Divisions: Barisal |
Districts in Dhaka: Dhaka | Faridpur | Gazipur | Gopalganj | Jamalpur | Kishoreganj | Madaripur | Manikganj | Munshiganj | Mymensingh | Narayanganj | Narsingdi | Netrokona | Rajbari | Shariatpur | Sherpur | Tangail
Faridpur District Information
|Area|| square kilometers.|
Faridpur district (estd. 1815) consists of 8 upazilas, 4 municipalities, 79 union parishads, 36 wards, 92 mahallas and 1859 villages.
Alfadanga Upazila, Bhanga Upazila, Boalmari Upazila, Char Bhadrasan Upazila, Faridpur Sadar Upazila, Madhukhali Upazila, Nagarkanda Upazila, Sadarpur Upazila
|Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
||Area Name||Elected MP||From|
|211||Faridpur-1||Md. Abdur Rahman||Bangladesh Awami League|
|212||Faridpur-2||Syeda Sajeda Chouwdhury||Bangladesh Awami League|
|213||Faridpur-3||Khandaker Mosharaf Hossain||Bangladesh Awami League|
|214||Faridpur-4||Nilufer Zafarullah||Bangladesh Awami League|
|Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991|
|209||Faridpur-1||BAL (50.87)||BAL (47.71)||BAL (42.36)|
|210||Faridpur-2||BNP (53.28)||BNP (46.18)||BAL (38.34)|
|211||Faridpur-3||BNP (61.30)||BNP (39.38)||BNP (47.00)|
|212||Faridpur-4||BAL (49.82)||BAL (48.39)||BAL (49.64)|
|213||Faridpur-5||BAL (43.27)||BAL (62.80)||BAL (55.58)|
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
Faridpur was named after the famous sufi saint Shah Sheikh Fariduddin. Hazi Shariatullah started his Faraizi movement in the district. Indigo was being cultivated on the banks of the rivers Garai, Madhumati, Barasia, Chandana, Kumar etc. The main kuthi (indigo headquarter) was located in Mirganj of Alfadangha upazila; and its manager was A.C. Dunlop. Like other parts of Bengal there were indigo resistance movement in this district under the leadership of Pir Dudu Mia.
|Places to see|
Garoda Mosque (1013 AH), Pathrail Mosque and dighi (1493-1519 AD), Satoir Mosque (1519 AD), Fatehabad Taksal (1519-32), Mathurapur Wall, Zila Judge Court building (1889 AD) and Bhanga Munsif Court Building (1889), Basudeva Mandir and Jagabandhu Angina.
Jagaran, Ganaman, Chashi Barta, Al Muazzen, Idaning, Dainik Thikana, Dainik Bhorer Runner, Pragotir Din, Dainik Faridpur. Extinct: Faridpur Darpan (1861), Chitrakar (1283 BS), Kohinoor (1896), Sanjay (1900), Aryakayastha (1318 BS), Faridpur Hitoishi (1329 BS), Faridpur Angina (1329 BS), Barta (1926), Muazzen (1335 BS), Siraj (1932), Langal (1932), Sheba (1350 BS), Khedmat (1373 BS), Jubashakti (1972), Weekly Bangladesh (1972), Satyajug (1975), Faridpur Barta (1979), Aakal (1979), Samasar (1980), Bangla Sangbad (1982).
|Rivers|| Padma, Old Kumar, arial khan, Gorai, Chandana, Bhubanshwar and Lohartek; main depressions are Dhol Samudra, Beel Ramkeli, Shakuner Beel, Ghoradar Beel.||