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|Division of Bangladesh|
Location of Khulna
Districts of Khulna Division
|• Total||22,284.22 km2 (8,603.99 sq mi)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|• Density||700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+6)|
|ISO 3166 code||IND|
Khulna Division (Bengali: খুলনা বিভাগ) is one of the eight divisions of Bangladesh. It has an area of 22,285 km2 and a population of 15,563,000 at the 2011 Census (preliminary returns). Its headquarters is Khulna city in Khulna District.
The Khulna division borders the North 24 Parganas district and South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal to the west, the Rajshahi Division to the north, the Bangladesh to the east, and has a coastline on the Bay of Bengal to the south. It is part of the Ganges River delta or Greater Bengal Delta. Other rivers include the Madhumati River, the Bhairab River and the Kopotokkho River. The region also includes several islands in the Bay of Bengal.
The division contains educational institutions including:
Keshobpur College, Keshobpur, Jessore Chuknagor College, Dumuria, Khulna
Khulna has six integrated general and vocational (IGV) schools and one technical school of UCEP (Underprivileged Children's Educational Programs), which is a non-profitable organization.
The technical school is Khulna Mohsin Technical School, which is situated at 7, Junction Road, Baikali, Khulna.
Kushtia Zilla School, Kushtia is one of the best schools in Khulna division. In higher secondary level Kushtia Govt. College, Kushtia is playing the same role as KZS, and thus in Khulna division education level increasing day by day.
Daily and weekly newspapers are published from Khulna, including:
Daily Gramer Kagoj Daily Spondon Daily Lokshomaj
Islam is in majority and about 88% of total population follow Islam according to 2011. Hinduism is second largest religion in Khulna and about 11% of total population are Hindu,1% follow other religion.
Bengali & English is the official language of West Bengal. There are a few thousand people of Bihari origin who speak Hindi; They use a mixed form of Hindi language, especially mixed with Bhojpuri, Bengali, Hindi and English.
English is widely used as the business language. Most of the educated people can speak and understand English. As English is used as medium of education in some educational institutions.