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Meherpur District Information

atlas of meherpur

Meherpur District, Bangladesh

Meherpur is one of the western borderline districts of Bangladesh. There is about 60 Km international borderline in Meherpur. There are not enough authentic documents about the naming of Meherpur. Two estimates are found in reliable documents about the naming. First- Meherpur was named after Saint Meher Ali in 16Th century. Second- Bachanker (poet) Mihir Ali and his daughter in law “Khona” lived in the region and Mihirpur was named after Mihir Ali. The word “Mihirpur” convert to Meherpur by the passing of age.

Meherpur was adorned as a subdivision in 1854 or 1857. It was one of the five subdivisions of Nadia district of India. At the time of partition in 1947, the region was included in Kushtia district as a subdivision. The Meherpur subdivision was turned into a district in 24 February 1984. During the beginning of liberation war of Bangladesh, the first provisional government of Bangladesh took oath here (Voberpara, Baiddyanathtola) on 17 April 1971. The Geo position of the district is between 23˚44’ to 23˚59’ North latitudes and between 88˚34’ to 88˚53’ east longitude.

Bordered By: Meherpur District is bordered by Kushtia district and West Bengal (Indian State) to the north, Chuadanga district and West Bengal to the south, Chuadanga and Kushtia districts to the east, West Bengal to the west.

Administration: The area of Meherpur is 751.62 Sq Km. It is under Khulna Division. There are two Municipalities in Meherpur named Mehrepur and Mujibnagor. The number of Upazilla (sub district) in Meherpur district is 03, named- Mehrepur, Gangni and Mujibnagor containing 18 Unions, 180 Mauzas and 274 Villages. 

Population: The total population of Meherpur district is 655,392 (Male- 324,634 and Female- 330,758), Sex ratio 98:100, Population Density 872/Sq Km and annual growth rate is 1.02%.

Literacy: The Literacy Rate of Meherpur district is 46.30% (Male- 46.90% and Female- 45.70%), School attendance rate is 53.60% for 5 to 24 years age group.

Other Important Data: The postal code of Meherpur district is 7100, total post office 35 and NWD Code is 0791. Total Parliament seat in Meherpur is 02. During the liberation war, Meherpur was under Sector Number 08. Urbanization rate of the district is 12.72%.

Rivers: Mathavanga, Vairab, Chautia, Kajla etc.

Agro Products: paddy, jute, wheat, Sugarcane, Mango, potato, nothing, of red, maize, mustard, drink, banana, pineapple, jack fruit, Winter Vegetables etc.

Remarkable Personalities from Meherpur District

Dr Niranjan Proshad, Azad Shah (poet & saint), A K M Idris Ali (One of the organizers of Liberation War), Krishnakanta Vaduri, Siant Atahar Shah, Abdul Mannan (Politician),  Prof. Asadul Hoque, Tariqual Islam (Writer), Munshi Sheikh Jamiruddin, Dr Abdur Rashid (Educationist), Kiron Kumar Bose (Writer), Prosenjit Bose (Actor), Mir Mozaffa Ali (Singer), Dr Golam Kibria (Economist), Vabananda Majumder, Balaram Hari, Nurul Hoque (Educationist), Dr Mohammad Mozammal Hoque (Educationist), Mohammad Shah Alam (Sports Personality), Mohammad Joynal Abedin (Politician), Abdul Hamid Rashani, Mohon Mollik etc.

Mujibnagar Monument and map

Famous Tourist Places in Meherpur District

Mujibnagor, Liberation War Monument, Datapara, Amkupi Nilkuthi, Byddanathtola, Aat Kabor of Karpasdanga, Amjhupi Kuthibari etc.

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