Jamalpur District

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Location of Jamalpur in Bangladesh
Location of Jamalpur in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°55′N 89°58′E / 24.92°N 89.96°E / 24.92; 89.96Coordinates: 24°55′N 89°58′E / 24.92°N 89.96°E / 24.92; 89.96
Country  Bangladesh
Division Mymensingh Division
 • Total 2,031.98 km2 (784.55 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 2,292,674
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total 31.8%[1]
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 2000
Website Official Web Portal

Jamalpur (Bengali: জামালপুর জেলা, Jamalpur Jela also Jamalpur Zila) is a district in Mymensingh Division, Bangladesh.[1] It was the 1st subdivision of Mymensingh district ,established in 1845. It was established in 26th December 1978. It occupies 2031.98 km².[1] The main town is situated on the bank of the river Brahmaputra, 140 km (87 mi) north of Dhaka, the national capital.


Jamalpur is an important market center for the rice, sugarcane, jute, tobacco, and mustard produced in the region. The city is connected by road, rail, and river with Dhaka and the rest of the country. It has a railway station and three dakbungalows.

The town's main exports are jute, tobacco, mustard seed, peanut, leather, egg, pulse, betel leaf and handicrafts.

Making Nakshi kantha (embroidered quilts) is a traditional occupation.


The town has a population of 116754; male 51.06%, female 48.94% at a density of 2191 per km².


The town is divided into seven upazilas & one police I.C

Places to visit[edit]

Jamuna Fertilizer Company, Zill Bangla Sugar Mill, Hazrat Shah Jamal Mazar, Dayamayi Temple, Jomuna River, Dewangonj, Agricultural Research Center, Lauchapra, Dhanua Kamalpur. Gandhi Asram.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Samar Pal (2012). "Jamalpur District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.