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Gaibandha District Information


Atlas of Gaibandha District, Bangladesh


Gaibandha District, Bangladesh



Gaibandha district is located in the right bank of Brahmaputra River, the northern part of Bangladesh. Once, the region was a part of Mourza, Paul, Gupta, Kamrupa and many other kingdoms at different times. Anti British movement (1921), Tebhaga Movement (1946), Fakir- Sannayse Revolt, Peasant Movement (1956) etc are the remarkable chapters of the region. According to “The geography of Bangladesh” written by Harun –Or- Rashid, we can guess that once the region was mostly watery area. The previous name of the region was “Bhabanigonj”. During the British East India Company period, Bhabaniganj subdivision under Patiladah Parganah was shifted to 12 Km west in the region King Bhirat called the grazing field named Gaibandha in 1875 due to serious erosion of Brahmaputra river. After the liberation of Bangladesh, Gaibandha subdivision was upgraded into District in 15 February 1984. The Geo position of the district is between 25˚30’ to 25˚39’ North latitudes and between 89˚12’ to 89˚42’ east longitude.

Bordered By: Gaibandha District is bordered by Rangpur and Kurigram districts to the north, Bogra district to the south, Jamalpur and Kurigram districts and the Brahmaputra River to the east, Rangpur and Dinajpur districts to the west.

Administration: The area of Gaibandha is 2114.77 Sq Km. It is under Rangpur Division. There are 03 Municipalities in Gaibandha named Gobindaganj, Sundarganj and Gaibandha. The number of Upazilla (sub district) in Gaibandha district is 07, named- Gaibandha Sadar, Shadhurampur, Gobindagonj, Sundargonj, Saghata, Fulbari and Polashbari containing 82 Unions, 1064 Mauzas and 1250 Villages. 

Population: The total population of Gaibandha district is 23,79,255 (Male- 11,69,127 and Female- 12,10,128), sex ratio 97:100, population density 1125/Sq Km and annual growth rate is 1.06%.

Literacy: The Literacy Rate of Gaibandha district is 42.80% (Male- 46.30% and Female- 39.50%). School attendance rate is 52.70% for 5 to 24 years age group.

Other Important Data: The postal code of Gaibandha district is 5700 and NWD Code is 0541. Total Parliament seat in Gaibandha is 05. During the liberation war, Gaibandha was under Sector Number 06 & 11. Urbanization rate of the district is 08.85%.

Rivers: Brahammyaputra, Jamuna, Teesta, Kortoa, Katakhali, Ghagot, Manos, Bangali etc. Total rivers length of Gaibandha region is 107.71 Km.

Agro Products: Paddy, Jute, Wheat, Tobacco, Sugarcane, Vegetables etc.

Remarkable Personalities from Gaibandha District

Akhtaruzzaman Ilias (Writer), Abul Hasan Samsuddin (Writer), Samsul Haque (Writer), Khan Bahadur Abdul Mojid, Hamid Uddin Kha, T I M Nurun Nabi Chowdhury (First Muslim ICS), Abu Hossain Sarker (Politician), Shiraj Uddin Ahmed (Deputy speaker of formerly East Pakistan), Shah Abdul Hamid (First Speaker of Ganaparishad), Poet Saker Mahmud, Poet Haris Chandra,  Samsul Hoque, Tulshi Lahiri, Abdul Hafiz, Gobinda Lal Das, Golam Kibria Panu, Abu Hossain Sarker (chief minister of East Pakistan), Tulsi Lahiri, Dr. Md. Shahidul Islam (Ex- DG, BARI), Cook Lonny, Cook Mahfuz etc.

Picture of Gaibandha, Bangladesh

Famous Tourist Attractions in Gaibandha District

Chowdhury Tokiz, Pourashava Bhaban, Bashashi Ghat, Core of the Capital of King Birot, Pirer Hat Mazar, Kantagir Temple, Shrine of Ghager Bazar, Gaibandha Municipality park, Ghaghot River bank etc.


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