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Districts of Bangladesh AND short description

The divisions of Bangladesh are divided into 64 districts, or zila (Bengali: জেলা jela). The districts are further subdivided into 493 sub-districts, or upazila (উপজেলা upojela).
The district are run by a Deputy Commissioner popular name is "DC" is appointed by the government from a Deputy secretary of B.C.S. Administration Cadre.

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Dhaka Division:

1. Dhaka 2.  Faridpur 3. Gazipur 4. Gopalganj 5. Jamalpur 6. Kishoreganj 7. Madaripur 8. Manikgonj  
9. Munshiganj 
10. Mymensingh 11. Narayanganj 12. Narsingdi 13. Netrokona 14. Rajbari 15. Shariatpur 16. Sherpur  
17. Tangail
 Chittagong Division:

1. Bandarban 2. Brahmanbaria 3. Chandpur 4. Chittagong 5. Comilla 6. Cox's Bazar 7. Feni 
8. Khagrachari 9. Lakshmipur 10. Noakhali 11. Rangamati
 Rajshahi Division:
1. Bogra 2. Joypurhat 3. Naogaon 4. Natore 5. Nawabganj  6. Pabna 7. Rajshahi 8. Sirajganj
Sylhet Division: 
1. Habiganj 2. Maulvibazar 3. Sunamganj 4. Sylhet
Khulna Division:

1. Bagerhat 2. Chuadanga 3. Jessore 4. Jhenaidah 5. Khulna 6. Kushtia 7. Magura 8. Meherpur  
9. Narail 10. Satkhira
Barisal Division:

1. Barguna 2. Barisal 3. Bhola 4. Jhalokati 5. Patuakhali 6. Pirojpur
Rangpur Division:

1. Dinajpur 2. Gaibandha 3. Kurigram 4. Lalmonirhat 5. Nilphamari 6. Panchagarh 7. Rangpur  8. Thakurgaon

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Dhaka division:

District (1.)Dhaka:

 Dhaka District (Bengali: ঢাকা জেলা, Ḑhaka Jela) is a district located in central Bangladesh. It is a part of the Dhaka Division. Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, rests on the eastern banks of the Buriganga River which flows from the Turag to the south of the district. While Dhaka (city) occupies only about a fifth of the area of Dhaka district, it is the economic, political and cultural centre of the district and the country as a whole.


Dhaka District shares borders with Gazipur and Tangail to the north, Munshiganj and Rajbari to the south, Narayanganj to the east and Manikganj to the west. Main rivers flowing through this district are Padma, Kaliganga, Dhaleshwari, Ichamati, Shitalakshya, Buriganga and numerous smaller rivers including Bangshi, Turag, Balu, Elamjani, Alam, Bherujkha, Ramkrishnadi, Elisamari, Tulsikhali. Major lakes ("beels") include Belai, Saldaher, Labandaher, Churain, Damsharan and Kiranjir Beel. Annual average temperature of the district is maximum 34.5°C, minimum 11.5°C; average annual rainfall 1931mm

Dhaka district consists of several thanas (literally "police station", referring to the precinct covered by a police station) under Dhaka municipal area as well as five (5) upazilas ("sub-district"). For administrative purposes, a thana and a upazila are essentially identical. The five upazilas in Dhaka district not part of the city are:
1.  Dhamrai Upazila (ধামরাই উপজেলা) 2. Dohar Upazila (দোহার উপজেলা) 
3. Keraniganj Upazila (কেরানীগঞ্জ উপজেলা) 4. Nawabganj Upazila (নবাবগঞ্জ উপজেলা)
5. Savar Upazila (সাভার উপজেলা)
Dhaka (city) has twenty-two thanas under its jurisdiction. They are:
Badda (বাড্ডা থানা)             Biman Bandar (বিমান বন্দর থানা)        Cantonment (ক্যান্টনমেন্ট থানা)
Dhanmondi (ধানমন্ডি থানা)  Demra (ডেমরা থানা)                           Kotwali (কোতয়ালী থানা)
Gulshan (গুলশান থানা)         Hazaribagh (হাজারীবাগ থানা)              Kafrul (কাফরুল থানা)
Kamringir Char (কামরাঙ্গীর চর থানা) Khilgaon (খিলগাঁও থানা)         Lalbagh (লালবাগ থানা)
Mirpur (মিরপুর থানা)           Mohammadpur (মোহাম্মদপুর থানা)      Motijheel (মতিঝিল থানা)
Pallabi (পল্লবী থানা)             Ramna (রমনা থানা)                             Sabujbagh (সবুজবাগ থানা)
Shyampur (শ্যামপুর থানা)    Sutrapur (সুত্রাপুর থানা)                         Tejgaon (তেজগাঁও থানা)
Uttara (উত্তরা থানা)
The municipal area of Dhaka city is under the jurisdiction of the Dhaka City Corporation; for administrative purposes, the municipal area is divided into 90 wards.
 History of Dhaka:
Dhaka is the 3rd commercial heart of Bangladesh. The city has a large middle class population, increasing the market for modern consumer and luxury goods. Many skilled workers are employed in the businesses and industries located in the Dhaka metropolitan area. The city has historically attracted a large number of migrant workers. Hawkers, peddlers, small shops, rickshaws transport, roadside vendors and stalls employ a large segment of the population — rickshaw-drivers alone number as many as 400,000. Half the workforce is employed in household and unorganised labour, while about 800,000 work in the textile industry. Even so, unemployment remains high at 23%. According to CityMayors Statistics, Dhaka's GDP registered at $52 billion in 2005 with an annual growth rate of 6.1%. Its estimated GDP in the year 2020 is $126 billion. The annual per capita income of Dhaka is estimated at $550, although a large segment of the population lives below the poverty line, with many surviving on less than $3 a day.
The main business districts of the city include Motijheel, Panthapath and Gulshan. Bashundhara City is a recently developed economic area that houses many high-tech industries and corporations and a shopping mall that is one of the largest in Southeast Asia, frequented daily by more than 25,000 people.[ The Export Processing Zone in Dhaka was set up to encourage the export of garments, textiles and other goods. The EPZ is home to 80 factories, which employ mostly women. The Dhaka Stock Exchange is based in the city, as are most of the large companies and banks of Bangladesh, including the Bangladesh Bank, HSBC, Citibank and the Grameen Bank. Urban developments have sparked a widespread construction boom, causing new high-rise buildings and skyscrapers to change the city landscape. Growth has been especially strong in the finance, banking, manufacturing, telecommunications and services sectors, while tourism, hotels and restaurants continue as important elements of the Dhaka economy.

The district of Dhaka consists 12000 mosques, 3012 temples, 530 churches, 174 Buddhist temples, three pagodas and a synagogue. For many times, Islam is the majority population in Dhaka, but they 
have 1300 mosques, but they gained 10700 more mosques in this districts. It is called the City of Mosques.

Places of interest:

 The historic city of Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh and lies on the banks of the Buriganga River in the central area of Bangladesh. The old town of Dhaka, south of the city centre, is the site of most of the tourist attractions, including the Lalbagh Fort, the Stat Mosque, and the Ahsan Manzil Palace Museum.The city of Dhaka was predominantly a city of the Mughals, whose governors and viceroys built several palace, mosques and katrias. Dhaka's finest specimen of this time is the Aurangabad Fort, commonly known as Lalbaght Fort, incomplete but well worth for visit. Also in this area of Dhaka is the spectacular Ahsan Manzil Plance Museum, the Bara Katra, the Cotta Katra and several mosques of note.

The old European quarter lies just north of Dhaka's old town, which houses the presidential place and the National Museum, Dhaka's commercial and diplomatic regions are north-east of this zone. Dhaka Zoo and the Botanical Gardens are a short taxi ride into the suburbs.
Once famed for its Muslin, Dhaka is now renowned for pink pearls and a rich tradition of handicrafts. Shoppers can find lower prices of gold and silver products, and the Dhaka shopping areas of New market and Elephant road and Dhanmondi are good for shopping.
The Botanical garden is a park at Mirpur in Dhaka.It contains various species of plants.It is also a major tourist spot.

 District (2)Faridpur

Faridpur is a district in central Bangladesh. It is a part of the Dhaka Division. Faridpur District has a population of over 1.7 million people and is situated on the banks of the Padma river (Lower Ganges). It is bordered by Madaripur, Narail, Rajbari, Magura, Shariatpur, Gopalgonj, Dhaka and Manikganj. Once a subdivision, the original area of the district comprised what is today the Greater Faridpur region which includes the present day districts of Rajbari, Gopalgonj, Madaripur, Shariatpur and Faridpur.
Famous for its jute fields, which are considered to produce the finest raw jute, and aristocratic zamindar families, the district was a focal point for political movements in Bengal during the British Raj and the early days of the Pakistan era. It produced some of the most prominent politicians and cultural figures of Bengal.


Faridpur is located in central Bangladesh under Dhaka division. The area of this district is 2072.72 km². The district is bounded by the Padma river to the north and east and across the river are Manikganj, Dhaka and Munshiganj districts. It is bordered by Madaripur to the east, Gopalgonj to the south and Rajbari, Narail and Magura to the west.
The soil is highly fertile as the district lies on the banks of the mighty Padma river, also called the Lower Ganges. Other smaller rivers include Old Kumar, Arial khan, Gorai, Chandana, Bhubanshwar and Modhumoti. The main depressions are Dhol Samudra, Beel Ramkeli, Shakuner Beel and Ghoradar Beel.


In 1582 in the reign of Emperor Akbar, the province of Bengal was formed into 33 sarkars or financial sub-divisions, and Faridpur area appears to have been included with in the sarkar of Muhammad Abud. During the Emperor Shah Jahan, these divisions were carried onto such an extent as to cause in a falling of the imperial revenue. In 1721 a new partition of the country was made the province of Bengal being formed into 13 large divisions (chaklas) instead of sarkars. In 1765 the financial administration of Faridpur, together with the rest of Bangal was captured by the English, and in 1790 the criminal administration of the country at the correctors were invested with magisterial powers. In 1793 the collectors were relieved of their magisterial duties and separate officers were appointed united Judicial and Magisterial power together. The greater portion of Faridpur was then comprised within Dacca Jalalpur. In 1811 Faridpur was separated from Dacca collectorate.


In 1582 in the reign of Emperor Akbar, the province of Bengal was formed into 33 sarkars or financial sub-divisions, and Faridpur area appears to have been included with in the sarkar of Muhammad Abud. During the Emperor Shah Jahan, these divisions were carried onto such an extent as to cause in a falling of the imperial revenue. In 1721 a new partition of the country was made the province of Bengal being formed into 13 large divisions (chaklas) instead of sarkars. In 1765 the financial administration of Faridpur, together with the rest of Bangal was captured by the English, and in 1790 the criminal administration of the country at the correctors were invested with magisterial powers. In 1793 the collectors were relieved of their magisterial duties and separate officers were appointed united Judicial and Magisterial power together. The greater portion of Faridpur was then comprised within Dacca Jalalpur. In 1811 Faridpur was separated from Dacca collectorate.


Faridpur Medical College                         Government Rajendra University College                                Faridpur Diabetic Association Medical college              Faridpur Zilla School                                    Govt. Girls High School                                               Faridpur High School  
Govt. Yasin College                                                    Faridpur City College                         
Sardoda Shundori Mohila College                               Govt. Polytechnic Institute
Moezuddin High School                                              Kazi Mahbubullah College, Bhanga
Kadirdi Degree College
  • Kamarkhali birshresth abdur rauf degrre college
  • Modhukhali gov.college
  • Dumain ram lal high school
  • Komorpur Abdul Aziz Institute
  • Bisha Zakar Monjil Alia Madrasha
  • Adventist International Mission School
  • Gerda A F Muzibur Rahman High School

Faridpur district consists of 9 upazilas, 4 municipalities, 79 union parishads, 36 wards, 92 mahallas and 1859 villages. The town consists of 9 wards and 35 mahallas. The area of the town is 20.23 km². The population of the town is 99634; male 51.73%, female 48.27%. The density of population is 4925 per km². The literacy rate among the town people is 66.6%. The town has two dakbungalows.
Faridpur district is divided into the following upazilas:

1. Faridpur Sadar Upazila   2. Boalmari Upazila      3.Alfadanga Upazila      4. Madhukhali Upazila
5. Bhanga Upazila   6. Nagarkanda Upazila   7.  Charbhadrasan Upazila      8.  Sadarpur Upazila
9. Shaltha Upazila
The district has mainly aggro-based economy. The main crops are jute and paddy. Other crops include peanut, wheat, oilseed, pulse, turmeric, onion, garlic and coriander. Many fruits are also produced, notably mango, jack fruit, blackberry, palm, coconut, betel nut, kul, tetul, bel, papaya, banana, and guava. The main exports are jute, Helsa fish and sugarcane.

Mela (fair):

An annual fair or mela is held in Faridpur to commemorate the birth of renowned Bengali poet Jasimuddin. It is held on January 1 and is arranged by the Polli Jasim Foundation.

District (3) Gazipur: 

Gazipur District (Bengali: গাজীপুর জেলা) is a district of Dhaka Division, it has an area of 1741.53 km2 and is bounded by Mymensingh and Kishoreganj districts on the north, Dhaka, Narayanganj and Narsingdi districts on the south, Narsingdi on the east, Dhaka and Tangail districts on the west. Annual average temperature maximum 36°C and minimum 12.7°C; annual rainfall 2376 mm. Main rivers: old Brahmaputra, Shitalakshya, Turag, Bangshi, Balu, Banar.
Gazipur (Town) consists of 9 wards and 31 mahallas. The area of the town is 49.32 km2. The town has a population of 123531; male 52.52%, female 47.48%; density of population is 2505 per km2. Various establishments such as Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI), Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), CERDI, Seed Certifying Agency, Security Printing Press, Machine Tools Factory, Bangladesh Ordnance Factory, Diesel Plant, Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology (Previously BIT:Bangladesh Institute of Technology), BRAC Dairy Farm, Nova Poultry Limited, Cremation Ghat etc. are located here.


Gazipur district was established in 1984. It consists of 5 upazilas, 46 union parishads, 710 mouzas, 2 municipalities and 1163 villages. There are five upazillas (also known as "Thana") in Gazipur. They are

Gazipur Sadar/Joydebpur-         Tongi,
Sreepur,                                     Kalayakour,
Kapasia,                                    Kaligonj.


There are five universities in Gazipur — Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (formerly the Institute of Postgraduate Studies on Agriculture), Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh Open University, Bangladesh National University and the Islamic University of Technology.

District (4) Gopalganj:

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Gopalganj (Bengali: গোপালগঞ্জ জেলা) is a district (zila in Bangla) in the Dhaka division (bibhag in Bangla) of Bangladesh. The district has about 1.1 million inhabitants and its surface area is 1,490 km². The main city of the district is also called Gopalganj.
Gopalganj is subdivided into five subdistricts (upazila/thana)

Gopalgonj district consists of 5 Upazillas and Thana. They are Gopalgonj Sadar, Kotalipara, Kashiani, Muksedpur and Tungipara. The main town is known as Gopalgonj. Gopalgonj was far away for administration. So it was made Thana by referring Calcutta Gazette in 1870. In the year of 1909 Gopalgonj became sub division comprising Sadar, Kotalipara, Kashiani, Muksedpur. Tungipara was then included in Sadar. Gopalganj District was established in 1984, prior to this it was a subdivision of (Faridpur District). The first SDO (sub-divisional officer) was Mr. Suresh Candra Sen. Tungipara was emancipated as upazilla in 1984 by breaking sadar. After the liberation war Gopalgonj sadar become Pourashava. As close fellow of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Panna Biswas of Gimadanga was selected as first chairman.
natural view


1. Gopalganj Sadar Upazila

Gopalgonj(Town) consists of 21 wards and 72 mahallas. Gopalgonj municipality was constituted in 1972. The area of the town is 46.88 km². The town has a population of 85398; male 51.07%, female 46.93%. The density of population is 6874 per km². The literacy rate among the town people is 75.1%.

2. Kashiani Upazila      3. Kotalipara Upazila     4. Muksudpur Upazila               5. Tungipara Upazila


The district of Gopalganj consists 3456 mosques, 359 temples, six churches and four tombs.

Please of interest:
jamidar house of ulpur

Ulpur has a former Zamindar palace which is currently used a Tafsil Office and many other Zamindar mansions. It was the home of the Basu Roy Chowdhury family. Arpara has a zamindar palace of former zaminder Late Munshi Abdur Razzak Chowdhury. Tomb of Bangabandhui Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Gaohor Danga Madrasa, Madhumati river, Bornir Baor.

District (5) Jamalpur:

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Jamalpur is a district in Dhaka Division, Bangladesh. The main Jamalpur town consists of 12 wards and 80 mahallas. The municipality was established in 1869. The area of the town is 53.28 km². The town has a population of 116754; male 51.06%, female 48.94%. Density of population is 2191 per km². Literacy rate among the town people is 43.60%. It has a railway junction. Jamalpur, city in northern Bangladesh, in Dhaka Division. The city is located on the Brahmaputra River, 140 km (87 mi) north of Dhaka, the national capital. Jamalpur is an important market center for the rice, sugarcane, jute, tobacco, and mustard produced in the region. The city is connected by road, rail, and river with Dhaka and the rest of the country. It has two colleges affiliated with Dhaka University. Population (1991) 110,954.


Jamalpur (Town) consists of 12326 wards and 80 mahallas. The municipality was established in 1869. The area of the town is 53.28 km². The town has a population of 116754; male 51.06%, female 48.94%. Density of population is 2191 per km². Literacy rate among the town people is 43.60%. It has a railway junction and three dakbungalows.

jamalpur municipality

Administration Jamalpur district was established in 1978. The district consists of 7 upazilas, 6 municipalities, 68 union parishads, 57 wards, 224 mahallas and 1532 villages.

The upazilas are Jamalpur sadar, Bakshiganj, Dewanganj, Islampur, Madarganj, Melandaha and Sarishabari.
 The municipalities are Jamalpur Sadar, Sarishabari, Melandaha, Madarganj, Islampur and Dewanganj.

Archaeological Heritage:

Archaeological heritage and relics Tomb of Shah Jamal, tomb of Shah Kamal, Dayamoye Mondir, five domed Raspal Jame Mosque at Sarishabari (nineteenth century), Narapara Fort at Sarishabari (sixteenth century). Pingna Madrasa in Sarishabari (Emperor Shahjahan's period),kendua kalibari.

Historical Event of Importance:

Historical events Fakir Sannyasi Rebellion (1772–1790), Indigo Resistance Movement (1829), famine (1874) and construction of rail way (1899).


Population 2089366; male 50.58%, female 49.42%; Muslim 97.74%, Hindu 1.98%, Christian 0.10%, Buddhist 0.04% and others 0.14%; ethnic nationals: Garo, Hodi, Kurmi and Mal.

Religious institution:

Religious institutions Mosque 3340, temple 47, church 39, tomb 13, most noted which are Shailerkandha Jame Mosque, Gaouripur Kachari Jame Mosque, tomb of Shah Jamal, dargah of Shah Kamal and Dayamayee Mondir.

Educational institution:

Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 39% male 53% and female 25%. Educational institutions: government college 5, non-government college 20, government secondary school 7, non-government secondary school 224, madrasa 113, junior high school 38, government primary school 588, non-government primary school 390, kinder garden school 13, law college 01, homeopathy college 01, agricultural research centre 01. Noted institutions: Ashek Mahmud College, Jamalpur Zila School,Dewangonj Government High School, Singhajani Girl's High School,Balijuri F.M.High School(1910)Madargonj, Nandina Govt Pilot High School(1935),Nandina Girl's High School,Nandina Model Boy's High School,Nandina Rameza Mumin Girl's High School,A.K memorial college Dewanganj,Nandina Degree College, Pingna Madrasa in Sarishabari (Emperor Shahjahan's period), Pingna English High School (1896), Sarishabari Ranidinmoni Model High School (1920), Balridia Primary School (1869), Pogaldigha Primary School (1890), Hazrabari High School Locally published newspapers and periodicals Dailies 1, weekly 10, fortnightly 1, monthly 1, quarterly 1; extinct: Monthly Pallimangal (1922), Hanif (1903), Jamalpur Barta, Pallibani.Digpait Samsul Haq Degree College,Digpait,Jamalpur,Digpait D.K. High School,Digpait, Jamalpur. Sanakoir Ideal College, Sanakoir,Sharishabari, Jamalpur.


Main occupations Agriculture 44.01%, transport 1.39%, fishing 1.26%, agricultural labourer 18.6%, wage labourer 2.86%, commerce 10.62%, service 10.84% and others 10.42%.


Communication facilities Roads: pucca 772.67 km, semi pucca 120.55 km, mud road 3374.90 km; railways 108.50 km; waterways 68-nautical-mile (126 km). Traditional transport Palanquin, horse carriage, soari, buffalo cart, small boat, dinga made of palm tree, and bullock cart. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.

District (6) Kishoreganj:

Kishorganj (Bangla:কিশোরগঞ্জ)is a district in central Bangladesh. It is a part of the Dhaka Division. It is divided into thirteen upazilas (county-level subdivisions) and had a total population of 2,525,221 in 1991.


Astagram Upazila       Bajitpur Upazila          Bhairab Upazila     Hossainpur Upazila
Itna Upazila                Karimganj Upazila      Katiadi Upazila      Kishoreganj Sadar Upazila
Kuliarchar Upazil        Mithamain Upazila      Nikli Upazila         Pakundia Upazila
Tarail Upazila


The district of Kishoreganj consists 3980 mosques, 530 temples and seven churches.

Place of interest:

Kishorganj is a place of the creed of respectively Sanatana and Loukik Islam. Both Meghna and Brahmaputra river have contributed to its existence. Many traditional rituals are observed every year in Kishoreganj. Among them Kurikhai Mela is one of the most celebrated fair. It is a shrine-oriented festival. It is held every year on the last Monday of the month of Magh. The shrine is situated in Kotiadi thana. The notable Shamsuddin Aulia, one of the fellow of Hajrat Shahjalal, died in this particular place.
Jangalbari Fort is situated in Jangalbari village of Karimganj Upazila. It was once a strong outpost of the Bengal Ruler Isa Khan. Isa Khan erected several structures inside the fort area. This fort was severely damaged by the great earthquake in 1897. Isa Khan's descendants still live in this village. Currently the fourteenth descendant of Isa Khan, Dewan Amin Dau Khan, lives in the fort

Egarosindur (Bangla: এগারসিন্ধুর)is a legendary village of kishorgonj.The village is situated on the east side of the river Brahmaputra.We find the name of this village in the “Akbornama”by Abul Fajal,a famous historian. There is debate among historians about the history of Egarosindur. Some engraved silver coins , iron-axes,lances and bows and arrows were discovered there presumed to be from the 10th B.C. Historians also believe that Egarosindur was inhabited since 1000B.C., i.e. the time of the Murza. There lived many tribals named choch and hajong. Egarosindur was a reputable centre of trade and commerce.

Shah Mahmud Mosque:

It is an attractive building at Egarosindur may be dated sometime around 1680AD.The mosque stands at the back of a slightly raised platform,which is enclosed by a low wall with a gateway consists of an oblong structure with do-chala roof. The mosque proper is a square structure,5.79m a side in the inside,and is emphasized with octagonal towers on the four exteriors angles.All these towers shooting high avobe the roof and terminating in solid kiosks with cupolas,were originally crowned with kalasa finials,still intact in the southern one.The western wall accommodates inside three mihrab –the central one semi –octagonal and the side ones rectangular.The central doorway and central mihrab are larger than their flanking counterparts.The mosque has four axially projected frontones,each corresponding to the centrally located doorways and the central mihrab.The parapets and cornices are horizontal in the usual Mughal fashion.
All the mihrabs are enriched with terracotta decoration.The mihrabs are arched having cuspings in their outer faces.The pilasters,supporting the mihrab arches,show a series of decorated bands topped by a frieze of petals.The spandrels of these arches,though now plain must have been originally enriched with terracotta plaques. Above the rectangular frame of the central mihrab there is a row of arched-niches filled with varieties of small trees containing flowers. The mosque should specially be noted for its four axially projected frontons with bordering ornamental turrets,a device which must have been borrowed from the four axial iwan-type gateways of the Persian influenced north Indian Mughal standard mosques of Fathpur,Agra and Delhi.
Sadi Mosque:
Another legendary structure of Egarosindur,is one of the best-conserved monuments in the country.A pertain inscription tablet,fixed over the central mihrab,record that the mosque was built in 1062AH(1652AD) by one Sadi,son of Shaikh Shiroo,during the reign of Shahjahan.
Measuring 25 ft.a side,the single-domed square mosque was built on a raised piece of land.There are three arched entrances in the east,and one each in the middle of the north and the south sides.The central archway,which is larger,is set within a slightly projected rectangular frame,but the flanking archways are contained within slightly recessed rectangle.The qibla wall is recessed with three semi-octagonal mihrabs,which correspond to the three eastern doorways.The mosque represents a happy blending of Mughal elements with the Sultanate architectural traits characteristic of Bengal.
Fort of Isha Khan
The remain fort is still visible in a spot near the site of Sadi mosque.In this fort Esha khan was fought against Manshingh,the general of King Akbar. Recently some valuable antiques are also found in this place,which bear the attractive history of this legendary place.
Mazar(grave yard) Sharif:
In Egarosindur ,many pious and kind religious leader came here for inviting people into the light of Islam.Some of them named-Fakir Garibullah Shah(RH),Syed Ahmed Rumi(RH),Nigrin shah(RH) and so on.Their Mazar are situated in this village.The mazar of Garibullah shah(RH) is in a hill like higher position.People treat their mazar at a great respect.But it is a matter of great pleasure that there are no superstitions and fanatic activities because the villagers are very much conscious about this matter.
Fairy Tales:
As it is a ancient place,there are many fairy tales which has become popular in this village.There are tales about the big pond of Bebuid Raza and his wife,two canon of Esha khan and so on.

District (7) Madaripur
Madaripur is a district in central Bangladesh. It is a part of the Dhaka Division.


Madaripur subdivision was established in 1854 under the district of Bakerganj. In 1873 it was separated from Bakerganj and annexed to Faridpur district. Madaripur subdivision was turned into a district in 1984. Madaripur district was named after sufi saint Badruddin Shah Madar (15th century). He was one of the sufi saints who came to Bangladesh from some Middle Eastern country in the 15th century to propagate Islam in Bengal. Shah Madar's dargah or tomb on the bank of the Arial Kha is visited every year by countless people seeking the blessings of the saint.
One of the most important historical events that took place in Madaripur is the Faraizi Movement led by Haji Shariatullah (1781–1840). During the War of Liberation many direct encounters were held between the freedom fighters and the Pakistan army in Madaripur. The freedom fighters of Madaripur captured 40 Pakistani soldiers including a major and a captain.


The total population is 1137008, among them: male 50.29% and female 49.71%. The religion of the majority of the people is Islam, but there are also some Hindus. The specifications are: Muslim 85.67%, Hindu 13.72% and others 0.61%. Mosques 2844, temples 53 and churches 5.


Faridpur District and Padma River are on the north of the Madaripur district. Barisal is on the south, Shariatpur and Meghna River are on the east. Gopalgong District and Padma River are to its west. Madaripur (Town) consists of 9 wards and 33 mahallas. The area of the town is 34.81 km². A few years before Madaripur was famous for Jute business and Jute industry, This was initiated before 1970 by one of the wealthiest Person A.R Howlader. After the independence of Bangladesh, government seized all large private industries and formed BJMC. The industry then became sick. Local political leaders are generated by that Jute mill. Because of the jute industries in Madaripur, it attracted many businessmen. It provided many jobs and comfort to the local peoples. After its success just before 2000, the business started to lose its profits.

Literacy and Educational Institutions

The average literacy rate of Madaripur is 32.6%; among them: male 40% and female 24.9%. Among educational institutions, there are 17 colleges, 117 high schools, 437 government primary schools, 262 non-government primary schools, 6 kindergarten schools, 1 primary training institute, 1 vocational institute and 60 madrasas.Brothel 1.Hostel Brothel 18.Peostituet Women 95.Male 241.Kothi 121.Panthi 80.Parik 40.leader of kothi ROMAN.

Madaripur is divided into 4 upazilas:

Madaripur Sadar,     Kalkini,
Rajoir    and               Shibchar.

The largest city of the district is Madaripur
Kalkini is very developed, Madaripur is the 5th largest city in Bangladesh ( Approximately 97 km)


Main occupations Agriculture 33.32%, fishing 1.1%, agricultural labourer 23.53%, wage labourer 3.87%, industry 1%, commerce 11.98%, transport 1.93%, construction 1.19%, service 10.14%, others 11.94%.
Madaripur is famous for date molasses (pataligur). It is best in the country. It is sweet is also famous. There is a jute mill (AR Howlader Jute Mills)there. That jute mill is now abolished due to political crisis of the place and now it the safety zone for great monkeys. The Municipality graveyard, a mosque, an office of local police and RAB office is now in that place. A.R. Howlader is called as the founder of modern Madaripur.
Main Crops

The main crops are jute, paddy, peanut, onion, garlic, chili, sugarcane, mustard, pulse and wheat.
Places of interest

The main places of public interests in Madaripur are Dargah of Shah Madar, Bajitpur Pronabanda Temple, Kadambari Ganesh Pagol Temple, Khalia Rajaram Roy's House, Mostafapur Parbat's Garden, Arialkha River, etc. In the middle of the town, there is a large lake. This lake is one of the biggest lakes in Bangladesh. The Madaripur Lake has a great view. Madaripur district's mosque, Chowdhury clinic, Niramoy clinic, Madaripur Municipality, Officer's Club, and District Shaheed Minar all are around the lake. During winter, the crop fields covered with yellow mustard flowers give a refreshing view, essence and the music of humming bees. The honey after the season, "mustard honey," is unique to the area. Also a lot of birds from many parts of the world spend the winter here, so the local lakes may be a good place to visit during that time.

District (8) Manikgonj

Manikganj (Bengali: মানিকগঞ্জ [mɑnɪkˈɡəndʒ]) is a district in central Bangladesh. It is a part of the Dhaka Division .


Manikganj District (Dhaka Division) with an area of 1378.99 sq km, is bounded by Tangail District on the north, Dhaka District on the east, Faridpur and Dhaka districts on the south, the padma, jamuna and the districts of Pabna and Rajbari on the west. Annual temperature: maximum 36 °C and minimum 12.7 °C; annual rainfall 2376 mm. Main rivers are the Padma, Jamuna, Dhaleshwari, Ichamati and Kaliganga. An extensive area of the district especially riverine area of the upazilas of Harirampur, Shivalaya and Daulatpur becomes victim to riverbank erosion every year.


Manikganj (Town) consists of 9 wards and 49 mahallas. The area of the town is 20.59 km². Administration Manikganj subdivision was established in 1845 and was turned into a district in 1984. It consists of 1 municipality, 7 upazilas, 65 union parishads, 1357 mouzas, 9 wards, 49 mahallas and 1647 villages. The upazillas are
Manikganj Sadar Upazila,        Singair Upazila,
Shivalaya Upazila,                    Saturia Upazila,
Harirampur Upazila,                 Ghior Upazila               and        Daulatpur Upazila.


Manikganj was formerly a subdivision of Dhaka District. It was turned into a district in 1984.
On the April 26, 1989 Manikganj was the site of, what was at the time, the world's worst tornado in terms of loss-of-life. 1,300 people were initially reported as having been killed with 12,000 injured. The towns of Saturia and Manikganj Sadar were leveled and about 80,000 people were made homeless.

Historical events

  • A decisive battle was fought between the Mughal Army and the combined forces of the Bara Bhuiyans under Musa Khan at Jatrapur and Dakchara on the Ichamati (in present-day Harirampur Upazila). It resulted in the defeat of the Bara Bhuiyans and established the Mughal supremacy over the central Bhati region.
  • In the second half of the nineteenth century indigo uprisings spread over the district. On 12 February 1932, the anti-British revolutionists under Hiralal Mohanta of Manikganj town looted the postal despatch

Manikganj District has a population of 1,274,829; 51.16% male and 48.84% female; the population denisty is 2582. Among the peasants, landless 23%, marginal peasant 29%, small peasant 25%, intermediate 18% and 5% rich.


The district of Manikganj consists 3575 mosques, 160 temples, 10 churches, five Buddhist temples and a pagoda.

Literacy and education

Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 26.9%; male 33.7%, female 20.1%. Educational institutions: college 24, high school 130, junior high school 7, primary training institute 1, vocational training institute 1, madrasa 87, music school 1, tol 1, primary school 588, NGO operated school 290, community school 2, adult education centre 225, satellite school 10. Old and noted institutions: Government Devendra College (1942), Government Bhiku Memorial College (1966)- Daragram, Manikganj Government Girl's College (1972), Khondkar Nurul Hossain Law Academy, Manikganj Government High School (1884), Surendra Kumar Government Girl's High School (1938), Primary Training Institute, Baliati Iswar Chandra High School (1919), Ghior Durga Narayan High School(1929), Jaimandap High School (1921), Teota Academy (1891).


Main occupations Agriculture 37.96%, fishing 1.87%, agricultural labourer 22.25%, wage labourer 3.92%, industry 1.15%, commerce 11.97%, construction 1.03%, service 8.43%. transport 1.76% and others 9.66%.

Places of interest

Tomb of Shah Rustam, forts at Fordnagar and DhakiJora, Imampara Jami Masjid, Teota Rajbari, Navaratna temple (Teota), Baliati Zamindar Bari, Ekdala fort, Machain Mosque, Dhankora Zamindar bari, Katasgarh fort, Ibrahim Shah tomb are some prominent places to visit in Manikganj.
Among the educational institutions Government Devendra College, Khan Bahadur Awlad Hossain Khan Degree College, Manikganj Model High School, Manikganj Government High School, Surendrakumar Government Girl High School, Khan Bahadur Awlad Hossain Khan High School are prominent.

District (9) Munsiganj

Munshiganj (Bangla: মুন্সীগঞ্জ) also historically known as Bikrampur is a district in central Bangladesh. It is a part of the Dhaka Division.


Total land area is 235974 acres (954 km²), out of which 138472 acres (560 km²) are cultivable and 5609 acres (23 km²) are fallow land. It has no forest area. 40277 acres (163 km²) of land is irrigated while 26242 acres (106 km²) of land is under river. It has 14 rivers of 155 km passing through.


Lohajang Upazila          Sreenagar Upazila          Munshiganj Sadar Upazila
Sirajdikhan Upazila      Tongibari Upazila        Gazaria Upazila


Munshiganj is one of the largest producer of potato in Bangladesh. It produces significant amount of jute, rice, wheat and other vegetables. It also produces sugar cane and banana.


The district of Munshiganj consist 3254 mosques, 348 temples, nine Buddhist temples and a church here.

places of interest

Louhajong: Archaeological heritage are still found all around Louhajong, Bikrampur, although a large number of these sites is now being missed due to erosion of river Padma. The following is a summary of heritage that is worth visiting.
Munshigonj town: Idrakpur Fort (1660), Panditer vita (birth place of Atisha Dipankar Srijnan) at Bajrayogini, Baba Adam's Mosque, Dighi of Raja Harish Chandra, home stead of Raja Ballal Sena, home stead of Raja Sreenath at Rampal, Rampal Dighi, Kodal Dhoar Dighi, marble statue of Ashutosh Ganguly inside the library room of Haraganga College, Muktarpur bridge (The sixth Bangladesh-China friendship bridge over the river Dhaleswari connects the link between Dhaka and Munshigonj).
Sreenagar: Shyamsiddhi Math, Hasara Dargah, Sholaghar Math, Bhagyakul Rajbari, residence of Jagadis Chandra Basu at Rarikhal, Jora Math at Sonarang,
Tongibari: Kalibari, Taltala Pancha-shikhara Mahadeva Temple, Talukdarbari Mosque at Kusumpur, Tajpur Mosque, Patharghata Mosque, Kazishal Mosque, Pulghata Bridge, Panch Pir Dargah,
Sirajdikhan: A single domed mosque at Kusumpur (Talukdar-bari Mosque, Mughal period), Tajpur Mosque,kazirbag,buyan bhari, baytul mam'ur jamea mosque, Patharghata Mosque, Qazishal Mosque, Pulghata Bridge, math at village Fegnasar, math at the house of Kankata De at village Tajpur and Panchasikhar Mahadeva Mandir (temple) at Taltala. A large shiva-linga (phallus of god Shiva) is placed inside this temple.

District (10) Mymensingh:

Mymensingh (Bengali: ময়মনসিংহ) is one of the districts of Dhaka division, Bangladesh, and is bordered on the north by Meghalaya state of India and Garo Hills, on the south by Gazipur district, on the east by districts of Netrokona and Kishoreganj, and on the west by districts of Sherpur, Jamalpur and Tangail. Mymensingh town is the district headquarters.


The district covers an area of around 4,363 square kilometers, with several small valleys between high forests. The temperature ranges from 33 degrees to 12 degrees Celsius, and the annual rainfall averages 2,174 mm. In fact, Iswarganj is a small upozilla (section) other upozillas some are at the foot of Garo hills of Meghalaya, some are Chars founded on the bed of Old Brahmaputra river and also some ancient forests of mainly a single wood tree as it is named SHAL Forest. The city of Mymensingh stands on the bank of Old Brahmaputra river, as the 1897 great Assam Bengal earthquake changed the main flow from Brahmaputra to the Jamuna river which co-sided west of the greater Mymensingh region. In about hundred years, a port city of sea vessels from England just lost its status as the river became a seasonal flow by this time. Some Kuthi's of namely of the colonial rulers now-a-days the govt. High officials residences along the side of the river in the city. The area of Greater Mymensingh, the north front line is just at the foot of Garo hills of Meghalaya of India, the south this area excludes The GAZIPUR district, the east ends in the rich watery land of Bangladesh as native calls 'Hawor', the west ends in the ancient single wood forest(e.g. Muktagacha, Fulbaria and Valuka Upozillas) and the Chars of Jamalpur district sided north-west of Mymensingh district. There is geographical varieties comprises single wood forests, Chars and river valleys and also touching the Himalaya at Garo hills.


Maimansingh, a district of British India, is in the Dhaka division of Eastern Bengal and Assam. It occupies a portion of the alluvial valley of the Brahmaputra east of the main channel (called the Jamuna) and north of Dacca. The administrative headquarters are at Nasirabad, usually called Mymensingh town. Area, 6332 sq mi Pop. (1901) 3,915,068, showing an increase of 12.8% in the decade. The district is for the most part level and open, covered with well-cultivated fields, and intersected by numerous rivers.


The Madhupur jungle is a slightly elevated tract, extending from the north of Dhaka district into the heart of Mymensingh; its average height is about 60 ft above the level of the surrounding country, and it nowhere exceeds 100 ft. The jungle contains abundance of sal, valuable both as timber and charcoal. The main benefits of sal is that it can absorb carbon more than any other native trees, so it helps mitigate the severe pollution of Dhaka city. The only other elevated tract in the district is on the northern border, where the Susang Durgapur situated in Netrokona district (part of Greater Mymensingh). Actually the Haluaghat upozilla of Mymensingh is border with India and Garo hills of Meghalaya. They are for the most part covered with thick thorny jungle, but in parts are barren and rocky.


Mymensingh district was established in 1787, which was later on reorganized into six districts, namely, Tangail, Jamalpur, Kishoreganj, Sherpur, Netrokona, and Mymensingh. Currently, Mymensingh district has eight municipalities and twelve Upzillas. The municipalities are: Bhaluka, Gaffargaon, Gauripur, Ishwarganj, Mymensingh Sadar, Nandail, Muktagachha, and Trishal. The twelve upzillas are:

Bhaluka            Trishal          Haluaghat              Muktagachha
Dhobaura         Fulbaria        Gaffargaon            Gouripur
Ishwarganj        Mymensingh sadar                     Nandail


Total population    4439017
Male                     50.62%
Female                  49.38%
Muslim                  60.73%
Hindues                 39.25%
Christian                0.75%
Buddsist                0.06%
Aboriginal             0.21%


Mymensingh town, earlier known as Nasirabad, is placed on the west bank of Brahmaputra River. The population is around 225,811 and the literacy rate is about 65%. Having Bangladesh Agricultural University ,huge bridge on Brahmaputra river, 2 medical colleges (Mymensingh Medical College, Community Based Medical College), 8 high schools, Raj bari, natural beauty of farm lands, etc., Mymensingh is one of the best places for living and educating children in Bangladesh. Because there are very few fuel run-vehicles, sound pollution and air pollution levels are very low. It is also one of the best towns in Bangladesh to educate child up to grade ten. There is no public boys college in Mymensingh town; however, every years lots of students from this town get admission in different universities and medical college in Bangladesh. The first military high school for girls in the country, Mymensingh Girls Cadet College, is also located in Mymensingh town. A huge amount of land occupied by various churches in Mymensingh city in relation to number of followers.

Literacy and educational institutions

Among the literacy, 30.7% are male and 20% female. Educational institutions include: agricultural university 1, medical college 2, homeo medical college 1, polytechnic institute 1, vocational institute 1, veterinary training institute 1, primary teacher's training institute 1, teacher's training institute 2, national institute of primary education 1, government college 5, non-government college 57, government high school 9, non-government high school 368, secondary school 129, madrasa 1212, government primary school 1249, non-government 794, kindergarten 33, NGO operated school 1065, art school 1.
Religious institutions include mosque 2362, temple 1020, Buddhist temple 600 (570 temple, 030 pagoda) and 36 church.

District (11) Narayanganj


Narayanganj District (Bengali: নারায়ণগঞ্জ জেলা Naraeongônj Jela) is a district in central Bangladesh, part of the Dhaka Division. The main city of the district is also called Narayanganj, it is near the capital city of Dhaka. The river port of Narayanganj is one of the oldest in Bangladesh.It is also a center of business and industry, especially the jute trade and processing plants, and the textile sector of the country. It is nicknamed the Dundee of Bangladesh due to the presence of lots of jute mills. Dundee was the first industrialised Juteopolis in the world.


Narayanganj District is bounded by Gazipur and Narsingdi Districts on the north, Brahmanbaria and Comilla Districts on the east, Munshiganj District on the south, and Dhaka District on the west. Geologically, the area lies on the edge of the Madhupur Tract and Holocene floodplain deposits form the aquifer. The total area of the district is 759.57 km², of which 48.56 km². is riverine and 0.60 km² is under forest. The district lies between 23°33´and 23°57´ north latitude and between 90°26´ and 90°45´ east longitude.
The city of Narayanganj has a population of 1.5 million and is located some twenty kilometres southeast of Dhaka, the national capital, on the flat Ganges Delta and alluvial plain. The Shitalakshya River divides the town into two parts, the Narayanganj Municipal Area and Kadam Rasul Municipal Area. This area is crossed by many small artificial canals fed by monsoon rain. Average annual rainfall is 2550 mm, 80 to 90% of which occurs between May and October.


The town got its name from Bicon Lal Pandey, a Hindu religious leader who was also known as Benur Thakur or Lakhsmi Narayan Thakur. He leased the area from the British East India Company in 1766 following the Battle of Plassey. He donated the markets and the land on the banks of the river as Devottor or Given to God property, bequethed for maintenance expenses for the worship of the god Narayan. A post office was set up in 1866, Narayanganj municipality was constituted on 8 September1876 and Dhaka-Narayanganj telegraph service was started from 1877. The Bank of Bengal introduced the first telephone service in 1882.

Administrative Area

Narayanganj Zila consists of five upazilas, 47 unions and 827 mauzas. Out of the five upazilas Rupganj is the largest with an area of 247.97 km². which is 32.65% of the total area of the zila. Bandar is the smallest with an area of 55.84 km². Sharing 7.34% of the total area of the zila. All the upazilas have more or less similar characteristics.


Araihazar, 183.5 km²., total unios 12, Mauzas 184
Sonargaon, 171.66, km²., total unions 11, Mauzas 352
Bandar, 55.84, km²., total unions 5, Mauzas 90
naryangang Sadar,  100.75, km²., total unions 10, Mauzas 55
Rupgang,  247.97, km²., total unions 9, Mauzas 146


The district is pioneer in merchandising yarn and dying items. Cottage industry like weaving is abounds in this district. International trading, Import and export business, shipyard brickfield, etc. create employment opportunities to the people which facilitate additional income to the household population.Small and medium industries of cotton are increasing day by day which fills the employment aids of peoples. The rural economy of Narayanganj is agriculture.

The district of Narayanganj consists 3078 mosques, 269 temples, ten churches and four Buddhist temples.

Places and interest

The ancient city of Sonargaon was the capital of Isa Khan, a medieval ruler of Bengal. Sonargaon is also famous for producing muslin, a delicate and fine cloth made from cotton.

The Dhaka-Narayanganj-Demra (DND) embankment surrounds Narayanganj district and protects it from flooding. Narayanganj is also home to the Bangladesh Engineering and Ship Building Corporation, established in 1925 at Sonakanda on the east bank of the Shitalakshya River.

District (12) Narsingdi

Narsingdi (Bengali: নরসিংদী Nôrshingdi) is a district in central Bangladesh.It is located 50 km north-east of Dhaka, capital city of Bangladesh. It is a part of the Dhaka Division, and is the only district in Bangladesh that does not depend solely on agriculture. The district is famous for its textile craft industry. Narsingdi is bordered by Kishoreganj in the north & north-east, by Brahmanbaria in the east & south-east, Narayanganj at south & south-west and by Gazipur in the west.


There are six upazilas, or subdivisions, in the Narsingdi district.

Belabo Upazila                           Monohardi Upazila
Narsingdi Sadar Upazila             Palash Upazila
Raipura Upazila, Narsingdi         Shibpur Upazila


Narsingdi, which translates as "lion man", is named after an ancient king who was believed to be "lionlike."


Narsingdi is a densely industrial area, and is home to many textile mills. Narsingdi gas field is located in the Shibpur upazila under Narsingdi district adjacent to the Dhaka-Sylhet highway about 45 km away of northern most east direction from capital city of Bangladesh, Dhaka. This field was discovered by Petrobangla in 1990. Total recoverable gas reserves of this field re-estimated by Hydrocarbon Unit is 215 billion cubic feet (6.1×109 m3). Commercial gas production was started in 1996 and till 31 August 2006 total 66.304 billion cubic feet (1.8775×109 m3) or 30.84 percent of gas reserves has been recovered. Largest powerplant of Bangladesh,Ghorashal power plant,owned by Bangladesh Power Development Board(PDB)is situated in palash Upazilla. Narsingdi is riched by several number of jute mills,which plays an important rule in economy. Quality banana is also found here. The biggest and renowned HAAT of bangladesh is located here at NARSINGDI which is known as SEKERCHAR BABUR HAAT. Sugarcane also grow well. There is a sugar mill in polash thana named DESHBONDHO sugar mill. There are two UREA fertilizer industry in polash & ghorashal.


The district of Narsingdi consists 3923 mosques, 52 temples, nine Buddhist temples and three churches here.

Places of interest

Arshinagor park situated near the Narsingdi railway station. Archiological important place Wari-Bateshwar ruins which established around 2500 years ago. Famous peoples Santosh Saha, Dulal Chakrobarty, Sankar Saha, Famous Poet Shahid Professor Saroj Kumar Adhikary are believed in Hindus.Sonaimore benodon park is one of the beautiful place of Narshingdi which is full with natural beauty.


The Meghna, The Shitalakkha, The old Brahmaputra,Haridhoa ,Paharea are some of the main river flows through this district.

District (13) Netrokona

Netrakona is a district in central Bangladesh. It is a part of the Dhaka Division.


Netrakona District is situated in the northern part of Bangladesh. Near the Himalayan border. Historically Netrakona is the main center point of Mymensingh Githika as the view of Mahua Malua who lived there and created their performances. Netrokona Sadar Upazila has an area of 340.35 km² and it is surrounded by Durgapur and Kalmakanda upazilas on the north side, Kendua and Gauripur upazilas on the south side, Barhatta and Atpara upazilas on the east side, Purbadhala upazila on the west. There are four rivers in Netrokona. They are Kangsha, Dhala, Magra, and Teorkhali.
Netrakona Pouroshaba (Town of Netrakona) consists of 9 wards and 33 mahallas. It is a municipal town with an area of 13.63 km². Netrakona Pouroshaba was established in 1887 & Ist chairmen of Pourashaba Elahi Newas Khan(1876–1926).The town has a population of 53,853; male 51.22%, female 48.78%. The density of population is 3,951 per km². Literacy rate among the town people is 54.2%. Administration Netrakona Sadar thana was established in 1836 and was turned into an upazila in 1983. The upazila consists of 13 union parishads, 306 mouzas and 344 villages.


Upazila Of Netrakona District:
1. Mohangonj             2. Modon          3. Khaliajuri
4. Purbodhola             5. Durgapur       6. Kendua
7. Kolmakanda           8. Barhatta         9. Atpara              10. Netrakona Sadar.


The economy of Netrakona is largely agrarian. Susang Durgapur, an Upazila of Netrokona, is one the major sources of country's China-Clay used for ceramic products. Its vast water bodies (Hawor) provides wide varieties of fish.The most of the fish collect from (Hawor) & also from rivers, the total number of river is 88 in Netrakona. Bara Bazar is the main commercial point of Netrakona.


The district of Netrokona consists 3146 mosques, 958 temples, 83 churches and eight Buddhist temples.

Places of interest

Hazrat Shah Sultan Kamar Uddin Rumi's shrine is situated in Madanpur, a village 8 km from the district town.
Durgapur, near the Indo-Bangla border, is a good tourist spot. The Garo Pahar is situated there and people observe time-honored traditions. People living in Netrakona's mountains are the ancestors of the Upo Jatis. The only Up-Zati cultural academi in the country is there. Khaliyajuri is a place dominated by waterways; the small villages are organised into "islands" and radio communications are poor.

District (14) Rajbari

Rajbari is a district in central Bangladesh. It is a part of the Dhaka Division. It was named by the renowned ruler Raja Surjoprashad Sen. He established his palace or rajbari in this district. It was a part of Faridpur district before. Later on, it was separated from Faridpur and rose as Rajbari.


There are 5 upazilas in this district. They are:

Baliakandi Upazila              Goalanda Upazila               Pangsha Upazila
Kalokhali Upazila               Rajbari Sadar Upazila


Rajbari is a district of Bangladesh. It is under Dhaka division. Rajbari was named by the renowned ruler Raja Shurjoprashad Sen. It was a part of Faridpur District before. Later on, it was separated from Faridpur and rose as Rajbari. It has produced famous personalities such as Maulvi Tamizuddin Khan, the speaker of Pakistan's Constituent Assembly, Yakub Ali Chowdhury, eminent Bangladeshi cartoonist Rokonuzaman Khan Dadabhai, scientist Kazi Motahar Hossain and Oscar winner Nafees Bin Zafar.
The famous writer Mir Mosharraf Hossain lived at Podamdi, near Village of Kurshi in Baliakandi upzilla. Podamdi and Kurshi are also a remarkable place for Nawaabs (A Nawab or Nawaab (Urdu: نواب, Hindi: नवाब) was originally the subedar (provincial governor) or viceroy of a subah (province) or region o.f the Mughal empire. It became a high title for Muslim nobles). Rajbari is a district of natural beauty. The people of Rajbari are very friendly, religious, decent, honest and well-educated.Famous dighi(a kind of water body) 'Kallyan Dighi' situated here. Rajbari is situated by the bank of Padma River.


The district of Rajbari consists 3629 mosques, 18 temples and 9 churches.

District (15) Shariatpur

Shariatpur is a district in the Dhaka Division of central Bangladesh.


Six upazilas (sub-district) under this district are:

Bhedarganj Upazila                   Damudya Upazila
Gosairhat Upazila                     Naria Upazila
Shariatpur Sadar Upazila          Zanjira Upazila

Geography & Demography

Shariatpur District is bounded on the north by Munshiganj District, Barisal District on the south, Chandpur District on the east, Madaripur District on the west. Main rivers are Padma, Meghna, Kirtinasha, Palong, Jayanti and Dharmaganj.
Area of Shariatpur district is 1181.53 km². It consists of 6 upazilas, 5 Municipality, 102 Mahalla, 64 Union Parishad, 608 Mouza, 1235 Village, 213677 household.
According to the census of 2001, Shariatpur district had a population of 1,082,300 distributed to 213,677 households (average household size 5), including 543,838 men and 538,462 women, or a gender ratio of 101:100. Literacy rate is 38.9%.


Shariatpur was named after Haji Shariatullah (1781–1840), who was the founder of Faraizi Movement and an eminent Islamic reformer during British Raj. Shariatpur was established as district on 1 March 1984. Earlier it was known as Palong thana under Madaripur sub-division which was converted to Shariatpur Sub-division and latterly as district with 6 upgraded thanas.


Economy of Shariatpur district is mainly agriculture based. Total land 251,849-acre (1,019 km2), cultivable land 151,902-acre (615 km2), fallow land 6,857-acre (28 km2), irrigated 40,894-acre (165 km2).

Educational institution

There are 396 government primary schools, 137 non-government primary schools, 61 community primary schools, 113 satellite primary schools, 40 NGO operated primary schools, 22 ebtaidaye madrasah, 2 government high school, 90 non-government high schools, 58 dakhil madrasah, 3 government colleges, 13 registered colleges and 15 senior madrasah.


The district of Shariatpur consist 4002 mosques, 37 temples, 3 churches and a pagoda.

Places of interest

Burir Hat Masjid., Burir Hat Aziz Manzil., DC Banglow, Fatehjongpur Fort, Haturia Zamindar bari,
Kartikpur  Zamindar bari,
Kedarbari, Mahishar dighi, Moth (mandir) at Rudrakar, Rathindra Kanto Ghatak Chowdhury's House,
South Baluchara, Shariatpur, Sureswar Darbar Sharif, M.A. Raza collage, Bhedargonj upzala chottor, Kashempur Chawrasta,
 D.M.Khali, Padam River's Char, Char AtraCircuit House, Pachani Paler Bari, BhojeshwarAgaroani Paler Bari,
BhojeshwarKodalPur Darbar Sharif, Kodalpur, GoshairhatShariatpur-Chandpur Ferri Ghat, EIDGABAZAR.Rajnagar Union, Krokir Char Primary School.

District (16) Sherpur

Sherpur is a district in central Bangladesh. It is a part of the Dhaka Division.


There are 5 upazilas under this district, namely:
Jhenaigati Upazila         Nakla Upazila          Nalitabari Upazila
Sherpur Sadar Upazila           Sreebardi Upazila


The district of Sherpur consists 3394 mosques, 474 temples, three Buddhist temples and a church. In this district, major Muslim pilgrims were crowd in many mosques.

District (17) Tangail

Tangail (Bengali: টাঙ্গাইল জেলা) is a district (zilla) in central region of Bangladesh. It is a part of the Dhaka division. The population of Tangail zilla is about 3.2 million and its surface area is 3,414.39 km². The main town of Tangail District is the district town Tangail. It is surrounded by the several districts, such as Jamalpur district on the north, the Dhaka and Manikganj districts on the south, the Mymensingh and Gazipur districts on the east, and the Sirajganj district on the west. The main rivers that cross the Tangail district are the Jamuna, Dhaleshwari, Jhenai, Bangshi, Louhajang, Langulia, Elongjani, Jugni, Fotikjani and the Turag.

Sub district

The subdivision of Tangail was established in 1870. It was turned into a district on December 1, 1969. The district consists of 5 corporations, 8 municipalities, 72 wards, 211 mahallas, 103 union parishads and 2431 villages. Tangail is subdivided into 12 subdistricts (upazila/thana). The name of the upuzilas are:
Tangail Sadar,      Sakhipur,         Basail,        Madhupur,      Ghatail,      Kalihati,     Nagarpur, Mirzapur,      Gopalpur,      Delduar,     Bhuapur    and     Dhanbari


The famous Kagmari Conference (1957), Sannyasi revolt (1850) and Peasant revolt (1858) were originated from this district. In 1996, a devastating tornado caused heavy damage to a few villages of Tangail.


River System

The newly formed Tangail district is flanked on the west by the mighty river Jamuna, which is no where less than 4 miles wide during the rainy season. The Dhaleswari, first an old channel of the Ganges and then of the Brahmaputra, cuts across the south-western comer of the district on its powerful sweep to join the Meghna near Narayanganj. The old, name of Dhaleswari was "Gajghata". It used to flow afterwards by the Salimabad Channel and then at last by Porabari Channell. A part of the eastern boundary of the district runs close to the Banar river. The river Bangshi flows almost down the middle of the district, branching out from the old Brahmaputta to the north from near Jamalpur. Bangshi falls into Dhaleswari near Savar, in Dhaka district. The Bangshi forms a natural barrier to the Madhupur Jungle on the Tangail side, all the way from Madhupur to Mirzapur. It is only fordable at two or three places near Basail on its my to river Meghna. Dhaleswari itself however takes out from the Jamuna from inside Tangail district.

In Tangail District there are 3865 mosques, 735 temples, 44 churches and two Buddhist temples, one place of pilgrimage and four tombs.


In Tangail, the average literacy is 29.6%; male 36.1%, female 22.4%. Before the Liberation War, some educational institutions were established by notable persons in Tangail.B.B.Govt Boys' High School was Established In 1880 and B.B.Govt Girls' High School was Established In 1882.Both are Located In Main Town. These are nationally Rewarded Double Shift School. In 1926, the Government Saadat College was established by Wazed Ali Khan Panni, a zamindar and educationalist of Tangail. He named it after the name of his grandfather Saadat Ali Khan Panni. Govt. M.M.Ali College established by Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani at Kagmari (1 km away from main city) is one of the topmost colleges in Bangladesh. Kumudini College established in 1943 by Ranada Prasad Saha (R.P.Saha), philanthropist of Tangail. He named it after the name of his mother Kumudini. Later the college was converted into Kumudini Government Women's College. He also established Bharateswari Homes in 1945 at Mirzapur. He named it after his grandmother Bharateswari Devi. Mirzapur Cadet College, the third cadet college of Bangladesh established in 1963. The then president of Pakistan Field Marshal Ayub Khan took initiatives to establish this cadet college. Ex-President Major General Ziaur Rahman was the 1st Cadet and 1st college prefect of this Cadet College.
Currently, there are 5 Government high schools in the city. Among these schools, Bindu Basini Govt. Boys’ High School (1880) and Bindu Basini Govt. Girls’ High School (1882) were established by a zamindar of Santosh the famous Roy Chowdhury family who also are co-founder of East Bengal club of Calcutta, the Shibnath High School, the Ramkrishna Mission School are old schools and M.A.Karim High School established by Mr. Karim (Silimpur). Tangail has 341 non-government high schools, 86 satellite schools, 4 government colleges, 48 non-government colleges, 3 university colleges, 1 law college, 1 homeopathy college, 1 polytechnic institution, 1 medical assistant training school, 2 nursing institutes, 1 police academy, 202 madrasas, 40 junior schools, 937 government primary schools, 395 non-government primary schools, 1 teachers' training school, 146 community primary schools and 1304 NGO operated schools. There is also a science and technology university named Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University located at Santosh, Tangail. Tangail can boast of two of its sons, the Legendary Magician JaduSamrat P.C.Sarkar & First President of Swadhin (independent) Bangladesh Late Abu Syed Chowdhury son of Abdul Hamid Chowdhury.


Agriculture is the main occupation of the Tangail district. About 49.53% people are involved with agricultural activities. Its main agricultural products are paddy, potato, jute, sugarcane, sesame, linseed, wheat, mustard seed and pulse. About 3,386.53 km² cultivable lands are available in Tangail. The main fruit products are mangos, jackfruit, bananas, litchis, and pineapples. Other sectors, such as fisheries (446), diaries (189), industries, weaving and poultry farms (538) are also developing in the Tangail district. Tangail is the home of the weavers of world famous "Tangail Saree" a handloom saree made of both cotton and silk thread having handworked butti design or all over flowery design or contemporary art motiff appreciated, bought, and used by women's & girls of Bangladesh and Indian origin living all over the world. Tangail Saree is the most popular among all sarees. Some of the Weavers have migrated to India after partition in 1947. Haridas Basak a leading Saree merchant in Tangail who helped the weavers to settledown at Fulia, Samudragarh and Dhatrigram in west Bengal his Saree shop is still in Tangail.

 Chittagong Division:

District (1) Bandarban

Bandarban (Bengali: বান্দরবান) is a district in South-Eastern Bangladesh, and a part of the Chittagong Division and Chittagong Hill Tracts. Bandarban (meaning the dam of monkeys), or in Marma or Arakanese language as "Rwa-daw Mro"  is also known as Arvumi or the Bohmong (Circle  of the rest of the three hill districts Rangamati is the Chakma Circle and Khagrachari is the Mong Circle ). Bandarban town is the home town of the Bohmong Chief (currently King, or Raja, Aung Shwe Prue Chowdhury) who is the head of the Marma population. It also is the administrative headquarter of Bandarban district, which has turned into one of the most exotic tourist attractions in Bangladesh since the insurgency in Chittagong Hill Tracts has ceased more than a decade back.

One of the three hill districts of Bangladesh and a part of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bandarban (4,479 km²) is not only the remotest district of the country, but also is the least populated (population 292,900). The three highest peak of Bangladesh - Tahjindong (1280 meters, also known as bijoy)[* The height of Tahjindong is 829.66m +/-3m as per a recent measurement with Garmin GPSMAP60CSX GPS], Mowdok Mual (1052 m), and Keokradong (1230 m) [* The height of Keokradong is 986m +/-3m as per a recent measurement with Garmin GPSMAP60CX GPS], - are located in Bandarban district, as well as Raikhiang Lake, the highest lake in Bangladesh. Chimbuk peak and Boga Lake are two more highly noted features of the district. The newly reported highest peak of Bangladesh - Saka Haphong (3488 ft) is also here in Thanchi upazila.


Bandarban Sadar, Thanchi, Lama, Naikhongchhari, Ali kadam, Rowangchhari, and Ruma are the administrative sub-districts of Bandarban.


Bandarban lies, by bus, eight hours away from Dhaka, two hours from Chittagong and three hours from Cox's Bazaar. It is also possible to get there by a six hour bus ride from Rangamati.
The Buddha Dhatu Jadi, the largest Buddhist temple in Bangladesh, located in Balaghata, 4 km from the town, is one excellent place to visit. This Theravada Buddhist temple is made completely in the style of South-East Asia and houses the second largest statue of Buddha in Bangladesh. The waterfall named Shoilo Propat at Milanchari is also an excellent site.
The numerous Buddhist temples, known as kyang in local tongue, and bhihars in the town include the highly notable the Rajvihar (royal vihar) at Jadipara and the Ujanipara Bhihar. Bawm villages around Chimbuk, and Mru villages a little further off, are also lie within a day's journey from the town. Prantik Lake, Jibannagar and Kyachlong Lake are some more places of interest. And, a boat ride on the river Sangu is also an excellent proposition.

 Bandarban Town

A nearly 52 km² hill-town housing about 32,000 people, of which the majority are Marma. There is a Tribal Cultural Institute here, which features a library and a museum. The town also features Bandarban Town Hospital (offering the best medical service in the district), the District Public Library, Bandarban Government College, the District Stadium, banashri, the solitary movie theatre, the royal cemetery, and, of course, the Royal Palace (two of them since the 11th and 13th royal lines both claim the throne). Apart from the numerous kyangs and mosques, there is a temple dedicated to Kali, the most revered goddess of Hindus is Bangladesh, as well as a centre maintained by ISKON.


Heavily dependent on Jumm farming, which is a slash and burn agricultural technique, Bandarban produces little that is of economic value outside self consumption of the hill people, also known as Jumia. Fruits (banana, pineapple, jackfruit, papaya), masala (ginger, turmeric) and tribal textile are the major exports of the district, with tourism growing fast as a source of revenue. Much of the trade in fruit, like most other commerce in the district, has been taken over by Bengali settlers.
Clothes are mostly made of cotton, wool imported from Myanmar and silk cotton which is a rarity in most of Bangladesh. All cotton is spun and woven by hand. To promote local textile there now is a Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industry Corporation (BSCIC) center in Bandarban together with a wonderful sales centre. BSCIC has also introduced mechanical spinning and weaving here.
Bamboo and tobacco grows in significant quantity, but largely is not considered as economically profitable products. Bamboo is used, along with canes, not just to make the traditional stilt houses, but is the material for most tribal craft, including the bamboo smoking pipe, a major health hazard. Some bamboo-craft and local-made cigarillos are now exported out of the district.
Two church-based development organization - Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh (CCDB) and Caritas are the major forces of development in the district. UNICEF is driving the education effort, which is mostly directed at younger children.

Ethnographic s

There are more than fifteen ethnic minorities living in the district besides the Bengalis, including: the Bomong, Marma, Mru, Tanchangya, Khyang, Tripura, Lushei, Khumi, Chak, Kuki, Chakma, Rakhine or Arakanese, Riyang, Usui and Pankho. The religious composition of the population, as of 1991, is 47.62% Muslim, 38% Buddhist, 7.27% Christian, 3.52% Hindu and 3.59% others.

Religious institutions is Mosque 2070, Buddhist 900 (256 temples, 644 pagodas), Hindu temple 94 and Church 2.
The Mru, also known as Murong, who are famous for their music and dance. The Mru in major numbers have converted to the youngest religion in Bangladesh – Khrama (or Crama) – a religion that prohibits much of their old ways. They are proposed as the original inhabitants of Bandarban.
The Bawm are another major tribe here. Now converted almost totally to Christianity they have taken full advantage of the church to become the most educated people in the district]
The Marma, also known as Magh, are of Arakanese descendants and Buddhists by religion, and are the second largest ethnic group in the hill districts of Bangladesh.
The Chakma and the Tanchangya are also closely related. The Khumi live in the remotest parts of the district, and the group is thought to include yet unexplored/ unclassified tribes.

These ethnic groups are again divided in hundreds of clans and sects, principally dominated by four religious threads - Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism and Animism. All these clans and groups are clustered into two major ethnic families - the hill people and the valley people - though since the Kaptai dam flooded the valley to give birth to Kaptai lake, the valley people have started to live on hill tops along the hill people.
Bengali settlers, coming in with the forced settlements in 1979, and Rohingya settlers, coming in across the Myanmar border since the junta came to power in Yangon in 1992, now has become two major ethnic groups outside minorities. It must be noted that not all Bengalis are settlers,but most of them are.

District (2) Brahmanbaria

Brahmanbaria (Bengali: ব্রাহ্মণবাড়িয়া Bramhonbaŗia) is a district in east-central Bangladesh. It is a part of the Chittagong Division. It was part of greater Comilla District until 1984. Before 1830 the Sarail Pargana was a part of Mymensingh district. The district has 4 municipalities, 39 wards, 97 mahallas, 8 upazilas, 98 union parishads, 1052 mouzas and 1329 villages.


Brahmanbaria district is located at the east-central region of Bangladesh. It has a total area of 1927.11 km². Brahmanbaria is bounded by Kishoreganj District and Habiganj District on the north, Comilla District on the south, Habiganj District and Tripura State, India on the east and Meghna River, Kishoreganj District, Narsingdi District and Narayanganj District on the west.
The geography of the district is characterized by low-lying land with small hills and hillocks of red soil. Annual highest average temperature is 34.3 °C and lowest 12.7 °C. Total annual rainfall is 2551 mm. The main rivers of the district are the Meghna River, the Titas River,Buri and Haora.

Sub district

Brahmanbaria district is divided into eight Upazillas (previously known as Thanas) as below:

Brahmanbaria Sadar Upazila             Ashuganj Upazila                 Nasirnagar Upazila
Nabinagar Upazila                            Sarail Upazila                       Kasba Upazila
Akhaura Upazila                               Bancharampur Upazila
Bijoynagar Upazila(new)creat-dec 2010

    Brahmanbaria was a part of Samatata Janapada of the ancient Bengal. The first and temporary capital of Isa Khan was at Sarail, located at 10 km north of Brahmanbaria Town. During the Mughal era, Brahmanbaria was famous for producing quality cloth Muslin.
    Brahmanbaria was made one of the 3 Sub-divisions of Comilla District by the British rulers in 1860. Brahmanbaria Municipality was established in 1868. It became part of East Pakistan in 1947 which eventually became independent Bangladesh in 1971.


    Predominant occupation of the district is agriculture, though the number of industrial workers, service sector personnel and commercial officials are on the rise.
    Gender wise, 49.49% people of the district are male while 50.51% inhabitants are female.
    Religious composition of the district is : Muslim - 90.73%, Hindu - 9.07%, Buddhist - 0.05%, Christian - 0.04% and Others - 0.11%

    The district of Brahmanbaria consists 3986 mosques, 262 temples and 43 churches.

    Places of interest

    Mazar Sharif, Satura Sharif, Akhaura             Shah Kella Sayed Mazar Sharif, Kadompur,Akhaura Gonga Shagor,Mogra, Akhaura                     Akhaura Railway junction(largest one)
    Kallayn Shagor, Kasba                                  Deity at Kal Bhairab Temple, Medda (Early 19th century) Jame Mosque of Sarail (1662)               Shrine(Mazar) of Kella Shahid at Akhaura (Early 18th century) Tomb of Hazrat Syed Kazi Mahmud Shah (R)at Kazipara (Early 19th century)
    Tofael-Azam Memorial Tower at the City Centre (1958)
    Sree Sree Anandamoyi Asrom, Kheora, Kasba           Tomb of Birsrestha Mustafa Kamal, Akhaura Bangladesh UK friendship Bridge, Ashuganj
    Arphail Sagardighi Mosque & Twin Graves (sixteenth century), Sarail
    Arphannesa Mosque,Sarail(1662)                              Bhadughar Shahi Mosque,Bhadurghar(1084 AH) Satidaha Temple (Biddakut), Nabinagar                     Hatir Pool (Elephant Bridge),Baraiura
    Shrine of Hazrat Shah Rahat Ali, Soyfullahkandi, Banchharampur.
    Shohata Jame Mosque (Most Beautiful & Old 1947)                      Kullapathar, kasba
    Titas Gas Field of Bancharampur

       District (3) Chandpur

      Chandpur (Bengali: চাঁদপুর)is a district in east-central Bangladesh. It is located at the mouth of the Meghna River. It is a part of the Chittagong Division. The town of Chandpur is terminus of a metre gauge branch of Bangladesh Railways. It also has a water terminal situated here.


      Chandpur district has a total area of 1704.06 square kilometers. It is bounded by Munshiganj District and Comilla District on the north, Noakhali District, Lakshmipur District and Barisal District on the south, Comilla District on the east, and Meghna River, Shariatpur District and Munshiganj District on the west.
      Chandpur is the confluence the Padma River (the main branch of the Ganges River) and the Meghna River, which meet near Chandpur Town. Important tributaries of the Meghna River flowing through Chandpur are Dakatia River, Dhanagoda River, Matlab River and Udhamdi River.


      Chandpur has 6 municipalities, 60 wards, 195 mahallas, 7 upazilas, 1 thana, 87 union parishads and 1226 villages. The municipalities are Chandpur Sadar, Shahrasti, Motlob, Changer Char and Hajiganj. The administrative subdistrict called upazilas are:

      Chandpur Sadar Upazila                Faridganj Upazila                  Haimchar Upazila
      Haziganj Upazila             Kachua Upazila              Matlab Upazila                     Shahrasti Upazila


      The district of Chandpur consists  3620 mosques,   128 Hindu temples,  16  Buddhist temples and 03 churches.

      Muslim 92.55%, Hindu 7.18%, Buddhist 0.06%, Christian 0.07% , andothers 0.14%.

      Archaeological heritage and relics

      Rasti Shah Dargah, Begum Mosque, Hajiganj Bara Mosque, Suja Mosque, Alamgiri Mosque, Mada Khan Mosque, Kalimandir at Matlab, Math at Lohagara, Math at Naorai, Math at Tultuli (Kachua), Raths at Sachar and Matlab, Pata of Behula at Ujani, ramnants of the fort at Nasir Court, Kali Bari at Meher, Neelkuthi at Shahebganj, Baraduara at Kasimbazar, Kalibari Mandir (1878) at Chandpur Sadar.

      Main occupations

      Agriculture 35.13%, fishing 3.03%, agricultural labour 20.04%, wage labourer 3.15%, commerce 12%, transport 2.24%, construction 1.64%, service 11.68%, others 11.09%.

      District (4) Chittagong

      Chittagong District is a district located in the south-eastern region of Bangladesh. It is a part of the Chittagong Division. The port city of Chittagong, second largest city in Bangladesh, is located in this district.


      Because of the natural harbour, Chittagong had been an important location for trade,
      drawing Arab traders as early as the 9th century CE. The region fell under the rule of kings from Arakan in the 16th and 17th centuries, but later, the Mughal army under Islam Khan conquered Chittagong.
      During the 17th century, the region also faced a lot of attacks by Portuguese pirates. The Mughals established Chittagong as a district in 1666. The Chittagong Hill Tracts were separated from Chittagong in 1860. After the liberation of Bangladesh, Cox's Bazar was separated into a district in 1984.

      Sub district

      There are 14 Upazilas and 12 Thanas (under Chittagong Municipal area) under Chittagong district. The upazilas are:

      Anwara Upazila               Banshkhali Upazila         Boalkhali Upazila           Chandanaish Upazila
      Fatikchhari Upazila          Hathazari Upazila           Lohagara Upazila           Mirsharai Upazila
      Patiya Upazila                 Rangunia Upazila            Raozan Upazila              Sandwip Upazila
      Satkania Upazila             Sitakunda Upazila

      The thanas (police station) are:

      Pahartali Thana        Panchlaish Thana                Chittagong Kotwali Thana       Chandgaon Thana
      Bandar Thana          Double Mooring Thana       Halishohor Thana                    Karnafuly Thana
      Bakoliya Thana        Baizid Thana                      Patenga Thana                         Bhujpur Thana


      The district of Chittagong consists 13148 mosques, 1025 temples, 535 Buddhist temples and 192 churches. Fakira Mosque in Hathazari, Musa Khan Mosque, Kura Katni Mosque, 16th century Kala Mosques, Chhuti Khan Mosque, Kadam Mobara Mosque, Andar Killah Mosque,
      Bakshi Hamid Mosque of Bashkhali are famous mosques in Chittagong. But Badar Awlia Dargah is a tomb in Chittagong.

      Places of interest

      Archaeological heritage and relics in Chittagong District include

      Bronze statues (8th and 9th centuries, in Anwara upazila),

      Fakira Mosque (Hathazari),             Musa Khan Mosque (1658),              Kura Katni Mosque (1806),
      Kala Mosque (16th century),           Chhuti Khan Mosque (Mirsharai),
      Kadam Mobarak Mosque (1719),                          Andar Killah Mosque, Wali Khan Mosque (1790),
      Badar Awlia Dargah,                                              Bakshi Hamid Mosque of Banshkhali (1568),
      Collegiate School, Ethnological Museum (1974).
      Chittagong Court Building (1893),                        
      Chittagong Court Building

      District (5) comilla

      Comilla District is a district of Bangladesh located about 100 kilometers south east of Dhaka. Established as a district of Bengal by the British in 1790, it included the Sub-divisions of Brahmanbaria and Chandpur which eventually became separate districts in 1984.
      Comilla is bordered by Brahmanbaria and Narayanganj districts to the north, Noakhali and Feni districts to the south, Tripura of India to the east, and Munshiganj and Chandpur districts to the west.

      Geography and climate

      Comilla has a total area of 3085.17 square kilometers. It is bounded by Burchiganj and Tripura on the north, Laksham and Chauddagram on the south, and Barura on the west. Major rivers passing through Comilla include Gumti and Little Feni.

      The headquarters of Comilla are located in the city of Comilla which has a total area of 11.47 square kilometers. It consists of 18 mouzas and 3 wards. Comilla thana was officially converted into an upazilla in 1983 which contains one municipality 18 wards, 19 union parishads, 452 mouzas and 458 villages.

      Sub district

      Comilla district consists of the following upazilas:
      Barura Upazila           Brahmanpara Upazila                 Burichong Upazila
      Chandina Upazila         Chauddagram Upazila              Daudkandi Upazila
      Debidwar Upazila         Homna Upazila                       Comilla Adarsa Sadar Upazila
      Laksam Upazila            Monohorgonj Upazila             Meghna Upazila
      Muradnagar Upazila      Nangalkot Upazila                 Comilla Sadar South Upazila
      Titas Upazila

      Mainly based on agriculture, the economy of Comilla has been flourished through trade and cottage industries, especially the 'Khadi' textile. For the economic development of the region the "Bangladesh Export Promotion Zone Authority" has established the "Comilla Export Processing Zone" spread over an area of 104.44 hectares (258 Acres) in the Comilla old Airport Area.
      Main occupations 

      Agriculture 43.28%, commerce 11.6%, service 10.78%, transport 3.36%, agricultural labourer 15.89%, wage labourer 2.46%, construction 1.03%, and others 11.6%.


      The district of Comilla consists 4543 mosques, 379 temples, 98 churches, 34 Buddhist temples and six tombs.

      Places of interest

      Important landmarks include Kotbari, a cantonment, or military installation and Kandirpar, considered the heart of the Comilla district. Ancient Buddhist Monastery ruins are the major attraction of Mainamati, near Kotbari. There is also a

      Second World War cemetery located about 3.1 km away from Comilla Cantonment, which was a frontier military base in the fight against the Japanese who had occupied Burma. British Army soldiers killed during the fight with the Japanese Army at the Burma (Myanmar) frontier were buried here. Pashchimgaon Nawab Bari, the place of only lady Jaminder Faizunnesa, a poet, educationist and a great donor.

      Comilla is also famous for some tanks such as 'Dhormo Sagor', 'Ranir Dighi', 'Nanuar Dighi', 'Ujir Dighi' etc.

      District (6) Cox's Bazar

      Cox's Bazar District is a district in the Chittagong Division of Bangladesh. It is named after Cox's Bazar, which is one of the world's longest natural sea beaches (120 kilometres (75 mi) including mud flats). It is located 150 kilometres (93 mi) south of Chittagong. Cox's Bazar is also known by the name Panowa ("yellow flower"). Another old name was Palongkee. The modern Cox's Bazar derives its name from Captain Cox (died 1798), an army officer who served in British India. It is one of the fishing ports of Bangladesh.

      Often termed as the world's longest beach, Cox's Bazar has yet to become a major tourist destination in Asia.Cox's Bazar District has an area of 2491.86 km². It is located at 21°35′0″N 92°01′0″E / 21.583333°N 92.016667°E / 21.583333; 92.016667 and is bounded by Chittagong District on the north, Bay of Bengal in the south, Bandarban District on the east, and the Bay of Bengal on the west. Major rivers include Matamuhuri, Bakkhali, Reju Khal, Naf River, Maheshkhali channel and Kutubdia channel. The area of the city of Cox's Bazar is 6.85 km².


      The history of Cox's Bazar begins in the Mughal period. On his way to Arakan, when the Mughal Prince Shah Shuja (1616–1660) passed through the hilly terrain of the present day Cox’s Bazar, he was attracted to the scenic and captivating beauty of the region. He commanded his forces to camp there. A place named Dulahazara, meaning "one thousand palanquins", still exists in the area.
      After the Mughals, the place came under the control of the Tipras and the Arakanese, followed by the Portuguese and then the British.
      The name Cox's Bazar/Bazaar derived from the name of Captain James Cox of the East India, who was in charge of the naval base. In 1854, Cox's Bazar was made a subdivisional headquarters.
      After the end of British rule, Cox's Bazar remained part of East Pakistan. Captain Advocate Fazlul Karim was the first chairman after independence from the British of Cox's Bazar municipality. He established the Tamarisk Forest along the beach to draw tourism to the town and to protect the beach from the tide. He donated many of his father-in-law's and his own lands to establish a public library and town hall. In 1971, the wharf was used as a naval port by the Pakistan Navy's gunboats. This and the nearby airstrip of the Pakistan Air Force were the scene of intense shelling by the Indian Navy during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971.In 1984 Cox's Bazar was made a District.


      There are eight upazilas under this district, namely:
      Chakaria Upazila         Cox's Bazar Sadar Upazila                Kutubdia Upazila
      Maheshkhali Upazila    Ramu Upazila                                   Teknaf Upazila
      Ukhia Upazila              Pekua Upazila


      The annual average temperature in Cox's Bazar is 34.8 °C and a minimum of 16.1 °C. The climate remains hot and humid with some seasons of temperate weather. The average amount of rainfall is 4285 nm.

      Economy and development

      The major livelihood of Cox's Bazar district is tourism. Millions of foreign and Bangladeshi natives visit this coastal city every year. A number of hotels, guest houses, and motels have been built in the city and coastal region and the hospitality industry is a major employer in the area.
      A number of people are involved in the fishing and collection of seafoods and sea products. Oysters, snails, searls and jewelry made from shells are popular with the tourists in the seaside and city stores. A number of people are also involved in the transportation business for tourists. Many people of the district are farmers.
      In 2002, a surfing club was initiated at Cox's Bazar by a local Bangladeshi. It has now extended to holding an annual competition including locals and foreign tourists. This is the first surfing initiative in Bangladesh's history.


      he district of Cox's Bazar consists 2300 mosques, 1200 Buddhist Temples, 700 churches and 400 temples.
      Places of interest

      Cox’s Bazar, mostly famous for its beautiful sea beach and the sunset, has several other attractions, including: 
      Aggmeda Khyang,[1] a large Buddhist monastery, and a place revered by around 400,000 Buddhist people of Cox's Bazar Hill Tracts. 

      Himchari, located about 8 km south of Cox's Bazar, is a picnic spot famous for its waterfalls. Birds and animals roam near the road. 

      Inani Beach has interesting rocks and coral boulders. It is 32 km from the main beach. There are no facilities so a packed lunch is required. 

      Coxsbazar Circuit House, located 2 km from Laboni Point, has a good viewpoint. The ocean can be seen from a height, and one can also enjoy the view of Cox's Bazar city. 

      St. Martin's Island, the only coral island in Bangladesh, is situated at 9 km south of Teknaf. It is a popular tourist spot.

      District (7) Feni

      Feni (Bengali: ফেনী) is a small southern district of Bangladesh, bordering (clockwise from the north) Tripura in India, Chittagong district, the Bay of Bengal, Noakhali district and Comilla district. It comprises six sub-districts ("Upazilas"): Feni Sadar, Chhagalnaiya, Porshuram, Fulgazi (variant of Phool Ghazi), Daganbhuiyan and Sonagazi.
      Feni (Town)

      Feni (Town) consists of 18 wards and 34 mahallas. It has an area of 7.43 sq km. The town has a population of 90157; male 53.24% and female 46.76%; population density per sq km 12134. Literacy rate among the town people is 68.6%.


      Administration Feni district was established in 1984. It consists of two municipality, six upazilas, 45 union parishads, 540 mouzas, wards 27, mahallas 51 and 570 villages. The Upazilas are  

      chhagalnaiya,                     daganbhuiyan,                        feni sadar,
      parshuram,                         Phulgazi       and                       sonagazi;

       Municipality is Feni Sadar.

      Archaeological heritage and relics

      Archaeological heritage and relics Mohammad Ali Chowdhury Mosque (built 700 years ago), Chandgazi Mosque (built 400 years ago) and Feni Government College Building (1822 AD), Bijoy Singh Dighi at Mohipal (1760)


      Religious institutions Mosque 1780, temple 220, church 2 and tomb11.


      Population 1196219; male 42.92%, female 57.08%; Muslim 92.80%, Hindu 7.13%, Buddhist 0.03%, Christian 0.01% and others 0.03%.

      Main occupations

      Main occupations Agriculture 36.67%, agricultural labourer 11.54%, wage labourer 2.1%, commerce 12.29%, industry 1.13%, service 18.86%, transport 3.31%, construction 1.12% and others 12.98%.

      District (8) Khagrachari

      Khagrachari (Bengali: খাগড়াছড়ি) is a district in south-eastern Bangladesh. It is a part of the Chittagong Division and the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Its local name is "Chengmi". Khagrachari is also known as Phalang Htaung or the Mong Circle (of the rest of the three hill districts Rangamati is the Chakma Circle  and Bandarban  is the Bohmong Circle).
      Khagrachari town is the home town of the Mong Chief (currently King, or Raja, Saching Prue Chowdhury  who is the head of the Arakanese descendants living in the circle. It also is the administrative headquarter of Khagrachari district.


      Khagrachari is a valley. It has three river namely Chengi, Kasalong and Maini. Chengi is the longest river in Khagrachari. Most of the land of Khagrachari are hilly areas.


      Upazilas under this district are:

      Dighinala Upazila            Khagrachhari Upazila                   Lakshmichhari Upazila
      Mahalchhari Upazila       Manikchhari Upazila                     Matiranga Upazila
      Panchhari Upazila           Ramgarh Upazila


      Most of the people lives on Jhum cultivation.

      Religious composition

      Muslim - 53.45%, Buddhist - 48.51%, Hindu - 16.69%, Christian - 0.27% and Others - 0.08. Religious institutions 2472 mosques, 937 Buddhist (656 pagodas, 281 temples), 170 temples and 4 churches.

      Places of interest

      Alutila, Matai Pukuri, Aronno Kutir, Chengi bridge, Newzeland place,khagrachari research institute,Dighinala Jhulonto bridge Richang jharna and so many..

      District (9) Lakshmipur or Laxmipur District

      Lakshmipur or Laxmipur District (Chittagong Division) with an area of 1455.96 km², is a district of Bangladesh bounded by Chandpur District on the north, Bhola and Noakhali districts upazilas on the south, Noakhali District on the east, Barisal and Bhola districts and the Meghna and on the west. Maximum temperature 34.3 °C, minimum 14.4 °C; annual rainfall 3302 mm. Main rivers are the Meghna, dakatia, Katakhali, Rahmatkhali and Bhulua.

      Sub district

      The upazilas under this district are:
      Lakshmipur/Laxmipur Sadar Upazila                   Raipur Upazila
      Ramganj Upazila                                 Ramgati Upazila                 Komol Nagar Upazila

      Lakshmipur (Town) stands on the bank of the Rahmatkhali, consists of 12 wards and 22 mahallas. Lakshmipur municipality was constituted in 1976. The area of the town is 16.88 km². The town has a population of 65398; male 52.07%, female 47.93%. The density of population is 3874 per km². The literacy rate among the town people is 45.1%.


      Administration Lakshmipur thana was established under Noakhali district in 1860. Lakshmipur was transformed into subdivision in 1979 and was elevated to a district in 1984. It consists of 5 upazilas, 4 municipalities, 30 wards, 55 mahallas, 58 union parishads, 445 mouzas and 514 villages. The upazilas are lakshmipur sadar, raipur, ramganj, ramgati and kamal nagar.
      Historical events Lakshmipur district area had been a part of the kingdom of Bhulua at the beginning of the thirteenth century. Lakshmipur is said to have been a military outpost during the Mughal and Company period.Still there is a road named Suja Badsher Rasta. When Shah Suja was defeated by his brother Awrangjeb, he escaped from the area constructing a road for his immortality and according to the history the name of the villages in the northern side of Lakshmipur like Khilbaisa, Matlabpur etc. were given by Suja or on his comments. From the sixteenth to the nineteenth century this area used to produce huge quantity of salt and exported them outside.
      It was on the issue of salt production that the Salt Movement occurred in this area. The inhabitants of this district had important role in the indigo resistance movement, Sannyasi uprising, swadeshi movement and Debt Arbitration Movement. During the Swadeshi Movement Mahatma Gandhi travelled through the district and often stayed at Kafilatali Akhra and at Sreerampur Rajbari in Ramganj. The rebel poet Kazi Nazrul Islam visited Lakshmipur town in June 1926. On this occasion a silver plate and a silver cup were presented to the poet on behalf of the residents of the town. During the war of liberation in 1971 seventeen battles were fought between the Bangladeshi rebels and the Pakistan army.
      Marks of War of Liberation Memorial monument 3, Mass grave 2, mass killing site 1.
      Now Lakshmipur District contain 5 (five) upzila. One New upzila named Komol Nagar.


      The district of Lakshmipur consists 3784 mosques, 489 temples, six churches and three Buddhist temples.

      Places of interest

      Upozila sader Mosque Bagbari, Archaeological heritage Tita Khan Jami Mosque, Mita Khan Mosque, Majupur Matka Mosque, Madhu Banu Mosque, Dayem Shah Mosque,Lawrance Bazar Baitul Aman MosqueAbdullahpur Jami Mosque, Sahapur Neel-kuthi,Komol Nagor Hafijul Hoque Patowary Bari Sahapur Saheb-bari, Zamindar house at Dalal Bazar, Srigovinda Mahaprabhu Jeu Akhra, Dalal Bazar Math, Khoa-sagor dighi, Oidara Dighi, Kamala Sundari Dighi, Nager Dighi at Muktarampur in Bijoynagar, Jinn's Mosque at village Kerwa in Raipur, Bara Mosque, Rani Bhabani Kamada Math of Ramgati, Sreerampur Rajbari in Ramganj, Shyampur Dayra Sharif, Kachua Dargah, Harishchar Dargah, Kanchanpur Dargah.Samitir Hat Cyclone Center. Machhum shah Fakirer Mazar(Zinda Fakir).lakshmipur college, adrosho samad school, Bejoy Nagar high school.


      Main occupations Agriculture 35.19%, fishing 2.7%, agricultural labourer 19.86%, wage labourer 3.16%, commerce 12.10%, service 12.21%, transport 2.04%, construction 1.27%, others 11.47%. also many people work in abroad. it is important occupation of local people after agriculture

      District (10) Noakhali

      Noakhali (Bengali: নোয়াখালী জিলা) is a district in South-eastern Bangladesh. It is located in the Chittagong Division.


      Noakhali District located in Chittagong Division, Bangladesh. It has a land area of 3600.99 km2, and is bounded by the Comilla district in the north, the Meghna estuary and the Bay of Bengal in the south, Feni and Chittagong districts in the east, Lakshmipur and the Bhola districts in the west. The district's annual average temperature ranges from a maximum of 34.3 °C to a minimum of 14.4 °C; its annual rainfall is 3302 mm.

      Its main rivers are the Bamni and Meghna.


      The ancient name of Noakhali is Bhulua. In the 1660s, the agricultural activities of the north-eastern region of Bhulua were seriously affected by floodwater of the Dakatia River flowing from the Tripura hills. To salvage the situation, a canal was dug in 1660 that ran from the Dakatia through Ramganj, Sonaimuri and Chaumuhani to divert water flow to the junction of the rivers Meghna and Feni. After excavating this long canal, Bhulua was renamed "Noakhali" after "Noa" (new) and "khal" (canal) in 1668. The Noakhali district was created in 1821.


      Noakhali populationw as about 80% Muslim and 19% Hindu till 1946 Noakhali riots in which the Hindus were either converted to Islam , fled or were killed.
      The district of Noakhali consists 3741 mosques, 528 temples, 63 churches and five Buddhist temples.

      Places of interest

      Nijhum Dweep - Nijhum Dweep is in the Southeast Side of Noakhali.

      Bazra Shahi Mosque - Bazra.
      Queen Lurther's Church - Sonapur.
      Gandhi Ashram - Joyag, Sonaimuri.
      Samadhi of Ram Thakur at Chaumohani

      Hill District (11) Rangamati

      Rangamati(Bengali:রাঙ্গামাটি পার্বত্য জেলা) is a district in South-eastern Bangladesh. It is a part of the Chittagong Hill Tracts and the town of Rangamati serves as the headquarters of the district. Area-wise, Rangamati is the largest district of the country.


      Rangamati is located in the Chittagong Division. The total area of the district is 6116.13 sq km. It is bounded by the Tripura state of India on the north, Bandarban District on the south, Mizoram State of India and Chin State of Myanmar on the east, and Khagrachari and Chittagong Districts on the west.
      It’s a combination of Hill- Lake-Plain land The area of the district is 6116.13 sq. km of which 1291.5 sq. km is riverine and 4824.63 sq.km.is under forest vegetation and the lake area is about 650 sq. km.


      The total population is 5,08,182 according to 2005 census of which tribal 52% and non-tribal 48%. The number of males is 2,87,060 and the females are 2,38,043 (Census 2001). The density of population is 83 per square kilometer (Census 2001). The number of household is 1,03,974 having the household size 4.8 (Census 2001). The total population is divided into Bangalees and eleven tribes (ethnic minorities): Chakma, Marma, Tanchangya, Tripura, Pankua, Lushi, Khiang, Murang, Rakhain, Chak, Bowm,Khumi.

      Tribal population

      Chakma-1,86,395, Marma-44,727, Tanchanga-18,607, Tripura-6,697, Pankho- 2,118, Bowm-1,053, khyang- 791, Lusai- 217, Chak- 177, Rakhain-70, Khumi-50,Gurkha-03,Etc-174
      As per 1991 census, the religious break up of the population of the district were: Buddhist 53.83%,Muslim 39.28%, Hindu 5.62% and Christian 1.12%. Religious institutions Pagoda 1230, Mosque 1059, Temple 65, Church 16. Genderwise, male constituted 53.59% and female constituted 46.41% of the population.
      Rangamati Town

      Rangamati Town is mainly divided into 13 areas. Namely Vedvedi, Collegegate, Rajbari, Newmarket, Banarupa, Kathaltoli, Fishery Ghath, Reserve Bazar, Launch Ghath, Pathor Ghata, Tabalchori, Mazher Basti, Asam Basti.


      The district of Rangamati consists of 10 upazilas, 1 municipality, 9 wards, 35 mahallas, 50 union parishads, 162 mouzas and 1347 villages. The upazilas are

      Baghaichhari,                 Barkal,                       Kawkhali,                  Belaichhari,                Kaptai, Juraichhari,                      Langadu,                  Nannerchar,                RajasthaliRangapani      and Rangamati sadar.

      Places of interest

      Kaptai has Bangladesh's only hydro-electric project. The Kaptai Dam on the Karnaphuli River created for this purpose resulted in the Kaptai Lake.

      Rajshahi Division:

      District (1) Bogra

      Bogra (Bengali: বগুড়া Bogura) is a northern district of Bangladesh, in the Rajshahi Division. It is called the gateway to the north Bengal. It is an industrial city where many small and mid sized industries are housed. Bogra district was a part of the ancient Pundravardhana territory and Bogra was the capital of Pundravardhana. Bogra is famous for its historical values with Pundravardhana as former capital, which is now known as Mahasthangarh. Bogra Cantonment is located in Bogra District.


      Ancient History

      The Bogra District occupies an important place in the legendary and the earlier historical annals of Bengal. In the ancient period, it was a part of the territory of the Pundras or Paundras, which was known by the name of Pundravardhana. Pundravardhana was one of the kingdoms of Eastern India and was separated by the stream of Karatoya from the more easterly kingdom of Prag-Jyotisha or Kamrupa. The name, Pundravardhana, occurs frequently in the Mahabharata, Ramayana and the various Puranas. According to the Mahabharata and the Puranas, Vasudeva, a powerful prince of the Pundra family, is said to have ruled over Pundravardhana as far back as 1280 BC. The claims of the district to antiquity, however, rests chiefly on association which centre round the old fortified town, now known as Mahasthangarh.
      This district was under the following rules:

      The Mauryas (4th Century to 3rd Century B.C.)
      The Guptas (3rd Century AD to the 5th Century AD) 
      Sasanka (the first quarter of the 7th Century AD) 
      Harshavardhana (the second quarter of the 7th century) 
      The Palas (c. 750-1150)The Senas (c. 1150-1204) 
      British Era 
      Battle of Bogra

      Geography and climate

      Formation of Land

      The area consisting whole of Upazila Sariakandi, Gabtali, Sonatala and major part Dhunat is called the eastern alluvial tract. Fertilised by the silt of flood waters, the eastern alluvion is one of the most fertile and prosperous areas in Bogra, Jute, aus, aman paddy, sugarcane and pulses are grown. Sometimes as many as three or more crops are grown on one field in a year without any apparent diminution of its productivity.
      The western portion of the district is a marked contrast to the eastern one. In most parts it is well-wooded. Dense serub jungle is to be found is Upazilas of Sherpur and in parts of Sibganj, which has a comparatively large proportion of cultivable waste land. This part of the district is slightly higher than the eastern parts and is generally above flood level. The soil of this part is generally suited to the growth paddy. Adamdighi is well-known for the fine qualities of rice. This rice is grown some extent in the Shibganj Upazila.
      The tract to the east of the Karatoya is a part of the valley of the Brahmaputra and is generally low-lying and intersected by numerous khals (Canals) and shallow swamps and marshes. It is subject to yearly inudation from the overflow of the Brahmaputra and, therefore, gets a rich deposit of silt. There is very little jungle and almost the entire area is under cultivation.


      There are quite a few rivers in the Bogra District. The Karatoya is the central divider of water-channel of the district, the other rivers may be classified into the eastern and western systems. Names of the some important rivers of this district are as follows:

      The Bangali               The Karatoya                The Jamuna          The Nagar          The Tulshiganga

      Civic Administration

      Bogra Pourashava (Bogra Municipal Corporation) is the civic administration of the city of Bogra.


      Bogra has 12 Subdistricts (Upazilas):

      Adamdighi             Bogra Sadar           Dhunat           Dupchanchia           Gabtali            Kahaloo
      Nandigram            Sahajanpur              Sariakandi      Sherpur                  Shibganj          Sonatala


      The district of Bogra consists 3472 mosques, 686 temples, 37 churches and 58 tombs.

      Places of interest

      District (2) Joypurhat

      Jaipurhat is a district in Northern Bangladesh. It is a part of the Rajshahi Division.


      Joipurhat has 5 subdistrict. (upazillas):

      Akkelpur             Joipurhat             Kalai              Khetlal            Panchbibi


      The Second Girls Cadet College of Bangladesh is situated in Jaipurhat since 2005.
      "Bina Pani Sarkar", the pride of Joypurhat giving the educational support for the lowest privileged children by her own interest and she has been selected as "Shada Moner Manush" for this. We are proud of her.
      In Joypurhat District: tribal population account for approx. 2.25% of the population. Ethnic nationals: Santal, Orao, Munda, Mahali (Mahle), Koch, Pahan, Buna, Ho, Mahato, Rajbangshi etc are noted tribes. Total tribal population: 48,000 (2001)


      Jaipurhat's economy is mainly based on seasonal crops like onions etc. It also produces a huge amount of sugarcane and it holds the country's largest sugar-mill.


      The district of Jaipurhat consists 2573 mosques, 424 temples, 21 churches and 18 Buddhist temples.

      Places of interest

      jamalganj is situated 10 KM(approx)south west of Jaipurhat. And PAHAR PUR(Buddhist Bihar), largely known as SOMEPUR BIHAR, is situated just 6 KM(approx)north-west of Jamalganj which is symbol of our past legacy of our knowledge on philosophy, architecture, arts and sculptures. Thousands of tourist visit from everywhere in the world. Jamalganj is mainly famous for its long traditional bazaar (in English market) fore surrounded places. It's very famous for agricultural products like banana, paddy, rice, wheat, potato and many more. Also famous for its mine like coal (bituminous) and cement.

      District (3) Naogaon

      Naogaon (Bengali: নওগাঁ Nôogã) is a district in Northern Bangladesh. It is a part of the Rajshahi Division.


      The district is divided into the following upazilas:

      Naogaon Sadar Upazila        Manda Upazila           Niamatpur Upazila
      Atrai Upazila                        Raninagar Upazila       Patnitala Upazila
      Mahadevpur Upazila            Dhamoirhat Upazila     Sapahar Upazila
      Porsha Upazila                    Badalgachhi Upazila


      Today Naogaon District is considered the bread basket of Bangladesh. It is the central part of Borendra Region, with an area of about 3,435.67 square kilometres (1,326.52 sq mi), about 80% of which is under cultivation. The soil of the area is a fertile inorganic clay called dhoyass.
      The total population of the area is about 25 lac, and most of the people of the district are farmers. The literacy rate is 44.39%. Crops grown in the district include paddy, jute, wheat, maize, sugar cane, potatoes, pulses, oil seeds, brinjal, onions, and garlic. The total production of paddy and what in 2009-2010 was 13,58,432 metric tons, including a surplus of 8,26,835 metric tons. Today it is the top listed district in the side of rice production and has the highest number of rice processing mills of any district.

      The district of Naogaon consists 3864 mosques, 1018 temples, 96 churches and 51 Buddhist churches. Kusumba mosque is the famous mosque in this district.

      Places of interest

      Shampur Bihar, PaharPur             Dubalhati Rajbari               Kusumba Masjid, Manda
      Patishar (Rabindranath Tagor's KuthiBari)                             AltaDighi Dhamoirhat
      Mohadevpur Razbari                                                            Dibor Dighi-Patnitola
      Gahon pirbabar Mazar-Patnitola                 
      Kancon-Hazarat Zahor Uddin Cistia Babar Mazar-Patnitola                         Katabari Mazar Patnitola
      Dudulhati ROyal Palace, Sadar                                             Balihar Royal Palace, Sadar
      Vimer Panti, Dhamuirhat                                                       Jogoddol Bihara, Dhamoirhat
      Mahisontos, Dhamoirhat                                                        Dibor Dighi, Sapahar

      District (4) Natore

      Natore is a district of Rajshahi Division located in northern Bangladesh. It borders the metropolitan city of Rajshahi, and used to be part of Rajshahi district.

      Natore was the District Head Quarter of Rajshahi since 1769-1825. Administration Natore subdivision was established in 1825 under Rajshahi district, at the eve of the replacement of the HQ and it was turned into a district in 1984. It consists of 6 upazilas, 4 municipalities, 36 wards, 93 mahallas, 52 unions, 1272 mouzas and 1377 villages. The upazilas are natore sadar, bagatipara, baraigram, gurudaspur, lalpur and singra.
      Archaeological heritage and relics Natore Rajbari and Dighapatia Rajbari (Uttara Ganabhaban), Dayarampur Rajbari (Bagatipara) and Budpara Kali Mandir (Lalpur).
      Historical events Indigo resistance movements were held in this district during 1859 to 1860. During the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971 a direct battle was fought between the Pakistan army and the rebels on 29 March in which about 40 members of the Pakistan army including Major Aslam and Captain Ishaq were killed. On 5 May,1971,Pakistan Army killed 42 employees of North Bengal Sugar Mills(Lalpur) including the then General Manager of the mill Lieutenant Anwarul Azim,they were killed near a pond in the mill campus.The pond is known as “Shaheed Sagar” and there is a memorial in the pond side. Marks of the War of Liberation Mass grave 5, memorial 1.

      Origin name

      Once upon a time Cholon Bill was being spread over Natore. At that time one day raja ram jibon was traveling by boat for searching suitable place for his capital. While traveling in Cholon bill by boat, he saw that a frog caught a snake.By seeing this his fellow learned personals told him that it will be his desired place. Then he ordered the boatmen- “NAO THARO”. It means stop the boat. From this word “NAO THARO” this place was named “NATOR”.


      Most part of Natore district is plain land. Chalan Beel, the largest beel in Bangladesh is in part of Natore district.
      Natore District (Rajshahi division) with an area of 1896.05 km², is bounded by Naogaon and Bogra districts on the north, Pabna and Kushtia districts on the south, Pabna and Sirajganj districts on the east, Rajshahi district on the west. Average annual temperature: maximum 37.8°C, minimum 11.2°C; annual rainfall 1862 mm. Rivers: 10 most noted of which are Atrai, Baral, Narod, Nandakunja; Chalan Beel is notable.The road distance from Natore to Dhaka is 220 Kilometres. Lalpur is the lowest Average annual rainfall area of Bangladesh.

      Demography & education

      Population: 1521359; male 50.86%, female 49.14%; Muslim 90.47%, Hindu 8.47%, Christian 0.61% and others 0.45%; ethnic national: Santal.

      Literacy Rate: Average literacy 59%; male 65% and female 53%. Educational institutions: government college 5, non-government college 89, government high school 3, non-government high school 241, government primary school 407, non-government primary school 281, madrasa 133, teacher's training college 1, nursing institution 1. Nawab Siraj-Ud Dowla(N.S)Govt. College(1956)is the largest and oldest college of Natore.


      Religious institutions: Mosque 2589, temple 216, church 12.


      Natore was the District HQ of Rajshahi since 1769-1825. At the eve of that replacement,Natore was decleared as a Subdivision; that's why Natore is the first Subdivision of Bangladesh. Natore has been established as a district in 1984.

      At present,It consists of 6 Subdistrict (Upa-Zillas) :

      1. Natore Sadar,               2. Bagatipara,                3. Lalpur,                   4. Baraigram,
      5. Singra and                     6. Gurudaspur

      Bagatipara is one of the most important Upa-Zillas of Natore. It is a model thana (Police Station) of Natore.Quadirabad Cantonment of Bangladesh Army(Engineering Core)is situated at Dayarampur of Bagatipara Upazilla.


      Population 1521359. Sectoral share of occupations are Agriculture 41.75%, agricultural labourer 28.84%, wage labourer 3.01%, commerce 10%, service 5.02%, fishing 1.32% and others 10.06%. Economy of Natore is based on agriculture. Land use: Total cultivable land 142880 hectares; fallow land 1772 hectares; single crop 72%, double crop 25% and treble crop land 3%. Cultivable land under irrigation 64%.

      Kacha Golla

      This one kind of sweet. It is famous all over the country for its taste. Kacha Golla is made from milk. You can get it in any sweet shop. But nowadays best quality Kacha Golla is available only at Darik Vandar. Which is situated near Joi Kali Bari mondir.Mouchak Mistanna Vandar which is situated at Alaipur of Natore town is another shop which produces good quality kachaGolla . If you come Natore don't miss to go for that.

      Places of interest

      Tourist attractions in Natore include Rani Bhabanir Rajbari, the palace of Queen Bhabani. Rani Bhabani was a great social worker. She was the pioneer to spread education for the women of Bengal. It is a historical palace, situated in the Bongojol area in the Natore district town. There is a college, a school, and other institutions named after Rani Bhobani.
      Chalan Beel is a large natural wetland. During the monsoon, the area of the Bil increases and touches four upazilas (sub-districts) of the Natore district. The picnic parties come to Cholon Bil every season. They cook, sing, dance, and do everything they wish in their boats. It looks like a sea, especially during the monsoon.
      Dighapatiya Rajbari is the most popular sight with visitors.The kings of Natore lived here. Today, it is called Uttara Gano Bhaban, and is one of the official residences of the president of Bangladesh. It is situated in large grounds, with decorative gates, a large garden, and hundreds of rooms. There is a pond and a sculpture here. It is 5 km from Natore district town.

      Other places to visit include:

      Pagla Raja's Palace (jubo park)                          Palace of Bagati Para
      Modoner Pukur Par                                           Natore Adunik Stadium
      Maharaja's Palace                                              Beautiful village of Moshinda
      Natore Sugar Mills
      North Bengal Sugar Mills and the "Shaheed Sagar" memorial on the mill campus.
      Pran-Agro Limited                                            Chalan Beel

      District (5) Nawabganj

      Chapai Nawabganj is a district in Northern Bangladesh. It is a part of the Rajshahi Division. Originally it was a subdivision under Malda district. In 1947, this was severed from Malda and was given to East Pakistan as a sub-division of Rajshahi district. Eventually,it became a separate district of Bangladesh in 1984.


      Chapai Nawabganj District (Rajshahi division) with an area of 1744.33 km², is bounded by West Bengal of India on the north, south and west, rajshahi and naogaon districts on the east. The district lies under barind tract and consists of diaras and charlands (sandbars develop in riverbed). Main rives are ganges, mahananda, Pagla, Moraganga and
      punarbhaba. Beel Bhatia, Beel Choral, Beel Hogla, Beel Singra, Sukrabari Damos, Maricha Dara, Beel Putimari, Beel Anal, Kumiradaha are the noted depressions. Annual average temperature: maximum 37.8 °C, minimum 11.2 °C; annual rainfall 1862 mm.
      Nawabganj (Town) consists of 15 wards and 70 mahallas. It has an area of 46.26 km². Nawabganj municipality was established in 1903. The town has a population of 153252; male 48.37% and female 51.63%; population density is 3313 per km². Literacy rate among the town people is 41.2%. The town has two dakbungalows, one circuit house, one officers' club, one BDR Camp, one Mango Research Centre, one sericulture centre and one horticulture centre.

      Civic Administrations

      The district consists of 3 municipalities, 33 wards, 134 mahallas, 5 upazilas, 45 union parishads, 830 mouzas and 1136 villages. The upazilas are


      Bholahat Upazila,          Gomastapur Upazila,                  Nachole Upazila,
      Nawabganj Sadar Upazila,                                             Shibganj Upazila,

      Municipalities are

      Nawabganj Sadar                 Shibganj         and Rohanpur,


      Administration Until 1947, Nawabganj was a thana under the district of Maldah (India). At the time of partition, it was upgraded to a Subdivision under Rajshahi district and again upgraded to a district in 1984. Great politician and scholar Idris Ahmed Miah M.L.A was born 13th Sep, 1894 at Dadanchak, Shibgonj and died 9th Oct, 1966. He was buried at Adina College Campus. He is called father of Education in North Bengal. Because he founded Adina College in 1938 and it is the fourth oldest college in North Bengal. He founded many educational institution in his period. He was also the first founder member of Rajshahi University.


      This district is mainly a plane land with rivers. The whole district is full of fertile land with proper irrigation facilities. That's why the economy is totally dependent on the agriculture. But as there are a number of rivers flows by this district, lots of people depends on the river like fishing and some business related to the rivers.

      Main occupation

      Agriculture 34.07%,           commerce 16.6%,            service 4.01%,   
      agricultural labourer 24.31%,             wage labourer 5.39%,            construction 2.57%
      others 13.05%.


      The district of Nawabganj consists 1987 mosques, 474 temples, 56 Buddhist temples and 28 churches. Chotto Sona Mosque, Chapai Mosque, 15th century Darashbari mosque, etc. are famous mosques. Jora Math is the famous Buddhist monastery and Naoda Stupa is the Buddhist monument.

      Places of interest

      Choto Sona Mosque

      One of the most graceful monument of the Sultanate period is the Chhota Sona Masjid or Small Golden Mosque at Gaur in Rajshahi Built by one Wali Muhammad during the reign of Sultan Alauddin Husain Shah (1493–1519). Originally it was roofed over with 15 gold-gilded domes including the 3 Chauchala domes in the middle row, from which it derives its curious name.

      Darashbari Mosque (1479),           Rajbari (palace),           Baragharia Kacharibari (revenue office),
      Chapai Mosque,                            Naoda Stupa (Buddhist monument),     
      Jora Math (twin monastery),          Nachole Palace, etc.
      Adina College and Idrishi Bhaban                                      Zannat View,zannatnagar,Dadanchak
      Pukhuria Village and Shahanbandha Lake(Pukhur) in shibganj Subdivision,

      District (6) Pabna

      Pabna District (Bengali: পাবনা জেলা Paabna Jela) is a district in north-western Bangladesh. It is the southern most district of Rajshahi Division. Its administrative capital is eponymous Pabna town.


      Pabna forms the south-east boundary of Rajshahi Division. Sirajganj District is on the north-east, while the Padma River, main stream of the holy river Ganges, in the south separates it from Rajbari District and Kushtia District. The Jamuna River runs along its eastern border separating it from Manikgonj District; and on the north-west it has a common boundary with the Natore District. Average maximum temperature 33.9°C, minimum 9.6°C; annual rainfall 1872 mm. Characteristically the soil of the district is divided into four, viz flood plains of the Ganges, Karatoya, Jamuna and Barind Tract. Main rivers are Ganges, Ichamati, Gumani, Baral and Hurasagar.

      The Rivers are Follows in Pabna District :

      1. Padma River 2. Ichhamati River 3. Baral River 4. Atrai River 5. Chiknai River 6. Jamuna River 7. Kazipur River 8. Karatoya River


      Archeologist Cunningham conjectured that the name Pabna might be derived from Pundra or Poondrobordhon civilization, whose capital was Mahasthangarh, the oldest city of Bangladesh, in neighbouring Bogra. But this hypothesis has not received general acceptance among scholars.
      In 1859-61 the district was one of the major areas involved in the Indigo revolt. Beginning in Yusufshahi period in 1873 the serfs resisted excessive demands of incresead rents by feudal lords (zamindar), led by the nouveau riches Banerjees and Dwijendranath Tagore, by forming an Agrarian League. This largely peaceful movement found the support of the Lieutenant-Governor of Bengal George Campbell (1824–1892), who antagonised the absentee feudal lords. These protests are generally referred to as Pabna disturbances. In the following year the district was one of the worst hit by famine. The peasant's demands were finally partially met with the Rent Law Act of 1885.
      In 1875, Raaygonj was transferred back to Pabna from Bogra, and in 1879, a separate judgeship for the districts of Pabna and Bogra was created.

      Sub district

      The administrative work is done by the District Administration of which District Commissioner acts as the Chief. The district comprises nine administrative units call ed upazilas, which are of follows:

      Atgharia Upazila              Bera Upazila              Bhangura Upazila                 Chatmohar Upazila
      Faridpur Upazila (Formerly Bonwareenogor)     Ishwardi Upazila                  Pabna Sadar Upazila
      Santhia Upazila                                                  Sujanagar Upazila

      Each Upazila is headed by an elected Upazila Chairman.


      Main occupations: Agriculture 34%, agricultural farm-hands 22.77%, wage labourer 4.46%, transport 2.18%, weavers 2.85%, commerce 13.27%, service 7.26% and others 13.21%.


      Of the 2.1 million inhabitants, 51.17% are male. 90.12% are Muslims, 9.50% Hindu, 0.22% Christian and others 0.16%. There are 2353 mosques, 420 Hindu temples, and 11 Churches. There is no Buddist pagoda in Pabna. Thakur Anukulchandra Aasrom (missionary) beside Mental Hospital, Pabna at Hemayetpur has the largest Hindu temple in Pabna.

      Places of interest

      Paksey is a popular green area. The railway colony of Paksey, divisional headquarters of Bangladesh Railway, has many old trees, and is beside the river Padma and the Hardinge Bridge. An export processing zone (EPZ) and the newly built Lalon Shah Bridge are situated here.
      Idyllic Poddar Par (the bank of the Padma) at Shilaaidoho Ghaat is 5 km south of town's old Technical Institute, where people can enjoy a river cruise. A river crossing (ghaat) here connects to Shilaaidoho of Kumarkhali Upazila of Kushtia District. Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore had a koothibari (villa) at Shilaaidoho, where his birth anneversary is celebrated regularly.
      There is a marshy area, Chalan Beel, in the north.

      District (7) Rajshahi

      Rajshahi District (Bengali: রাজশাহী জেলা) is a district in north-western Bangladesh. It is a part of the Rajshahi Division. The metropolitan city of Rajshahi is in Rajshahi District.


      Rajshahi district is bounded by Naogaon District on the north, Natore District on the east, Chapai Nababganj District on the south and the river Padma to the south.


      There are ten rivers in this district, totaling 146 km in length. the main river is Padma River (Ganges). Some others are Mahananda, Baral and Barnai river.


      Sub-district or upazillas of Rajshahi

      Bagha             Bagmara               Charghat             Durgapur                Godagari          
      Mohanpur      Paba                      Puthia                 Tanore


      Rajshahi has been regarded as the bread-basket of Bangladesh. Recent agricultural modernizations with the much-lauded Barendra project has increased crop-diversification, allowed farmers to access better analysis of their farmland's chemical composition, and generally allowed farmers to grow as many as three crops every year instead of the usual one crop. Moreover, agro-processing is also thought to have an extremely bright future in this region of the country; industry experts predict that gas connection with the rest of the country will allow Rajshahi to fulfill its true potential and generally emerge as one of the most economically vibrant parts of Bangladesh.

      The Silk City

      Rajshahi Divisional Head Quarter is Rajshahi Metropolitan. Its widely known as Silk City of Bangladesh, the National Silk Board (In Bengali : Jatio Resham Board) is situated at Rajshahi. Also an Inter-City train is named Silk City after Rajshahi. The train communicates Rajshahi to Dhaka, the Capital City of Bangladesh. Rajshahi is famous in Bangladesh for producing Mango and Silk.

      Places of interest

      Puthia Temple Complex                    Tomb of Hazrat Shah Makhdum                Kismat Madia Mosque
      Jami Mosque                                    Bagha Mosque                                          Bagdhani Mosque
      Tomb of Hazrat Shah Sultan             Bara Kuthi                                                 Talando Shiva Mandir

      District (8) Sirajganj

      Sirajganj is a district in Northern Bangladesh. It is a part of the Rajshahi Division .It's a beautiful district town which have a long tradition and very strong cultural trend. The Jamuna river, which is the longest river in Bangladesh,teaches the people of Shirajgonj to fight with flood, soil erosion and other natural calamities and has given enough power of adaptability.The economic growth of Shirajganj radically changed and increased After the building of Bangabandhu Shetu ( Jamuna Bridge)over Jamuna river.


      There are Eleven Thanas/Upazilas in Sirajganj district. They are:

      Sirajganj Sadar Upazila         Belkuchi Upazila              Chauhali Upazila         Enayetpur Upazila
      Kamarkhanda Upazila          Kazipur Upazila                Raiganj Upazila          Shahjadpur Upazila
      Tarash Upazila                     Ullahpara Upazila


      Sirajganj District of Rajshahi division with an area of about 2497.92 km², is bounded by Bogra District on the north, Pabna district on the south, Tangail and Jamalpur districts on the east, Pabna, Natore and Bogra districts on the west. The main rivers are Jamuna, Baral, Ichamati, Karatoya and Phuljuri. About 10% area of the Chalan Beel is located in the Tarash upazila of this district.
      The annual average temperature reaches a maximum of 34.6 °C, and a minimum of 11.9 °C. The annual rainfall is 1610 mm (63.4 in).


      In 1922, many were killed and wounded when police opened fire on an assemblage of people gathered at Salanga Hat (as a part of the Khelafat and non cooperation movement) under the leadership of Maulana Abdur Rashid Tarkabagish. This is known as the Salanga Movement or 'Salanga Genocide'. In 1942, Mohammad Ali Jinnah came to Sirajganj to attend the All-India Muslim League Conference; Mahatma Gandhi and Subas Basu came to Sirajganj to attend the convention of the Brahmo Samaj in 1928. The Hindu-Muslim Pact of the Swaraj Party,headed by Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das, was adopted in the Conference of the All India Congress Party held in 1924 at Sirajganj. National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam came to Sirajganj in 1932 to preside over the Conference of the Tarun Muslim. A.K. Fazlul Huq laid the foundation stone of Sirajganj Degree College in 1940. During the War of Liberation, a battle was fought between the freedom fighters and the Pakistani army at Naogaon of Tarash upazila in which the Pakistani army was defeated and about 150 members of the Pakistani army were killed. During 11–14 December, a battle was fought between the Pakistani army and the freedom fighters at Shailabari in which the Pakistani army was defeated. Sirajganj was liberated on 14 December 1971.


      There are 3227 mosques, 245 temples, 37 tombs, 2 churches and 3 sacred places.

      Main occupations

      Agriculture 35.49%, agricultural labourer 21.45%, wage labourer 5.77%, commerce 11.98%, service 5.49%, handicraft 5.59%, industrial labourer 2.78%, others 11.45%.