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 751.62 km2 (290.20 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 655,392
 • Density 870/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total 25.23%
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
 • Summer (DST) BDST (UTC+7)
Postal code 7100
Website Banglapedia Article

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.


Administration[edit]

Administrator of Zila Porishod:sanjay dada [1]

Deputy Commissioner (DC): Farhana aziz [2]

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]

Religion in Meherpur District
Religion Percent
Islam
  
97.5%
Hinduism
  
1.28%
Christianity
  
1.17%
others
  
0.05%

The district of Meherpur consists 1158 mosques, 456 temples, six churches and 9 tombs.

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, 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. ^ Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal, ed. (2012). "Proclamation of Independence". Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 

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