Sirajganj

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Sirajganj

সিরাজগঞ্জ
City
Sirajganj is located in Bangladesh
Sirajganj
Sirajganj
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
CountryBangladesh
DivisionRajshahi Division
DistrictSirajganj District
Incorporated1984
Elevation
16 m (52 ft)
Population
 (2012)[1]
 • Total156,080
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
WebsiteDistrict website

Sirajganj is a city in north-central region in Bangladesh, lying on the Jamuna River and just west of the Brahmaputra River, about 110 km (68 mi) northwest of Dhaka.

Overview

Sirajganj is the main town in Sirajganj District. It consists of 15 wards and 52 mohallas. The city has a population around 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. Ghorachara High School is one of the prominent school situated in village Ghorachara, Sadar Upzela, Sirajganj District.

History

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 six-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

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. Sirajganj is a river port, as well. Besides, it has a well-developed connection with northern and southern Bangladesh. Pipul Baria Bazar is one of the famous place in this road in Sirajganj District.

Education

Many schools and colleges are in the city of Sirajganj. B.L. Govt. High School (1869), Shaleha Ishaque Govt. Girls' High School and Sabuj Kanan High School, Sirajganj Multilateral High School, PDB High School, and S.B Railway Colony High School are a few among them. The most famous college in Sirajganj town is Sirajganj Govt. College and the best college in Sirajganj. Other government colleges are Islamia Government College and Rashidozzoha Government Women's College. The only English-language school in Sirajganj is Jewel's Oxford International School and College. Also, an English-version school in Sirajganj is named Sirajganj Collectorate School and College.

References

  1. ^ https://archive.is/20130111123848/http://www.world-gazetteer.com/wg.php?x=&men=gcis&lng=en&des=wg&geo=-29&srt=npan&col=abcdefghinoq&msz=1500&pt=c&va=&srt=pnan
  2. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Sirajganj" . Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.

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

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