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Location of Madaripur in Bangladesh
|• Total||1,144.96 km2 (442.07 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,100/km2 (2,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+6 (BST)|
Madaripur subdivision was established in 1854 under the district of Bakerganj. In 1873 it was separated from Bakerganj and annexed to Faridpur district. Madaripur subdivision was turned into a district in 1984. Madaripur district was named after the Sufi saint Sayed Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar (d. 1434 CE).
During the War of Liberation, many direct encounters were held between the Faraizi Movement and the Pakistan army in Madaripur. The freedom fighters of Madaripur captured 40 Pakistani soldiers including a major and a captain.
Faridpur District and Padma River are on the north of the Madaripur district. Barisal is on the south, Shariatpur and Meghna River are on the east. Gopalgong District and Padma River are to its west. Madaripur (Town) consists of 9 wards and 33 mahallas.
Madaripur is divided into 4 Upazillas / 5 Thanas
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