Faridpur District

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Faridpur
ফরিদপুর জেলা
District
Location of Faridpur in Bangladesh
Location of Faridpur in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°30′N 89°50′E / 23.50°N 89.83°E / 23.50; 89.83Coordinates: 23°30′N 89°50′E / 23.50°N 89.83°E / 23.50; 89.83
Country  Bangladesh
Division Dhaka Division
Area
 • Total 2,072.72 km2 (800.28 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 1,912,969
 • Density 920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)

Faridpur (Bengali: ফরিদপুর জেলা, Faridpur Jela also Faridpur Zila) is a district in central Bangladesh. It is a part of the Dhaka Division.[1] Faridpur District has a population of over 1.7 million people and is situated on the banks of the Padma river (Lower Ganges). Once a subdivision, the original area of the district comprised what is today the Greater Faridpur region, which includes the present-day districts of Rajbari, Gopalgonj, Madaripur, Shariatpur and Faridpur.

Administration[edit]

Minister M.P: Engineer Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development[2]

Deputy Commissioner (DC): Sarder Sharafat Ali[3]

The district consists of 9 upazilas:[1]

  1. Alfadanga Upazila
  2. Bhanga Upazila
  3. Boalmari Upazila
  4. Charbhadrasan Upazila
  5. Faridpur Sadar Upazila
  6. Madhukhali Upazila
  7. Nagarkanda Upazila
  8. Sadarpur Upazila
  9. Saltha Upazila

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Masud Reza (2012). "Faridpur District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. ^ http://www.probashi.gov.bd/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=111&Itemid=119
  3. ^ "List of Deputy Commissioners". Ministry of Public Administration. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 

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