among the town people is 34.2%. It has one railway station.

Naming History of Raninagar

Before it was named ‘Raninagar,’ this area was once visited by ‘Queen Khatteshwar‘ from the Natore Zamindar family. She stayed here for a night, and since then, the area has been known as Raninagar, which means ‘Queen’s Town‘.

Administration

Raninagar was first established as an administrative unit, as a Thana in 1916, and later upgraded to an upazila (sub-district) in 1983 under Naogaon district. Here’s a breakdown of its administrative divisions:

  • Electoral Area: 51, Naogaon-6 (Atrai-Raninagar)
  • Villages: 178
  • Mouza: 190
  • Unions Councils: 8
  • Number of Wards: 72
  • Municipality (Pourosova): None
  • Police Station: 1
1 No. Khatteshwar Raninagar Union Parishad in Raninagar Upazila, Naogaon, 2023.
The 1 No. Khatteshwar Raninagar (খট্টেশ্বর রাণীনগর) Union Parishad building under the Raninagar Upazila of Naogaon district, captured in 2023.

List of Union Parishards in Raninagar

  • 1 No. Khatteshawr Raninagar Union
  • 2 No. Kashimpur Union
  • 3 No. Gona Union
  • 4 No. Paroil Union
  • 5 No. Bargachha Union
  • 6 No. Kaligram Union
  • 7 No. Ekdala Union
  • 8 No. Mirat Union

See a full list of Union Parishads in Naogaon district here.

Public and Private Facilities in Raninagar Upazila

The number of public and private service institutions and facilities in Raninagar Upazila, Naogaon District, is listed here. The numbers presented in the table may differ from today’s figures, as they are based on the District Statistics 2011 – Naogaon.1

Facility/ServiceNumber
Filling Station2
Fire Station1
Police Station/Camp1
Union Land Office4
Sub-registry Office1
BOP (BGB Camp)0
Government Office23
Post Office7
Nationalized Bank Branch6
NGOs27
Dak-banglow/rest house1
Daily Bazaar6
Weekly Hat16
Restaurant125
Hotel (residential)0

Population in Raninagar Upazila of Naogaon

The total population of the upazila is 1,84,778; male 94,100 and female 90,800. The density of population is 715 (per square kilometer).

Religious Population in Raninagar

  • Muslim: 164,795
  • Hindu: 19,923
  • Buddhist: 0
  • Christian: 55
  • Others: 5

Literacy and Educational Institutions

Average literacy 47.7%; male 53.6% and female 41.4%.2

New Technical Training Centre (TTC) at Lokhiner Mor, Raninagar (রাণীনগর), Naogaon.
The newly established Technical Training Centre (TTC) at Lokhiner Mor in Raninagar (রাণীনগর), Naogaon.

Educational Institutions

  • Government Primary Schools: 60
  • Non-Government Primary Schools: 34
  • Community Primary Schools: None
  • Junior High Schools: 7
  • High Schools (Co-educational): 24
  • High Schools (Girls): 2
  • Dakhil Madrasa: 4
  • Alim Madrasa: 3
  • Fazil Madrasa: 1
  • Kamil Madrasa: 1
  • Colleges (Co-educational): 3
  • Colleges (Girls): 1

Historical Literacy Rate (1981-2011)

Four Decades of Historical Literacy Rates in Raninagar Upazila

Religious Institutions

Mosque 380 and temple 88.3

Rivers in Raninagar Upazila of Naogaon

There are two rivers in Raninagar Upazila:

  1. Little Jamuna (ছোট যমুনা)
  2. Nagor (নাগর)

Daily Labour Average Wage Rate (2011)

In Raninagar upazila, agricultural laborers earned an average daily wage of just 240 taka in 2011.4 Other types of day laborers also made very low wages. This is a far cry from today’s rates

Type of LabourDaily Average Wage
Agriculture Labour240 taka
Construction Mason300 taka
Construction Helper200 taka
Carpenter250 taka
Painter350 taka
Electrician400 taka
Plumber300 taka

NGO Activities in Raninagar Upazila

Important NGOs those are operational within the upazila are: Grameen Bank, brac, CARE, asa, Ujjiban, GUK etc.

Health Centres in Raninagar Upazila of Naogaon

Upazila Health Complex 1, community clinic and union health center 33. See full list of community clinic and union health center of Naogaon district here.

A Government operated Raninagar 50-Bedded Upazila Health Complex (Hospital) situated beside the Naogaon-Natore Highway.
Raninagar 50-Bedded Upazila Health Complex (Hospital) located adjacent to the Naogaon-Natore Highway. Photo captured in 2014.

Family Planning Centers

  • Health and Family Welfare Centers: 5
  • Family Planning Clinics: 4

Other Information About Raninagar Upazila of Naogaon

  • Telephone Exchange: 1

References and Footnotes

  1. District Statistics 2011, Naogaon ↩︎
  2. Raninagar at a glance ↩︎
  3. Raninagar at a glance ↩︎
  4. District Statistics 2011, Naogaon ↩︎
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