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|Division of Bangladesh|
Map of Rajshahi Division
Districts of Rajshahi Division
|• Total||18,174.4 km2 (7,017.2 sq mi)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|• Density||1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BST (UTC+6)|
|ISO 3166 code||BD-E|
Rajshahi Division (Bengali: রাজশাহী বিভাগ) is one of the eight first-level administrative divisions of Bangladesh. It has an area of 18,174.4 square kilometres (7,017.2 sq mi) and a population at the 2011 Census of 18,484,858. Rajshahi Division consists of 8 districts, 70 Upazilas (the next lower administrative tier) and 1,092 Unions (the lowest administrative tier). This division is characterized by its cheap labour force. It has an excellent rail and road communication infrastructure. The divisional capital of Rajshahi is only six-seven hours road journey away from Dhaka, the capital city.
Until 2010 this Division comprised 16 districts, but early in that year it was divided into two, when a new Division (Rangpur Division) was formed out of the 8 northerly districts that until then had been part of Rajshahi Division. Rajshahi was dominated by various Rajas, Maharajas and Zamindars.
Rajshahi Division is in the mid western corner of Bangladesh. The famous Padma River borders Rajshahi Division on the south and another famous river, Jamuna River, lies across the eastern border. In the west, Rajshahi Division shares a border with India.
Rajshahi is well known for its fruit, particularly for mango and lichi. Rajshahi also produces a lot of crops and vegetables like potato, carrot, rice, onion, wheat, sugarcane, pulses, spices, banana etc. Joypurhat is known as the storehouse of food of Bangladesh.
Rajshahi is a well known tourist destination within Bangladesh, with there being many interesting landmarks.
Notable places include:
The major educational institutes in Rajshahi are:
The University of Rajshahi (established 1953) is the second largest university of Bangladesh with around 50 disciplines and 6 institutes.
|Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Rajshahi Division.|