Jhenaidah District

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Jhenaidah
ঝিনাইদহ
District
Location of Jhenaidah in Bangladesh
Location of Jhenaidah in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°32′N 89°00′E / 23.54°N 89.00°E / 23.54; 89.00Coordinates: 23°32′N 89°00′E / 23.54°N 89.00°E / 23.54; 89.00
Country  Bangladesh
Division Khulna Division
Area
 • Total 1,964.77 km2 (758.60 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 1,771,304
 • Density 900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total 62.00%
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Website Website

Jhenidah (Bengali: ঝিনাইদহ) is a district in southwestern Bangladesh. It is a part of the Khulna Division. It is an area 1964.77 km².[1] It is bordered by the Kushtia District to the north, to the south by Jessore District and West Bengal (India), to the east by Rajbari District and Magura District and to the west by Chuadanga District and West Bengal (India) on the west.[2]

Population[edit]

Jhenidah district has 1,771,304 people as of 2011.[1] Density of the population is 901.5 inh./km² [2011] – Change: +1.14%/year [2001 → 2011][3]

Geography[edit]

Annual average temperature: maximum 37.1°C, minimum 11.2°C; annual rainfall[4] 1467 mm

Administration[edit]

Administrator of Zila Porishod: Advocate Abdul Wahed Zoarder [1]

Deputy Commissioner (DC): Md. Safiqul Islam [2]

Mayor of Municipality: Saidul Karim Mintu [3]

Subdivisions[edit]

There are six upazilas under this district:

  1. Jhenaidah Sadar Upazila
  2. Maheshpur Upazila (Bengali: মহেশপুর)
  3. Kaliganj Upazila
  4. Kotchandpur Upazila
  5. Shailkupa Upazila
  6. Harinakunda Upazila

Educational institutions[edit]

Jhenaidah govt K.C College, Govt Nurunahar Mohila College, Jhenaidah Govt. Polytechnic Institute, Jhenaidah Cadet College,Hazi Arshad Ali Degree College, Jhenaidah Govt Boys High School, Jhenaidah Govt Girls High School, Kanchan Nagore Model High School, Jhenaidah College, Shishukunjo High School and College, Govt Lalon Shah College, Richaran Tarinicharan College.Maolanabad High School, kalukhale modhupur high school, A & J college Ramnogor, Berbaari High School.

Religion[edit]

The district is predominately Muslim, 89.6%. The next largest religion is Hinduism with 10.3%.[2]

Notable people[edit]

  • Birshrestha Hamidur Rahman (Liberation war martyr):Hamidur Rahman was born on 2 February 1953 in Khardo Khalishpur village under Moheshpur police station of the Jhenaidah district
  • Prof. DR.Mumtazur Rahman [Dept.of English in IUBAT university]
  • Prof. Zillur Rahman Siddiqui [ex V.C Jahangirnagar University(1976-1984)]
  • Dr. A K M Shameem Alam, scientist.
  • Social Activist Mahmudul Hasan (Shekhpara)
  • Sir Dr. Jamal Nazrul Islam, Mathematical Physicist and Cosmologist
  • Dr. M. Aminul Islam,(Bakarba,Shailkupa),ex vice chancellor, Bangladesh Open University
  • Late Dr. K.Ahmed, Founder Chairman, Jhenidah Municipality
  • Eng. Firazul Alam Takan(Naldanga) Founder Samsul alam khan Foundation and Madrasah
  • Mahfuz Ahmed (Naldanga) Founder bitSoft and Social Aid Foundation
  • Md.Shamim Hossain Mailmary (shailkupa Upazila)
  • Dr. M. A. Mazid; M.Pharm, Ph.D. (Rishkhali, Harinakunda), Educationistm, Pharmacist (http://www.drmazid.com)
  • মরমী কবি পাগলা কানাই, বেড়বাড়ি, ঝিনাইদহ।
  • Late Muhammed Ali Ansary,[5][6] Ex President, Jhenidah Press Club, Lawyer & Social reformist
  • Late Monowara Khatun, Educationist, Human rights worker, Ex Head Master, Jhenidah Govt Girls' High School

Transport[edit]

  • Roads & Highways:

Dhaka-Paturia (Manikgonj)-Rajbari-Faridpur-Magura-Jhenidah-Jessore-Khulna-Port of Mongla;

Jhenidah-Chuadanga-Meherpur;

Jhenidah-Kushtia-Pabna-Rajshahi

Major places[edit]

  • Naldanga Temple Complex:, in the jhenaidah Upazilla, is a temple complex built in 1656 by Maharaj Indranarayan Debroy. There are a total of six temples now. The government restored all of them in 1980 but they were destroyed again during the riot and now most of them are in ruins. Renovations are still going on. The idol of goddess Kali was from Banaras, India. Buses to Kaliganj are easily available from Jessore. Naldanga can be reached by rickshaw or easy bike or Motor cycel from Kaliganj.
  • Dhol Samudra Dighi, Bari Bathan: A huge pond attracts many visitors. The pond with its historical past is located 4 km away from main city
  • Poura Park: Situated in the Hossain Saheed Surwarrdi road.
  • মিঞার দালান, মুরারিদহ:[7] It is the house of Salim Chowdhury(called as 'Mia's dalan') at Muraridah, 3 km away from Jhenaidah. It is a building situated around 200 years old.
  • মহান মুক্তিযুদ্ধে পাকবাহিনীর সাথে প্রথম সম্মুখসমরের ঐতিহ্যবাহী বিষয়খালি সেতু
  • Mobarakgonj Sugar Mill,[8] Kaligonj: Mobarakgonj Sugar Mill was set up by the Government in 1968.
  • Neel Kuthi:[7] Established during the East India Company rule in 1847, construction of this 'Neel Kuthi' at Hat Khalishpur Bazar at in Jhenidah, by the Kapotakkho River took place.
  • Baro Bazar: This is the place of ancient mosques and temples. Several mosques and temples can be found in one road at Baro Bazar.Gazi kalur chompa botir Mazar, Gora Mosjid (Mosque), Sako bazar mosjid and more than 10 other mosjid (mosque)and more than 5 big dighi (pond) are found in Baro Bazar of Kaligonj Upazilla.
  • Bulu Deouan er Mazar is a remarkable place in Kaligonj Upazilla.
  • The Gunjanath temple dates back at 17th century is also in Kaliganj. It can be reached from Naldanga.
  • Mallikpur banyan tree: The largest bannyan tree of Asia is situated in kaligonj Upazilla. However, there is no such existence at present. Only a portion of that big banyan tree can be seen.
  • The Gunjanath temple: It dates back at 17th century is also in Kaliganj. It can be reached from Naldanga.
  • Kolika Doha: It is another remarkable place situated in Naldanga, 300 miter distance from Naldanga Temple Complex.
  • Jhenaidah Cadet College:
  • Shrine of Pagla Kanai:
  • Datanagor Agricultural Project,
  • Shyalakupa Sahi Mosque:
  • Shiddeshary Kali Mondir:
  • Home of K P Bose:
  • Home of Poet Golam Mostafa:
  • Shailkupa Ramgopal Temple:
  • Graveyard of Shiraj Shai
  • Fakir Lalon Shai er Vita:

Media[edit]

Print media
  • Prothom Alo (National)
  • The Daily Kaler kantho (National)
  • Daily Samakal (National)
  • The Daily Janakantha(National)

Daily Jugantor (National)

Telecommunications

Banks[edit]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

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