Location of Meherpur in Bangladesh
|• Total||716.08 km2 (276.48 sq mi)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|• Density||920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BST (UTC+6)|
|• Summer (DST)||BDST (UTC+7)|
Meherpur (Bengali: মেহেরপুর জেলা, Meherpur Jela also Meherpur Zila) is a district in South-western Bangladesh which is also the smallest district of Bangladesh. It is a part of the Khulna Division. Before 1984, it was a part of Kushtia district.
Meherpur District has an area 716.08 sq km. It is bounded by Kushtia District and West Bengal of India on the north, Chuadanga District and West Bengal on the south, Chuadanga and Kushtia districts on the east, West Bengal on the west.
Administrator of Zila Porishod: Miajon Ali 
Deputy Commissioner (DC): Ms Shahan Ara Banu 
Administrator of Zila Porishod:sanjay dada 
Deputy Commissioner (DC): Farhana aziz 
Meherpur is a historical district of Bangladesh for the fact that the Proclamation of Independence was solemnly made at the village Baidyanathtola (now Mujibnagar), on 17 April 1971 of this district. The first provisional government of Bangladesh was born here under the leadership of Tajuddin Ahmed. After that day on 18 April 1971, the Pak army killed 8 persons at village Amjhupi.
|This section requires expansion. (November 2013)|
The district of Meherpur has 1158 mosques, 456 temples, six churches and 9 tombs.
Value of land
The market value of land for construction of first grade is Tk 200,000 per katha (3,000 BDT/m²), equivalent to 38 EUR/m².
Marks of the War of Liberation
Mass grave: Meherpur Government College, Jagannathpur, Kazipur and Tengramari; Mass killing site: Jatarpur, memorial monument at Mujibnagar.
Bhairab, Mathabhaga and Kazli.
Main depressions( Beels)
Dharlar Beel, Chandbeel,Tuhin Beel, Kolar Beel, Patapukur Beel, Gopalpur Beel, Bamandi Beel, Salika Beel, Terogharia Beel, Elangi Beel etc.
Chili, jute, tobacco, mango, litchi, banana, sweet potato, kachu, sugarcane molasses etc.
Paddy, jute, sugarcane, tobacco, chilli, kachu, sweet potato, ground nut etc.
- Mujibnagar Smritishoudha
- NeelKuthi Bari of Amjhupi
- Aat Kabor of Karpasdanga
- Gosaidubi Mosque at Karamdi
- Dargahs of Sheik Farid and Shah Enayet
- Mazars of Barkat Bibi and Bagudewan
- Ballavpur Mission
- Teragharia Marrut
- Shiva Mandir at Ballavpur
- Alampur Mandir
- Bhabanipur Mandir
- Bhatpara and Saharbati
- Md Abu Hasan Farooque (2012). "Meherpur District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
- Sajahan Miah (2012). "Proclamation of Independence". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
- Meherpur District Portal
|This Khulna Division location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|