Shapla Square monument – a prominent landmark in Motijheel
|• Total||4.69 km2 (1.81 sq mi)|
|• Density||47,692/km2 (123,520/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BST (UTC+6)|
|Website||Official Map of the Motijheel Thana|
Motijheel (Bengali: মতিঝিল) is a thana (administrative division) of Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is situated at the heart of the city (the General Post Office is considered the zero point of Dhaka). Motijheel is the major business and commercial hub of Dhaka city and has more offices and business institutions than any other part of the city. It is the home to largest number of corporate headquarters in the nation. Many news, magazines, print and other media publishers are based here. Motijheel is also close to Kamalapur Railway Station, the main railway station of Dhaka.One of the highest skyscrapers of the megacity are in this area. It is central business district. City Centre Bangladesh and Bangladesh Bank Building are also located in this area.
Motijheel Thana covers an area of 4.69 square kilometres (1.81 sq mi), and is bounded by Khilgaon Thana to the north, Sutrapur and Kotwali Thanas to the south, Sabujbagh Thana to the east, and Ramna Thana to the west.
At the 1991 Bangladesh census, Motijheel had 36,059 households with a population of 223,676, of whom 143,497 were aged 18 or older. Males constituted 59.45% of the population, and females 40.55%. Motijheel had an average literacy rate of 70.9% (7+ years), against the national average of 32.4%.
The following newspapers and magazine publishers are based in Motijheel:
- Farooque, Md. Abu Hasan (2012). "Motijheel Thana". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
- "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 27 March 2005. Retrieved 10 November 2006.
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