Rajshahi District

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Rajshahi District
রাজশাহী জেলা
District
Ruins at Puthia, Rajshahi
Ruins at Puthia, Rajshahi
Location of Rajshahi District in Bangladesh
Location of Rajshahi District in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°24′N 88°30′E / 24.40°N 88.50°E / 24.40; 88.50Coordinates: 24°24′N 88°30′E / 24.40°N 88.50°E / 24.40; 88.50
Country  Bangladesh
Division Rajshahi Division
Area
 • Total 2,407.01 km2 (929.35 sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)

Rajshahi District (Bengali: রাজশাহী জেলা) is a district in north-western Bangladesh. It is a part of the Rajshahi Division.[1] The metropolitan city of Rajshahi is in Rajshahi District.

Geography[edit]

Rajshahi district is bounded by Naogaon District to the north, Natore District to the east, and Chapai Nababganj District and the river Padma to the south.

Rivers[edit]

There are ten rivers in this district, totaling 146 km in length. The main river is Padma River (Ganges). Some others are Mahananda, Baral and Barnai river.

Upazilas[edit]

Sub-district or upazilas and thanas of Rajshahi are

Communications[edit]

Rajshahi railway station

Rajshai district has well organized internal communication as well as connection to other parts of the country. There are 96 metalled roads with a total length of about 1270 km, 108 semi-metalled roads of about 546 km length, and six railways of about 63 km total length.

The Silk City[edit]

Rajshahi Metropolitan. Its widely known as Silk City of Bangladesh, the National Silk Board (In Bengali : Jatio Resham Board) is situated at Rajshahi. Also an Inter-City train is named Silk City after Rajshahi. The train communicates Rajshahi to Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. Rajshahi is famous in Bangladesh for producing Mango and Silk.

Points of interest[edit]

Education[edit]

According to Banglapedia, Government Laboratory High School, founded in 1969, is a notable secondary school.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mahbubar Rahman, Md. (2012). "Rajshahi District". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.