Khulna District

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Khulna district
খুলনা জেলা
রবীন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুরের শ্বশুরবাড়ি (সামনে থেকে).jpg
Bamboo caring via boat at poshur river - 1.jpg
Road side view at chalna, Khulna - 10.jpg
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Clockwise from top-left: House of Rabindranath Tagore's father-in-law, Bamboo transported on the Poshur, Ten Dome Mosque, Rupsa Bridge, View of fields near Chalna
Location of Khulna District in Bangladesh
Location of Khulna District in Bangladesh
Expandable map of Khulna District
Coordinates: 22°21′N 89°18′E / 22.35°N 89.30°E / 22.35; 89.30Coordinates: 22°21′N 89°18′E / 22.35°N 89.30°E / 22.35; 89.30
Country Bangladesh
DivisionKhulna Division
 • Deputy CommissionerMohammad Helal Hossain, PAA
 • Total4,389.11 km2 (1,694.64 sq mi)
 (2011 census)
 • Total3,118,527
 • Density710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total72.81%
Time zoneUTC+06:00 (BST)
Postal code
HDI (2019)0.690[1]
medium · 3rd of 20

Khulna District (Bengali: খুলনা জেলা, Khulna Jela also Khulna Zila) is a district of Bangladesh. It is located in the Khulna Division. It is bordered on the north by the Jessore District and the Narail District, on the south by the Bay of Bengal, on the east by the Bagerhat District, and on the west by the Satkhira District.[2]


Religion in Khulna district (2011)[3]
Religion Percent

At the time of the 2011 census, Khulna district had a population of 2318527 of which 1175686 were males and 1142841 were females. 66.46% of the population lived in rural areas while 33.54% of the population lived in urban areas. The literacy rate was 60.14%: for males it was 64.32% while for females it was 55.85%.[3] 76.63% of the population was Muslim and 22.72% Hindu at the time of the 2011 census. There was a small minority of Christians as well which was 0.66% of the population.

Geography and climate[edit]

Khulna District has a total area of 4,389.11 square kilometres (1,694.64 sq mi).[4] It borders Jessore District to the north, Narail District to the northeast, Bagerhat District to the east, the Bay of Bengal to the south, and Satkhira District to the west.[2]

Major rivers of Khulna District are the Rupsa (a continuation of the Bhairab and Atrai), Arpangachhia, Shibsa, Pasur, and the Koyra.[2]


The district contains educational institutions including:




See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database". Global Data Lab. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  2. ^ a b c Sandipak Mallik (2012). "Khulna District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  3. ^ a b "Bangladesh Population & Housing Census 2011(Zila aeries)". Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.
  4. ^ "District Statistics 2011: Khulna" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved October 29, 2017.