Wednesday, February 6

Bogra District Information


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Map of Bogra District

Bogra District, Bangladesh


Bogra is an ancient district and the gateway to entrance in the northern part of Bangladesh. In the primitive history of mythology, Bogra has occupied an important role. The previous name of the region was “Pundabardhan”. The ancient capital of Pundra dynasty named Pundrabardhan is the current Bogra. During the 4Th to 12Th century the administrative centre point of the ancient dynasties of Maurja, Gupta, Paul, Sen etc were in the region. Bogra came under the Muslim rule when Ikhtiar Uddin Muhammad Bakhtiyar Khilji conquered Nadia in 1204. During 1279- 1282 AD, Sultan Nasiruddin Bagra Khan, the second son of Sultan Ghiyasuddin Balban who was the emperor of Delhi became the ruler of the region. Bogra was named after him. The anti British movement, Fakir-Sannyasi movement, the Indigo Rebellion etc are the remarkable chapters of the region. During the British East India Company period, Bogra district was established containing 9 police stations in 1821. After the liberation of Bangladesh, Bogra district was divided into two districts named Bogra and Joypurhat in 1983.

Bordered By: Bogra District is bordered by Gaibandha and Joypurhat districts to the north, Sirajganj and Natore districts to the south, Jamalpur district and the Jamuna River to the east, Naogaon and Natore district to the west.

Administration: The area of Bogra is 2898.68 Sq Km. It is under Rajshahi Division. There are 11 Municipalities in Bogra named Dhunat, Kahaloo, Santahar, Sherpur, Dhubchancia, Nandigram, Bogra, Shibganj, Gabtali, Sariakandi and Sonatala. The number of Upazilla (sub district) in Bogra district is 12, named- Bogra Sadar, Dhupchia, Adamdighi, Shibgonj, Dhunat, Shariakandi, Sonatola, Nondigram, Gabtali, Kahalu, Sherpur and Mazhira containing 110 Unions, 1613 Mauzas and 2618 Villages. 

Population: The total population of Bogra district is 34,00,874 (Male- 17,08,806 and Female- 16,92,068). Sex ratio is 101:100, population density 1173/Sq Km and annual growth rate is 1.20%.

Literacy: The Literacy Rate of Bogra district is 49.40% (Male- 52.90% and Female- 45.90%). School attendance rate is 53.70% for 5 to 24 years age group.

Other Important Data: The postal code of Bogra district is 6600 and NWD Code is 051. Total Parliament seat in Bogra is 07. During the liberation war, Bogra was under Sector Number 07. Urbanization rate of the district is 19.71%.

Rivers: Jamuna, Kartoa, Nagor, Bangali, Halhalia, Dakuria, Belai, Gazaria, Chandraboti, Manash, Iramoti, Velka etc.

Agro Products: Sugarcane, Tobacco, Paddy, Jute, Vegetables etc.

Remarkable Personalities from Bogra District

Major Ziaur Ziaur Rahaman( Politician), Noresh Chandra Sen Gupta, Bulbul Chowdhury, Akhtaruzzaman Ilias (Writer), Sadot Ali Akhondo (Literate Personality), Azizul Hoque (Poet), Enamul Hoque (Writer), Lutfar Rahaman Sarker, Sayad Anower Hossain, Chowdhury Mohammad Ali (Politician), Aminul Karim Dulal (Fine Artist), Anjuma Ara Begum (Singer), Khandaker Faruque Ahmed, Gaziul Hoque (Language Fighter), M. R. Akhter Mukul etc.

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Famous Tourist Attractions in Bogra District

Nawabbari, Kherua Mosque, Mohastangor, Shila Debir Hat, Behula – Luxindor er Bashor Ghor, Vasu Bihar, Bhabani Temple, Graveyard of Shah Sultan Balkhi (R), Bhabanipur Shib Mondir Kherua Mosque in Sherpur, Mohammad Ali Palace, Groan Barrage in Sariakandi, Wonderland etc.



2 comments:

bijoy das said...

What is the nearest railhead for Bogra? Is there a train from Khulna?

bijoy das said...

What is the nearest railhead for Bogra? Is there a train from Khulna?

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