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Kishoreganj District information


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Kishoreganj District, Bangladesh



Kishoreganj is a district of central Bangladesh. In the ancient age the region was included in the Kingdom of Kamrupa. During the period of Mughal emperor Akbar, greater part of Kishoreganj was included in Mughal region. Some area including Jangalbari, Egarosindhu etc. In 1538 AD Ahom king was defeated and lost Egarosindhu and it was included in Mughal region and 1580 AD the Koch King of Jangalbari was defeated by Isha Kha, the commander of Mughal emperor. After the death of Isha Kha in 1599, the greater part of Kishoreganj was still under the rule of his son Musa Kha on behalf of Mughal king. Kishoreganj was familiarly known as ‘Katkhali’ till the end of 18Th century. It is guessed from historians that Kishoreganj was named after landlord Brojokishor alies Nondokishor when a bazaar (Gonj) named Kishorganj estanlished by him. The region has an ancient historical and traditional heritage. The prominent journalist and professor of English literature of Oxford University Mr Nirod Chowdhury wrote ‘Kishoreganj is my birth place’ with pride at the beginning of his writing ''The Autobiography of an unknown Indian.''

01 May 1787 the Mymensingh district was established in the Indian subcontinent. Kishoreganj was then the expansion of Mymensingh district. Kishoreganj sun division was formed in 1860 AD and current Kishoreganj district is formed in 1984 with the area of 2688.59 Sq Km under Dhaka division. Kishoreganj is famous for the largest Asian Idhgah named Solakia.

Bordered By: Kishoreganj is bordered by Mymensingh, Netrokona and a part of Sunamganj District to the north, Narsingdi district to the south, Brahmanbaria and Habiganj districts to the east, Gazipur and Mymensingh districts to the west.

Administration: There are 08 Municipalities in Kishoreganj named Kishorgonj, Bajitpur, Katiadi, Pakunia, Hossainpur, Bharaib, Karimganj and Kuliacahr. The number of Upazilla (sub- district) in Kishoreganj district is 13, named- Kishorgonj Sadar, Karimgonj, Pakundia, Hossainpur, Itna, Mithamine, Tarail, Katiadi, Bajitpur, Kuliachar, Vharaib Bazar, Nikli and Ostragram containing 108 Unions, 841 Mauzas and 1725 Villages. 

Population: The total population of Kishoreganj district is 29,11,907 (Male- 14,32,242 and Female- 14,79,665), sex ratio 97:100, Population Density 1083/Sq Km and annual growth rate is 1.14%.

Literacy: The Literacy Rate of Kishoreganj district is 40.90% (Male- 41.50% and Female- 40.30%), School attendance rate is 52.80% for 5 to 24 years age group.

Other Important Data: The postal code of Kishoreganj district is 2300 and NWD Code is 0941. Total Parliament seat in Kishoreganj is 06. During the liberation war, Kishoreganj was under Sector Number 03. Urbanization rate of the district is 16.79%.

Rivers: Old Brhamoputra, Fuleshwari, Ghorauttra, Meghna, Dhanu, Baulai, Norshunda, Sonai, Mogra, Baro Chinai, Singua, Suti, Arial Kha, Soaijani, Kali, Kula  etc.

Agro Products: Paddy, Jute, Wheat, Oil seeds, Pulses, Potato, Peanuts, Sugarcane, Vegetables, Banana, Palm, Litchi, Olive etc.

Remarkable Personalities from Kishoreganj District

Chandraboti (Poet), Upendra Kishor Roy( Poet), Sukumar Roy (Poet), Moni Shingha (Politician), Abdul Monem Khan (Politician), Nihar Ranjan Roy (Historian) Diss Bongshi Das (Poet), Sattajit Roy (Film Personality), Sayad Nazrul Islam (Politician), Jahirul Islam (Industrialist and Social Worker), Rahat Khan (Journalist), Ataus Samad (Journalist), Nirod C. Chowdhury (Writer) Durgadas Vattacharja (Educationist) Jillur Rahaman (Politician), Major (Rtd) Akhtaruzzaman (Politician)  etc.




Famous Tourist Attractions in Kishoreganj District

Historical Sholakia Idhgah, Darbar Hall, Eagaro Shindhur Fort, Jangalbari Fort and Mosque of Isha Kha, Pagla Mosque, Pramanik Bhaban and Lake, Poet Chandraboty Shibmondir, Hazrat Nagor Royal Palace, Jinda Bibir Mazar, Shah Mahmud Mosque and Balakhana, Dilir Akhra, Pagla Mosque, Residence of Poet Sukumar Roy, Jaharul Islam Medical College, Ganda Sundari Temple etc.


6 comments:

Prasanta kumar roy said...

i m from Kuliarchar...Got happy to know my hometown in details..

jonson said...

I am Very happy because i m from korimgang kishoreganj.

Unknown said...

I feel proud , coz my home district is kishoreganj, and my P.S is pakundia ….

Hmraz 101 said...

I feel proud , my kotiadi

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রাখাল ছেলে said...

Beautiful description of Kishoregonjm

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