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Khulna District

Khulna

খুলনা জেলা
Location of Khulna District in Bangladesh
Location of Khulna District in Bangladesh
Expandable map of Khulna District
Coordinates: 22°21′N 89°18′E / 22.35°N 89.30°E / 22.35; 89.30
Country Bangladesh
DivisionKhulna Division
Area
 • Total4,389.11 km2 (1,694.64 sq mi)
Population
 (2011 census)
 • Total2,318,527
 • Density530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total57.81%
Time zoneUTC+06:00 (BST)
Postal code
9000
Websitewww.dckhulna.gov.bd

Khulna District (Bengali: খুলনা জেলা, Khulna Jela also Khulna Zila) is a district of Bangladesh. It is located in the Khulna Division. It is bordered on the north by the Jessore District and the Narail District, on the south by the Bay of Bengal, on the east by the Bagerhat District, and on the west by the Satkhira District.[1]

Ethnic groups and religions

Religion in Khulna District (2011)[2]
Religion Percent
Islam
76.86%
Hinduism
22.72%
Buddhism
0.66%
Christianity
0.01%
Others
0.04%

Geography and climate

Khulna District has a total area of 4,389.11 square kilometres (1,694.64 sq mi).[3] It borders Jessore District to the north, Narail District to the northeast, Bagerhat District to the east, the Bay of Bengal to the south, and Satkhira District to the west.[1]

Major rivers of Khulna District are the Rupsa (a continuation of the Bhairab and Atrai), Arpangachhia, Shibsa, Pasur, and the Koyra.[1]

Sub-districts

Khulna District (Zila) is divided into 9 upazilas and 8 metropolitan thanas (the latter forming the Khulna city area).

  1. Terokhada Upazila
  2. Batiaghata Upazila
  3. Dacope Upazila
  4. Dumuria Upazila
  5. Dighalia Upazila
  6. Koyra Upazila
  7. Paikgachha Upazila
  8. Phultala Upazila
  9. Rupsa Upazila
  10. Daulatpur Thana
  11. Khalishpur Thana
  12. Khan Jahan Ali Thana
  13. Khulna Kotwali Thana
  14. Sonadanga Thana
  15. Labanchara Thana
  16. Harintana Thana
  17. Arangghata Thana

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Sandipak Mallik (2012). "Khulna District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ "C-1 Population By Religious Community". Government of Bangladesh.
  3. ^ "District Statistics 2011: Khulna" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved October 29, 2017.