Meherpur District

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Meherpur
মেহেরপুর
District
Location of Meherpur in Bangladesh
Location of Meherpur in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°45′N 88°42′E / 23.75°N 88.70°E / 23.75; 88.70Coordinates: 23°45′N 88°42′E / 23.75°N 88.70°E / 23.75; 88.70
Country  Bangladesh
Division Khulna Division
Area
 • Total 716.08 km2 (276.48 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 655,392
 • Density 920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Meherpuri
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 7100

Meherpur (Bengali: মেহেরপুর জেলা, pron: meɦeɾpuɾ) is a district in South-western Bangladesh.[1]

Location[edit]

Meherpur District has an area of 716.08 km2. It is bounded by Kushtia District and West Bengal of India on the north, Chuadanga District and West Bengal on the south, Chuadanga and Kushtia districts on the east, and West Bengal on the west.

History[edit]

Meherpur is a historical district of Bangladesh for the fact that the Proclamation of Independence was solemnly made at the village Baidyanathtola (now Mujibnagar), on 17 April 1971 of this district. The entire Proclamation ceremony was organized by local leaders under the supervision of Momeen Chowdhury and MM Rustom Ali. [2] The first provisional government of Bangladesh was formed here under the leadership of Tajuddin Ahmed & Syed Nazrul Islam. After that day on 18 April 1971, the Pak army killed 8 persons at village Amjhupi. Meherpur was a Sub-Division in Kushtia District and in the year 1983 (1984) it was declared as a District by Ershad Government. The Meherpur Municipality is one of the oldest Municipality in Bangladesh which was established on 1859 when Meherpur was a part of District Nadia.[1]

Points of interest[edit]

Administration[edit]

Meherpur district is divided into three upazilas, Gangni Upazila, Meherpur Sadar Upazila and Mujibnagar Upazila.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Md Abu Hasan Farooque (2012). "Meherpur District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. ^ Sajahan Miah (2012). "Proclamation of Independence". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  3. ^ Alam, M. R. (15 October 2016). "Lack of renovation puts Bhatpara Neelkuthi on verge of ruination". The Daily Observer. Dhaka.