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Khulna Division

Khulna Division
খুলনা বিভাগ
Division of Bangladesh
Official seal of Khulna Division
Seal
Location of Khulna
Location of Khulna
Districts of Khulna Division
Districts of Khulna Division
Coordinates: 22°55′N 89°15′E / 22.917°N 89.250°E / 22.917; 89.250
Country  Bangladesh
Established 1960
Capital Khulna
Area
 • Total 22,284.22 km2 (8,603.99 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 15,687,759
 • Density 700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone IST (UTC+6)
ISO 3166 code IND
Website wb.gov.in

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.

Geography

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.

Administrative districts

The division was formed in 1960.[1] Khulna Division consists of the following ten districts (zilas), subdivided into 59 sub-districts (upazilas):[2]

District Administrative
centre
Area in
km2.
Population
1991 Census
Population
2001 Census
Population
2011 Census
Bagerhat District Bagerhat 3,959.11 1,431,322 1,549,031 1,476,090
Chuadanga District Chuadanga 1,174.10 807,164 1,007,130 1,129015
Jessore District Jessore 2,606.94 2,106,996 2,471,554 2,764,547
Jhenaidah District Jhenaidah 1,964.77 1,361,280 1,579,490 1,771,304
Khulna District Khulna 4,394.45 2,010,643 2,378,971 2,318,527
Kushtia District Kushtia 1,608.80 1,502,126 1,740,155 1,946,838
Magura District Magura 1,039.10 724,027 824,311 918,419
Meherpur District Meherpur 751.62 491,917 591,430 655,392
Narail District Narail 967.99 655,720 698,447 721,668
Satkhira District Satkhira 3,817.29 1,597,178 1,864,704 1,985,959
Total 10 22,284.22 12,688,3832 14,705,223 15,687,759

Economy.

Parts of the largest mangrove forest in the world — the Sundarban — is spread over the three most southerly districts of Satkhira, Khulna and Bagherhat.

Education

The division contains educational institutions including:

Universities
Colleges

Keshobpur College, Keshobpur, Jessore Chuknagor College, Dumuria, Khulna

  • Pioneer Govt Mohila College.
Schools
  • Khulna Zilla School;
  • Khulna Collegiate School;
  • Coronation Govt. Girls School;
  • Government Daulatpur Muhsin High School;
  • Dighalia M.A. Majid Secondary School, Dighalia, Khulna;
  • Fatima Girls High School;
  • Jessore Cantonment Public School;
  • Keshobpur Pilot School & College
  • Mangolkot M.L High School, Keshobpur, Jessore
  • Adarsho Girls' School, Keshobpur, Jessore
  • Rotary School, Khalishpur, Khulna;
  • S.B.S.N, Damoder;
  • M.M. High School;
  • Khulna Lions Schools;
  • St. Joseph's High School;
  • St. Zavier's School;
  • Rev. Paul High School;
  • Rosedale International School;
  • Kumira High School;
  • Udayan Khulna Zilla Police School;
  • Khulna Engineering University School.
Other Educational Institutes

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.

  • UCEP-K C C School, Rupsha;
  • UCEP-Sonadanga School, Sonadanga;
  • UCEP-M A Majid School, Fulbarigate;
  • UCEP-Khalishpur School, Khalishpur;
  • UCEP-Zohra Samad School, Tootpara;
  • UCEP-Wazed Ali School, Banorgati.

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.

Newspapers and magazines

Daily and weekly newspapers are published from Khulna, including:

Daily Gramer Kagoj Daily Spondon Daily Lokshomaj

Religion

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.[citation needed]

Language

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.

Munda, Domari, Romani, Telugu, Gujarati, Marwari and other minor languages are used by minority communities usually found in the cities.[citation needed]

Notable persons