Location of Netroakona in Bangladesh
|• Total||2,794.28 km2 (1,078.88 sq mi)|
|• Density||800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+6 (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 Netrokona.
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.
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.
Netrokona Pouroshabha (Town of Netrokona) 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
- Netrokona Sadar Upazila
- Purbadhala Upazila
Netrokona, a former subdivision of Mymensingh District, was made a district in 1984.
Further information History of Netrokona (Bengali)
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.
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.
- 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 
The district of Netrokona consists 3146 mosques, 958 temples, 83 churches and eight Buddhist temples.
- 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
- Lutfozzaman Babar - State Minister of Home Affairs, Government of Bangladesh (2001-2006)
- 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.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Netrokona District.|
- "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.
- "Surma-Meghna River System". Bnglapedia. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
- Sanjay Sarkar (2012). "Netrokona District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
- "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.
- "Netrokona District". Banglapedia. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
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