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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.
 faridpur, bangladesh

 

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.


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