Divisions: Barisal |
Districts in Khulna: Bagerhat | Chuadanga | Jessore | Jhenaidah | Khulna | Kushtia | Magura | Meherpur | Narail | Satkhira |
Kushtia District Information
|Area||1621.15 square kilometers.|
Kushtia was once a part of the Nadia district of the undivided India. It became a new district in 1947 consisting of Kushtia Sadar, Chuadanga and Meherpur subdivisions. All these three subdivisions are now independent districts. Kushtia district consists of 6 upazilas, 4 municipalities, 39 wards, 70 mahallas, 61 union parishads, 710 mouzas and 978 villages.
Bheramara Upazila, Daulatpur Upazila, Khoksa Upazila, Kumarkhali Upazila, Kushtia Sadar Upazila, Mirpur Upazila
|Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
||Area Name||Elected MP||From|
|75||Kushtia-1||Afaz Uddin Ahmed||Bangladesh Awami League|
|76||Kushtia-2||Hasanul Haq Enu||Jatiya Samajtantric Dal-Jasad|
|77||Kushtia-3||K.H. Rashiduzzaman||Bangladesh Awami League|
|78||Kushtia-4||Sultana Tarun||Bangladesh Awami League|
|Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991|
|75||Kushtia-1||BNP (49.06)||BNP (38.08)||BNP (38.26)|
|76||Kushtia-2||BNP (39.79)||BNP (33.06)||BNP (35.42)|
|77||Kushtia-3||BNP (61.05)||BNP (39.43)||BNP (42.13)|
|78||Kushtia-4||BNP (50.53)||BNP (32.70)||BAL (28.44)|
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
indigo resistance movement spread in Bengal in 1860 and Shalghar Madhua organised the largest movement in the Kushtia district. Inspired by the movement, all indigo farmers in the Kushtia area refused to pay government taxes. The British government sent an army platoon under the command of GG Morrison, to investigate into the matter. Farmers could successfully negotiate with him, committed to start paying taxes provided the indigo planters would stop torturing them and had sent the army back.
Dailies: Ajker Alo, Bangladesh Barta, Bajrapat, Shikal, Kushtia, Sutrapat and Deshbrati, Darpan, Srijanshil, Prottashar Protibimba, Niharika, Deshbarti. Weeklies: Mukur and Simanta Katha. Extinct: Jagaran (first published 1921), Dipika (1933), Shaibi (1895), Azad (1932), Tili Samaj, Jogajog.
|Rivers|| Ganges, Garai, Mathabhanga, Kaliganga and Kumar.||