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Rajbari District

Rajbari District
রাজবাড়ি জেলা
District
Location of Rajbari District in Bangladesh
Location of Rajbari District in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°42′N 89°30′E / 23.70°N 89.50°E / 23.70; 89.50
Country  Bangladesh
Division Dhaka Division
Government
 • Member of Parliament (Rajbari - 1) Kazi Keramat Ali (Bangladesh Awami League)
 • Member of parliament (Rajbari - 2) Zillu Hakim
Area
 • Total 1,118.8 km2 (432.0 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 1,049,778
 • Density 940/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total 39.81%[1]
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 7700
Website www.rajbari.gov.bd

Rajbari (Bengali: রাজবাড়ি জেলা, Rajbari Jela also Rajbari Zila) is a district in central Bangladesh.[1][2] It is a part of the Dhaka Division. It was named by the renowned ruler Raja Surjo Kumar Guha Roy. He established his palace or rajbari in this district.

Administration

Upazilas

There are 5 upazilas in this district.[2] They are:

  1. Baliakandi Upazila
  2. Goalandaghat Upazila
  3. Pangsha Upazila
  4. Kalukhali Upazila
  5. Rajbari Sadar Rajbari
  • Administrator of Zila Porishod: Akbar Ali Morji[3]
  • Deputy Commissioner (DC):Shawkat Ali

Geography and climate

Annual average temperature of this district is maximum 35.8 °C and minimum 12.6 °C. Annual rainfall is 2105 mm.

Major rivers

Notable people

Notable people from Rajbari district are following:

Places of interest

Podamdi and Kurshi are also known for Nawaabs which was originally the subedar (provincial governor) or viceroy of a subah (province) or region of the Mughal empire.[clarification needed] It became a high title for Muslim nobles.

Dighi (a kind of water body) in Rajbari include Kallyan Dighi, situated in Baliakandi of Islampur union. Rajbari is situated by the bank of Padma River.

References

  1. ^ a b Md. Shariful Islam (2012). "Rajbari District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. ^ a b "Rajbari District Information". Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  3. ^ AL men appointed administrators

See also