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Nilphamari District Information

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Nilphamari District, Bangladesh

Nilphamari district is one of the ancient localities of primitive civilization of Bangladesh. The Tebhaga Movement, Indigo Resistance Movement, Peasant revolt etc are the remarkable chapters of the region. During the British East India Company period, the region was famous for Indigo cultivation due to its fertile lands. As a result, a number of indigo farms grown up. The largest indigo factory was 3 km north from the town, nearby railway station. Besides current officers’ club was also an indigo factory. It is believed that the “Nil- Khamari” converted to Nilphamari in the words of civil farmers by the passing of age. The region was under the Votmari Chauki. Later on the Chauki was transferred first to Shekherhat of Badarganj police station and then to Dokra of Domar police station. The Nilphamari subdivision was established in 1875 and was turned into a district in 1984. Nilphamari district is 400 Km away from the Capital city Dhaka and the Geo position of the district is between 25˚44’ to 26˚19’ North latitudes and between 88˚46’ to 89˚12’ east longitude.

Bordered By: Nilphamari District is bordered by Shiliguri (Indian district) to the north, Rangpur and Dinajpur districts to the south, Rangpur and Lalmonirhat districts to the east, Panchagarh and Dinajpur districts to the west.

Administration: The area of Nilphamari is 1546.59 Sq Km. It is under Rangpur Division. There are 04 Municipalities in Nilphamari named Nilfamary, Sayadpur, Domer and Jhaldaka. The number of Upazilla (sub district) in Nilphamari district is 06, named- Nilfamary Sadar, Kishorgonj, Domer, Jaldhaka, Dimla and Sayadpur containing 61 Unions, 355 Mauzas and 361 Villages. 

Population: The total population of Nilphamari district is 18,34,231 (Male- 922,964 and Female- 911,267). Sex ratio is 101:100, Population Density 1186/Sq Km and annual growth rate is 1.53%.

Literacy: The Literacy Rate of Nilphamari district is 44.40% (Male- 47.60% and Female- 41.10%), school attendance rate is 54.40% for 5 to 24 years age group.

Other Important Data: The postal code of Nilphamari district is 5300 and NWD Code is 0551. Total Parliament seat in Nilphamari is 04. During the liberation war, Nilphamari was under Sector Number 06. Urbanization rate of the district is 15.81%. The region is about 400 Km away from the capital city Dhaka. There is 50.90 Km international borderline (with India) in Nilphamari.

Rivers: Teesta, Ghagot, Bamon Danga, Deonai, Vullai, Charalkata, Salki, Jamunashari, Buri Khora etc.

Agro Products: Paddy, Jute, Tobacco, Sugarcane, Wheat, Onion, Peanuts, Vegetables etc.

Remarkable Personalities from Nilphamari District

A. N. M. Golam Mostafa, Anisul Hoque (Writer), Saint Shah Kalandor,  Abdlul Hafiz, Kazi Abdul Quader, Asaduzzaman Nur (Actor and Politician), Nawab Nurul Uddin, Ratindra Nath Roy (Singer), Khayrat Hossain (Politician), Advocate Dabir Uddin Ahmed, Rathindra Nath Roy, Dr Jikrul Hoque (Politician), Mohesh Chandra Roy (Music Composer), Haralal Roy (Singer), Moshiur Rahaman Jadu Mia (Politician), Dr Imtiaz Hossain (Literate Personality), Dr Jahid Prodhan (Educationist), Principal Mohammad Musa etc.

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Tourist Attractions in Nilphamari District

Nill-Sagor, Uttara Export Processing Zone, Tista Barrage, Sayadpur Railway Factory, Power Plant, Chini Mosque, Sayadpur Air Port, Shadhinata Monument, Hari Dharma Paul Garh, Shahid Captain Bashar Gate, Nilphamary Govt. High School etc.

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