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Dhanmondi
ধানমন্ডি
Thana
Dhanmondi is located in Bangladesh
Dhanmondi
Dhanmondi
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°44.3′N 90°23.1′E / 23.7383°N 90.3850°E / 23.7383; 90.3850Coordinates: 23°44.3′N 90°23.1′E / 23.7383°N 90.3850°E / 23.7383; 90.3850
Country  Bangladesh
Division Dhaka Division
District Dhaka District
Area
 • Total 4.34 km2 (1.68 sq mi)
Elevation[1] 23 m (75 ft)
Population (1991)
 • Total 201,529
 • Density 20,691/km2 (53,590/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website bangladesh.gov.bd/maps/images/dhaka/DhanmondiT.gif

Dhanmondi (Bengali: ধানমন্ডি) is a residential area in Dhaka city, Bangladesh.

History[edit]

Its origins can be traced back to the late 1950s, beginning as a residential area for the city, and over the decades evolving into a miniature city, with hospitals to malls, schools, banks, offices and universities. After the liberation war, it primarily consisted of two storied houses. The founder of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, lived and was assassinated in Dhanmondi, along with most of his family, in 1975.

Geography[edit]

Dhanmondi is located in the Dhaka District of Bangladesh. It has 33451 houses[citation needed] and a total area of 4.34 km².[2]

Features[edit]

There are apartment complexes replacing the original two-storied houses of Dhanmondi, along with schools, universities, hospitals, restaurants and shopping centers.

The lakeside walkway at Dhanmondi Lake is overlooked by the Rabindra Sharabar, an open-air amphitheater near the Road 8 bridge, where dramas, concerts, and various cultural programs are held from time to time by both amateur and professional artistes, especially during major festivals and holidays.

Snack stalls along the lakeside, particularly on Road 2 (opposite the entrance to Bangladesh Rifles), Road 5 (on an island accessible only by foot bridges from two sides), Road 8 (near the amphitheater) and Road 32 (opposite the residence of Sheikh Mujibir Rahman), offer a variety of snacks and beverages, aimed at city dwellers during the day.

During festivals such as Pohela Baishakh, Independence Day and Eid, moving around Dhanmondi can be difficult due to crowding.

Banks[edit]

Almost every bank operating in the country has an outlet in Dhanmondi. Foreign banks such as Citi, HSBC and Standard Chartered also have branches there, with HSBC and Standard Chartered having multiple ATM booths within the area.

Restaurants[edit]

There are restaurants and cafes all over the locality. Hookah bars or shisha lounges are being attached to most restaurants to draw in young crowds. Several local and international fast food chains in the country have outlets in Dhanmondi.

Real estate[edit]

Real estate in Dhanmondi has seen price rises over the last 20 years[when?]. The growth rate of the price is 331%, the highest in Dhaka since 1995. An average acre of land in Dhanmondi will cost about 340 crore taka (USD $45 million), according to the 2010 property records and public records information provided by the Real Estate and Housing Association of Bangladesh.

Education[edit]

Over the last fifteen years, a large number of schools, colleges and private universities have been developed around the area.

Many well-known English medium schools in the country, such as Scholastica (Junior Section), South Breeze, Sunbeams,[citation needed] Oxford International School Main Campus and Junior Dhanmondi Campus,[3] Mastermind, Maple Leaf, Marie Curie, Dhanmondi Tutorial, Sunnydale, and European Standard School (ESS), and English version schools like Scholar's School and College are located in Dhanmondi.

Colleges like Dhaka City College are located here. Among the universities, International Islamic University Chittagong, the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, United International University, Daffodil International University, Eastern University, The People's University Of Bangladesh,World University Of Bangladesh Stamford University, the University of Asia Pacific and Best Link Future Development Foundation (Head Campus) (Computer Education) are the most well known.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geographic coordinates of Dhaka, Bangladesh". DATEANDTIME.INFO. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Ahmed, Syed Shabbir (2012). "Dhanmondi Thana". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  3. ^ "Contact Details." Oxford International School. Retrieved on September 20, 2015. "Main Campus (Attached Centre of Cambridge International Examination for CIPP, CLSP, Check Point, O Level and A Level examinations) House # 34, Road # 27 (old), New 16, Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka-1209, "