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Munshiganj District

Dhaleshwari River bank, Munshiganj Sadar Upazila in Munsiganj District
Dhaleshwari River bank, Munshiganj Sadar Upazila in Munsiganj District
Nickname(s): Bikrampur
Location of Munshiganj in Bangladesh
Location of Munshiganj in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°28′N 90°32′E / 23.46°N 90.54°E / 23.46; 90.54
Country Bangladesh
DivisionDhaka Division
 • Total1,004.29 km2 (387.76 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total1,445,660
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Munshiganji, Munshigonji, Bikrampuri, Dhakai, Dhakaiya
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)

Munshiganj (Bengali: মুন্সিগঞ্জ), also historically known as Bikrampur, is a district[1] in central Bangladesh. It is a part of the Dhaka Division and borders Dhaka District.[2]


Total land area is 235974 acres (954 km2), out of which 138472 acres (560 km2) are cultivable and 5609 acres (23 km2) are fallow land. It has no forest area. 40277 acres (163 km2) of land is irrigated while 26242 acres (106 km2) of land is under river. It has 14 rivers of 155 km passing through.[3]


The district consists of 6 upazilas:[2]

  1. Lohajang Upazila
  2. Sreenagar Upazila
  3. Munshiganj Sadar Upazila
  4. Sirajdikhan Upazila
  5. Tongibari Upazila
  6. Gazaria Upazila

Munshiganj was the political and cultural centre of ancient Bengal. It was officially known as Bikrampur until 1986 and was part of Dhaka District. The remains of the city of Bikrampur, the capital of the ancient kingdoms of southeastern Bengal, are lost and its location can only be guessed on the basis of available data.

Notable people

Revolutionary Nationalists

Social & Scientific

Art, Culture & Sports

Public Affairs

See also


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  2. ^ a b Ratantanu Ghosh (2012). "Munshiganj District". In Sirajul Islam; Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  3. ^ S.M. Saidur Rahman. "Golden Bangladesh - Login". Retrieved 2015-06-22.
  4. ^ "M Hamidullah Khan". Retrieved 2015-06-22.
  5. ^ Frontline Web page Archived 2009-02-03 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "Bangladeshi Novels Web page". Retrieved 2015-06-22.
  7. ^ Taiyab A. Sheikh. ":: Munshigonj District | Famous | A. N. Hamidullah ::". Retrieved 2015-06-22.
  8. ^ "Interview with Bangladesh's leader Fakhruddin Ahmed - TIME". 2007-03-22. Retrieved 2015-06-22.