Location of Madaripur in Bangladesh
|• Total||1,144.96 km2 (442.07 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,100/km2 (2,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+6 (BST)|
Madaripur subdivision was established in 1854 under the district of Bakerganj. In 1873 it was separated from Bakerganj and annexed to Faridpur district. Madaripur subdivision was turned into a district in 1984. Madaripur district was named after the Sufi saint Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar (d. 1434 CE).
During the War of Liberation, many direct encounters were held between the Faraizi Movement and the Pakistan army in Madaripur. The freedom fighters of Madaripur captured 40 Pakistani soldiers including a major and a captain.
Faridpur District and Padma River are on the north of the Madaripur district. Barisal is on the south, Shariatpur and Meghna River are on the east. Gopalgong District and Padma River are to its west. Madaripur (Town) consists of 9 wards and 33 mahallas.
Madaripur is divided into 4 Upazilas / 5 Thanas
- Administrator of Zila Porishod: Miajuddin Khan
- Deputy Commissioner & District Magistrate (DC): MD WAHIDUL ISLAM
- Haji Shariatullah
- Mohsin Uddin Dudu Mia
- Ambica Charan Mazumdar
- Pulin Behari Das
- Chittapriya Ray Chaudhuri
- Swami Pranavananda
- Zohra Begum Kazi
- Phani Bhushan Majumder
- Basudeb Dasgupta
- Fazlur Rahman Khan
- Sunil Gangopadhyay
- Rashid Talukder
- Ava Alam
- Syed Abul Hossain
- Shajahan Khan
- A. B. M. Khairul Haque
- Mohammad Nizamuddin Ahmed
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- "Deputy Commissioner". Retrieved 2018-06-08.
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