Lalmonirhat District

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Lalmonirhat

লালমনিরহাট
Location of Lalmonirhat in Bangladesh
Location of Lalmonirhat in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 26°00′N 89°15′E / 26.00°N 89.25°E / 26.00; 89.25Coordinates: 26°00′N 89°15′E / 26.00°N 89.25°E / 26.00; 89.25
Country Bangladesh
DivisionRangpur Division
Area
 • Total1,247.371 km2 (481.613 sq mi)
Population
(2011 census)
 • Total1,256,099
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
Postal code
5500

Lalmonirhat (Bengali: লালমনিরহাট জেলা, Lalmonirhat Jela also Lalmonirhat Zila) is a district, situated at the northern border of Bangladesh. It is a part of the Rangpur Division.[1] Lalmonirhat mahakuma was established as a district on 1 February 1984. It lies north of Kochbihar and Jalpaiguri of West Bengal, south of Ranpur, east of Kurigram and Kochbihar and west of Rangpur and Nilphamari district. The international border line of Lalmonirhat district is 281.6 km long.

Subdistricts[edit]

There are 5 upazilas, 5 thanas, 45 unions, 354 mouzas and 478 villages in Lalmonirhat.[2] The upazilas are:

  • Lalmonirhat Sadar has an area of 259.54 sq. km. It lies north of Kochbihar of India and Aditmari upazila of Kurigram district, south of Kaunia upazila of Rangpur district and Rajarhat upazila of Kurigram district, east of Phulbai and Rajarhat upazila of Kurigram district, west of Aditmari upazila of Lalmonirhat district and Gangachara upazila of Rangpur district.
  • Aditmari has an area of 190.03 sq. km. It lies north of Kochbihar district of India, south of Gangachar upazila of Rangpur district, east of Lalmonirhat Sadar upazila, west of Kaliganj upazila.
  • Kaliganj has an area of 236.96 sq. km. It lies north of Kochbihar district of India and Hatibandha upazila of Lalmonirhat, south of Gangachara upazila of Rangpur and Kishorganj upazila of Nilphamari district, east of Aditmari upazila, west of Jaldhaka upazila of Nilphamari district.
  • Hatibandha has an area of 288.42 sq. km. It lies north of Kochbihar district of India and Patgram upazila of Lalmonirhat, south of Kaliganj upazila, east of Kochbihar district of India, west of Dimla and Jaldhaka upazila of Nilphamari.
  • Patgram has an area of 261.51. It lies north, east and west of Kochbihar district of India and Hatibandha upazila.

Geography[edit]

Lalmonirhat is in the north of Bangladesh. There are six rivers in Lalmonirhat district. Tista is one of the main rivers in this district. The total length of Tista river is 315 km, 115 km of which is in Bangladesh. The total arable land is 98,875 hectares.[3]

Demographics[edit]

The total population of Lalmonirhat district is 1,256,099. The total male population is 628,799 and the total female population is 627,300. The population density of Lalmonirhat is 1000/km2. Most people speak Bengali language. The majority of this district is Muslim.[4]

Education[edit]

Lalmonirhat has 26 colleges, 212 secondary schools, 754 primary schools, 85 madrasas, 3 polytechnical institutes and 1 technical school and college. Lalmonirhat is one of the seven illiteracy free districts in Bangladesh.[5] The literacy rate of Lalmonirhat is 65%.[6]

Economy[edit]

Agriculture is the major income source. 72.78% of people are farmers, 10.49% are businessmen, 3.46% are labourers, and 4.45% are employees.[5]

Places of interest[edit]

  • Tin Bigha corridor and Dahagram and Angarpota chitmahal
  • Nidaria mosque
  • Tushbhandar jamidar mosque
  • Kakina jamidar bari
  • Burimari land port

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Notable residents[edit]

  • Sheikh Fazlul Karim, poet, born in 14 April 1883 in Kakina village in Kaliganj thana[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tanzimul Nayan (2012). "Lalmonirhat District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ "Geographical introduction of Lalmonirhat". Bangladesh national portal.
  3. ^ "Lalmonirhat at a glance". Bangladesh national portal.
  4. ^ "Lalmonirhat at a glance". Bangladesh national portal.
  5. ^ a b "BBS".
  6. ^ "Lalmonirhat at a glance". Bangladesh national portal.
  7. ^ "Notable places of Lalmonirhat". Bangladesh national portal.
  8. ^ "Notable residents of Lalmonirhat". Bangladesh national portal.

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