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Cox's Bazar District Information

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Cox's Bazar District, Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar is a coastal district located in the south- eastern part of Bangladesh. The Arab traders and preachers came to the ports of Chittagong and Akiab in the eighth century AD and consequently the Arab Muslims came in close contact with Cox's Bazar area located between the two ports. The greater Chittagong including Cox's Bazar was under the rule of Harikela king Kantideva in the 19Th century. The Arakan king Sulat Inga Chandra (930-975) captured Chittagong in 953 AD and since then Cox's Bazar had been a part of the kingdom of Arakan. Chittagong remained part of the kingdom of Arakan till it is conquered by the Mughals general Buzurag Umed Khan in 1666 AD captured the Magh Fort on the southern part of the Karnafuli and the Arakanise then took shelter in the Ramu Fort. The ancient name of the region was “Palking”. The current Cox’s Bazar was named after Captain Hiram Cox’s who conquer the region in the British East India Company period and set up a bazar that is called the bazar of Cox’s Shaheb by civilians. By the passing of age the region was named as Cox’s Bazar. The Geo position of the district is between 20˚35’ to 21˚50’ North latitudes and 91˚23’ east longitude. Current Cox’s Bazar district is formed in 1984. Before it was a part of Chittagong district.

Bordered By: Cox’s Bazar District is bordered by Chittagong district to the north, the Bay of Bangal to the south, Bandarban district, the Naf River and Arakan (a state of Myanmar) to the east, the Bay of Bengal to the west.

Administration: The area of Cox’s Bazar is 2491.85 Sq Km. It is under Chittagong Division. There are 04 Municipalities in Cox’s Bazar named Cox’s Bazar, Chakoria, Teknaf and Moheskhali. The number of Upazilla (sub district) in Cox’s Bazar district is 08, named- Cox’s Bazar Sadar, Moheskhali, Chakoria, Kutubdia, Ramu, Ukhya, Teknaf and Pakua containing 71 Unions, 177 Mauzas and 989 Villages. 

Population: The total population of Cox’s Bazar district is 22,89,990 (Male- 11,69,604 and Female- 11,20,386). Sex ratio is 104:100, Population Density 919/Sq Km and annual growth rate is 2.55%.

Literacy: The Literacy Rate of Cox’s Bazar district is 39.30% (Male- 40.30% and Female- 38.20%), School attendance rate is 46.50% for 5 to 24 years age group.

Other Important Data: The postal code of Cox’s Bazar district is 4700 and NWD Code is 0341. Total Parliament seat in Cox’s Bazar is 04. During the liberation war, Cox’s Bazar was under Sector Number 01. Urbanization rate of the district is 21.79%. Average rainfall of the district is 3378 mm and average moisture is 83%.

Rivers: Naf, Matamuhari, Bakkhali, Reju Khal, Naf River, Maheshkhali channel, Kutubdia channel etc.

Agro Products: Paddy, Jute, Rubber, Coconut, Batel Nut, Marine Fish etc.

Major Islands: Moheskhali, Kuubdia, Sonadia, Saint-Martin etc.

Remarkable Personalities from Cox's Bazar District

Sahid Saber, Nurul Huda (Poet), Dr Sahajahan Munir (Literate Personality), Abdur Rashid Shiddique, Prof. Samser Uddin Chowdhury, Muhammad Nurul Huda (Poet), Mohammad Mostak Ahmad Chowdhury (Politician), Dula Fakir(Saiant), Hazrat Alauddin Shah (Saint), Ostad Abu Bakar (Cultural Personality) etc.

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Famous Tourist Places in Cox's Bazar District

Cox’s Bazar Sea Beach, Teknaf, Saint Martin Island, Moheskhali, Adinath Temple, Sonadia Island, Buddhist Murti of Ramu, Himchari, Inane Beach, Kutubdia Light House, Aggmeda Khyang (a large Buddhist monastery), Ram Court, Bangabandhu Safari Park etc.

Capital City Dhaka District Information

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Capital City Dhaka District, Bangladesh

Capital city Dhaka district is located in the central part of Bangladesh. There is no enough evidence about the origin of the name of Dhaka. Some of the common opinions are as follows: a) the area is covered with a lot of Diaper phudosa trees, b) On the day of the inauguration of the mayor of the capital, drum was playing on the order of Islam Kha, c) a commonplace language named ‘Dhakabhasa' was very common in the region, d) Dhacca is mentioned as an Observatory center in Rajtarangi. Mr Jowao-d-Barrows mentioned the region as an important place at his atlas. In 1610 Islam Khan, the commander of Mughal ruler transferred the capital from Rajamahal to Dacca and named after the emperor Jahangirnagar. In the pre- Mughal era Dacca was a local trade center because of the location of riverside. It was a rich production Center also. The cotton based fabrics named Muslin was then very popular around the world. It was exported a high volume and for the Muslin fabrics, European Companies paid a high quantity of Gold and Silver. In 1829 Dacca was adorned as a large divisional Headquarter and around 1885 Dhaka was built the largest civilian center after Calcutta. During 1905-1911, the importance of Dacca dramatically increased when it was declared as the Capital of the province of newly formed East Bengal and Assam administration. In 1947, the end of British colonial rule and the establishment of an independent state of Pakistan in the name of the new province of East Pakistan, the region became more stable. It may be the only province in the new administrative headquarters where sat the Parliament assemble. In 1971, when Bangladesh achieved her independence, Dhaka is adorned as the capital of newly borned country. The area of the district is 1,683.27 Sq Km.  It is 23˚22’30’’ to 24˚22’20’’ North latitudes and 89˚41'6'' to 90˚59'23'' east longitude.

Bordered By:  Dhaka district is bordered by Gazipur and Tangail district to the North, Rajbari and Munshiganj districts to the South, Narayanganj district to the East and Manikganj district to the West.

Administration: Dhaka City Corporation is now divided into two part named Dhaka north and Dhaka South City Corporation and 03 municipality outside of city area. It has 05 upazilla (sub-district) named Dhamrai, Dohar, Keranigonj, Nawabgonj and Saver outside of metro area. The mentioned sub- districts contain 79 unions Parishad, and 1863 village.

Population: The last known population of Dhaka district is 1,20,43,977 (Male- 65,55,792 and Female- 54,88,185), sex ratio 119:100, Population density 8229/Sq Km, annual growth rate 3.48%.

Literacy: Literacy Rate is 70.50% and School attendance rate is 47.30% for 5 to 24 years old.

Other Important Data: The post code of Dhaka is 1000 (GPO) and 1100 for Dhaka Sadar Post office. NWD code – 02 and total parliament seats are 20. In the liberation war period Dhaka was under Sector No 02.

Rivers: Burigonga, Dhaleshari, Shitalakha, Bongshi, Turag, Eshamoti, Balu-Nadi etc.

Remarkable Personalities from Dhaka District

Nawab Sir Salimullah (Social Worker & Land Lord), Atul Proshad Sen (Poet), Nawab Abdul  Goni (Land Lord), Nawab Ahsan Ullah(Land Lord), Kaykobad (Poet), Khaja Nazimuddin (Politician), Ranada Proshad Saha, Samar Das(Singer), Kali Prosanna Shingha, Dr. Anisuzzaman (Educationist), Vi Girish Chandra Sen, Khaja Abdul Goni   etc.

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Famous Tourist Spots in Dhaka City

National Memorial, Dhaka University, Bangladesh-China Friendship Conference Center, Dakeshari temple, Lalbag Fort, Ahsan Monjil, Aorangajeb Fort, Jinjira Palace, Baro Katara, Choto Katara, National Museum, Mirpur Zoo, Kamalapur Railway Station, Ramna Park, Sohrawardi Park, TSC, Sahajalal International Airport, Botanical Garden, Central Sahid Minar, Satmosjid, Bangabandhu Memorial Museum, The Parliament House, Karjon Hall, Bahadur Shah Park, Bibi Morium Canon, Hosni Dalan, Ruplal House, Graveyard of Three Renouned Leader, Bangla Academy, Martyred Graveyard of Mirpur, Rose Garden, Lalkuthi, Chamely House, Baitul Mokaram Mosque, Tara Mosque, Binot Bibi Mosque, Shatgambuj Mosque, Dhakeshari Temple, Armenian Church, Novo Theatre, Muktijuddha Museum, Science and Technology Museum, Shilpakala Academy, Nazrul Academy etc.

Dinajpur District Information

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Dinajpur District, Bangladesh

Dinajpur district is located in the northern part of Bangladesh. The region was once a part of the ancient state of Pundrabardhana. The previous name of the region was “Gandowana Land”.  It is one of the ancient districts during the beginning of British ruled. After the eight years of the battle of Palashi, the British East India Company established administrative control of the region in 1765. By ending the Nababi ruled of Ghoraghat, Dinajpur town formed day by day. According to Dinajpur Gazette, an independent Collectoriate was established in Dinajpur in 1783. Formerly Dinajpur- Rangpur was a joint Collectoriate. Due to administrative advantage, a new district Dinajpur was formed in 1786 and district headquarter was established in 1793. Various parts of the districts were included in Purnia, Rangpur and Rajshahi districts at different times (1833 – 1870). At the time of Partition in 1947, ten police stations of the district were included in west Bengal. Beside Panchagrah, Debiganj, Boda, Patgram police stations of Jalpaiguri district included with greater Dinajpur district. Thakurgaon and Panchagarh Sub-divisions of this district were turned into separate districts in 1984.

Bordered By: Dinajpur District is bordered by Thakurgaon and Panchagarh districts to the north, Joypurhat and Gaibandha districts to the south, Rangpur and Nilphamary districts to the east, West Bengal (Indian State) to the west.

Administration: The area of Dinajpur is 3444.30 Sq Km. It is under Rangpur Division. There are 08 Municipalities in Dinajpur named Ghoraghat, Birampur, Setabganj, Dinajpur, Hakimpur, Birganj, Fulbari and Parbatipur. The number of Upazilla (sub district) in Dinajpur district is 13, named- Dinajpur Sadar, Ghoraghat, Kaharola, Birol, Birgonj, Khansama, Chorkai, Parbotipur Hakimpur, Birampur, Nababgonj, Bochagonj, Fulbari and Chibirbondor containing 101 Unions, 1926 Mauzas and 2131 Villages.

Population: The total population of Dinajpur district is 29,90,128 (Male- 15,08,670 and Female- 14,81,458), sex ratio 102:100, population Density 868/Sq Km and annual growth rate is 1.22%.

Literacy: The Literacy Rate of Dinajpur district is 52.40% (Male- 55.70% and Female- 49.10%), school attendance rate is 56.70% for 5 to 24 years age group.

Other Important Data: The postal code of Dinajpur district is 5200 and NWD Code is 0531. Total Parliament seat in Dinajpur is 06. During the liberation war, Dinajpur was under Sector Number 06. Urbanization rate of the district is 15.17%.

Rivers: Jamuna, Kartoa, Atrai, Punarbhaba, Tangon, Depa, Kakra, Garveshwari, Choto Jamuna, Eshamoti, Vulli, Pathorghata, Norto, Choto Depa, Belan, Nokshisha, Tulshiganga, Chiri, Tetulia, Maila, Volamoti etc.

Agro Products: Litchi, mango, rice, wheat, sugarcane, jute, potato, vegetables, onion, ginger, oil seeds, banana, jack fruit, guava, coconut etc.

Remarkable Personalities from Dinajpur District

Narayan Gongopaddhay, Alhaz Mohammad Taimur (Educationist), Mohammad Nurul Amin (Poet), Pandit Mohes Chandra Tarkachuramoni, Advocate Jeher Uddin, Pir Shah Sufi Matlub Mia, Khan Bahadur Mahatab Uddin Ahmed, Sree Madhab Chadra Chattergy, Mawlana Ayan Uddin Ahmed, Dr Sukumar Sen Gupta, Prof Abdul Baki, Sree Premhari Barman, Dr Hazi Mofiz Uddin Ahmed, Mohorshi Bhuban Mohon Kar, Dr Gobinda Chandra Deb,  Nirmolendra Lahire, Hazi Mohammad Danesh (Social Worker), Layla Samad, Prof. Yousouf Ali, Habibur Rahaman, Asadullah, Pandit Gopal Chandra Vattacharja, Konored Farhad, Sowkot Ali, Lie-U-Ten-Ent General Mahabubur Rahaman, Samsuddoha Manik (Footballer) etc.

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Famous Tourist Attractions in Dinajpur District

Ramsagor, Shukh Sagor, Sapnapuri, Anyanda Sagor, Durbasagor, Nation Park, Kantazir Mondir, Sura Mosque, Graveyard of Chehel Gazi, Royal Palace, Shingha Duar Palace, Dauri Temple, Baro Pukuria Cole Mine, Power Plant, Moddhapara Hard Rock Mine, Suja Mosque, Setabgonj Suger Mill, Shitacot Buddhist Bihar, Dhakeshari Temple, Kaliya jue Temple, Gorashohid Boro-Moydan,  Nayabad Mosque, Aowkora Mosque,  Dinajpur Rajbari, Dipshikha School in Rudrapur,  Hili Land Port, Shopnopuri artificial amusement park, Nowpara Ideal Village,  Ghughu-danga Zamindar Bari,  Singra Forest,  K. T Complex, Shita Coart Bihar etc.

Faridpur District Information

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Faridpur District, Bangladesh

Faridpur district is located in the central part of Bangladesh. The region has an ancient and historical heritage. The previous name of the region was “Fatehabad”. Current Faridpur was named after the great Sufi saint “Shah Sheikh Fariduddin” in 12Th century. During the East India Company period, the region was famous for indigo cultivation. The banks of the rivers Garai, Madhumati, Barasia, Chandana, Kumar etc are greatly used for indigo cultivation. The main Indigo Headquarter was located in Mirganj of Alfadangha upazila. In 1862 Faridpur town was declared as a municipality. During the Pakistan period, Faridpur was a sub- division under Dacca (current Dhaka) division. After the liberation of Bangladesh, Faridpur was divided into five district named Gopalganj, Rajbari, Madaripur, Shariatpur and Faridpur under the decentralization program of the formerly Bangladesh government in 1984. The area of current Faridpur district is 2052.86 Sq Km.

Bordered By: Faridpur District is bordered by Manikganj and Rajbari districts to the north, Gopalganj district to the south, Munshiganj, Madaripur and a part of Dhaka district to the east, Magura, Narail and Rajbari districts to the west.

Administration: Faridpur district is under Dhaka Division. There are 04 Municipalities in Faridpur named Faridpur, Boalmari, Nagorkanda and Vanga. The number of Upazilla (sub district) in Faridpur district is 09, named- Faridpur Sadar, Modhukhali, Boalmari, Alfadanga, Saltha, Nagorkanda, Vanga, Sadarpur and Charvadrashan containing 67 Unions, 564 Mauzas and 919 Villages. 

Population: The total population of Faridpur district is 19,12,969 (Male- 9,42,245 and Female- 9,70,724). sex ratio is 97:100, population density 932/Sq Km and annual growth rate is 0.84%.

Literacy: The Literacy Rate of Faridpur district is 49.00% (Male- 50.30% and Female- 47.70%), school attendance rate is 54.80% for 5 to 24 years age group.

Other Important Data: The postal code of Faridpur district is 7800 and NWD Code is 0631. Total Parliament seat in Faridpur is 04. Urbanization rate of the district is 14.17%.

Rivers: Dhaleshari, Padma, Meghna, Shitalakha, Isamoti, Kumar, Arial Kha, Gorai, Chandana etc.

Agro Products  : Paddy, Jute, Potato, Palm, Date, Vegetables, Oil seeds etc.

Remarkable Personalities from Faridpur District

Achinta Kumar Sengupta(Writer), Ajit Kumar Chakroborti (Writer), A. N. M. Bazlur Rashid (Poet and Writer), Mohakobi Alaol, Kazi Abdul Odud (Poet), Fanivushan Majumder (Writer), Kazi Motaher Hossain(Writer), Kanai Lal Shil, Khirod Chandra Mukharjee, Abul Kalam Samsuddin (Writer), Palli Kobi Jasim Uddin, Porimol Gossami, Birsheresta Munshi Abdur Rouf, Eaqube Ali Chowdhury (Writer), Romesh Chandra Majumder (Historian), Sunil Kumar Mukharjee (Writer), Sufi Motahar Hossain (Writer), Humayan Kabir (Poet), Rajia Khan, Nawab Abdul Latif (Social Worker), Mrinal Sen etc.
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Famous Tourist Attractions in Faridpur District

Gorai Bridge, Atrashi, Chandrapara Darber Sharif, Mathurapur Temple, Shambikapur Field, Noder Chand Terminal, Modhukhali Sugar Mill, Residence of Pastoral Poet Jashim Uddin, Faridpur District Court, Mazar of Dewan Sarker Shah, Mothurapur Daul, River Reacherch Institute (RRI), Baisrashi Royal Palace, Dighir Par Masjid, Bashudeb Temple, Monastery of Jajabandhu Sundar, Atrashi Bishaw Jaker Monjil, Bishaw Jaker Monjil, Hazrat Shah Farid Mosque, Gerda Shaheb Para, Satayer Mosque, Patrail Mosque etc.

Feni District Information

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Feni District, Bangladesh

Feni is a small district located in the south- eastern part of Bangladesh. The previous meme of the region was “Samsernagor.” During the British East India Company Period, it was a sub district under Chittagong district. Then it was included in Noakhali district. After the liberation Feni started its journey as a district on 15 February 1984.

Bordered By: Feni District is bordered by Comilla district and Tripura (Indian State) to the north, Chittagong district and the Bay of Bengal to the south, Tripura (Indian State) and Chittagong district to the east, NoakhaliDistrict to the west.

Administration: The area of Feni District is 990.36 Sq Km. It is under Chittagong Division. There are 05 Municipalities in Feni named Feni, Dagonvhuyan, Sonagazi, Chagolnaya and Pashuram. The number of Upazilla (sub district) in Feni district is 06, named- Feni, Sonagazi, Chagolnaya, Porshuram, Fulgazi and Dagonvhuyan containing 43 Unions, 497 Mauzas and 553 Villages. 

Population: The total population of Feni district is 14,37,371 (Male- 6,94,128 and Female- 7,43,243). Sex ratio is 93:100, Population Density 1451/Sq Km and annual growth rate is 1.46%.

Literacy: The Literacy Rate of Feni district is 59.60% (Male- 61.10% and Female- 58.30%), School attendance rate is 55.60% for 5 to 24 years age group.

Other Important Data: The postal code of Feni district is 3900 and NWD Code is 0331. Total Parliament seat in Feni is 03. During the liberation war, Feni was under Sector Number 02. Urbanization rate of the district is 20.44%.

Rivers: Feni, Little Feni, Mahuri, Dakatia, Selonai etc.

Agro Products: Potato, Paddy, Jute, Wheat, Mango, Sugarcane, Jack Fruit, Coconut, Pulse etc.

Remarkable personalities from Feni District

Shah Syed Amir Uddin Pagla Miah/Baba( R) (regarded as founder of feni), Saint Mamu Fakir (R),Begum Khaleda Zia (former Prime Minister), Sir A. F. Rahman (the first Muslim Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University), Prof. A.K. Azad Chowdhury (Former Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University and present Chairman of UGC), Dr. Mustafa Chowdhury (former Public Service Commission Chairman), Prof. Ahmed Shafee (Vice-Chancellor of East West University), Former Politician and Businessman Mowlana Abdul Wadud, Abdul Awal Mintu, Saber Hossen Chowdhury, Mosarraf Hossen, Economist Abu Ahammed, Abdus Salam (editor), Obaidul Haque, Johur Hossain Chaudhury, A. B. M. Musa, Gias Kamal Chowdhury, Iqbal Sobhan Chowdury, Iqbal Bahar Chowdhury, National press club president Kamal Uddin Sobuj, Columnist Masud Majumder, Former FBCCI President and Founder Chairman of North South University M A Kashem, Novelists Shahidullah Kaiser and Jahir Raihan, Renowned actor Shomi Kaisar, Language martyr Abdus Salam, martyred intellectuals during the war of liberation Selina Parvin, Playwrights Selim Al-din, Gias Uddin Selim, Freedom fighter:A.B.M. Bahar etc.

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Famous Tourist Places in Feni District

Hatia Island, Graveyard of St. Pagla Mia, Muhuri Barrage, Sarsadi Mosque and Fort, Sasam gazi Fort and Armoury, Kachar Bari of Tripura Moharaza, Bijoy Sing Lake, Rajazhi Lake, Lalpur and Shuvapur Fort, BRRI, Feni Academy etc.