Divisions: Barisal |
Districts in Rangpur: Dinajpur | Gaibandha | Kurigram | Lalmonirhat | Nilphamari | Panchagarh | Rangpur | Thakurgaon
Gaibandha District Information
|Area||2179.27 square kilometers.|
Gaibandha district was established in 1984. The district consists of 7 upazilas, 3 municipalities, 27 wards, 82 union parishads, 1101 mouzas, 56 mahallas and 1244 villages.
Fulchhari Upazila, Gaibandha Sadar Upazila, Gobindaganj Upazila, Palashbari Upazila, Sadullapur Upazila, Sughatta Upazila, Sundarganj Upazila
|Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
||Area Name||Elected MP||From|
|29||Gaibandha-1||Md.Abdul Kadar Khan||Jatiya Party|
|30||Gaibandha-2||Mst Mahabubur Ara Begum Gine||Bangladesh Awami League|
|31||Gaibandha-3||Dr. Tim Fazle Rabby Chowdhury||Jatiya Party|
|32||Gaibandha-4||Md Monowar Hosen Chowdhary||Bangladesh Awami League|
|33||Gaibandha-5||Md. Fazle Rabbi Mia||Bangladesh Awami League|
|Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991|
|29||Gaibandha-1||JI (40.95)||JP (44.24)||JP (27.48)|
|30||Gaibandha-2||BAL (37.30)||JP (49.10)||JP (41.94)|
|31||Gaibandha-3||JP (37.80)||JP (48.29)||JP (41.13)|
|32||Gaibandha-4||BNP (40.98)||JP (38.92)||JP (35.97)|
|33||Gaibandha-5||JP (51.71)||JP (51.52)||JP (39.82)|
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
This region was a part of the Mourya, Pala, Gupta and Kamarupa kingdoms at different times. Movement was held in 1783 in this district against collection of excess taxes. Anti British movement (1921) and tebhaga movement (1946) were initiated in the district. Fayezuddin and Puti Sheikh were killed by Police firing in 1949 in a movement to stop collection of tolls at hats and bazars. A Peasant Convention was held at Fulchhari in 1956 under the leadership of maulana abdul hamid khan bhasani.
|Places to see|
Vardhan Kuthi, Gobindaganj (17th century), house of Naldanga Zamindar along with its Shiva Linga made of black basalt, Vrisa Mandir of white stone and a large pond, Mosque of Shah Sultan Gazi at Mirer Bagan (1308), house of Bamandanga Zamindar, Mosque at Jamalpur, large pond at Faridpur, Masta Mosque at Gobindaganj.
Dainik: Ghagat, Sandhan, Palash, Bhorer Surya, Janasanket, Weekly: Ganauttaran, Ganaprahari, Palash, Gana Uttaran; periodicals: Akash Tara, Shabda and Istikutum; extinct: Weekly Gaibandha (1981), Weekly Kanthashwar (1973), Weekly Ganadut (1972), Weekly Agradut (1928), Weekly Panthashala ((1991), Weekly Gayer Katha (1991); Fortnightly Purbadiganta (1961), Monthly Tista (1961).
|Rivers|| ghaghat, karatoya, bangali and tista.||