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Location of Netroakona in Bangladesh
|• Total||2,794.28 km2 (1,078.88 sq mi)|
|• Density||800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+6 (BST)|
The headquarters of Netrokona District was located at the bend of the Mogra River and was called Nadirkona. Many people believe that over a period of time Nadirkona became Netrokona.
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. It is a part of the Surma-Meghna River System.
The total area of Netrokona District is 2,794.28 sq. km. (1,078.87 sq. miles) of which 9.17 sq. km. (3.54 sq. miles) is under forest. It lies between 24o34’ and 25o12’ north latitudes and between 90o00’ and 91o 07’ east longitudes.
Netrokona Pouroshabha (Town of Netrokona) is a municipal town, established in 1887 and with an area of 13.63 km².
Netrokona district is divided into ten upazilas.
Netrokona, a former subdivision of Mymensingh District, was made a district in 1984.
Further information History of Netrokona (Bengali)
According to 2011 Bangladesh census, Netrokona District had a population of 2,229,642. Males constituted 49.84% of the population and females 50.16%. Muslims formed 89.78% of the population, Hindus 9.30%, Christians 0.82% and others 0.10%. Netrokona District had a literacy rate of 39.44% for the population 7 years and above.
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.
The district of Netrokona consists 3146 mosques, 958 temples, 83 churches and eight Buddhist temples.
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