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Narail District Information

atlas of narail

Narail District, Bangladesh

Narail District is located in the south- western part of Bangladesh. The naming of Narail is debatable by historians. Some historians think that Narail was named after great saint Narial Fakir. Researcher S M Rais Uddin Ahmed thinks that the word Narail came from “Loreall.” It means who fight against enemies. During the period of Khan Jahan Ali (R) such Lorealls guard the border standing on the high end of the bank of border canals. Indigo Revolt (1859-1860), Peasant movement, Tebhaga movement (1946) etc are the remarkable chapters of the region. During the East India Company ruling period, Narail subdivision was established in 1861 under Jessore district. The administrative area of the region was reformed in many times. Finally 01 March 1984, Narail subdivision was upgraded into district. The Geo position of the district is between 23˚10’ North latitudes and between  89˚30’ east longitude.

Bordered By: Narail District is bordered by Magura district in the north, Khulna district in the south, Faridpur and Gopalganj district in the east, Jessore district in the west.

Administration: The area of Narail is 967.99 Sq Km. It is under Khulna Division. There are 03 Municipalities in Narail named Narail, Kalia and Lohagora. The number of Upazilla (sub district) in Narail district is 03, named- Narail Sadar, Kalia and Lohagora containing 38 Unions, 406 Mauzas and 635 Villages. 

Population: The total population of Narail district is 721,668 (Male- 353,527 and Female- 368,141), Sex ratio 96:100, Population Density 746/Sq Km and annual growth rate is 0.32%.

Literacy: The Literacy Rate of Narail district is 61.30% (Male- 63.30% and Female- 59.30%), School attendance rate is 57.80% for 5 to 24 years age group.

Other Important Data: The postal code of Narail district is 7300 and NWD Code is 0481. Total Parliament seat in Narail is 02. During the liberation war, Narail was under Sector Number 08. Urbanization rate of the district is 15.57%. Narail district achieved liberation on 10 December 1971.

Rivers: Bhayarab, Kumar, Modhumoti, Kumar, Chitra, Nabagonga, Kajla etc.

Agro Products: Paddy, Jute, Coconut, Betel, Betel Nut, Yam, Peanuts etc.

Remarkable Personalities from Narail District

S. M. Sultan (Painter), Sharif Khosruzzaman (Commander of Mujib Bahini), Mashrafe Bin Mortoza (Cricketer), Bijoy Sarkar (Folk singer), Nihar Ranjan Gupta (Writer), Kamal Das Gupta (Music Composer), Birsheresta Nur Mohammad Sheikh, Bodrun Nesa Abdullah, Sayad Nawsher Ali, Nihar Rangon Gupta(Novelist), Dr Mohendra Sarker (Philosopher), Uday Sanker (Famous Dancer), Pandit Rabi Sanker (Classical Musician), Lie- u- ten- ent Motiur Rahaman (Politician),  Dr Anower Hossain, Rabi Shanker (Dancer), Subash Chandra Bose, Moshlem Uddin Boyati   etc.

landscape of Narail, Bangladesh

Famous Tourist Places in Narail District

Sultan Complex, Norail Palace, Bir Shresta Nur Mohammad Complex. Chitra Resort, Badhaghat, Niribily Picnic Spot, Arunima Eco Park, Kodomtola Mosque, Ghazir Dorgah at Noldi, Homestead of Raja Keshob Raay at Wazirpur, Radha Gobindo Mondir, Kalia Pilot High School, Narail Victoria College, Kalibari at Lokkhipasha, Motth at Borodia of Nishinathtola, Residance of  Nihar Ranjon Gupta, Narail Victoria College and Collegiate School (1858), Luxmipasha Adarsha Para  etc.


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পল্লব said...

Nice overview of Narail district! In this article you could also include some top attractions of this district, for example Shaheed Bir Nur Mohammad Sheikh Complex, Narail Palace, Niribili Picnic Spot etc.

The following link lists top 10 tourist attractions of Narail:

Shamima Sultana said...

Nice introduction of Narail district. Thank you.

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