Sirajganj District

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Sirajganj
সিরাজগঞ্জ
District
Location of Sirajganj in Bangladesh
Location of Sirajganj in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°20′N 89°37′E / 24.33°N 89.62°E / 24.33; 89.62Coordinates: 24°20′N 89°37′E / 24.33°N 89.62°E / 24.33; 89.62
Country  Bangladesh
Division Rajshahi Division
Area
 • Total 2,402.05 km2 (927.44 sq mi)
Population (20111 census)
 • Total 3,097,489
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total 87%
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
 • Summer (DST) BDST (UTC+7)
Website www.dcsirajganj.gov.bd

Sirajganj (Bengali: সিরাজগঞ্জ জেলা, Sirajganj Jela also Sirajganj Zila) is a district in Northern Bangladesh. It is a part of the Rajshahi Division.

Subdistricts[edit]

There are nine Upazilas in Sirajganj district. They are:

  1. Sirajganj Sadar Upazila
  2. Belkuchi Upazila
  3. Chawhali Upazila
  4. Kamarkhanda Upazila
  5. Kazipur Upazila
  6. Raiganj Upazila
  7. Shahjadpur Upazila
  8. Tarash Upazila
  9. Ullahpara Upazila

Geography[edit]

Sirajganj District of Rajshahi division has an area of about 2497.92 km². The main rivers are Jamuna, Baral, Ichamati, Karatoya and Phuljuri. The annual average temperature reaches a maximum of 34.6 °C, and a minimum of 11.9 °C. The annual rainfall is 1610 mm (63.4 in).

Population[edit]

The population has been measured at 3,215,873, made up of 92% Muslim, 6.5% Hindu and 1.5% other. Males make up 51.14% of the population and females 48.86%.

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