|Division of Bangladesh|
Location of Khulna
Districts of Khulna Division
|• Total||22,284.22 km2 (8,603.99 sq mi)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|• Density||700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+6)|
|ISO 3166 code||BD-D|
Khulna Division (Bengali: খুলনা বিভাগ) is one of the eight divisions of Bangladesh. It has an area of 22,285 km2 and a population of 15,563,000 at the 2011 Census (preliminary returns). Its headquarters is Khulna city in Khulna District.
The Khulna division borders the North 24 Parganas district and South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal to the west, the Rajshahi Division to the north, the Bangladesh to the east, and has a coastline on the Bay of Bengal to the south. It is part of the Ganges River delta or Greater Bengal Delta. Other rivers include the Madhumati River, the Bhairab River and the Kopotokkho River. The region also includes several islands in the Bay of Bengal.
The division contains educational institutions including:
- Khulna University;
- Khulna University of Engineering and Technology;
- Jessore Science and Technology University;
- Khulna medical college;
- Jessore Medical College;
- Kushtia Medical College
- Satkhira Medical College
- Government B L College;
- Khulna Polytechnic Institute; Khulna;
- Mangrove Institute of Science and Technology; Khulna;
- City Polytechnic Institute;
- Khanjahan Ali college of Engineering and Technology;
- North South Polytechnic Institute Khulna;
- Daulatpur College (Day/Night), Daulatpur, Khulna;
- Khulna Girls College;
- Khulna Public College;
- Majid Memorial City College, Khulna;
- M.A. Majid College, Dighalia, Khulna;
- Michael Modhushudon College (MM College), Jessore;
- Shundorban College;
- Cantonment Public School and College;
- Jhenaidah Cadet College;
- Phultala M.M. College;
- Khan Jahan Ali Ideal College;
Keshobpur College, Keshobpur, Jessore Chuknagor College, Dumuria, Khulna
- Pioneer Govt Mohila College.
- Khulna Zilla School;
- Khulna Collegiate School;
- Coronation Govt. Girls School;
- Government Daulatpur Muhsin High School;
- Dighalia M.A. Majid Secondary School, Dighalia, Khulna;
- Fatima Girls High School;
- Jessore Cantonment Public School;
- Keshobpur Pilot School & College
- Mangolkot M.L High School, Keshobpur, Jessore
- Adarsho Girls' School, Keshobpur, Jessore
- Rotary School, Khalishpur, Khulna;
- S.B.S.N, Damoder;
- M.M. High School;
- Khulna Lions Schools;
- St. Joseph's High School;
- St. Zavier's School;
- Rev. Paul High School;
- Rosedale International School;
- Kumira High School;
- Udayan Khulna Zilla Police School;
- Khulna Engineering University School.
- Other Educational Institutes
Khulna has six integrated general and vocational (IGV) schools and one technical school of UCEP (Underprivileged Children's Educational Programs), which is a non-profitable organization.
- UCEP-K C C School, Rupsha;
- UCEP-Sonadanga School, Sonadanga;
- UCEP-M A Majid School, Fulbarigate;
- UCEP-Khalishpur School, Khalishpur;
- UCEP-Zohra Samad School, Tootpara;
- UCEP-Wazed Ali School, Banorgati.
The technical school is Khulna Mohsin Technical School, which is situated at 7, Junction Road, Baikali, Khulna.
Kushtia Zilla School, Kushtia is one of the best schools in Khulna division. In higher secondary level Kushtia Govt. College, Kushtia is playing the same role as KZS, and thus in Khulna division education level increasing day by day.
Newspapers and magazines
Daily and weekly newspapers are published from Khulna, including:
- (গণমত ডটকম) Online News Paper,
- (সাতক্ষীর নিউজ) Satkhira News.com,
- 'Daily Purbanchal,
- [the weekly khulnanchal. Editor-Mizanur Rahman Milton]
- Khulna News,
- Daily Shomoyer Khobor,
- Daily Tribune,
- Daily Janmobhumi,
- Daily Anirbhan,
- Daily Probaho etc.
Daily Gramer Kagoj Daily Spondon Daily Lokshomaj
Islam is in majority and about 88% of total population follow Islam according to 2011. Hinduism is second largest religion in Khulna and about 11% of total population are Hindu,1% follow other religion.
Bengali and English is the widely spoken languange in Khulna division like its counterparts.There are also some Biharis who speaks especially concentrated in the Kushtia disctrict.
- Saint Khan Jahan Ali
- Firoz Mahmud- contemporary visual artist, painter
- Nilima Ibrahim- educationist, littérateur and social worker
- Soumya Sarkar- cricketer
- Fakir Lalon Shah, Baul legend
- Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray
- Prafulla Chandra Sen Former Chief Minister of West Bengal
- Sheikh Salahuddin - Former cricketer
- Dr. Jamal Nazrul Islam Physicist
- Michael Madhusudan Datta - Poet and Dramatist
- Syed Ali Ahsan, poet
- Mahendra Lal Bose - Philanthropist and Educationist
- Mohammad Manjural Islam -cricketer
- Sajahan Miah (2012). "Khulna Division". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
- Census figures for 1991, 2001 and 2011 are from Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, Population Census Wing. The 2011 Census figures are based on preliminary results.