Magura District

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Magura
মাগুরা
District
Location of Magura in Bangladesh
Location of Magura in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°24′N 89°24′E / 23.40°N 89.40°E / 23.40; 89.40Coordinates: 23°24′N 89°24′E / 23.40°N 89.40°E / 23.40; 89.40
Country  Bangladesh
Division Khulna Division
Area
 • Total 1,048.61 km2 (404.87 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 918,419
 • Density 880/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total 28.5%
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 7600

Magura (Bengali: মাগুরা জেলা) is a district in south-western Bangladesh. It is a part of the Khulna Division.[1] Magura is far from Dhaka by 176 kilometers. The main Transport is bus. From Magura to Dhaka it takes five hours by bus. There is no train transport in Magura.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Magura District (Khulna Division) with an area of 1048 km2, is bounded by Rajbari district to the north, Jessore and Narail districts to the south, Faridpur district to the east and Jhenaidaha district to the west.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Magura
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 23.4
(74.1)
27.7
(81.9)
33.3
(91.9)
35.6
(96.1)
34.8
(94.6)
32.4
(90.3)
31.4
(88.5)
31.4
(88.5)
32.2
(90)
31.4
(88.5)
28.9
(84)
25.5
(77.9)
30.67
(87.19)
Daily mean °C (°F) 16.4
(61.5)
20.2
(68.4)
26.0
(78.8)
29.2
(84.6)
29.6
(85.3)
28.9
(84)
28.4
(83.1)
28.6
(83.5)
28.8
(83.8)
27.3
(81.1)
23.2
(73.8)
18.7
(65.7)
25.44
(77.8)
Average low °C (°F) 9.4
(48.9)
12.8
(55)
18.7
(65.7)
22.9
(73.2)
24.5
(76.1)
25.5
(77.9)
25.5
(77.9)
25.8
(78.4)
25.6
(78.1)
23.3
(73.9)
17.5
(63.5)
12.0
(53.6)
20.29
(68.52)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 11
(0.43)
19
(0.75)
40
(1.57)
85
(3.35)
183
(7.2)
323
(12.72)
302
(11.89)
288
(11.34)
242
(9.53)
156
(6.14)
25
(0.98)
7
(0.28)
1,681
(66.18)
Average relative humidity (%) 45 35 32 48 66 74 75 74 71 66 47 44 56.4
Source: National newspapers

Administration[edit]

Magura district has 4 upazilas. They are:

  1. Magura Sadar Upazila
  2. Mohammadpur Upazila
  3. Shalikha Upazila
  4. Sreepur Upazila

Notable residents[edit]

Politics[edit]

Late Mohammad Sohrab Hossain. One of the founding members of the People's Republic of Bangladesh and Bangladesh Awami League. He was the minister of three ministries. Forest, fisheries and livestock, Public works and urban development, etc.

*Akbar Hossain Miah, organizer of the guerilla Akbar Bahini during the War of Independence, 1971.[2][3]

Culture[edit]

Sports[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Abu Naser Majnu (2012). "Magura District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. ^ "LGED MAGURA , About MAGURA". Local Government Engineering Department. Retrieved 9 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Seraj, Hossain (9 March 2015). "Magura people recall memoir of War ahead of Independence Day". The Daily Observer. Retrieved 9 May 2015.