Sirajganj

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Sirajganj, Bangladesh
সিরাজগঞ্জ
City
Sirajganj, Bangladesh is located in Bangladesh
Sirajganj, Bangladesh
Sirajganj, Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°27′N 89°45′E / 24.450°N 89.750°E / 24.450; 89.750Coordinates: 24°27′N 89°45′E / 24.450°N 89.750°E / 24.450; 89.750
Country Bangladesh
Division Rajshahi Division
District Sirajganj District
Incorporated 1984
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total 156,080
Website District website

Sirajganj is a town in northern Bangladesh, lying on the Jamuna River and just west of the Brahmaputra River, about 110 kilometres (68 mi) northwest of Dhaka.

Overview[edit]

Sirajganj is the main town in Sirajganj District. It consists of 15 wards and 52 mohallas. The town has a population of about 156,080. It was once considered a principal jute trade centre. It still has an important jute industry, with products traded via road, rail, and river. Its jute mills were among the first in the British Bengal area.

History[edit]

During British Rule, Sirajganj was a town in the Pabna District of Eastern Bengal and Assam. Its location on the right bank of the Jamuna River or main stream of the Brahmaputra was a 6-hour journey by steamer from the railway terminal at Goalundo. It was the chief river mart for jute in northern Bengal, with several jute presses. The jute mills were closed after the 1897 Assam earthquake. The population according to the 1901 census of India was 23,114.[2]

Transport[edit]

Jamuna Bridge, the largest bridge of Bangladesh is situated here. Through this bridge it is connected to Dhaka, the capital, and the eastern part of country with both road and railways. It is a river port as well. Besides, it has a well-developed connection with northern and southern Bangladesh.

Education[edit]

There are many schools and colleges in the town of Sirajganj. B.L. Govt. High School (1869), Shaleha Ishaque Govt. Girls' High School, and Sabuj Kanan High School are a few among them. The most famous college in Sirajganj town is Sirajganj Govt. College and the best college at remote village is Kuripara College. [1] The only English-medium school in Sirajganj is Jewel's Oxford International School and College. There is also an English-version school in Sirajganj named Sirajganj Collectorate School and College.

References[edit]

http://www.sirajganj.gov.bd/

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