Khulna Division

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Khulna Division

খুলনা বিভাগ
Location of Khulna
Location of Khulna
Districts of Khulna Division
Districts of Khulna Division
Coordinates: 22°55′N 89°15′E / 22.917°N 89.250°E / 22.917; 89.250Coordinates: 22°55′N 89°15′E / 22.917°N 89.250°E / 22.917; 89.250
Country Bangladesh
 • Total22,284.22 km2 (8,603.99 sq mi)
(2011 census)
 • Total15,687,759
 • Density700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeBD-D
HDI (2017)0.620[1]
Notable sport teamsKhulna Titans, Khulna Division

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.

Administrative districts[edit]

The division was formed in 1960.[2] Khulna Division consists of the following ten districts (zilas), subdivided into 59 sub-districts (upazilas):[3]

District Administrative
Area in
1991 Census
2001 Census
2011 Census
Bagerhat District Bagerhat 3,959.11 1,431,322 1,549,031 1,476,090
Chuadanga District Chuadanga 1,174.10 807,164 1,007,130 1,129015
Jessore District Jessore 2,606.94 2,106,996 2,471,554 2,764,547
Jhenaidah District Jhenaidah 1,964.77 1,361,280 1,579,490 1,771,304
Khulna District Khulna 4,394.45 2,010,643 2,378,971 2,318,527
Kushtia District Kushtia 1,608.80 1,502,126 1,740,155 1,946,838
Magura District Magura 1,039.10 724,027 824,311 918,419
Meherpur District Meherpur 751.62 491,917 591,430 655,392
Narail District Narail 967.99 655,720 698,447 721,668
Satkhira District Satkhira 3,817.29 1,597,178 1,864,704 1,985,959
Total 10 22,284.22 12,688,3832 14,705,223 15,687,759


Parts of the largest mangrove forest in the world — the Sundarban — is spread over the three most southerly districts of Satkhira, Khulna and Bagherhat.


The division contains educational institutions including:

Public Medical Colleges
  • Adarsho Girls' School, Keshobpur, Jessore
  • Coronation Govt. Girls School
  • Dighalia M.A. Majid Secondary School, Dighalia, Khulna
  • Fatima Girls High School
  • Government Daulatpur Muhsin High School
  • Jessore Cantonment Public School
  • Keshobpur Pilot School & College
  • Khulna Collegiate School
  • Khulna Engineering University School
  • Khulna Lions Schools
  • Khulna Zilla School
  • Kumira High School
  • M.M. High School
  • Mangolkot M.L High School, Keshobpur, Jessore
  • Rev. Paul High School
  • Rosedale International School
  • Rotary School, Khalishpur, Khulna
  • S.B.S.N, Damoder
  • St. Joseph's High School
  • St. Xavier's High School
  • Udayan Khulna Zilla Police School
  • Kushtia Zilla School
  • Kushtia Government Girls High 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[edit]

Daily and weekly newspapers are published from Khulna, including:

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.[citation needed]


Bengali and English is the widely spoken language in Khulna division like its counterparts.There are also some Biharis who speaks especially concentrated in the Kushtia disctrict.

Notable persons[edit]


  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  2. ^ Sajahan Miah (2012). "Khulna Division". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ [1] Archived 2011-02-02 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-08-31. Retrieved 2015-08-07.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "". Archived from the original on 24 February 2018. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Home - Mangrove Institute of Science and Technology". Mangrove Institute of Science and Technology. Archived from the original on 14 November 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  8. ^ Archived 2011-02-08 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Archived 2003-12-25 at the Wayback Machine

10. Parvez Reza Tanvir, Social Worker & Politician, Khulna Zila.