Sherpur District

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Sherpur
শেরপুর
District
Location of Sherpur in Bangladesh
Location of Sherpur in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 25°00′N 90°00′E / 25.00°N 90.00°E / 25.00; 90.00Coordinates: 25°00′N 90°00′E / 25.00°N 90.00°E / 25.00; 90.00
Country  Bangladesh
Division Dhaka Division
Area
 • Total 1,359.87 km2 (525.05 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 1,358,325
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total 32.4%
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 2100

Sherpur (Bengali: শেরপুর জেলা, Sherpur Jela also Sherpur Zila) is a district in central Bangladesh. It is a part of the Dhaka Division.[1] Sherpur city is located about 198 km (123.03 mi) north of Dhaka which is the capital of the country.

Subdivisions[edit]

There are 5 upazilas (sub-district) under this district, namely:

  1. Jhenaigati Upazila
  2. Nakla Upazila
  3. Nalitabari Upazila
  4. Sherpur Sadar Upazila
  5. Sreebardi Upazila

Administration[edit]

Administrator of Zila Porishod: Abdul Halim[2]

Deputy Commissioner (DC): Mohammad Zakir Hossain[3] judicial service

Transportation[edit]

  • Roads & Highway:
  • Rural communications:

Religion[edit]

The district of Sherpur consists 3394 mosques, 474 and a church. In this district, major Muslim pilgrims were crowd in many mosques.

Media[edit]

Print media:

  • Prothom Alo (National)
  • The Daily Kaler kantho (National)
  • Daily Samakal (National)

Telecommunications:

Satellite Television:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AKM Reazul Hasan (2012). "Sherpur District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. ^ AL men appointed administrators
  3. ^ [1][dead link]