Location of Rajbari in Bangladesh
|• Member of Parliament (Rajbari 1)||Kazi Keramat Ali (Bangladesh Awami League)|
|• Member of parliament (Rajbari 2)||Zillul Hakim|
|• Total||1,118.8 km2 (432.0 sq mi)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|• Density||940/km2 (2,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BST (UTC+6)|
Rajbari (Bengali: রাজবাড়ি জেলা, Rajbari Jela also Rajbari Zila) is a district in central Bangladesh. It is a part of the Dhaka Division. It was named by the renowned ruler Raja Surjo Kumar Guha Roy. He established his palace or rajbari in this district.
- Administrator of Zila Porishod: Akbar Ali Morji
- Deputy Commissioner (DC): Md. Rafiqul Islam Khan
Rajbari was a part of Faridpur District before 1975. Then it was declared as a district on 14 August and Md Wajed Ali Chowdhury nominated as a Governor of the District Council.
Geography and climate
Annual average temperature of this district is maximum 35.8 °C and minimum 12.6 °C. Annual rainfall is 2105 mm.
Notable people from Rajbari district are following:
- Maulvi Tamizuddin Khan (the speaker of Pakistan's Constituent Assembly)
- Yakub Ali Chowdhury
- Rokonuzzaman Khan Dadabhai, eminent Bangladeshi cartoonist
- Kazi Motahar Hossain
- Mir Mosharraf Hossain
Places of interest
Podamdi and Kurshi are also a remarkable place for Nawaabs which was originally the subedar (provincial governor) or viceroy of a subah (province) or region of the Mughal empire. It became a high title for Muslim nobles).
Rajbari is a district of natural beauty. Famous dighi (a kind of water body) Kallyan Dighi situated in Baliakandi of Islampur union. Rajbari is situated by the bank of Padma River.