Jhenaidah District

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Jhenaidah
District
Location of Jhenaidah in Bangladesh
Location of Jhenaidah in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°32′N 89°00′E / 23.54°N 89.00°E / 23.54; 89.00Coordinates: 23°32′N 89°00′E / 23.54°N 89.00°E / 23.54; 89.00
Country  Bangladesh
Division Khulna Division
Area
 • Total 1,964.77 km2 (758.60 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 1,771,304
 • Density 900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)

Jhenaidah (Bengali: ঝিনাইদহ) is a district in southwestern Bangladesh. It is a part of the Khulna Division. It is an area 1964.77 km².[1] It is bordered by the Kushtia District to the north, to the south by Jessore District and West Bengal (India), to the east by Rajbari District and Magura District and to the west by Chuadanga District and West Bengal (India) on the west.[2]

Geography[edit]

Annual average temperature: maximum 37.1 °C, minimum 11.2 °C; annual rainfall[3] 1467 mm

Demographics[edit]

Jhenaidah district has 1,771,304 people as of 2011.[1] Density of the population is 901.5 inh./km² [2011] – Change: +1.14%/year [2001 → 2011][4]

Administration[edit]

Administrator of Zila Porishod: Advocate Abdul Wahed Zoarder [1]

Deputy Commissioner (DC): Md. Mahbub Alam Talukdar [2][dead link]

Mayor of Municipality: Saidul Karim Mintu [3]

Subdivisions[edit]

There are six upazilas under this district:

  1. Jhenaidah Sadar Upazila
  2. Maheshpur Upazila (www.maheshpur.info)
  3. Kaliganj Upazila
  4. Kotchandpur Upazila
  5. Shailkupa Upazila
  6. Harinakunda Upazila

Education[edit]

Religion[edit]

The district is predominately Muslim, 89.6%. The next largest religion is Hinduism with 10.3%.[2]

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jhenaidah (District (Zila))". Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  2. ^ a b BM Rezaul Karim (2012). "Jhenaidah District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  3. ^ http://wikimapia.org/24901555/Jhenaidah-Dist-Town
  4. ^ http://www.citypopulation.de/php/bangladesh-admin.php?adm1id=44

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