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Rajshahi Division

Rajshahi Division

রাজশাহী বিভাগ
Map of Rajshahi Division
Map of Rajshahi Division
Districts of Rajshahi Division
Districts of Rajshahi Division
Coordinates: 25°00′N 89°00′E / 25.000°N 89.000°E / 25.000; 89.000
Country Bangladesh
CapitalRajshahi
Government
 • Jatiya Sangsad constituenciesJoypurhat-1, Joypurhat-2, Bogra-1, Bogra-2, Bogra-3, Bogra-4, Bogra-5, Bogra-6, Bogra-7, Chapai Nawabganj-1, Chapai Nawabganj-2, Chapai Nawabganj-3, Naogaon-1, Naogaon-2, Naogaon-3, Naogaon-4, Naogaon-5, Naogaon-6, Rajshahi-1, Rajshahi-2, Rajshahi-3, Rajshahi-4, Rajshahi-5, Rajshahi-6, Natore-1, Natore-2, Natore-3, Natore-4, Sirajganj-1, Sirajganj-2, Sirajganj-3, Sirajganj-4, Sirajganj-5, Sirajganj-6, Pabna-1, Pabna-2, Pabna-3, Pabna-4, Pabna-5
Area
 • Total18,174.4 km2 (7,017.2 sq mi)
Population
(2011 census)
 • Total18,484,858
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Rajshahiyo
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
ISO 3166 codeBD-E
HDI (2017)0.602[1]
medium
Notable sport teamsRajshahi Kings, Rajshahi Division
Websiterajshahidiv.gov.bd

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)[2] and a population at the 2011 Census of 18,484,858.[3] Rajshahi Division consists of 8 districts, 70 Upazilas (the next lower administrative tier) and 1,092 Unions (the lowest administrative tier). This division is most valuable division of Bangladesh . 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,[2] 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.[4]

Location

Rajshahi Division is in the central western 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.

Crops

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.

Points of interest

Chalan Beel
as seen from the highway

Rajshahi is a well known tourist destination within Bangladesh, with there being many interesting landmarks.

Notable places include:

Districts

Major places

The major cities of Rajshahi division are Rajshahi, Pabna, ishwardi, Bogra, Joypurhat,

Education

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.

Notable residents

References

  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  2. ^ a b Sajahan Miah (2006). "Rajshahi Division". In Sirajul Islam. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  3. ^ "Population Census 2011: National Volume-1: Analytical Report" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. p. 199. Retrieved February 9, 2016.
  4. ^ Encyclopedia of Bangladesh pp 6
  5. ^ [rgcc.ac.bd]

External links

  • E-Rajshahi, An online portal for information and government services managed by Rajshahi City Corporation