Charghat upzila occupies an area of 164.52 km2. It is bounded by Puthia and Paba upzilas on the north, Bagha upazila on the south, Bagatipara and Bagha upzilas on the east, Paba upazila, West Bengal (India) and the Ganges river on the west. The two main rivers of Charghat are the Ganges and Baral.
Charghat (Town) a municipal town, consists of 9 wards and 20 mahallas. The area of the town is 3.75 sq km. The town has a population of 35484; male 52.26%, female 47.74%. Literacy rate among the town people is 48.3%. The notable town area of the upazila is Sardaha. Neelkuthis, established during the British period and Bangladesh Police Academy are located here. The town has one dakbungalow.
Charghat Upazila at a Glance
Charghat thana was turned into an upazila in 1983. It consists of one municipality, six union parishads, 88 mouzas and 126 villages.
During the war of liberation in 1971, a direct encounter between the freedom fighters and the Pak army’s advance was halted at Thanapara on 13 April. The Pak army killed more than one hundred innocent persons of village Thanapara.
Marks of War of Liberation
|Mass Killing Site||1|
|Statue of the War of Liberation||1 (Sardah Police Academy).|
Main Crops and Produce Include Paddy:
Aman, wheat, sugarcane, potato and khayer (catechu) plant. The main fruits of the area include Mango, jackfruit, banana, litchi, black berry and papaya, date molasses, sugarcane molasses and khayer (catechu). Other than these, livelihoods revolve around fisheries, dairies and poultries.
Upazila is located 32 kilometers from Rajshahi town. Principal modes of transport include bus and mini-coach. The Sardah police academy is at located 8 km and Nandangachi rail station 10 km from the upazila.