Location of Netrokona District in Bangladesh
Expandable map of Netrokona District
|• Total||2,794.28 km2 (1,078.88 sq mi)|
|• Density||800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+06:00 (BST)|
The headquarters of Netrokona District was located at the bend of the Mogra River and was called Nadirkona. Many people believe that over a period of time Nadirkona became Netrakona.
In 1880, the British Raj approved the area as a mahakuma administrative region. It was effective on 3 January 1882 when the region was officially named as Netrakona Mahakuma. Government of Bangladesh converted it to Netrakona District on 17 January 1984.
Netrakona is situated in the northern part of Bangladesh, near the Meghalayan border. There are five main rivers in Netrakona: Kangsha, Someshawri, Dhala, Magra, and Teorkhali. It is a part of the Surma-Meghna River System.
The total area of Netrakona District is 2,794.28 km2 (1,078.88 sq mi) of which 9.17 km2 (3.54 sq mi) is under forest. It lies between 24°34’ and 25°12’ north latitudes and between 90°00’ and 91°07’ east longitudes.
Netrakona Pouroshabha (Town of Netrakona) is a municipal town, established in 1887 and with an area of 13.63 km².
Netrokona district is divided into ten upazilas.
- Atpara Upazila
- Barhatta Upazila
- Durgapur Upazila
- Khaliajuri Upazila
- Kalmakanda Upazila
- Kendua Upazila
- Madan Upazila
- Mohanganj Upazila
- Netrakona Sadar Upazila
- Purbadhala Upazila
According to 2011 Bangladesh census, Netrakona District had a population of 2,229,642. Males constituted 49.84% of the population and females 50.16%. Muslims formed 89.78% of the population, Hindus 9.30%, Christians 0.82% and others 0.10%. Netrakona District had a literacy rate of 39.44% for the population 7 years and above.
The economy of Netrakona is largely agrarian. Susang Durgapur, an Upazila of Netrakona, is one of the major sources of country's China-Clay used for ceramic products. Its vast water bodies (Hawor) provides wide varieties of fishes. Bara Bazar and Choto Bazar is commerce centre of Netrakona.
- Durgapur : There are a lot of Garo hills at Bijoypur in Durgapur. There is a hill of white clay.
- Birishiri : There is a Tribal Cultural Academy. And also have a historical big pond called Sagor Dighi.
- Hawor : Hawor is a large area of water spaces. Biggest hawor[check spelling] is located in Mohongonj and Khaliajuri . Dingaputa is one of the biggest hawor[check spelling] among them.
- Madanpur Mazar (Shah Sultan Rumi): It is situated 8 km south to the Netrokona Town.
- Ranikong Mission 
The district of Netrakona consists 3146 mosques, 958 temples, 83 churches and eight Buddhist temples.
- Akhlakul Hossain Ahmed – politician
- Mustaque Ahmed Ruhi - Former Member of Parliament
- Rebecca Momin- Member of Parliament
- Bari Siddiqui - He was a Bangladeshi singer-songwriter, flutist and folk musician.
- Humayun Ahmed - Author, dramatist and film director.
- Dr. Muhammad Zafar Iqbal - is a Bangladeshi author, physicist, professor and activist. He is a professor of computer science and engineering at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology.
- Nirmalendu Goon - Writer, poet, painter.
- Helal Hafiz - Writer and poet.
- Ahsan Habib- Writer, Cartoonist
- Mustafa Jabbar - President of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS), President of Bangladesh Computer Samity
- Sajjadul Hassan - Secretary of the Prime Ministers Office.
- Subayel Ahmed
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Netrokona District.|
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- "নেত্রকোণা জেলা". http. Retrieved 2019-07-19.
- "Surma-Meghna River System". Bnglapedia. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
- Sanjay Sarwar (2012). "Netrakona District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
- "Bangladesh Population and Housing Census 2011: Zila Report – Netrakona" (PDF). Table P01 : Household and Population by Sex and Residence, Table P05 : Population by Religion, Age group and Residence, Table P09 : Literacy of Population 7 Years & Above by Religion, Sex and Residence. Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), Ministry of Planning, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
- "Netrokona District". Banglapedia. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
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