Rajbari District

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Rajbari
রাজবাড়ি জেলা
District
Bangladesh Rajbari District in Bangladesh
Rajbari District
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 1,092.28 km2 (421.73 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 1,049,778
 • Density 960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total 56.4%[1]
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
 • Summer (DST) BDST (UTC+7)
Website www.dcrajbari.gov.bd

Rajbari (Bengali: রাজবাড়ি জেলা, Rajbari Jela also Rajbari Zila) is a district in central Bangladesh. It is a part of the Dhaka Division. It was named by the renowned ruler Raja Surjoprashad Sen. He established his palace or rajbari in this district. It was a part of Faridpur district before. Later on, it was separated from Faridpur and rose as Rajbari.

Administration[edit]

Administrator of Zila Porishod: Akbar Ali Morji [1]

Deputy Commissioner (DC): Md. Hasanuzzaman Kallol [2]

History[edit]

Rajbari is a district of Bangladesh. At first it was declared as a district in 1975 on 14th August and Md Wajed Ali Chowdhury nominated as a Governor of the District Council. It is under Dhaka division. It was named by the renowned ruler Raja Shurjoprashad Sen. It was a part of Faridpur District before. Later on, it was separated from Faridpur and rose as Rajbari. It has produced famous personalities such as Maulvi Tamizuddin Khan (the speaker of Pakistan's Constituent Assembly), Yakub Ali Chowdhury, eminent Bangladeshi cartoonist Rokonuzaman Khan Dadabhai, and scientist Kazi Motahar Hossain. [2]

The famous writer Mir Mosharraf Hossain[3] lived at Podamdi, near Village of Kurshi in Baliakandi upzilla. Podamdi and Kurshi are also a remarkable place for Nawaabs (A Nawab or Nawaab (Urdu: نواب, Hindi: नवाब) was originally the subedar (provincial governor) or viceroy of a subah (province) or region o.f 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.

Geography and climate[edit]

Weather[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]

[1] [3] Rajbar. West vobanepur

Agriculture[edit]

Crops[edit]

Paddy, jute, sugarcane, turmeric, ground nut, oil seeds, pulses etc. [1] [3]

Fruits[edit]

  1. The mango or aam (Mangifera indica);
  2. The guava or peyara (Psidium);
  3. The jamun or kalojam (Syzygium cumini);
  4. The custard-apple or aata (Annona reticulata);
  5. The tamarind or tetul (Tamarindus indica);
  6. The pomelo or batabi nebu (Citrus grandis);
  7. The jackfruit or kathal (Artocarpus heterophyllus);
  8. The papaya or pn~epe (Carica papaya);
  9. The pineapple or anaras (Ananas comosus);
  10. The badam (Terminalia catappa);
  11. The banana or kawla (Musa pradisiaca);
  12. The coconut or narkol (Cocos nucifera);
  13. The lichi or lichu (Litchi chinensis);
  14. The pomgranate or dalim/bedana (Punica granatum);
  15. The date or khn~ejur (Phoenix sylvestris);
  16. The fig or dumur (Ficus hispida);
  17. The haritaki (Terminalia chebula);
  18. The palm or tal (Borssus flabel lifer);

[1] [4]

Gallery[edit]

Upazilas[edit]

There are 5 upazilas in this district. They are:

  1. Baliakandi Upazila
  2. Goalandaghat Upazila
  3. Pangsha Upazila
  4. Kalukhali Upazila
  5. Rajbari Sadar Upazila

[3]

Religion[edit]

Religion in Rajbari District
Religion Percent
Islam
  
83%
Hinduism
  
17.6%
Christianity
  
0.4%
other religions
  
0%

The district of Rajbari consists 596 mosques, 270 temples and 2 churches.

Media[edit]

Print media:

  • Prothom Alo (National)
  • The Daily Kaler kantho (National)
  • The Daily Samakal (National)
  • The Daily Janakhanta (National)
  • The Daily Jugantar (National)
  • The Daily Amar Desh (National)
  • The Daily Naya Diganta(National)

Telecommunications:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Banglapedia: Encyclopedia of Bangladesh". Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Welcome to Rajbari District". Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Rajbari District Information". Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Rajbari District (Dhaka division)". Retrieved 6 January 2013. 

See also[edit]