is an Upazila of Sylhet District
The district of Sylhet consists 6754 mosques, 453 temples, 96 churches and four Buddhist temples.-Places of Interests:-Historical:#The Shrine of Hazrat Shah Jalal#The Shrine of Hazrat Shah Paran#Shahi Eidgah#Gour Govinda Fort#Kean Bridge...
in the Division of Sylhet
Sylhet Division , also known as Greater Sylhet or Sylhet region, is the northeastern division of Bangladesh, named after its main city, Sylhet...
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. The town is famous in Sylhet, for being the home town of Quari Abdul Latif Chowdhury
Abdul Latif Chowdhury , widely known as Saheb Qiblah Fultali, was an Islamic scholar of theology, philosopher, qira'at/tajweed teacher, murshid/pir, spiritual esotericist, philanthropist, and spiritual leader.-Background:...
, the founder of the Latifia Muslim sect movement.
Zakiganj is located at 24.8778°N 92.3722°E . It has 29836 units of house hold and total area 287.33 km².
As of the 1991 Bangladesh census
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, Zakiganj has a population of 174038. Males constitute are 50.55% of the population, and females 49.45%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 85935. Zakiganj has an average literacy rate of 30.8% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate. there is a madrasha called Shah Wali Ullah Ahmadiah Latifiah Munshi Para Dakhil Madrasah. It is a good madrasah. It's munshi para of Zakiganj Upazila. Religions: Muslim 81.48%, Hindu 18.47%, Buddhist, Christian and others 0.05%.
According to BANGLAPEDIA:National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh, land value of all Upazillas of Sylhet District. List as follows: (1). Sylhet Sadar: Value of land Market value of the first grade agricultural land is about Tk 49,500 per 0.01 hectare. (2). Balaganj: Value of land Market value of the first grade cultivable land is about Tk 48,000 per 0.01 hectare. (3). Beanibazar: Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is about Tk 12,500 per 0.01 hectare. (4). Zakiganj: Value of land Market value of the first grade agricultural land is about Tk 10,000 (per 0.01 hectare). (5). Barlekaha: Value of land Market value of first grade arable land is about Tk 7,500 per 0.01 hectare. (6). Biswanath: Value of land Market value of land of first grade is about Tk 5,000 per 0.01 hectare. (7). Fenchuganj: Value of land Market value of the first grade agricultural land is Tk 4500 per 0.01 hectare (8). Golabganj: Value of land Market value of the first grade agricultural land is around Tk 4,000 per 0.01 hectare. (9). Jaintiapur: Value of land Market value of the first grade agricultural land is about Tk 2,500 to 5000 (per 0.01 hectare). and, (10). Kanaighat: Value of land Market value of the first grade agricultural land is about Tk 2,500 to 5000 (per 0.01 hectare).
Zakiganj has 10 Unions/Wards, 115 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 286 villages.
The unions are: