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Jhenaidah District

Jhenaidah

ঝিনাইদহ
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
DivisionKhulna Division
Area
 • Total1,964.77 km2 (758.60 sq mi)
Population
(2011 census)
 • Total1,771,304
 • Density900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)

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

According to the 2011 Bangladesh census, Jhenaidah District had a population of 1,771,304. Males constituted 50.04% of the population and females 49.96%. Muslims formed 90.39% of the population, Hindus 9.48%, Christians 0.06% and others 0.08%. Jhenaidah had a literacy rate of 48.4% for the population 7 years and above.[4]

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][5]

Administration

Deputy Commissioner (DC): Md. Zakir Hossain[6]

Chairman of Zila Porishod: Kanak Kanti Das [1]

Mayor of Municipality: Saidul Karim Mintu[7]

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

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. ^ "Bangladesh Population and Housing Census 2011: Zila Report – Jhenaidah" (PDF). Table P01 : Household and Population by Sex and Residence, Table P05 : Population by Religion, Age group and Residence, Table P09 : Literacy of Population 7 Years & Above by Religion, Sex and Residence. Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), Ministry of Planning, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  5. ^ [www.citypopulation.de]
  6. ^ "মোঃ জাকির হোসেন" [Md. Zakir Hossain]. Jhenaidah District. Bangladesh National Portal.
  7. ^ "জনপ্রতিনিধিদের তালিকা" [List of representatives]. Jhenaidah District. Bangladesh National Portal.

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