Jamalpur District

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Jamalpur
জামালপুর
District
Location of Jamalpur in Bangladesh
Location of Jamalpur in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°55′N 89°58′E / 24.92°N 89.96°E / 24.92; 89.96Coordinates: 24°55′N 89°58′E / 24.92°N 89.96°E / 24.92; 89.96
Country  Bangladesh
Division Dhaka Division
Area
 • Total 2,115.16 km2 (816.67 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 2,292,674
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total 21.5%
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 2000
Website Official Web Portal

Jamalpur (Bengali: জামালপুর জেলা, Jamalpur Jela also Jamalpur Zila) is a district in Dhaka Division, Bangladesh.[1] It occupies 2031.98 km². The main town is situated on the bank of the river Brahmaputra, 140 km (87 mi) north of Dhaka, the national capital.

Education[edit]

The literacy rate is 56.60%. It has two colleges affiliated with National University.

Economy[edit]

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]

Demography[edit]

The town has a population of 116754; male 51.06%, female 48.94% at a density of 2191 per km².

Subdistricts[edit]

The town is divided into seven upazilas & one police I.C

Places to visit[edit]

Jamuna Fertilizer Company (যমুনা সারকারখানা, তারাকান্দি, সরিষাবাডি, জামালপুর।), Zill Bangla Sugar Mill (জিল বাংলা সুগারমিল, দেওয়ানগঞ্জ, জামালপুর।), Hazrat Shah Jamal Mazar (শাহ জামালের মাজার,জামালপুর।), Dayamayi Temple (দয়াময়ি মন্দির, জামালপুর।), Agricultural Research Center(কৃষি-গবেষণা কেন্দ্র), Lauchapra (লাউচাপড়া),Dhanua Kamalpur(ধানুয়া কামালপুর)১১ নং সেক্টর .

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Samar Pal (2012). "Jamalpur District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.