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Rajshahi District Information



rajshahi city map


Rajshahi District, Bangladesh



The previous name of the region was “Barendravhumi”. Rajshahi district was a part of Pundrubardhan of the ancient Banga State. The capital of Vijoy Sen was located 9 miles away to the west of Rajshahi town. Indigo resistance movement spread over Rajshahi during 1859-60. During the mass upsurge in 1969 Dr. Shamsuzzoha, a prominent professor of Rajshahi University was killed when the great soul stood forward to protect his students. Rajshahi district was established in 1772. Maldaha, Bogra, Pabna, Natore and Nawabganj districts were established dividing this district. The Geo position of the district is between 24˚07’ to 24˚43’ North latitudes and between 88˚17’ to 88˚58’ east longitude.

Bordered By: Rajshahi District is bordered by Naogaon district to the north, Kushtia district, West Bengal (Indian State), and the Ganga River to the south, Natore district to the east and Chapai Nawabganj district to the west.

Administration: The area of Rajshahi is 2425.37 Sq Km. It is a divisional Headquarter also. There are a city corporation 14 Municipalities in Rajshahi named Kesharhat, Bagha, Arani, Tanore, Katakhali, Mundumala, Charghat, Noahata, Godagari, Puthia, Durgapur, Bhabaniganj, Kakanhat and Tahirpur. The number of Upazilla (sub- district) in Rajshahi district is 13, named- Patia, Paba, Rajpara, Bagmara, Tanore, Boalia, Mohonpur, Charghat, Bagha, Godagari, Durgapur, Motihar and Sah-Makhdum containing 71 Unions, 1393 Mauzas and 1727 Villages outside of metro area.

Population: The total population of Rajshahi district is 25,95,197 (Male- 13,09,890 and Female- 12,85,307). Sex ratio is 102:100, Population Density 1070/Sq Km and annual growth rate is 1.25%.

Literacy: The Literacy Rate of Rajshahi district is 53.00% (Male- 55.80% and Female- 50.10%). School attendance rate is 58.90% for 5 to 24 years age group.

Other Important Data: The postal code of Rajshahi district is 6000 and NWD Code is 0821. Total Parliament seat in Rajshahi is 06. During the liberation war, Rajshahi was under Sector Number 07. Urbanization rate of the district is 32.93%.

Rivers: Padma, Jamuna, Atrai, Mohanonda, Gur, Musakhan, Nandakuja Gumani, Norod, Boral etc. 

Agro Products: Mango, Paddy, Jute, Sugarcane, Litchi, Pulse, Wheat, Tobacco, Peanuts, Betel, Betel- Nuts etc.

Remarkable Personalities from Rajshahi District

Abdul Ahad, Abul Hasanat, Mohammad Kamruzzaman, Charu Mazumder, Dhirendra Nath Sarker, Monjur Morshed (Literate Personality), Shelina Hossain (Literate Personality), Tarikul Islam, Mirza Yousouf Ali, Ayen Uddin, Hazrat Shah Mokhdum (R), A. H. M. Kamruzzaman (Politician), Martyr Prof. Samsuddoha, Mir Azizur Rahaman (Poet), Endru Kishor (Singer) etc.

famous mango of rajshahi


Famous Tourist Places in Rajshahi city

Shah Mokhdum Mazar, Bagha Mosque, Rajshahi Sugar Mills, Borendra Museum, Silk Industry, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi Medical College, Barokuthi, Sarda Police Training Center, Antique of Putia, Godagari Royal Palace, Graveyard of Mirza Alikuli Beg, Porsha Royal Palace, Bhubon Mohon Park, Rajshahi Cadet College, Puthia Temple Complex, Kismat Madia Mosque, Tomb of Hazrat Shah Sultan, Bara Kuthi, Talando Shiva Mandir etc.



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