Divisions: Barisal |
Districts in Khulna: Bagerhat | Chuadanga | Jessore | Jhenaidah | Khulna | Kushtia | Magura | Meherpur | Narail | Satkhira |
Jhenaidah District Information
|Area||1949.62 square kilometers.|
district on the north, Jessore
district and west bengal (India) on the south, Rajbari
districts on the east, Chuadanga
district and West Bengal (India) on the west.
At the beginning of the British rule Jhenaidah was a police out post and was turned into a thana in 1793. The Jhenaidah subdivision was established in 1862 and was turned into a district in 1984. It consists of six upazilas, five municipalities, 67 union parishads, 945 mouzas, 1152 villages, 27 wards and 134 mahallas.
Harinakunda Upazila, Jhenaidaha Sadar Upazila, Kaliganj Upazila, Kotchandpur Upazila, Maheshpur Upazila, Shailkupa Upazila
|Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
||Area Name||Elected MP||From|
|81||Jhenaidah-1||Md. Abdul Hai||Bangladesh Awami League|
|82||Jhenaidah-2||Md.Shofikul Islam||Bangladesh Awami League|
|83||Jhenaidah-3||Md. Safqul Ajam Khan||Bangladesh Awami League|
|84||Jhenaidah-4||Abdul Mannan||Bangladesh Awami League|
|Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991|
|81||Jhenaidaha-1||BAL (49.77)||BNP (48.98)||BNP (49.10)|
|82||Jhenaidaha-2||BNP (54.45)||BNP (40.90)||BNP (47.28)|
|83||Jhenaidaha-3||BNP (57.76)||BNP (37.21)||BNP (43.68)|
|84||Jhenaidaha-4||BNP (55.34)||BNP (45.78)||BNP (37.53)|
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
bara bazar (ancient name Gangadighi) of Kaliganj upazila had been a famous port of India. It has been mentioned in the Greek history that in the ancient time Prabal and muslin used to be exported from this port. In the 1860s indigo resistance movement spread all over this district. During the War of Liberation in 1971 battles were fought between Pak army and the freedom fighters at Mandartala (Kaliganj), Dulalmundia and Besaykhali (Jhenaidah Sadar) in which several members of the Pak army were killed and so were many freedom fighters. Jhenaidah was liberated on 6 December 1971.
|Places to see|
Biswabat (Bethuli), Harihar Garh (Shailkupa), Shailkupa Jami Mosque, Ram Gopal Mandir (Shailkupa), Rani Mata Dighi, Sawdaghar Dighi and Mosque, Gorai Mosque, Jor Bangla Mosque, Galakata Dighi and Mosque, Cheragdani Dighi and Mosque, Dighi of Sree Ram Raja, Tombs of Ghazi, Dhol Samudra Dighi (Jhenaidah Sadar), Naldangha Rajbari and Mandir (Kaliganj), Manasa Mandir (Maheshpur), Sree Krishna Balaram Dev Bigraha Mandir (Kaliganj).
Dailies: Daily Jhenaidah, Daily Adhibeshan, Daily Jhenaidah Bani, Daily Bir Darpan, Daily Nabachitra; Weeklies: Weekly Aunirvan and Bir Darpan, Weekly Chalantika, Weekly Simanter Bani, Weekly Chetana; noted periodicals: Kotchandpur, Shapla, Aognishikha, Disha, Boipatra, Mati Mon, Shuktara, Chharapatra, Khejurtala, Sabuj Patra, Joybangla, Ullas, Chetana, Disheri, Anurag, Bishwabani, Usha and Shailabarta.
|Rivers|| garai, kumar, nabaganga, Begabati, chitra, bairab, kobadak, Kodla, Phatki, Kaliganga and ichamati.||