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Jhenaidah District

Jhenaidah
ঝিনাইদহ
District
Nickname(s): Jhinaidoho, Jhineda
Location of Jhenaidah in Bangladesh
Location of Jhenaidah in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°32′N 89°00′E / 23.54°N 89.00°E / 23.54; 89.00
Country  Bangladesh
Division Khulna Division
Area
 • Total 1,964.77 km2 (758.60 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 1,771,304
 • Density 900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)

Jhenaidah (Bengali: ঝিনাইদহ pron: dʒʱinaid̪ɔɦo) is a district in the southwestern part of Bangladesh. It is a part of the Khulna Division. It has an area of 1964.77 km².[1] It is bordered by the Kushtia District to the north, to the south by Jessore District and West Bengal (India), to the east by Rajbari District and Magura District and to the west by Chuadanga District and West Bengal (India) on the west.[2]

Geography

Annual average temperature: maximum 37.1 °C, minimum 11.2 °C; annual rainfall[3] 1467 mm

Demographics

Jhenaidah district has 1,771,304 people as of 2011.[1] Density of the population is 901.5 inh./km² [2011] – Change: +1.14%/year [2001 → 2011][4]

Administration

Deputy Commissioner (DC): Md. Zakir Hossain[5]

Chairman of Zila Porishod: Kanak Kanti Das [1]

Mayor of Municipality: Saidul Karim Mintu[6]

Subdivisions

There are six upazilas under this district:

  1. Jhenaidah Sadar Upazila
  2. Maheshpur Upazila
  3. Kaliganj Upazila
  4. Kotchandpur Upazila
  5. Shailkupa Upazila
  6. Harinakunda Upazila

Education

  • Jhenaidah Cadet College
  • Jhenaidah Government Boys High School
  • Jhenaidah Government Girls' High School
  • Government K.C. College, Jhenaidah
  • Jhenaidah Kanchannagar Model High School and College
  • Jhenaidah IHT
  • Jhenaidah Technical School and College (JTSC)
  • Maheshpur High School (MHS)
  • Maheshpur Girls' School (MGS)
  • Maheshpur Government Degree College
  • Maheshpur Municipal Women's College
  • Govt. Naldanga Bhushan Pilot secondary School,(Kaliganj)
  • Jhenaidah govt veterinary college
  • Kotchandpur pailot secondary school
  • Chandpara government primary school
  • Jhenaidah Textile Engineering College

Religion

The district is predominately Muslim, 89.6%. The next largest religion is Hinduism with 10.3%.[2]

Notable residents

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Jhenaidah (District (Zila))". Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  2. ^ a b BM Rezaul Karim (2012). "Jhenaidah District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  3. ^ [wikimapia.org]
  4. ^ [www.citypopulation.de]
  5. ^ "মোঃ জাকির হোসেন" [Md. Zakir Hossain]. Jhenaidah District. Bangladesh National Portal. 
  6. ^ "জনপ্রতিনিধিদের তালিকা" [List of representatives]. Jhenaidah District. Bangladesh National Portal. 

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