Meherpur District

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Meherpur
মেহেরপুর
District
Location of Meherpur in Bangladesh
Location of Meherpur in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°45′N 88°42′E / 23.75°N 88.70°E / 23.75; 88.70Coordinates: 23°45′N 88°42′E / 23.75°N 88.70°E / 23.75; 88.70
Country  Bangladesh
Division Khulna Division
Area
 • Total 716.08 km2 (276.48 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 655,392
 • Density 920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total 25.23%
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 7100
Website Official Website

Meherpur (Bengali: মেহেরপুর জেলা, Meherpur Jela also Meherpur Zila) is a district in South-western Bangladesh[1] 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.

Geography[edit]

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.

Administration[edit]

Administrator of Zila Porishod: Miajon Ali [1]

Deputy Commissioner (DC): Ms Shahan Ara Banu [2]

Administration[edit]

Administrator of Zila Porishod:sanjay dada [3]

Deputy Commissioner (DC): Farhana aziz [4]

History[edit]

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.[2] 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.[1]

Religion[edit]

The district of Meherpur has 1158 mosques, 456 temples, six churches and 9 tombs.[citation needed]

Value of land[edit]

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[edit]

Mass grave: Meherpur Government College, Jagannathpur, Kazipur and Tengramari; Mass killing site: Jatarpur, memorial monument at Mujibnagar.

Main rivers[edit]

Bhairab, Mathabhaga and Kazli.

Main depressions( Beels)[edit]

Dharlar Beel, Chandbeel,Tuhin Beel, Kolar Beel, Patapukur Beel, Gopalpur Beel, Bamandi Beel, Salika Beel, Terogharia Beel, Elangi Beel etc.

Main exports[edit]

Chili, jute, tobacco, mango, litchi, banana, sweet potato, kachu, sugarcane molasses etc.

Main crops[edit]

Paddy, jute, sugarcane, tobacco, chilli, kachu, sweet potato, ground nut etc.

Notable places[edit]

  • 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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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. 
  2. ^ Sajahan Miah (2012). "Proclamation of Independence". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 

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