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Natore District Information

atlas of natore

Natore District, Bangladesh

Natore district is located in the northern part of Bangladesh. Once Natore was a low lying land (bil) that name was “Chaivhanga.” A myth spreads about the naming of Natore that one day Raja Ramjibon Roy was traveling by boat through the famous Chalan Bil located in the region and saw that a frog caught a snake. By seeing this he ordered the boatmen- “Nao Thamao” (stop the boat) and decided to establish his capital in the region. From this word ‘Nao Thamao’ placed “NATORE” by the passing of age. As usual Raja Ramjibon Roy established his capital here in 1706 by filling the low lying lands. Natore was the central office of greater Rajshahi district till 1821. Natore subdivision was established in 1845 under Rajshahi district and upgraded into municipality in 1869. Indigo resistance movements were broke out in this region in 1859- 1860. Natore district is adjacent to the Barandra region that was famous for ancient traditional archaeological treasures. At the eve of the end of Muhal era, Natore became the central point of the power of Bengal. The region was famous for the historical dynasty of Rani Bhabani who was famous for his activities to mankind. During the War of Liberation in 1971 a direct battle was fought between the Pakistani army and the freedom fighters on 29 March in which about 40 members of the Pakistani army including Major Aslam and Capt Ishaq were killed. Natore was turned into a district again in 1984. The Geo position of the district is 24˚26’ North latitudes and 89˚9’ east longitude.

Bordered By: Natore District is bordered by Naogaon and Bogra districts to the north, Kushtia and Pabna districts to the south, Sirajganj and a part of Pabna district to the east, Rajshahi district to the west.

Administration: The area of Munshiganj is 1900.19 Sq Km. It is under Rajshahi Division. There are 08 Municipalities in Natore named Gurudaspur, Natore, Shingra, Gopalpur, Boraigram, Bagatipara, Naldanga and Bonpara. The number of Upazilla (sub district) in Natore district is 06, named- Natore Sadar, Lalpur, Bagaripara, Baraipara, Shingra and Gurudaspur containing 52 Unions, 1068 Mauzas and 1351 Villages.

Population: The total population of Natore district is 17,06,673 (Male- 8,54,183 and Female- 852,490). Sex ratio is 100:100, Population Density 898/Sq Km and annual growth rate is 1.14%.

Literacy: The Literacy Rate of Natore district is 49.60% (Male- 51.90% and Female- 47.30%). School attendance rate is 55.30% for 5 to 24 years age group.

Other Important Data: The postal code of Natore district is 6400 and NWD Code is 0771. Total Parliament seat in Natore is 04. During the liberation war, Natore was under Sector Number 07. Urbanization rate of the district is 13.36%.

Rivers: Atrai, Boral, Nagor, Tulshi, Nondakuiwa, Gaurnadi etc.

Agro Products: Paddy, Jute, Sugarcane, Pulse, Peanuts, Water-Melon, Vegetables etc.

Remarkable Personalities from Natore District

Moharaj Jagadindra Nath Roy, Maharanee Bhabanee (an Independent Jamindar of Natore during British India), Banalata Sen (Fictional character), Jadunath Sarker, Abdus Satter, Rani Bhabani, Dr Motiur Rahaman, Principal Abdul Hamid, L. Bari, Prof Musleh Uddin  etc.

natore royal palace


Tourist Attractions in Natore District

Rani Bhabanir Royal Palace and Museum, Gopal temple, Digha-Patia Royal Palace (Uttara Ganobhabon), North Bengal Sugar Mills, Sahid Sagor, Chalan-Bil, Graveyard of Hazrat Kubir Shah, Pagla Raja's Palace (jubo park), Palace of Bagatipara Upazila , Modoner Pukur Par, Natore Adhunik Stadium, Maharaja's Palace, Beautiful village of Moshinda  etc.

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