Location of Munshiganj in Bangladesh
|• Total||1,004.29 km2 (387.76 sq mi)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|• Density||1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BST (UTC+6)|
Total land area is 235974 acres (954 km2), out of which 138472 acres (560 km2) are cultivable and 5609 acres (23 km2) are fallow land. It has no forest area. 40277 acres (163 km2) of land is irrigated while 26242 acres (106 km2) of land is under river. It has 14 rivers of 155 km passing through.
The district consists of 6 upazilas:
- Lohajang Upazila
- Sreenagar Upazila
- Munshiganj Sadar Upazila
- Sirajdikhan Upazila
- Tongibari Upazila
- Gazaria Upazila
Munshiganj is one of the largest producers of potatoes in Bangladesh. It produces significant amounts of jute, rice, wheat and other vegetables. It also produces sugar cane and bananaa.
Bikrampur (Munshiganj) was the political and cultural centre of ancient Bengal. It was officially known as Bikrampur until 1986 and was part of Dhaka District. The remains of the city of Bikrampur, the capital of the ancient kingdoms of southeastern Bengal, are lost and its location can only be guessed on the basis of available data.
The name of Bikramapur survived in the name of a pargana in the Mughal period. Today the name does not exist even officially; but the inhabitants of a vast tract of land in the Munshigonj district still feel pride in saying that they belong to Bikramapur, which, of course, emanates from the past glory of the area. Also, within the confines of Munshigonj, the colonial era mansion of Badrul Islam, the renowned Kombal merchant, is located. Today it is a sacred site for Tibetan Buddhists.
Notable natives and residents
- M. Hamidullah Khan, Bangladesh Forces, Sector Commander, Sector 11, Bangladesh War of Independence 1971
- Jagadish Chandra Bose, Great Bengali physicist
- Badal Gupta, revolutionary against British India
- Benoy Basu, revolutionary against British India
- Dinesh Gupta, revolutionary against British India
Social & Scientific
- Chashi Nazrul Islam - artist
- Humayun Azad, linguistic scientist, poet and novelist 
- Durga Mohan Das, Brahmo reformer
- Dwarkanath Ganguly, Brahmo reformer
Art, Culture & Sports
- Brojen Das, the first Bangladeshi and Asian to swim across the English Channel, and the first person to cross it four times
- Emdadul Huq Milon, writer and media personality
- Buddhadeb Bosu‚ writer, poet, playwright, essayist
- A. N. Hamidullah, First Governor, Bangladesh Bank 
- Abu Sayeed Hafizullah, first Bengali Accountant General of East Pakistan 
- Fakhruddin Ahmed, former chief adviser, Non-Party Caretaker Government of Bangladesh, 2007–2008.
- Iajuddin Ahmed, former President of Bangladesh
- A.Q.M. Badruddoza Chowdhury, former shortest term appointed President of Bangladesh
- Sadeque Hossain Khoka‚ former Mayor of Dhaka
- M. A. Naser, pioneer in Engineering Education, former Vice Chancellor or BUET, Ekushey Padak recipient
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