Divisions: Barisal |
Districts in Khulna: Bagerhat | Chuadanga | Jessore | Jhenaidah | Khulna | Kushtia | Magura | Meherpur | Narail | Satkhira |
Khulna District Information
|Area||4394.46 square kilometers.|
Khulna district was established on 1882. It consists of 9 upazilas and 5 thanas, 71 union parishads, 2 municipalities, 47 wards, 188 mahallas, 747 mouzas and 1106 villages.
Batiaghata Upazila, Dacope Upazila, Daulatpur Thana, Dighalia Upazila, Dumuria Upazila, Khalishpur Thana, Khan Jahan Ali Thana, Kotwali Thana, Koyra Upazila, Paikgachha Upazila, Phultala Upazila, Rupsa Upazila, Sonadanga Thana, Terokhada Upazila
|Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
||Area Name||Elected MP||From|
|99||Khulna-1||Noni Gopal Mondul||Bangladesh Awami League|
|100||Khulna-2||Nazrul Islam Manju||Bangladesh Nationalist Party|
|101||Khulna-3||Begum Monnuzan Sufian||Bangladesh Awami League|
|102||Khulna-4||Molla Jalal Uddin||Bangladesh Awami League|
|103||Khulna-5||Narayan Chandra Chanda||Bangladesh Awami League|
|104||Khulna-6||Md. Sohorab Ali Sana||Bangladesh Awami League|
|Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991|
|99||Khulna-1||BAL (51.93)||BAL (53.46)||BAL (47.67)|
|100||Khulna-2||BNP (57.78)||BNP (46.89)||BNP (44.47)|
|101||Khulna-3||BNP (52.20)||BAL (33.18)||BNP (40.31)|
|102||Khulna-4||BNP (54.18)||BAL (40.10)||BAL (34.83)|
|103||Khulna-5||JI (49.56)||BAL (41.41)||BAL (43.32)|
|104||Khulna-6||JI (56.89)||BAL (38.09)||JI (40.51)|
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
16 December of 1971, Independent Bangladesh was established but Khulna was under the control of Pakistan Army. Next on 17 December as the Pakistani Army surrendered in the Circuit House ground then Khulna got her Independence. Pir Khan Jahan Ali came to preach Islam in this district about 400 years ago. In 1926 Mahatma Gandhi came to Khalishpur to inspire the Swadeshi Movement.
|Places to see|
Agriculture 25.11%, fishing 1.66%, agricultural labourer 11.3%, wage labourer 7.15%, industry 16.38%, transport 4.09%, constructions 1.53%, service 18.93%, others 12.22%.
Dailies: Tribiun, Janmobhumi, Anirban, Probaho, Purbanchal, Janabarta, Tatthya, Rajpather Davi, Satya Khabar, Hizbullah, Pathaker Kagoz, Juger Sathi, Kalantor, Viswabarta, Mail; Weeklies: Khulna, Rupsa, Padoddhoni, Chhayapath, Ganobani; Periodicals: Purushottomadyuti, Shikar, Padatik. Extinct Periodicals: Agami, Ityadi, Deshkal.
|Rivers|| Rupsa-Pasur, Bhairab, Shibsha, Dharla, Bhadra, Ball, and Kobadak.||