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Netrokona District Information

Area2810.40km square kilometers.
Bounded by
Garo Hills of Meghalaya (India) on the north, Kishoreganj district on the south, Sunamganj district on the east and Mymensingh district on the west.
Profile
Netrokona subdivision was established in 1882 and was turned into a district in 1984. The district consists of 10 upazilas, 4 municipalities, 36 wards, 102 mahallas, 85 union parishads and 2281 villages.
Upazilla/ Thana
Atpara Upazila, Barhatta Upazila, Durgapur Upazila, Kalmakanda Upazila, Kendua Upazila, Khaliajuri Upazila, Madan Upazila, Mohanganj Upazila, Netrokona Sadar Upazila, Purbadhala Upazila

Post Codes for Netrokona District

Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
Area# Area NameElected MPFrom
157Netrokona-1Mustaque Ahmed RuhiBangladesh Awami League
158Netrokona-2Md. Ashraf Ali KhanBangladesh Awami League
159Netrokona-3Monjur Kader KuraishiBangladesh Awami League
160Netrokona-4Rebeka MominBangladesh Awami League
161Netrokona-5Waresat Hussan BelalBangladesh Awami League
Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991
Seat#Area Name200119961991
160Mymensingh And NetrokonaBNP (41.87)BNP (39.10)BAL (35.42)
161Netrokona-1BNP (52.30)BAL (39.96)BNP (37.28)
162Netrokona-2BAL (48.13)BAL (45.89)BNP (39.69)
163Netrokona-3BNP (50.93)BNP (45.82)BAL (39.29)
164Netrokona-4BNP (50.48)BAL (50.97)BNP (50.54)
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
History
During the British rule peasant revolt, Pagalpanthi revolt, Tonk and Tebhaga movements took place in the district. The leaders of the Swadeshi Movement killed Balak Saha of Village Borail in 1913 and Zamindar Mallick Bahadur of village Sahildeo in 1930 and looted their wealth. The three day All India Peasant Conference was held in Nagara of the district head quarters in 1945.
Places to see
Roail Bari Fort at Kendua, Khoja dighi (pond), palace of Maharaja at Susang Durgapur, dighi of Kamol Rani, Buddhist Math at Krishnapur of Atpara and the archaeological relics of Salki Matikata.
Newspapers
Daily: Banglar Darpan; periodical: Akshar, Chetana, Spandan, Smriti-71, Bijoy, Sreejani, Matir Subas and Janira; extinct: Ayrja Pradip (1875), Koumadi (1875), Mahat Uddesha (1930), Prantabashi (1930), Julfikr (1950), Arya Pradip (1287 BH), Uttar Akas (1368 BH).
Rivers Someshwari, Kangsha, Magra, Dhanu, Dhala, Teorkhali.
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