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Madaripur District

Madaripur

মাদারিপুর
Official seal of Madaripur
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Lakecity (লেকসিটি)
Location of Madaripur in Bangladesh
Location of Madaripur in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°10′N 90°06′E / 23.17°N 90.10°E / 23.17; 90.10
Country Bangladesh
DivisionDhaka Division
Area
 • Total1,144.96 km2 (442.07 sq mi)
Population
(2011 census)
 • Total1,212,198
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Madaripuri, Bangali
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
Postal code
7900
Websitewww.madaripur.gov.bd

Madaripur (Bengali: মাদারিপুর), being a part of the Dhaka Division, is a district in central Bangladesh.[1]

History

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.[1]

Geography

View of Madaripur Lake with Circuit House

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.

Upazillas/Thana

Madaripur is divided into 4 Upazillas / 5 Thanas[1]

  1. Madaripur Sadar
  2. Kalkini
  3. Rajoir
  4. Shibchar
  5. Dasar Thana

Administration

  • Administrator of Zila Porishod: Miajuddin Khan[2]
  • Deputy Commissioner & District Magistrate (DC): MD WAHIDUL ISLAM[3]

Notable Residents

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Shahidul Haq (2012). "Madaripur District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ "AL men appointed administrators". Thedailystar.net. 16 December 2011. Retrieved 2017-05-18.
  3. ^ "Deputy Commissioner". Retrieved 2018-06-08.