Gulshan Thana (Dhaka district) with an area of 40.91 sq km, is surrounded by Cantonment and Badda thanas on the north, Tejgaon and Khilgaon thanas on the south, Badda thana on the east, Kafrul thana on the west.
Gulshan Thana area Gulshan thana area is considered as the New Dhaka where most of the foreign missions are located. Besides it has been developed as a major residential area.
Administration Gulshan thana was established in 1972. The thana consists of three wards, 37 mouzas and 20 villages. Population 156603; male 54.95%, female 45.05%; Muslim 93.65%, Hindu 4.88%, Christian 1.38% and others 0.09%; population density per sq km is 3828.
Religious institutions Mosque 25, temple 2, church 1, idgaha 1 and graveyard 1; most noted are Azad Mosque, Banani Graveyard.
Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 59.7%; male 66.4% and female 51.2%.
Educational institutions: university 8, medical college 1, non-government high school 20, madrasa 7, government primary school 1, non-government primary school 20.
Cultural organisations Club 35, community centre 7, library 9, gymnasium 5.
Noted cultural organisations are USIS Library, Gulshan Club, International Club, Americal Club, Australian Club and Russian Club.
Main occupations Agriculture 5.44%, agricultural labourer 1.93%, wage labourer 2.67, industry 1.76%, commerce 21.59%, service 40.92%, construction 5.57%, transport 9.23%, house renting out 2.15% and others 8.74%.
Land use Urbanisation 100%; residential 50%, commercial 20%, GOB 4%, housing society 3%, embassy 12%, educational 7%, agriculture 1% and slum 3%.
Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is 15 lakh Taka per katha.
Main crop Vegetables. Extinct or nearly extinct crops Paddy, jute, pulses.
Main fruits Mango, jackfruit, papaya, litchi, guava and banana.
Fisheries, dairies and poultries Fishery 1, dairy 4 and poultry 8.
Traditional transport Palanquin, bullock cart and horse carriage. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.
Manufactories Garments industry.
Cottage industries Approximately 30 including goldsmith, tailoring, handicrafts.
Main markets, bazars, shopping centres and fairs Total number of market, bazars and shopping centres are 45, most noted of which are Gulshan Shopping Centre, Navana Shopping Centre, Banani Bazar, DCC Market I, DCC Market II, Alam Market, Shahzadpur Bazar, Aarong, Iqbal Centre, ABC Shopping Complex; fair: Book Fair at Wonderland Park. Main exports Ready made garments and handicrafts.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are BRAC and ICRC.
Health centres Private Hospital and Clinic 6.