Jessore, officially known as Jashore, Bengali: যশোর) is a city in south-western Bangladesh. It is the capital of Jashore District. Jashore town consists of 9 wards and 73 mahalls. Jashore municipality was established in 1864. The area of the town is 25.72 km2. It has a population of 201,796 at the 2011 Census. The literacy rate among the townspeople is 56.57% in 1991. It is home to the Bangladesh Air Force base Matiur Rahman. It is near Bookbhora Oxbow Lake.
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Largest cities or towns in Bangladesh
Population and Housing Census 2011
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- Population and Housing Census 2011 - Volume 3: Urban Area Report (PDF), Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, Aug 2014