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Gopalganj District Information

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Gopalganj District, Bangladesh

Gopalganj district is located in the south central part of Bangladesh. The district has a rich historical heritage. The region was under Banga State in ancient time. Gopalganj was named after Naba Gopal, the grandson of Rashmoni of Khatra landlord.  The battle of Babur vs Nusrat Shah, Fakir-sannyasi movement, anti British movement, the mass upsurge of 1969 are the remarkable chapters of the region. During the British East India period, Gopalganj was upgraded into a police station by referring Calcutta gazette in 1872 under Madaripur sub division. In 1909, Gopalganj was adorned as a subdivision under Faridpur district. Then Tungipara was included in Gopalganj sadar sub district. Gopalganj city was formed in 1921. After the liberation of Bangladesh, Gopalganj was upgraded into a municipality. Finally Gopalganj was adorned as a district on 1 February 1984 by dividing Faridpur district into five. The Geo position of Gopalganj district is between 22˚51’ to 23˚50' North latitudes and between 89˚0’ to 90˚10’ east longitude. Gopalganj is the birth place of the founder of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahaman.

Bordered By: Gopalganj District is bordered by Faridpur district to the north, Bagerhat and Pirojpur districts to the south, Madaripur and Barisal districts to the east and Narail district to the west.

Administration: The area of Gopalganj is 1468.74 Sq Km. It is under Dhaka Division. There are 04 Municipalities in Gopalganj named Gopalgonj Sadar, Mokshudpur, Kotalipara and Tungipara. The number of Upazilla (sub district) in Gopalganj district is 05, named- Gopalgonj Sadar, Mokshudpur, Kotalipara, Tungipara and Kashiani containing 68 Unions, 597 Mauzas and 889 Villages. 

Population: The total population of Gopalganj district is 11,72,415 (Male- 8,77,868 and Female- 5,94,547). Sex ratio is 97:100, Population Density 798/Sq Km and annual growth rate is 0.06%.

Literacy: The Literacy Rate of Gopalganj district is 58.10% (Male- 60.30% and Female- 56.00%), School attendance rate is 57.50% for 5 to 24 years age group.

Other Important Data: The postal code of Gopalganj district is 8100 and NWD Code is 0668. Total Parliament seat in Gopalganj is 03. During the liberation war, Gopalganj was under Sector Number 08. Urbanization rate of the district is 10.98%. Annual rainfall of the district is 2105 mm and average temperature is 25.50˚ C.
Rivers: Modhumoti, Old Kumar, Ghagor, Baghiar, Bilrut, Kaliganga, Tongikhal, Dignar, Bagda, Kushiara, Madhupur, Shayladah, Chanda etc.

Agro Products: Paddy, Jute, Wheat, Oil Seeds, Sugarcane, Jack Fruit, Banana, Palm, Peanuts, Yam, Chilly, Vegetables etc.

Remarkable Personalities from Gopalganj District

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahaman (Founder of Bangladesh), Sheikh Hasina (Politician), Kazi Din Mohammad (Doctor and Educationist) Tarapod Chakroborti (Writer), Noren Biswsas (Literate Personality), Sheikh Fazlul Moni (Politician), Sukanta Vattacharja(Poet) Ramesh Chandra Manumder (Historian), Firoza Begum(Singer), Buddhedeb Vattacharja( Indian Politician) etc 

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Famous Tourist Attractions in Gopalganj District

Graveyard of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahaman, Kotali Fort, Orakandi Thagure Bari of Kashiani, Joy Bangla Pond of Gopalganj Sadar, Barni Baor of Gopalganj Sadar, Baganbari of Tungipara (Birds Sanctuary), The Parental Homestead of Poet Sukanta in Kotalipara, Kort Mosque, Chander Bil, Khaner Par Lake, Lal Saplar Bil of Kotalipara, Graveyard of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujubur Rahaman, Upalpur Landlord House (Currently Tafsil Office), Graveyard of St. Mathuranath, Home of Poet Sukanta Vattacharja, Bahutali Mosque, Uzanir Landlord Palace etc.


sadia sharmin said...

it was really helpful. but I if it had the architectural features it would have been more helpful

Sohag shek said...

Apnara Ki Keo Gopal Ganj Er Chanra Digolia Gram Chinen? :/

Anonymous said...

Chandra Digholia (চন্দ্রদীঘলিয়া)

sourov said...

really fantastic place.i have gone one more.

Rural Bangladesh-Dhaka Division said...

really good post

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