Bagerhat District

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বাগেরহাট জেলা
The historic Sixty Dome Mosque has become the symbol of Bagerhat District
The historic Sixty Dome Mosque has become the symbol of Bagerhat District
Location of Bagerhat in Bangladesh
Location of Bagerhat in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°40′00″N 89°48′00″E / 22.66667°N 89.80000°E / 22.66667; 89.80000Coordinates: 22°40′00″N 89°48′00″E / 22.66667°N 89.80000°E / 22.66667; 89.80000
Country  Bangladesh
Division Khulna Division
Capital Bagerhat
 • Total 3,959.11 km2 (1,528.62 sq mi)
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 1,476,090
 • Density 370/km2 (970/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total 44.3%
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 9300

Bagerhat District (Bengali: বাগেরহাট জেলা) is a district in South-western Bangladesh. It is a part of the Khulna Division.[1]


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.


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.[2]

Bagerhat was declared a district in 1984.[1] 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 upazilla 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[edit]

  • Dohajari Shib Bari, Fakirhat


Bagerhat is divided into 9 upazilas, 77 union parishads, 1031 villages, 687 mouzas, 3 municipalities, 27 wards and 56 mahallas. The upazilas are:


Administrator of Zila Porishod: Sheikh Kamruzzaman (Tuku) [1]

Deputy Commissioner (DC): Md. Akram Hossain [2]


Bagerhat is the terminus of a branch railway from Khulna on the broad gauge system of Bangladesh Railways. 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.[citation needed]


Print media:

  • 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 Pillar Mosque or Shat Gambuj Masjid is famous mosque. Khan Jahan Ali's tomb is the famous tombs.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Kamal, HM Khaled (2012). "Bagerhat District". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. ^ "Mosque City of Bagerhat - A UNESCO World Heritage Site". BANGLADESH.COM. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 

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