Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics

The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) is the centralized official bureau in Bangladesh for collecting statistics on demographics, the economy, and other facts about the country and disseminating the information.[1][2]

Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics
বাংলাদেশ পরিসংখ্যান ব্যুরোর লোগো
Formation1974
PurposeCensus
HeadquartersDhaka, Bangladesh
Region served
Bangladesh
Official language
Bengali
Websitebbs.gov.bd

History

Although independent statistical programs had existed in the country before, they were often incomplete or produced inaccurate results, which led the Government of Bangladesh establishing an official bureau in August 1974, by merging four of the previous larger statistical agencies, the Bureau of Statistics, the Bureau of Agriculture Statistics, the Agriculture Census Commission and the Population Census Commission. In July 1975, the Statistics Division was created and placed under the Ministry of Planning in order to control it administratively In 2002, the Statistics Division merged with Planning Commission and the bureau is now controlled by the Ministry of Planning and office. It is headquarters in Dhaka, the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, as of 2008, has 23 regional statistical offices and 489 Upazila/Thana offices located in the 23 districts of Bangladesh.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Roy, Manindra Kumar (2012). "Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ "Children's involvement in crime on the rise". dhakatribune.com. Dhaka Tribune. 2016-10-01. Retrieved 2016-10-01.

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1991 Bangladesh census

In 1991, the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, conducted a national census in Bangladesh. They recorded data from all of the districts and upazilas and main cities in Bangladesh including statistical data on population size, households, sex and age distribution, marital status, economically active population, literacy and educational attainment, religion, number of children etc.

2001 Bangladesh census

In 2001, the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, conducted a national census in Bangladesh, ten years after the 1991 census. They recorded data from all of the districts and upazilas and main cities in Bangladesh including statistical data on population size, households, sex and age distribution, marital status, economically active population, literacy and educational attainment, religion, number of children etc. According to the adjusted 2001 census figures, Bangladesh's population stood at 129.3 million (an initial count put it at 124.4 million; an adjustment for the standard rate of undercounting then boosted the figure). According to the census, Hindus were 9.2 per cent of the population.The census data were collected from January 23 to 27, 2001. The 2001 census marked an increase in technology to collect the data, with the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics taking the initiative to use an Optical Mark Reader (OMR) for transfer of data from source documents (Census Form), directly to electronic media.

2011 Bangladesh census

In 2011, the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, conducted a national census in Bangladesh, which provided a provisional estimate of the total population of the country as 142,319,000. The previous decennial census was the 2001 census. Data were recorded from all of the districts and upazilas and main cities in Bangladesh including statistical data on population size, households, sex and age distribution, marital status, economically active population, literacy and educational attainment, religion, number of children etc. Bangladesh and India also conducted their first-ever joint census of areas along their border in 2011.

Bogra Sadar Upazila

Bogra Sadar Upazila (Bengali: বগুড়া সদর উপজেলা) is an upazila of Bogra District in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Bogra Thana was established in 1821 and was converted into an upazila in 1983. The upazila takes its name from the district and the Bengali word sadar (headquarters). It is the subdistrict where the district headquarters, Bogra town, is located.

Damudya Upazila

Damudya (Bengali: ডামুড্যা) is an upazila of Shariatpur District in the Division of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Damudya Thana was established in 1975 and was converted into an upazila in 1982. It is named after its administrative center, the town of Damudya.

Dhunat Upazila

Dhunat Upazila (Bengali: ধুনট উপজেলা) is an upazila of Bogra District in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Dhunat Thana was established in 1962 and was converted into an upazila in 1983. It is named after its administrative center, the town of Dhunat, which became a municipality in 2001. By 2006 Dhunat Municipality had achieved 100% sanitation and it was awarded as the 2nd pourashava among the country.

Gabtali Upazila

Gabtali Upazila (Bengali: গাবতলী উপজেলা) is an upazila of Bogra District in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Gabtali Thana was established in 1914 and was converted into an upazila in 1983. It is named after its administrative center, the town of Gabtali.

Kabirhat Upazila

Kabirhat (Bengali: কবিরহাট) is an upazila of Noakhali District in the Division of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Created in 2006, it is the newest upazila in the district. It is named after its administrative center, the town of Kabirhat.

Kahaloo Upazila

Kahaloo Upazila (Bengali: কাহালু উপজেলা) is an upazila of Bogra District in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Kahaloo Thana was established in 1928 and was converted into an upazila in 1983. It is named after its administrative center, the town of Kahaloo.

Kalia Upazila

Kalia (Bengali: কালিয়া) is an upazila of Narail District in the Division of Khulna, Bangladesh. Kalia Thana was established in 1866 and was converted into an upazila in 1984. It is named after its administrative center, the town of Kalia.

List of cities and towns in Bangladesh

This article presents a list of cities and towns in Bangladesh, a country in South Asia. According to the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics and the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives of Bangladesh, there are 532 urban centres in Bangladesh.The bureau defines an urban centre with a population of 100,000 or more as a "city". Altogether, there are 42 such cities in Bangladesh. 11 of these cities can be considered major cities as these are governed by "City Corporations". All of the "City Corporation"-governed cities have a population of more than 200,000. Besides the 11 major cities, there are 31 other cities in Bangladesh that are not governed by "City Corporations", rather by "Municipal Corporations". A city with a population of more than 500,000 is defined as a "megacity". Dhaka is the only megacity in Bangladesh according to this definition. Together, Dhaka and the port city of Chittagong account for 48% of the country's urban population.An urban centre with a population of less than 100,000 is defined as a "town". In total, there are 490 such towns in Bangladesh. Among these, 287 towns are governed by "Municipal Corporations". These are called "Paurashava"s in the local Bengali language. Altogether, including the ones governing 31 non-major cities, there are 318 Municipal Corporations.

In addition, there are another 203 towns which are Upazila centres (and other urban centres) and not governed by any Municipal Corporation or "Paurashava". These are the non-Municipal Corporation or "non-Paurashava" towns.In 1951, Bangladesh was mostly a rural country and only 4% of the population lived in urban centres. The urban population rose to 19% in 1991 and to 26% by 2005. As of 2011, Bangladesh has an urban population of 28%. The rate of urban population growth is estimated at 2.8%. At this growth rate, Bangladesh's urban population will reach 79 million or 42% of the population by 2035. The urban centers of Bangladesh have a combined area of about 10600 square kilometers, which is 7% of the total area of Bangladesh. As such, Bangladesh has a very high urban population density: 4028 persons per square kilometer (2011), whereas the rural density is significantly lower: 790 persons per square kilometer (2011). The number of municipalities have tripled from 104 municipalities in 1991 to 318 municipalities in 2011.

Lohagara Upazila, Narail

Lohagara (Bengali: লোহাগড়া) is an upazila of Narail District in the Division of Khulna, Bangladesh. Lohagara Thana was established in 1861 and was converted into an upazila in 1984. It is named after its administrative center, the town of Lohagara.

Nandigram Upazila

Nandigram Upazila (Bengali: নন্দীগ্রাম উপজেলা) is an upazila of Bogra District in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Nandigram Thana was established in 1932 and was converted into an upazila in 1983. It is named after its administrative center, the town of Nandigram.

Naria Upazila

Naria (Bengali: নড়িয়া) is an upazila of Shariatpur District in the Division of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Naria Thana was established in 1930 and was converted into an upazila in 1983. It is named after its administrative center, the town of Naria.

Sariakandi Upazila

Sariakandi Upazila (Bengali: সারিয়াকান্দি উপজেলা) is an upazila of Bogra District in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Sariakandi Thana was established in 1886 and was converted into an upazila in 1983. It is named after its administrative center, the town of Sariakandi.

Shajahanpur Upazila

Shajahanpur Upazila (Bengali: শাজাহানপুর উপজেলা) is an upazila of Bogra District in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Created in 2003, it is the newest upazila in the District.

Shibganj Upazila, Bogra

Shibganj Upazila (Bengali: শিবগঞ্জ উপজেলা (বগুড়া)) is an upazila of Bogra District in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. The upazila was created in 1983. It is named after its administrative center, the town of Shibganj.

Sonatala Upazila

Sonatala Upazila (Bengali: সোনাতলা উপজেলা) is an upazila of Bogra District in the Division of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Sonatala Thana was established in 1981 and was converted into an upazila in 1984. It is named after its administrative center, the town of Sonatala.

Zajira Upazila

Zajira (Bengali: জাজিরা) is an upazila of Shariatpur District in the Division of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Zajira Thana was established in 1973 and was converted into an upazila in 1984. It is named after its administrative center, the town of Zajira.

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