This article needs additional citations for verification. (June 2012) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Location of Bagerhat District in Bangladesh
Expandable map of Bagerhat District
|• Total||3,959.11 km2 (1,528.62 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2 m (7 ft)|
|• Density||370/km2 (970/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+06:00 (BST)|
medium · 6th of 21
Bagerhat district has a total area of 3959.11 square kilometres. It is bounded by Gopalganj District and Narail District on the north, The Bay of Bengal on the south, Gopalganj District, Pirojpur District and Barguna District on the east and Khulna District on the west. Main rivers of the district are Panguchi, Daratana, Madhumati River, Pasur River, Haringhata, Mongla River, Baleshwar, Bangra and Goshairkhali.
Bagerhat is a great historical place. Bagerhat city is famous for its mosques. Hazrat Khan Jahan Ali founded this town. He was just and a great saint of the fifteen century. At the time of his reign, Bagerhat was a part of the Sunderban forest. He cleared the forest and made it habitable. He named it Khalifabad. He erected many official buildings to run his administration. He also built many mosques and dug tanks. The buildings erected by him are now all in ruins. The city of Bagerhat has been given the status of a World Heritage Site. This honour was conferred by UNESCO in 1973. Source
Located at the confluence of two historical rivers, the Brahmaputra River and the Ganges, Bagerghat is also known as the Mosque City for the presence of a large number of mosques in the district. The domed structures of the mosques built with bricks in the 15th century is considered an architectural marvel.
Bagerhat was declared a district in 1984. The district today is the fourth largest district in Bangladesh at the basis of area.
One of the two main ports of Bangladesh, Port of Mongla is here. Rampal and Fakirhat, two upazilas of Bagerhat is known as Qwait of Bangladesh due to its huge production of shrimp and earning a lot of foreign exchange.(55%)
Points of interest
Administrator of Zila Porishod: Sheikh Kamruzzaman (Tuku) 
Deputy Commissioner (DC): Md. Akram Hossain 
Once upon a time there were train communication between Bagerhat & Khulna. The best way to go to Bagerhat from Dhaka is to take a bus which takes five to eight hours. By air you have to go to Jessore airport then take a bus to the city.
- The Daily Star (National)
- Prothom Alo (National)
- The Daily Kaler kantho (National)
- The Daily Jugantar (National)
- The Daily Janakantha (National)
- Daily Purbanchal (Local)
- Daily Inkilab (National)
The district of Bagerhat consists 7815 mosques, 238 temples, 17 churches and seven tombs. The Sixty Domes Mosque or Shat Gambuj Masjid is famous mosque. Khan Jahan Ali's tomb is the famous tombs.
- "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
- Kamal, HM Khaled (2012). "Bagerhat District". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
- "Mosque City of Bagerhat - A UNESCO World Heritage Site". BANGLADESH.COM. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
- bagerhat.gov.bd, Official website of Bagerhat district administration
- BagerhatPressClub.com, Official website of Bagerhat Press-Club
- Monglaport : Official Website