Rupsa River

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Ship on the Rupsa River

The Rupsa River is a river in southwestern Bangladesh and a distributary of the Ganges. It forms from the union of the Bhairab and Atrai rivers, and flows into the Pasur River.[1] Its entire length is affected by tides.[1]

Near Chalna, it changes its name to Pasur River and flows into the Bay of Bengal.

Rupsha is one of the most famous rivers of Bangladesh. It flows by the side of Khulna, and connects to the Bay of Bengal through Poshur river at Mongla channel.

A significant number of fisheries, dockyards, shipyards and factories are situated on the bank of this river. A significant number of families depend on catching fish in the river. There is a bridge over the river named Khan Jahan Ali Rupsha Bridge. This bridge connects Khulna and Bagerhat Districts.


  1. ^ a b Masud Hasan Chowdhury (2012). "Rupsa-Pasur River". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 

Coordinates: 22°45′N 89°33′E / 22.750°N 89.550°E / 22.750; 89.550