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|• Total||2,115.16 km2 (816.67 sq mi)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|• Density||1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BST (UTC+6)|
|• Summer (DST)||BDST (UTC+7)|
Jamalpur (Bengali: জামালপুর জেলা, Jamalpur Jela also Jamalpur Zila) is a district in Dhaka Division, Bangladesh established in 1869. The main town, situated on the bank of the river Brahmaputra, consists of 12 wards and 80 mahallas. It occupies 53.28 km². The city is located on the Brahmaputra River, 140 km (87 mi) north of Dhaka, the national capital. The municipality was established in 1869.
Jamalpur is an important market center for the rice, sugarcane, jute, tobacco, and mustard produced in the region. The city is connected by road, rail, and river with Dhaka and the rest of the country. It has a railway station and three dakbungalows.
The town's main exports are jute, tobacco, mustard seed, peanut, leather, egg, pulse, betel leaf and handicrafts.
Making Nakshi kantha (embroidered quilts) is a traditional occupation. Nakshi Hostoshilpo is one of the pioneers of this industry since 1995. This institute is owned by Mrs. Parul Akter, the chairperson of Zanoni Mohila Somity, which is govt. approved.[clarification needed]
The town has a population of 116754; male 51.06%, female 48.94% at a density of 2191 per km².
The town is divided into seven upazilas & one police I.C
Places to visit
Jamuna Fertilizer Company (যমুনা সারকারখানা), Jhil Bangla Sugar Mill (ঝিল বাংলা সুগারমিল), Hazrat Shah Jamal Mazar (শাহ জামালের মাজার), Dayamayi Temple (দয়াময়ি মন্দির), Agricultural Research Center(কৃষি-গবেষণা কেন্দ্র), Lauchapra (লাউচাপড়া).