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, Narsingdi
  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 NARSINGDI which is known as SEKERCHAR/BABUR HAAT. Sugarcane also grows well. There is a sugar mill in polash thana named DESHBONDHO sugar mill. There are two urea fertilizer industries in polash and ghorashal.

Religion[edit]

The district of Narsingdi has 3923 mosques, 52 temples, nine Buddhist temples and three churches.

Notable residents[edit]

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 flows through this district.

Communication[edit]

The communication system of this district is very good. The Dhaka-Sylhet highway, one of the important highways of Bangladesh, passes through Narsingdi. It is only one hour distance from Dhaka. Water way communication is also very good as lots of river flows through Narsingdi. Dhaka-Chittagong & Dhaka-Sylhet, two most busiest rail route of the country go through Narsingdi. People can easily go Narshingdi by boarding this buses. National Express (AC Bus)& BRTC (AC BUS) {from Gulistan} Monohordi Paribahan, Anna Super Service, BRTC Bus and shopn bilash bus service etc.(from Sydabad bus terminal), PPL, Chalan Bil Transport, Arabian Transport, Badsha Parabahan (from Mohakhali Bus stand). People also can go to Narshingdi by Train from Kamalapur Rail Station .

Education[edit]

Grade Schools[edit]

  • Dewaner Char Madymik Vidyalaya (Estd 1992)
  • Narayanpur Rabeya Mahavidyalaya
  • Modern Pilot High School
  • Dhukundi High School
  • Rajarbag High School
  • Ghorashal Pilot High School
  • Pubali Jute Mill High Schhol
  • Adiabad Islamia High School and College (Estd 1912 AD)
  • A.N.M. High School
  • BRAHMONDI K.K.M GOVT. HIGH SCHOOL{ESTD-1946}

Higher Education[edit]

  • Bharaicha College
  • Hossain Ali College
  • Narsingdi Government College (Estd 1949)
  • Narsingdi government Women College
  • Abdul Kadir Mollah City College
  • Panch kandi degree college
  • Shaheed Muktizuddha Nazib Uddin Khan College

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.