Rajshahi District

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Rajshahi
রাজশাহী জেলা
District
Ruins at Puthia, Rajshahi
Ruins at Puthia, Rajshahi
Location of Rajshahi in Bangladesh
Location of Rajshahi in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°24′N 88°30′E / 24.40°N 88.50°E / 24.40; 88.50Coordinates: 24°24′N 88°30′E / 24.40°N 88.50°E / 24.40; 88.50
Country  Bangladesh
Division Rajshahi Division
Area
 • Total 2,425.37 km2 (936.44 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 2,595,197
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total 30.61%
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
 • Summer (DST) BDST (UTC+7)
Website Banglapedia Article

Rajshahi District (Bengali: রাজশাহী জেলা) is a district in north-western Bangladesh. It is a part of the Rajshahi Division. The metropolitan city of Rajshahi is in Rajshahi District.

Geography[edit]

Rajshahi district is bounded by Naogaon District to the north, Natore District to the east, and Chapai Nababganj District and the river Padma to the south.

Rivers[edit]

There are ten rivers in this district, totaling 146 km in length. The main river is Padma River (Ganges). Some others are Mahananda, Baral and Barnai river.

Administration[edit]

Administrator of Zila Porishod: Mahbub Jamal Bhulu [1]

Deputy Commissioner (DC): Md. Abdul Hannan [2]

Subdivisions[edit]

Sub-district or upazillas of Rajshahi

Communications[edit]

Rajshai district has well organized internal communication as well as connection to other parts of the country. There are 96 metalled roads with a total length of about 1270 km, 108 semi-metalled roads of about 546 km length, and six railways of about 63 km total length.

Economy[edit]

Rajshahi has been regarded as the bread-basket of Bangladesh. Recent agricultural modernizations with the much-lauded Barendra project has increased crop-diversification, allowed farmers to access better analysis of their farmland's chemical composition, and generally allowed farmers to grow as many as three crops every year instead of the usual one crop. Moreover, agro-processing is also thought to have an extremely bright future in this region of the country; industry experts predict that gas connection with the rest of the country will allow Rajshahi to fulfill its true potential and generally emerge as one of the most economically vibrant parts of Bangladesh.[citation needed]

The Silk City[edit]

Rajshahi Divisional Headquarters is Rajshahi Metropolitan. Its widely known as Silk City of Bangladesh, the National Silk Board (In Bengali : Jatio Resham Board) is situated at Rajshahi. Also an Inter-City train is named Silk City after Rajshahi. The train communicates Rajshahi to Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. Rajshahi is famous in Bangladesh for producing Mango and Silk.

Places of interest[edit]

  • Puthia Temple Complex
  • Tomb of Hazrat Shah Makhdum
  • Kismat Madia Mosque
  • Jami Mosque
  • Bagha Mosque
  • Bagdhani Mosque
  • Tomb of Hazrat Shah Sultan
  • Bara Kuthi
  • Talando Shiva Mandir

Area[edit]

  • Total Land Area.......: 599405
  • Cultivable Area.......: 376814
  • Fallow Land...........: 11626
  • Area Under Forest.....: 372
  • Area Irrigated........: 219980
  • Area Under River......: 24540

Social information[edit]

Clubs: 387
Community Centre: 178
Co-operative Society: 2040
Professional Society: 80
Post Office: 121
Bank Branches: 138
NGOs: 362
Mosques: 3718
Temples: 231
Churches: 36
Pagodas: 2
Marriage Registers: 33
Livestock Firms: 312
Poultry Firms: 142
Hatchery: 16
Handloom: 691
Bamboo & Cane: 343
Carpentry: 712
Jute/Cotton Fibre: 144
Blacksmith: 368
Potter: 351
Gold Smith: 275
Others: 1375

Educational institutions[edit]

Type                   | Total No.| No. of Teachers | No. of Students
Kindergerten.........:        41             264           4095
Primary School.......:       911            3789         380891
Junior High School...:        30             175           6214
Secondary High School:       215            2367         169765
College..............:        63            1505          37652
University...........:         2            767          14422
Teachers training....:         1              17            330
fwvti.................:        01             10             25
Physical Training....:         1              11            225
Bangladesh Polytechnic Ins.    1              30            600
Polytechnical Inst...:         1              25            557
Vocational Institute.:        
Rajshahi Locknath High School  1              25            1000
Blind/Disable School.:         1               7             56
Mass Education Center:        36              82           1402
Ibtedaye Madrasa.....:       197             646        1818442
Dakhil Madrasa.......:        42             652          15273
Alia Madrasa.........:        14             198           4456
Fazil Madrasa........:        57             204           4718
Kamil Madrasa........:         8              51            911
Forquania Madrasa....:       139             359           9636
Hafizia Madrasa......:        29              44           1017
Qaumi Madrasa........:         3              11            107
Tol College..........:         3              90           2054
Pali College.........:         -               -              -
Girls School/College.:        36             563          20651

Homeo Medical College: 1 17 729

Health[edit]

Items                    |  Doctors  | Nurse/HA | No. of Beds 
Hospitals.............:       393        294         1123
Clinics...............:        73        158          200
Fwvti..................        01
FWC...................:        35         22           13
Maternity Center......:        34         22           13
Primary Healthcare....:         3         11           10

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