Netrokona District

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Location of Netrokona in Bangladesh
Location of Netrokona in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°53′N 90°44′E / 24.88°N 90.73°E / 24.88; 90.73Coordinates: 24°53′N 90°44′E / 24.88°N 90.73°E / 24.88; 90.73
Country  Bangladesh
Division Dhaka Division
 • Total 2,794.28 km2 (1,078.88 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 2,229,642
 • Density 800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)

Netrakona (Bengali: নেত্রকোনা) is a district in central Bangladesh.[1] It is a part of Dhaka Division.[2]


Netrakona is situated in the northern part of Bangladesh, near the Meghalayan border. There are four main rivers in Netrakona: Kangsha, Dhala, Magra, and Teorkhali.

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 upazillas.


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 is commerce centre of Netrakona.


The district of Netrakona consists 3146 mosques, 958 temples, 83 churches and eight Buddhist temples.

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  2. ^ Sanjay Sarkar (2012). "Netrokona District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 

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