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Netrokona District

Netroakona

নেত্রকোনা
Location of Netroakona in Bangladesh
Location of Netroakona in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°53′N 90°44′E / 24.88°N 90.73°E / 24.88; 90.73
Country Bangladesh
DivisionMymensingh Division
Area
 • Total2,794.28 km2 (1,078.88 sq mi)
Population
(2011 census)
 • Total2,229,642
 • Density800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Netrokoni, Netrokonese
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
Website[www.netrokona.gov.bd]

Netrokona (Bengali: নেত্রকোনা) is a district in northern Bangladesh. It is a part of Mymensingh Division.

Geography

Netrokona is situated in the northern part of Bangladesh, near the Meghalayan border. There are five main rivers in Netrokona: Kangsha,Someshawri,Dhala, Magra, and Teorkhali.

Netrokona Pouroshabha (Town of Netrokona) is a municipal town, established in 1887 and with an area of 13.63 km².

History

Further information History of Netrokona (Bengali)

Upazilas

Netrokona district is divided into ten upazilas.[1]

Economy

The economy of Netrokona is largely agrarian. Susang Durgapur, an Upazila of Netrokona, is one of the major sources of country's China-Clay used for ceramic products. Its vast water bodies (Hawor) provides wide varieties of fishes. Bara Bazar and Choto Bazar is commerce centre of Netrokona.

Tourist attractions

  • Durgapur : This is one of the beautiful places of Bangladesh. There are a lot of Garo hills at Bijoypur in Durgapur. There is a hill of white clay.
  • Birishiri : There is a Tribal Cultural Academy. And also have a historical big pond called Sagor Dighi.
  • Hawor : Hawor is a large area of water spaces. Biggest hawor is located in Mohongonj and Khaliajuri . Dingaputa is one of the biggest hawor among them.
  • Madanpur Mazar (Shah Sultan Rumi): It is situated 8 km south to the Netrokona Town.
  • Ranikong Mission [1]
Birishiri Tourist Spot: Natural Lake

Religion

The district of Netrokona consists 3146 mosques, 958 temples, 83 churches and eight Buddhist temples.

Notable people

  • Rebecca Momin- Member of Parliament
  • Bari Siddiqui - He was a Bangladeshi singer-songwriter, flutist and folk musician.
  • Humayun Ahmed - Author, dramatist and film director.
  • Dr. Muhammad Zafar Iqbal - is a Bangladeshi author, physicist, professor and activist. He is a professor of computer science and engineering at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology.
  • Nirmalendu Goon - Popular writer, Poet, painter.
  • Helal Hafiz - Popular Writer and Poet.
  • Ahsan Habib- Writer, Cartoonist
  • Lutfozzaman Babar - State Minister of Home Affairs, Government of Bangladesh (2001-2006)
  • Mustafa Jabbar - President of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS), President of Bangladesh Computer Samity
  • Late Jalal Uddin Talukdar - popular figure and politician of Netrokona district. Several times Member of Parliament from Netrakona-1 (Durgapur, Kalmakanda)
  • Mustaque Ahmed Ruhi - popular figure and politician of Netrokona district.
  • Late Prof. Mujibur Rahman - was a prominent educationalist and popular figure of this district
  • Kazi Ashfick Rasel - Popular figure, politician and well known Social activist of this district

See also

References

  1. ^ Sanjay Sarkar (2012). "Netrokona District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.

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