Dhaleshwari River bank, Munshiganj Sadar Upazila in Munsiganj District
Location of Munshiganj in Bangladesh
|• Total||1,004.29 km2 (387.76 sq mi)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|• Density||1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BST (UTC+6)|
|• Summer (DST)||BDST (UTC+7)|
Total land area is 235974 acres (954 km²), out of which 138472 acres (560 km²) are cultivable and 5609 acres (23 km²) are fallow land. It has no forest area. 40277 acres (163 km²) of land is irrigated while 26242 acres (106 km²) of land is under river. It has 14 rivers of 155 km passing through.
The district consists of 6 upazilas:
- Lohajang Upazila
- Sreenagar Upazila
- Munshiganj Sadar Upazila
- Sirajdikhan Upazila
- Tongibari Upazila
- Gazaria Upazila
Munshiganj is one of the largest producers of potatoes in Bangladesh. It produces significant amounts of jute, rice, wheat and other vegetables. It also produces sugar cane and bananaa.
Bikrampur (Munshiganj) was the political and cultural centre of ancient Bengal. It was officially known as Bikrampur until 1986 and was part of Dhaka District. The remains of the city of Bikrampur, the capital of the ancient kingdoms of southeastern Bengal, are lost and its location can only be guessed on the basis of available data. Bangla, Old History
The name of Bikramapur survived in the name of a pargana in the Mughal period. Today the name does not exist even officially; but the inhabitants of a vast tract of land in the Munshigonj district still feel pride in saying that they belong to Bikramapur, which, of course, emanates from the past glory of the area. Also, within the confines of Munshigonj, the colonial era mansion of Badrul Islam, the renowned Kombal merchant, is located. Today it is a sacred site for Tibetan Buddhists.
The district of Munshiganj consist 3254 mosques, 348 temples, nine Buddhist temples and a church here.
- Roads & Highways:
- Prothom Alo (National)
- The Daily Kaler kantho (National)
- The Daily Samakal (National)
- The Daily Janakhanta (National)
- The Daily Jugantar (National)
Notable natives and residents
- M. Hamidullah Khan, Bangladesh Forces Sector Commander, Sector 11, Bangladesh War of Independence 1971
- Jagadish Chandra Bose, Great Bengali physicist
- Fayezuddin Ahmed,Former Govt Secretary (Home ,Defense,Establishment,Cabinet)and Chairman Bangladesh Public Service Commission
- Dr. Ashequr Rahman Khan, Former Director, Dhaka Medical College Hospital and Holy Family Red crescent Hospital
- Fakhruddin Ahmed, Former Chief Adviser, Non-Party Caretaker Government of Bangladesh, 2007-2008.
- Iajuddin Ahmed, Former President of Bangladesh
- Nurul Kabir - Editor-in-Chief of the English news daily in Bangladesh the Daily New Age.
- Nurul Haque Chowdhury, Great Social Worker, renown Jomider during British ruling period.
- Minhaj Hossain, Electronic musician/producer. Notable projects include Blue Neptune and City Lies.
- Atisa Dipankara Shrijnana, Buddhist teacher who reintroduced Buddhism to Tibet
- Humayun Azad, a linguistic scientist, poet and novelist 
- Badal Gupta, revolutionary against British India
- A. R. Khandakar, former Inspector General of Police, freedom fighter, Ekushey Padak recipient
- Benoy Basu, revolutionary against British India
- Brojen Das, the first Bangladeshi and Asian to swim across the English Channel, and the first person to cross it four times
- Dhir Ali miya,A great music director,reformer of Bangladeshi modern folk songs & also a leader of dhaka orchestra
- Dinesh Gupta, revolutionary against British India
- Prafulla Dasgupta, revolutionary against British India
- Durga Mohan Das, Brahmo reformer
- Dwarkanath Ganguly, Brahmo reformer
- M. A. Naser, Pioneer in Engineering Education, former Vice Chancellor or BUET, Ekushey Padak recipient
- Emdadul Huq Milon, Writer & Media personality
- A.Q.M. Badruddoza Chowdhury, Former President of Bangladesh
- M.A.Khaleq,Educationalist,Writer & Poet
- Sadeque Hossain Khoka‚Former Mayor Dhaka City Corporation
- Buddhadeb Bosu‚ Writer, poet, playwright, essayist