Gowainghat Sylhet

Gowainghat Upazila (Sylhet District) area 486.10 square km, located in between 24.55 and 25.11’ north latitudes and in between 91.45’ and 92.07 east longitudes. It is bounded by the Meghalaya state of India on the north, Sylhet Sadar and jaintiapur Upazila on the east, Companiganj Upazila on the west. Jaflong is an important tourist spot. Tamabil land port is utilized for bringing in coal and different products from India.

Population Total 207170; male 107314, female 99856; Muslim 190518, Hindu 15809, Buddhist 711, Christian 22 and others 110. An indigenous system, for instance, Khasia has a spot with this Upazila. Water body’s main rivers: Shari-Goyain and Piyain; Damdam haor and Bara Data Beel, Shilchand Beel, Bara Donghai Beel, Onai Beel, Balali Beel, Nolkuri Beel are notable.


History of the War of Liberation on 28 November 1971, the Pak armed force propelled an unexpected night assault at town Ujuhat of Alirgaon Union and murdered 25 political dissidents. Marks of the War of Liberation Mass grave 7 (Tamabil Zero Point, Ujuhat Atgram, Gowainghat health complex area, and Birkuli); memorial monument 1 (Upazila Sadar).Religious institutions Mosque 500, temple 80, church 10, tomb 10.

Proficiency rate and instructive foundations Average education 22.81%; male 27.02%, female 18.29%.Noted educational institutions: Gowainghat Degree College, Gowainghat High School (1952), Alirgaon High School.Cultural organizations library 1, shilpakala academy 1, auditorium 1, community center 1, playground 10.

Fundamental wellsprings of pay farming 59.40%, non-horticultural worker 14.44%, industry 0.55%, business 9.54%, transport and correspondence 0.67%, administration 2.36%, development 0.495, religious help 0.425, lease and settlement 1.24% and others 10.89%.Ownership of agrarian land landowner 56.30%, landless 43.70%; rural landowner: urban 51.89% and rustic 56.40%.Principle crops Paddy, tea, betel leaf, mustard, vegetables. Wiped out or about wiped out harvests Linseed, sesame, takes, Sankara. Fundamental organic products Jackfruit, mango, papaya, banana, betel nut, orange, pineapple, shaddock, palm. Fisheries, dairies and poultries 10, dairy 2, poultry 20.Communication offices Roads: pucca 90 km, semi pucca 20 km, mud street 150 km; conduits 40 nautical miles. Ducts 144, spans 84.

Terminated or about wiped out customary vehicle Palanquin, bullock truck, horse carriage. Manufactories Stone crushing plant, rice mill, brickfield 3, tea processing factory, sawmill.

Cottage industries Bamboo work, cane work.Hats, bazars, and fairs hats and bazars are 19, most noted of which are Gowainghat, Radhanagar, Jaflong, Ballaghat, Hadarpar and salutikar hats.Main experts Tea, betel leaf, orange, boulder, sand, and fish. Access to power all the associations of the Upazila are under country charge net-work. However, 7.11% of dwellings have access to electricity. Sources of drinking water Tube well 44.76%, tap 1.14%, and pond 37.77%, and others 16.33%. The nearness of arsenic at an unbearable level has been recognized in 13.7% shallow cylinder wells of the Upazila.

Sanitation 18.52% (country 18.11% and urban 35.39%) of dwelling families of the Upazila utilize sterile lavatories and 56.59% (provincial 57.25% and urban 29.35%) of dwelling family use non-clean restrooms; 24.89% of nuclear families don’t have can workplaces. Wellbeing focuses Upazila wellbeing focus 1, provincial wellbeing focus 3, and family welfare focus 5, and philanthropy clinic 1.NGO exercises ASA, BRAC, terms, FIVDB [Abdul hai Al-Hadi]References Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics; Field report of Gowainghat Upazila 2010.

• By Bus:
There are numerous extravagance mentors and transport administrations from Dhaka to Sylhet. Some notable services are hanif, Shohag Paribahan, Greenline, etc. These services are available from 7:30 am to 10:30 pm. For the latest schedule, it is recommended to contact with a particular company.

• For spending explorers, there are non-AC transport administrations accessible from the Sayedabad transport terminal (privately known as a Jonopath progressively, close Sayedabad hour’s mosque) which withdraws each half-hour from 6 am to 12 PM. Effective spending transport administration organizations are Hanif, Unique Service, and so on.

• By Train:
There are train administrations from Dhaka, Chittagong, and Comilla to Sylhet consistently. From Dhaka, there are four trains named Joyontika Kalni, Parbat and Upoban that depart at the morning, noon and evening.

Where to Stay:

There are a number of good quality hotels in Sylhet town. A brief list of hotel is given below.

  1. Excelsior Sylhet Hotel & Resort
    Address: Zakaria City, Khadimpara, Sylhet City
    3103, Bangladesh.
  2. Nazimgarh Garden Resort
    Address: Khadimnagar Sylhet City,

Attractive Things (What you Can see There):

Settled in the pleasant Surma Valley in the midst of grand tea ranches and lavish green tropical woods, more noteworthy Gowainghat, Sylhet is a prime fascination for all visitors visiting Bangladesh. Gowainghat has developed due to remittances from the expatriates living in Britain. Lying between the Khasia and the Jaintia slopes on the north and the Tripura slopes on the south. Gowainghat breaks the monotony of the flatness of this land by a multitude of terraced tea gardens, rolling countryside, and the exotic flora and fauna. . Here the thick tropical timberlands overflow with numerous types of untamed life, spread their smell around the ordinary hearth and homes of the Mainpuri Tribal ladies well known for their move.

The Gowainghat valley is shaped by a wonderful, twisting pair of waterways named the Surma and the Kushiara the two of which are nourished by countless slope streams from the north and the south. The valley has a good number of haors which are big natural depressions. During winter these haors are tremendous stretches of green land, however in the blustery season, they transform into violent oceans.

An intriguing component of the Gowainghat area is the native clans, for example, the Tipperas, the Monipuris, Khasis, and Garos who still live in their crude routes in the slopes, rehearsing their well-established rituals, ceremonies, traditions, and conventions. During Festivals, for example, Rush Leela (Full moon night in February) and Doljatra, the alluring little youngsters wearing brilliant robes, hit the dance floor with the male individuals from their decision and love. The Monipuris play out their well-known move, in light of symbolic love topics of the old folklore.

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