Brahmanbaria

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Brahmanbaria
ব্রাহ্মণবাড়ীয়া
city
Brahmanbaria city.
Brahmanbaria city.
Nickname(s): B-Baria
Brahmanbaria is located in Bangladesh
Brahmanbaria
Brahmanbaria
Location in Brahmanbaria
Coordinates: 23°57′56″N 91°06′29″E / 23.965593°N 91.107997°E / 23.965593; 91.107997Coordinates: 23°57′56″N 91°06′29″E / 23.965593°N 91.107997°E / 23.965593; 91.107997
Country Bangladesh
Division Chittagong Division
District Brahmanbaria District
Establishment Late 1700 CE
Municipality 1769
Administrative District 1984
Government
 • Type Pourashava
 • City Mayor Nayar Kabir
Area[1]
 • city 77 km2 (29.8 sq mi)
 • Urban 50 km2 (19.3 sq mi)
 • Metro 10 km2 (4.0 sq mi)
Elevation 34 m (112 ft)
Population (2011)
 • city 168,636
 • Density 2,200/km2 (5,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Beebarian
Time zone Bangladesh Time (UTC+6)
Postal code 3400[2]
National Calling Code +880
Local Calling Code +88-0851

Brahmanbaria[3] (Bengali: ব্রাহ্মণবাড়ীয়া)[4] is a historic city of Bangladesh. It is the capital of Brahmanbaria District and second largest city after Comilla in eastern Bangladesh.[5] Brahmanbaria is one of the oldest municipalities in Bangladesh, and was established in 1769. Brahmanbaria was declared a district headquarters in 1984. Its municipality area has a population of 168,636 according to the 2011 Census. It was a part of greater Comilla District until 1984.

Geography and climate[edit]

The Titas River, seen from Brahmanbaria

Brahmanbaria is located in the East-Central region of Bangladesh. Its nearby cities are Dhaka, Comilla, Narayanganj and Agartala. This city is in the bank of Titas River. Also there is Meghna River in the west of Brahmanbaria. The climate of Brahmanbaria is very similar to other cities of Bangladesh. During summer it is extremely hot. August is the hottest month and January is the coldest. Floods are a major concern for people in Brahmanbaria, as the city has suffered from flooding for four times in a decade. Tornados and the monsoon Kaalboishakhi jhor hit almost every year.

Brahmanbaria has a tropical wet and dry climate.

Climate data for Brahmanbaria
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 25
(77)
28
(82)
32
(90)
33
(91)
33
(91)
32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
29
(84)
27
(81)
auto
(87)
Daily mean °C (°F) 18
(64)
22
(72)
26
(79)
28
(82)
28
(82)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
27
(81)
22
(72)
22
(72)
25
(77)
Average low °C (°F) 10
(50)
14
(57)
19
(66)
22
(72)
23
(73)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
23
(73)
17
(63)
17
(63)
20.3
(68.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 14.4
(0.567)
39.8
(1.567)
72.8
(2.866)
168.2
(6.622)
315.4
(12.417)
344.9
(13.579)
367.9
(14.484)
247.5
(9.744)
197.6
(7.78)
148.5
(5.846)
30.4
(1.197)
8.9
(0.35)
auto
(77.019)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 4 5 7 12 19 23 28 26 22 13 3 1 auto
Source: Worldweatheronline[6]

Administration[edit]

Brahmanbaria was given city status in 1984. The city boundaries contain Sadar Municipality, 12 Wards, 78 Mahallas, and 36 villages.[7]

Metro neighborhoods[edit]

Some of the rich and busy neighborhoods of Brahmanbaria main town.

  • Midtown
  • Medda
  • Paik Para
  • College Para
  • Kazi Para
  • Modhya Para
  • Ulcha Para
  • Kandi Para
  • Sarak Bazaar
  • Parkside
  • Shimrail Kandi
  • Downtown
  • Bijeshwor

Ethnicity and language[edit]

Brahmanbaria's official language is Bengali. This is popular city for Bengali. Having one of the largest Bhasha Shahitya Kendrow in the country. English is widely spoken within the city. There are many English schools here. This city has more than 95% Bengali people. Minorities are safely living in the city. [8]

Notable residents[edit]

Brahmanbaria also produced actresses like Zakia Bari Momo ,who won LUX Channel I Superstar. Alamgir is evergreen actor of Cinema of Bangladesh. He start working in mid '80s and he is still an actor.[9] His son Niloy Alamgir is also an actor. Brahmanbaria has other people like Al Mahmud, Abdul Kadir and Syed Shamsul Haque who are a poets. Nawaab Syed Shamsul Huda was a leader of the Muslim League. Shakil Ahmed was the director general of Border guard Bangladesh, who had heavily secured the borders of Bangladesh.

See also[edit]

Destinations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area, Population and Literacy Rate by Paurashava −2001" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 18 September 2009. 
  2. ^ www.geopostcodes.com,. "ZIP Code database of Bangladesh". Geopostcodes.com. Retrieved 11 June 2008. 
  3. ^ "Wikivoyage". Map Data OpenStreetMap. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Government Official Name". Local government in Bangladesh. 
  5. ^ "NGA GeoNames Database". National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 14 July 2008. 
  6. ^ "Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh Travel Weather Averages (Worldweather)". Worldweatheronline. Retrieved 3 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "National Web Portal of Bangladesh". Bangladesh National Web Portal. 
  8. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 27 March 2005. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  9. ^ http://www.online-dhaka.com/english/29_735_26229_0-alamgir-celebrity-online-dhaka.html