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)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 2,595,197
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total 30.61%
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website http://www.rajshahi.gov.bd/

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 of Rajshahi are

Communications[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

Rajshahi has been regarded as the bread-basket of Bangladesh. Recent agricultural modernizations with the much-lauded Barendra project has increased crop-diversification, allowed farmers to access better analysis of their farmland's chemical composition, and generally allowed farmers to grow as many as three crops every year instead of the usual one crop. Moreover, agro-processing is also thought to have an extremely bright future in this region of the country; industry experts predict that gas connection with the rest of the country will allow Rajshahi to fulfill its true potential and generally emerge as one of the most economically vibrant parts of Bangladesh.[citation needed]

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.

Places of interest[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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