Netrokona District

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Netroakona

নেত্রকোনা
Location of Netroakona in Bangladesh
Location of Netroakona 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
DivisionMymensingh Division
Area
 • Total2,794.28 km2 (1,078.88 sq mi)
Population
(2011 census)
 • Total2,229,642
 • Density800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Netrokoni, Netrokonese
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
Websitehttp://www.netrokona.gov.bd/

Netrokona (Bengali: নেত্রকোনা) is a district in northern Bangladesh. It is a part of Mymensingh Division.

Etymology[edit]

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 Netrokona.[1]

Geography[edit]

Netrokona is situated in the northern part of Bangladesh, near the Meghalayan border. There are five main rivers in Netrokona: Kangsha, Someshawri, Dhala, Magra, and Teorkhali. It is a part of the Surma-Meghna River System.[2]

The total area of Netrokona District is 2,794.28 sq. km. (1,078.87 sq. miles) of which 9.17 sq. km. (3.54 sq. miles) is under forest. It lies between 24o34’ and 25o12’ north latitudes and between 90o00’ and 91o 07’ east longitudes.[1]

Netrokona District is bounded by the Garo Hills in Meghalaya, India on the north, Sunamganj District on the east, Kishoreganj District on the south and Mymensingh District on the west.[1]

Netrokona Pouroshabha (Town of Netrokona) is a municipal town, established in 1887 and with an area of 13.63 km².

Upazilas[edit]

Netrokona district is divided into ten upazilas.[3]

History[edit]

Netrokona, a former subdivision of Mymensingh District, was made a district in 1984.[1]

Further information History of Netrokona (Bengali)

Demographics[edit]

According to 2011 Bangladesh census, Netrokona 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%. Netrokona District had a literacy rate of 39.44% for the population 7 years and above.[4]

The major indigenous communities in this district are: Garo, Hajong, Hodi and Bana.[5]

Economy[edit]

The economy of Netrokona is largely agrarian. Susang Durgapur, an Upazila of Netrokona, 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 Netrokona.

Tourist attractions[edit]

  • 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 is located in Mohongonj and Khaliajuri . Dingaputa is one of the biggest hawor among them.
  • Madanpur Mazar (Shah Sultan Rumi): It is situated 8 km south to the Netrokona Town.
  • Ranikong Mission [1]
Birishiri Tourist Spot: Natural Lake

Religion[edit]

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

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Bangladesh Population and Housing Census 2011: Zila Report – Netrokona" (PDF). Page xix: Physical features of Netrokona Zila. Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), Ministry of Planning, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Surma-Meghna River System". Bnglapedia. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  3. ^ Sanjay Sarkar (2012). "Netrokona District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  4. ^ "Bangladesh Population and Housing Census 2011: Zila Report – Netrokona" (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.
  5. ^ "Netrokona District". Banglapedia. Retrieved 14 December 2018.

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