Rajbari District

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Rajbari
রাজবাড়ি জেলা
District
Location of Rajbari in Bangladesh
Location of Rajbari in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°42′N 89°30′E / 23.70°N 89.50°E / 23.70; 89.50Coordinates: 23°42′N 89°30′E / 23.70°N 89.50°E / 23.70; 89.50
Country  Bangladesh
Division Dhaka Division
Area
 • Total 1,118.8 km2 (432.0 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 1,049,778
 • Density 940/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total 39.81%[1]
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website www.dcrajbari.gov.bd

Rajbari (Bengali: রাজবাড়ি জেলা, Rajbari Jela also Rajbari Zila) is a district in central Bangladesh.[1][2] It is a part of the Dhaka Division. It was named by the renowned ruler Raja Surjo Kumar Guha Roy. He established his palace or rajbari in this district.

Administration[edit]

Upazilas[edit]

There are 5 upazilas in this district.[2] They are:

  1. Baliakandi Upazila
  2. Goalandaghat Upazila
  3. Pangsha Upazila
  4. Kalukhali Upazila
  5. Rajbari Sadar Upazila
  • Administrator of Zila Porishod: Akbar Ali Morji[3]
  • Deputy Commissioner (DC): Md. Rafiqul Islam Khan[4]

History[edit]

Rajbari was a part of Faridpur District before 1975. Then it was declared as a district on 14 August and Md Wajed Ali Chowdhury nominated as a Governor of the District Council.

Geography and climate[edit]

Annual average temperature of this district is maximum 35.8 °C and minimum 12.6 °C. Annual rainfall is 2105 mm.

Major rivers[edit]

Notable people[edit]

Notable people from Rajbari district are following:

Places of interest[edit]

Podamdi and Kurshi are also a remarkable place for Nawaabs which was originally the subedar (provincial governor) or viceroy of a subah (province) or region of the Mughal empire. It became a high title for Muslim nobles).

Rajbari is a district of natural beauty. Famous dighi (a kind of water body) Kallyan Dighi situated in Baliakandi of Islampur union. Rajbari is situated by the bank of Padma River.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Md. Shariful Islam (2012). "Rajbari District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. ^ a b c "Rajbari District Information". Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  3. ^ AL men appointed administrators
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Welcome to Rajbari District". Retrieved 7 January 2013. 

See also[edit]