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Rajbari District Information

atlas of rajbari district

Rajbari District, Bangladesh

Rajbari district is located in the central region of Bangladesh. There was no doubt; Rajbari was named after a Royal Palace. But it is not clear when the king and after which Rajbari was named after. Some historians think that the region was named after the royal palace of King Surjakumar Sen (1885). Almost all the region of the district was made by sediment of mighty Padma River. Historical Records of the time of permanent settlement (1793) show that the whole area was under the jessore district. The area was included in Faridpur district when it was established in 1811. When Goalanda subdivision was formed in 1871, Pangsha and Rajbari were included with it and headquarter was established at Rajbari. In 1883 Rajbari was upgraded to a sub district and upgraded into a municipality in 1923. After the liberation of Bangladesh, 01 March 1984 Rajbari was again upgraded into a district. The Geo position of the district is between 23˚35’ to 23˚55’ North Latitudes and between 89˚09’ to 89˚55’ east Longitude.

Bordered By: Rajbari District is bordered by Pabna district to the north, Magura and Faridpur districts to the south, Manikganj district to the east, Kushtia and Jhenaidah districts to the west.

Administration: The area of Rajbari district is 1092.28 Sq Km. It is under Dhaka Division. There are 03 Municipalities in Rajbari named Rajbari, Goalonda and Pangsha. The number of Upazilla (sub district) in Rajbari district is 05, named- Rajbari, Goalonda, Pangsha, Baliakandi and Kalokhali containing 42 Unions, 720 Mauzas and 967 Villages. 

Population: The total population of Rajbari district is 10,49,778 (Male- 5,19,999 and Female- 5,29,779). Sex ratio is 98:100, Population Density 961/Sq Km and annual growth rate is 0.97%.

Literacy: The Literacy Rate of Rajbari district is 52.30% (Male- 54.00% and Female- 50.60%), School attendance rate is 57.10% for 5 to 24 years age group.

Other Important Data: The postal code of Rajbari district is 7700 and NWD Code is 0641. Total Parliament seat in Rajbari is 02. During the liberation war, Rajbari was under Sector Number 08. Urbanization rate of the district is 12.96%, and average rainfall is 2105 mm. Average Moisture is 75%.

Rivers: Padma, Chandna, Chitra, Horai, Gorai, Madhumoti, Kumar etc. 

Agro Products: Paddy, Jute, Wheat, Onion, garlic, Yam, Turmeric, Ground- Nut, Pulses, Oil seeds, Mango, Jack fruit, Black- Berry, Coconut, Palm, Litchi etc.

Remarkable Personalities from Rajbari District

Mir Mosharrof Hissain (Writer), Dr Kazi Motahar Hossain (Educationist), Mohammad Yaqub Ali Chowdhury (Education Reformist), Maulvi Tamizuddin Khan (Speaker in formerly East Pakistan Parliament), Roknuzzaman Khan Dada Vi (Cartoonist),  Prof. Jahanara Begum, Roknuzzaman Khan, Dr Fakir Abdur Rashid, Fakir Abdul Jabbar, Kazi Abdu Odud (Writer), Monsurul Karim (Fine Artist), Nafees Bin Jafor (Oscar Winner) etc.


Tourist Attractions in Rajbari District

Luxmi Kol Royal Palace, Baliakandi Royal Palace, Children Park, Graveyard of writer Mir Mosharrof Hossain, Memorial Center, Acrobatic Center, Rajbari Swiming Pole, Dauladia River Port, Rajbari Circuit House, Rajbari Uddyan Base, Jora Bangla Temple, Sawdagor Mound, Shrine of Shah Palowan, Tomb of Saint Kamal Shah, Dauladia Ferry Ghat  etc.

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