Badalgachhi Upazila

Coordinates: 24°58′N 88°54′E / 24.967°N 88.900°E / 24.967; 88.900
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Badalgachhi is located in Bangladesh
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°58′N 88°54′E / 24.967°N 88.900°E / 24.967; 88.900
Country Bangladesh
DivisionRajshahi Division
DistrictNaogaon District
 • Total213.97 km2 (82.61 sq mi)
 • Total201,342[1]
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)

Badalgacchi (Bengali: বদলগাছি) is a Upazila of Naogaon District under Rajshahi Division, Bangladesh.[3]


Map of Naogaon District

Badalgacchi is located at 24°58′N 88°54′E / 24.967°N 88.900°E / 24.967; 88.900. It consists of 36,614 households and has a total area of 213.98 square kilometres (82.62 sq mi).


According to 2011 Bangladesh census, Badalgachhi had a population of 193,256. Males constituted 49.95% of the population and females 50.05%. Muslims formed 86.49% of the population, Hindus 9.91%, Christians 0.15% and others 3.15%. Badalgachhi had a literacy rate of 49.55% for the population 7 years and above.[4]

In 1991, the population of Badalgacchia was 176,010. Males constitute 51.34% of the population, and females account for 48.66%. Badalgachi has an average literacy rate of 28.4% for persons seven years and older, which is below the national average of 32.4%.

Points of interest[edit]

Somapura Mahavihara is situated in Paaharpur village.


Badalgachhi, foemed as a Thana in 1807, was converted into an upazila in 1983.[5]

The Upazila is divided into eight union parishads: Adhaipur, Badalgachhi, Balubhara, Bilasbari, Kola, Mathurapur, Mithapur, and Paharpur. The union parishads are subdivided into 247 mauzas and 238 villages.[6]


  1. ^ এক নজরে বদলগাছী. Bangladesh National Portal. Archived from the original on 1 September 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics". Archived from the original on 2014-01-20. Retrieved 2014-07-24.
  3. ^ Md. Mukhlesur Rahman (2012). "Badalgachhi Upazila". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  4. ^ "Bangladesh Population and Housing Census 2011: Zila Report – Nagaon" (PDF). Table P01 : Household and Population by Sex and Residence, Table P05 : Population by Religion, Age group and Residence, Table P09 : Literacy of Population 7 Years & Above by Religion, Sex and Residence. Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), Ministry of Planning, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Badalgachhi Upazila - Banglapedia". Retrieved 2023-02-23.
  6. ^ "District Statistics 2011: Naogaon" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.