Sunamganj

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Sunamganj

সুনামগঞ্জ
Sunamganj is located in Bangladesh
Sunamganj
Sunamganj
location of Sunamganj in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 25°03′57″N 91°24′28″E / 25.065948°N 91.407694°E / 25.065948; 91.407694Coordinates: 25°03′57″N 91°24′28″E / 25.065948°N 91.407694°E / 25.065948; 91.407694
Country Bangladesh
DivisionSylhet Division
DistrictSunamganj District
UpazilaSunamganj Sadar Upazila
Mahakuma headquarter1877
Municipality1960
District headquarter1st March 1984
Government
 • TypePaurashava
 • BodySunamganj Paurashava
 • Puara MayorNader Bakht [1]
Area
 • Total29.49 km2 (11.39 sq mi)
Population
 • Total60,056
 • Density2,000/km2 (5,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)

Sunamganj (Bengali: সুনামগঞ্জ, romanizedShunamgonj) is a town in the Sylhet Division of northern Bangladesh. Administratively, the town is the headquarters of Sunamganj district and Sunamganj Sadar Upazila. It is the largest town and major trade centre in Sunamganj district. This town is situated on the banks of the Surma River. The nearest international airport to Sunamganj is Osmani International Airport. Distance from Divisional headquarter, Sylhet to Sunamganj town is 51 km. The municipality was formed in 1960.[2]

Munipalicity[edit]

The current mayor of Sunamganj is Nader Bakth

Religion[edit]

Muslim 67%, Hindu 32%,Others 1%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mayor of Sunamganj Paurashava". Retrieved 2020-04-08.
  2. ^ Chowdhury, Alok Ghosh (2012). "SunamganjSadar Upazila". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.