Sadar Upazila : Naogaon

Map of Naogaon sadar upazila
Map of Naogaon sadar upazila

Learn details of Naogaon Sadar Upazila

About the Sadar Upazila

Naogaon Sadar Upazila (Bangla: নওগাঁ সদর উপজেলা) is one of the 11 Upazilas of Naogaon District. It has an area of 275.73 square kilometers and the upazila falls within the Naogaon-5 constituency. To the north, it is bordered by Badalgachhi and Mahadevpur upazilas. On the southern side, it shares its border with another upazila, Raninagar. Additionally, Adamdighi (Bogura) and Akkelpur upazilas (Joypurhat) lie to the east. Lastly, Mahadevpur and Manda upazilas are situated to the west. The upazila headquarters is located on the banks of the Little Jamuna river. This upazila is home to two rivers: Little Jamuna and Tulsi Ganga. Naogaon town, which is the main town of the district. The total area of the town is 37.03 square kilometers. It is approximately 240 km away from the capital city, Dhaka, and about 80 km from the divisional city, Rajshahi.

Ilshabari Community Clinic located under Chandipur Union Parishad, Naogaon Sadar Upazila
The Ilshabari Community Clinic serves the residents of Ilshabari and neighboring areas within the Chandipur Union Parishad in Naogaon Sadar Upazila.

Administrative and Geographical Units

Naogaon Sadar Upazila is structured with a blend of urban and rural administrative units. Here’s a breakdown of its administrative and geographical divisions:1

  • Union Parishads (ইউনিয়ন): 12
  • Municipality (পৌরসভা): 1
  • Ward (ওয়ার্ড): 9
  • Mouza (মৌজা): 237
  • Villages (গ্রাম): 215

See a full list of villages in Naogaon sadar upazila here.

Union Parishads

A list of Sadar upazila’s 12 Union Parishads, along with their names in both English and Bengali, is presented here.

  • Barshail (বর্ষাইল)
  • Kirtipur (কীর্ত্তিপুর)
  • Baktiarpur (বক্তারপুর)
  • Tilakpur (তিলকপুর)
  • Hapania (হাপানিয়া)
  • Dubalhati (দুবলহাটী)
  • Boalia (বোয়ালিয়া)
  • Hashaigari (হাঁসাইগাড়ী)
  • Chandipur (চন্ডিপুর)
  • Balihar (বলিহার)
  • Shikarpur (শিকারপুর)
  • Shailgachhi (শৈলগাছী)

Public and Private Facilities in Naogaon Sadar Upazila

The number of both public and private service institutions-facilities in Sadar Upazila is mentioned here. The numbers presented below may differ from today’s figures, as they are based on the District Statistics 2011 – Naogaon.

Filling Station9
Fire Station1
Police Station/Camp3
Union Land Office6
Sub-registry Office1
BOP (BGB Camp)1
Government Office66
Post Office16
Nationalized Bank Branch9
Private Bank Branch18
Dak-banglow/rest house4
Daily Bazaar14
Weekly Hat19
Hotel (residential)25
Radio Borendro community FM station in Ukil Para, Naogaon Sadar, Naogaon.
The Radio Borendro community FM station located in the town’s Ukil Para, Naogaon Sadar, Naogaon, 2023.
A beautiful village scene in Naogaon Sadar Upazila.
A beautiful village with a mud road in Naogaon Sadar Upazila.

Historical Places in Sadar Upazila


Here is the population scenario of Naogaon Sadar Upazila, based on the 2011 National Census:

Total population: 4,051,148 people
Male: 2,045,505
Female: 2,006,643
Sex Ratio (M/F): 102
Density of population: 1469 per sq. km.
Population growth rate: 1.8%
Total household: 100,867
Average household size: 3.973

Percentage of Population by Type of Disability

According to the 2011 National Census, here is a data on disabled population in Sadar Upazila. In addition to this, it will show the percentage of people with each type of disability.4

Speech: 0.2%
Vision: 0.3%
Hearing: 0.1%
Physical: 0.5%
Mental: 0.2%
Autistic: 0.1%
Total percentage of disability: 1.4%

Widowed and Divorced/separated Population (2011 census)


  • Male: 0.8 %
  • Female: 10.1 %


  • Male: 0.2 %
  • Female: 1.2 %

Population by Religion

As per the 2011 national census, Sadar Upazila’s religious population distribution is as follows:

Muslim: 373,011
Hindu: 31,011
Buddhist: 2
Christian: 189
Others: 935


Educational Institutions in Sadar Upazila

Educational Institutions in Naogaon Sadar Upazila, excluding religious institutes (as per the 2011 census):5

  • Government Colleges: 2
  • Private Colleges: 5
  • Women’s Colleges: 1
  • Government Boys’ High Schools: 2
  • Government Girls’ High Schools: 1
  • Private High Schools: 52
  • Secondary Schools: 6
  • Government Primary Schools: 105
  • Private Registered Schools: 25
  • Polytechnic Institutes: 1
  • Vocational Institutes: 1
  • Textile Vocational Institutes: 1
  • Multilingual Santali Academy: 1
  • KG Schools: 15

Historical Literacy Rates From 1981 to 2011

This chart represents the literacy rates for Naogaon Sadar Upazila over four census of 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2011.


Rice Crops Production in 2009-10 and 2010-11

Like other upazilas of Naogaon, Sadar upazila also produces a lot of rice crops. The total rice crop production in this upazila was 105,609 metric ton in the last fiscal year 2009-10 and 108,382 metric ton in fiscal year 2010-11. However, a more detailed and category-based rice crop production is presented in this table below.6

Fiscal YearRice Crop TypeProduction
2009-2010Aus5,917 M. Ton
Aman22,695 M. Ton
Boro76,997 M. Ton
2010-2011Aus8,872 M. Ton
Aman22,251 M. Ton
Boro77,259 M. Ton
Bangladeshi farmer holding ripe paddy in Naogaon Sadar, 2023, with a peaceful smile.
A joyful Bangladeshi farmer in Naogaon Sadar, 2023, showcasing a bunch of ripe paddy, the main cash crop of Bangladesh.

Wheat, Jute and Sugarcane Production in 2009-10 and 2010-11

Rice crops are the main crop in Naogaon Sadar Upazila. Besides this, the upazila also produces a good amount of wheat, jute, and sugarcane. All over the upazila, it produced 3,135 metric tons of wheat, 3,399 metric tons of jute, and 916 metric tons of sugarcane in the two fiscal years of 2009-10 and 2010-11. During the fiscal years 2009-10 and 2010-11, a total cultivated area was 3,690 acres for wheat, 3,629 acres for jute, and 49 acres for sugarcane.7

However, in addition to the total production of both years, a year-based production of wheat, jute, and sugarcane is presented in this table.

Fiscal YearCrop TypeProduction
2009-2010Wheat1590 M. Ton
Jute1592 M. Ton
Sugarcane458 M. Ton
2010-2011Wheat1545 M. Ton
Jute1807 M. Ton
Sugarcane458 M. Ton

Daily Labour Average Wage Rate (2011)

Twelve years ago, the average daily wage for a construction mason was 300 taka, while a construction assistant/helper earned 180 taka in Naogaon Sadar Upazila.8 However, those rates are now a thing of the past. Today, it is not only impossible to find daily labores at these wages, but it’s also unfeasible for them to make a living with that money.

Type of LabourDaily Average Wage
Agriculture Labour230 taka
Construction Mason300 taka
Construction Helper180 taka
Carpenter280 taka
Painter280 taka
Electrician250 taka
Plumber270 taka

NGOs Activities in Sadar Upazila

Important NGOs operating their activities in the upazila are Grameen Bank, Asa, Brac, Proshika, GUK, Caritas, TMSS, Buro Bangladesh, SKS Foundation, Dabi Moulik Unnayan Sangstha.

Grameen Bank Baktiarpur Branch in Ukil Para, Naogaon Sadar, 2024.
The Nobel Prize-winning Grameen Bank operates its Baktiarpur Branch (Code: 1816-0206) in the urban area of Ukil Para, Naogaon Sadar, as of 2024.


Religious Worship Facilities in The Sadar Upazila

The upazila is home to a variety of religious worshiping facilities that facilitate different religious communities. Here’s a breakdown of the number of religious worshiping facilities:

Hariharpur Eidgah located under the Baktiarpur Union Council in Naogaon.
The Hariharpur Eidgah, situated within Baktiarpur Union Parishad in Naogaon, is an open and also designated space for the Muslim community to conduct Eid prayers.
  • Mosques (মসজিদ): 407
  • Maktab (Religious schools) (মক্তব): 11
  • Temples (মন্দির): 19
  • Churches (গীর্জা): 1
  • Eidgah (Open-air space for Eid prayers) (ঈদগাহ): 86

Religious Institutions in Naogaon Sadar Upazila

Sadar Upazila has many institutions that facilitate various levels of Islamic studies. Here’s the number of religious educational institutions:

  • Senior Madrasa (সিনিয়র মাদরাসা): 4
  • Kamil Madrasa (কামিল মাদরাসা) : 1
  • Dakhil Madrasa (দাখিল মাদরাসা): 12
  • Ibtedayi Madrasa (ইবতেদায়ী মাদরাসা): 19

References and Footnotes

  1. এক নজরে নওগাঁ উপজেলা ↩︎
  2. Banglapedia ↩︎
  3. District Statistics 2011 Naogaon ↩︎
  4. District Statistics 2011 Naogaon ↩︎
  5. Sadar Upazila – At a glance ↩︎
  6. District Statistics 2011 Naogaon ↩︎
  7. District Statistics 2011 Naogaon ↩︎
  8. District Statistics 2011 Naogaon ↩︎
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