Jhenaidah District

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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
 • 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)
 • Summer (DST) BDST (UTC+7)
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]


Jhenidah district has 1,771,304 people as of 2011.[1]




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, 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 etc.


The district is predominately Muslim, 88.07%. The next largest religion is Hinduism with 11.7%.[3]

Religion in Jhenaidah District
Percent Religion

Notable people[edit]

  • Prof. Zillur Rahman Siddiqui [ex V.C Jahangirnagar University(1976-1984)]
  • 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 ArdentIT,Co-Founder Naldanga Public Library
  • Ms. Monowara Khatun, Educationist, Human rights worker
  • Md.Shamim Hossain Mailmary (shailkupa Upazila)
  • Dr. M. A. Mazid; M.Pharm, Ph.D. (Rishkhali, Harinakunda), Educationistm, Pharmacist (http://www.drmazid.com)


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.Don't hesitate to ask any local person about MAHFUZ AHMED when you will be stying in Naldanga.Enjoy......


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

Daily Jugantor (National)


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Jhenaidah (District (Zila))". Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  2. ^ "BANGLAPEDIA: Jhenaidaha District". banglapedia.net. Retrieved 2008-06-26. 
  3. ^ "Jhenaidah District". National encyclopedia of Bangladesh. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 

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