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Meherpur District Information

Area13.62 square kilometers.
Bounded by
Kushtia district and West Bengal of India on the north, Chuadanga district and West Bengal on the south, Chuadanga and Kushtia districts on the east, West Bengal on the west.
Profile
Before the partition (1947) Meherpur was a part of the Nadia district of India. The Meherpur subdivision was turned into a district in 1984. It consists of 1 municipality, 9 wards and 72 mahallas, 2 upazilas, 18 union parishads, 277 villages, 190 mouzas.
Upazilla/ Thana
Gangni Upazila, Meherpur Sadar Upazila

Post Codes for Meherpur District

Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
Area# Area NameElected MPFrom
73Meherpur-1Md. Joynal AbadinBangladesh Awami League
74Meherpur-2Md. Amzad HossenBangladesh Nationalist Party
Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991
Seat#Area Name200119961991
73Meherpur-1BNP (56.95)BNP (43.90)BAL (36.01)
74Meherpur-2BNP (55.47)Other (38.18)BNP (31.37)
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
History
The proclamation of independence was read at village Baidyanathtola, now Mujibnagar, on 17 April 1971. On this day the first provisional government of Bangladesh took oath here. The Pak army killed 8 persons at village Amjhupi on 18 April 1971.
Places to see
Gosaidubi Mosque at Karamdi, Dargahs of Sheik Farid and Shah Enayet, Mazars of Barkat Bibi and Bagudewan, Ballavpur Mission, Teragharia Marrut, Shiva Mandir at Ballavpur, Alampur Mandir, Bhabanipur Mandir, Neelkuthis at Aamjhupi, Bhatpara and Saharbati.
Newspapers
Weekly Mujibnagar (1988), Weekly Meherpur (1992) and Fortnightly Pashimanchal, Monthly Sadhak (1913), Palli Shree (1935), Simanta (1962), Probaha (1979), Weekly Parichay (1985), Weekly Chumbak (1986).
Rivers Bhairab, Mathabhaga and Kazli; Main depressions: Dharlar Beel, Chandbeel, Kolar Beel, Patapukur Beel, Gopalpur Beel, Bamandi Beel, Salika Beel, Terogharia Beel, Elangi Beel.
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