Narsingdi District

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Narsingdi
নরসিংদী
District
Location of Narsingdi in Bangladesh
Location of Narsingdi in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°55′N 90°44′E / 23.92°N 90.73°E / 23.92; 90.73Coordinates: 23°55′N 90°44′E / 23.92°N 90.73°E / 23.92; 90.73
Country  Bangladesh
Division Dhaka Division
Area
 • Total 1,140.76 km2 (440.45 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 2,224,944
 • Density 2,000/km2 (5,100/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total 55.%
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 1600
Website [1]

Narsingdi (Bengali: নরসিংদী Nôrshingdi) is a district in central Bangladesh.It is located 50 km north-east of Dhaka, capital city of Bangladesh. It is a part of the Dhaka Division.[1] The district is famous for its textile craft industry. Narsingdi is bordered by Kishoreganj in the north & north-east, by Brahmanbaria in the east & south-east, Narayanganj at south & south-west and by Gazipur in the west.

Subdivisions[edit]

There are six upazilas, or subdivisions, in the Narsingdi district.

  1. Belabo Upazila
  2. Monohardi Upazila
  3. Narsingdi Sadar Upazila
  4. Palash Upazila
  5. Raipura Upazila
  6. Shibpur Upazila

Economy[edit]

Narsingdi is a densely industrial area and is home to many textile mills. Narsingdi gas field is located in the Shibpur upazila under Narsingdi district adjacent to the Dhaka-Sylhet highway about 45 km away of northern most east direction from capital city of Bangladesh, Dhaka. This field was discovered by Petrobangla in 1990. Total recoverable gas reserves of this field re-estimated by Hydrocarbon Unit is 215 billion cubic feet (6.1×109 m3). Commercial gas production was started in 1996 and till 31 August 2006 total 66.304 billion cubic feet (1.8775×109 m3) or 30.84 percent of gas reserves has been recovered. Largest powerplant of Bangladesh, Ghorashal power plant, owned by Bangladesh Power Development Board (PDB) is situated in palash Upazilla. Narsingdi is riched by several number of jute mills, which plays an important rule in economy. Quality banana is also found here. The biggest and renowned HAAT (Textile market) of Bangladesh is located here at Madhabdi which is known as SHEKHERCHAUR / BABUR HAAT. Sugarcane also grows well. There is a sugar mill in palash thana named DESHBONDHO sugar mill. There are two urea fertilizer industries in palash and ghorashal.

Religion[edit]

The district of Narsingdi has 3923 mosques, 52 temples, nine Buddhist temples and three churches. Baba looknath temple situated at Putia, Shibpur, of which land given by SARGIUA SADU HARANDRA DEBNATH.

Notable residents[edit]

  1. Bir sreshtho Matiur Rahman (military pilot)
  2. Delwar Jahid, journalist.
  3. Shamsur Rahman

Places of interest[edit]

Arshinagor park is situated near the Narsingdi railway station. Dream Holiday Park near by Narsingdi.Archaeologically important Wari-Bateshwar ruins was established around 2500 years ago. Sonaimore benodon park is one of the most beautiful places of Narshingdi and is full of natural beauty. Bananas (sagor kola) from Narsingdi are famous for size, taste, flavor and colour. The graveyard of Shaheed Asad, (the Hero of 1969 Mass-Uprising) is situated in his village Dhanua in Shibpur Upazila.

Rivers[edit]

The Meghna, The Shitalakkha, The old Brahmaputra, Arial Kha, Haridhoa, Paharea are some of the main rivers that flow through this district.

Communication[edit]

The communication system of this district is very good. The Dhaka-Sylhet highway (a.k.a. N2), one of the important highways of Bangladesh, passes through Narsingdi. It is only one hour distance from Dhaka. Inter-district road communication is also better from here . Water way communication is also very good as lots of river flows through Narsingdi. Dhaka-Chittagong and Dhaka-Sylhet, two most busiest rail route of the country go through Narsingdi. People can easily go Narshingdi by boarding this buses. From gulshan - National Express (AC Bus) , BRTC (AC Bus). from Sydabad bus terminal - Monohordi Paribahan, Anna Super Service, BRTC Bus. from Mohakhali Bus stand - PPL, Chalan Bil Transport, Arabian Transport, Badsha Paribahan.

People also can go to Narshingdi by Train from Kamalapur Rail Station to Narsingdi railway station.

Education[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Md. Mosharraf Hossain Sarkar (2012). "Narsingdi District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.