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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.

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