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Narayanganj district Information

narayanganj city map

Narayanganj District, Bangladesh

Narayanganj is the second largest river port of Bangladesh and the district was named after Bicon Lal Panday who is also known as Luxmi Narayan Thagure. In 1766, he leased the region from British east India Company. It is popularly known as the Dandy of East due to presence of a number of jute mills and just 16 Km away from the capital city Dhaka. Sitalakkhya River is flowing through Narayanganj. Narayanganj Munacipality is formed in September 08, 1876 and adorned as a subdivision in 1947. Narayanganj is promoted as a district in February 15, 1984. The area of current Narayanganj District is about 684.37 Sq Km. The weather is fairly moderate and the summer and winter are in the interval in the region. The average temperature of the district is 17.5° F. The amount of the annual average rainfall is 183 CM. The Geo position of the district is between 23°34’ to 24°15' North Latitude and between 90°27' to 90°59' East Longitude.

Bordered By: Narayanganj district is bordered by Narsingdi and Brahmanbaria to the north, Munshiganj district to the south, Comilla district to the East and Dhaka district to the west. 

Administration: Narayanganj is recently promoted as a city corporation. The first Mayor of Narayanganj city corporation is Shelina Hayat Ivee. It has 05 Municipality named Shiddhirgonj, Kadamrasul, Tarabo, Kanchon, Sonargaon and 05 upazilla named Narayangonj Sadar, Bandar, Rupgonj, Araihazar and Sonargaon containing 41 unions, 619 Maujas, and 1204 village outside of city corporation.

Population: The population of Narayanganj 29,48,217, (Male- 15,21,438 and Female- 14,26,779) and sex ratio: 107:100, Annual Growth Rate 3.05% and Population density 4308/ Sq Km. 

Literacy: The Literacy Rate of Narayanganj district is 57.10%, (Male- 59.50% and Female- 54.60%). School Attendance rate is 44.60% for 5 to 24 years age group. There are 20 colleges (including 04 Govt colleges), 10 Higher secondary school, 126 High School (Including 02 Govt Schools), 13 Junior high School, 1425 Primary School including (425 Govt), 54 Madrasha, 01 Marine Institute and 04 Vocational Institute (including Govt- 02) in Narayanganj.

Additional Data: The postal code of Narayanganj is 2400 and NWD code 02. The number of parliament seat in the district is 02 and during liberation war, Narayanganj was under Sector No-02 & 03.

Rivers: Dhaleshari, Meghna, Shitalakha, Buriganga etc.

Agro Products: Paddy, Jute, Wheat, Vegetables, Oil seeds, Mango, Guava, Banana etc.

Remarkable Personalities from Narayanganj District

Hasan Hafiz (Poet), Joti Basu (Politician), General Shafiullah (Freedom Fighter & Politician), Shamim Osman (Politician), Shakib Khan (Film Actor), Mohammad Waly Faysal (Soccer Player), Jahangir Alam (Cricketer), etc.

one of the populus metro area in narayanganj


Famous Tourist Attractions in Narayanganj District

Sonargaon, Hazigonj Fort, Kadam Rasul Dargah, Graveyard of Sultan Gias Uddin Azom Shah, Pach Bibi Mazar, Langolbondha, Narayanganj Riverport, Dockyard, Marine Academy, Adamjee EPZ, Sonakanda Fort, Mary-Enderson Floating Restaurant, Rashel Park of Murapara, Jinda Park of Rupgonj etc.


BD Travel said...

narayanganj is a beatifull place for visit

Salahuddin Rafi said...

siddique ahamad

Salahuddin Rafi said...

siddique ahamad

sirajulislam said...


Unknown said...

Joti Basu was not from Narayanganj. His father was. Joti Basu was born in Kalkata. And was raised there.

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