Jessore

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Jashore

যশোর

Jessore
A view of central Jashore in Bangladesh, taken from the Magpie hotel
A view of central Jashore in Bangladesh, taken from the Magpie hotel
Country Bangladesh
DivisionKhulna Division
DistrictJashore District
Municipality1864
Government
 • TypeMayor–Council
 • BodyJashore Municipality
Area
 • Total21.15 km2 (8.17 sq mi)
Population
 • Total298,000
 • Density14,000/km2 (36,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (Bangladesh Time)
National Dialing Code+880

Jessore, officially known as Jashore,[1] (Bengali: যশোর) is a major city in Jashore District located in the south-western region of Bangladesh. It is the administrative centre (headquarter) of the eponymous district and the third largest city in Khulna Division. Jashore city consists of 9 wards and 73 mahalls. Jashore municipality was established in 1864.[2] The area of the town is 21.15  km2. It has a population of about 2,98,000 according to the record of Jessore municipality.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mahadi Al Hasnat (2 April 2018). "Mixed reactions as govt changes English spellings of 5 district names". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Jashore Sadar". Ministry of Local Government. Retrieved 21 October 2020.


Coordinates: 23°10′N 89°13′E / 23.167°N 89.217°E / 23.167; 89.217

  1. ^ Population and Housing Census 2011 - Volume 3: Urban Area Report (PDF), Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, Aug 2014