Netrokona District

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Netrokona
নেত্রকোনা
District
Location of Netrokona in Bangladesh
Location of Netrokona in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°53′N 90°44′E / 24.88°N 90.73°E / 24.88; 90.73Coordinates: 24°53′N 90°44′E / 24.88°N 90.73°E / 24.88; 90.73
Country  Bangladesh
Division Dhaka Division
Area
 • Total 2,794.28 km2 (1,078.88 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 2,229,642
 • Density 800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)

Netrakona (Bengali: নেত্রকোনা) is a district in central Bangladesh.[1] It is a part of Dhaka Division.[2]

Geography[edit]

Netrakona is situated in the northern part of Bangladesh, near the Meghalayan border. There are four main rivers in Netrakona: Kangsha, Dhala, Magra, and Teorkhali.

Netrakona Pouroshabha (Town of Netrakona) is a municipal town, established in 1887 and with an area of 13.63 km².

Subdivisions[edit]

Netrokona district is divided into ten upazillas.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Netrakona is largely agrarian. Susang Durgapur, an Upazila of Netrakona, is one of the major sources of country's China-Clay used for ceramic products. Its vast water bodies (Hawor) provides wide varieties of fishes.

Bara Bazar is commerce centre of Netrakona.

Religion[edit]

The district of Netrakona consists 3146 mosques, 958 temples, 83 churches and eight Buddhist temples.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ netrakona.weebly.com
  2. ^ Sanjay Sarkar (2012). "Netrokona District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 

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