Divisions: Barisal |
Districts in Dhaka: Dhaka | Faridpur | Gazipur | Gopalganj | Jamalpur | Kishoreganj | Madaripur | Manikganj | Munshiganj | Mymensingh | Narayanganj | Narsingdi | Netrokona | Rajbari | Shariatpur | Sherpur | Tangail
Madaripur District Information
|Area||1144 square kilometers.|
Madaripur subdivision was established in 1854 under the district of Bakerganj. In 1873 it was separated from Bakerganj and annexed to Faridpur district. Madaripur subdivision was turned into a district in 1984. It consists of 4 upazilas, 57 union parishads, 550 mouzas, 3 municipalities, 27 wards, 85 mahallas and 1035 villages.
Kalkini Upazila, Madaripur Sadar Upazila, Rajoir Upazila, Shibchar Upazila
|Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
||Area Name||Elected MP||From|
|218||Madaripur-1||Nur-E-Alam Chowdhury||Bangladesh Awami League|
|219||Madaripur-2||Shajahan Khan||Bangladesh Awami League|
|220||Madaripur-3||Sayed Abul Hossain||Bangladesh Awami League|
|Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991|
|217||Madaripur-1||BAL (66.95)||BAL (64.11)||BAL (45.73)|
|218||Madaripur-2||BAL (73.91)||BAL (63.49)||Other (46.43)|
|219||Madaripur-3||BAL (64.55)||BAL (58.63)||BAL (54.21)|
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
The most important historical event is the faraizi movement led by Haji Shariatullah (1781-1840). During the War of Liberation many direct encounters were held between the freedom fighters and the Pakistan army. The freedom fighters of Madaripur captured 40 Pakistani soldiers including a Major and a Captain.
|Places to see|
Aoliapur Neelkuti, Algi Kazibadi Mosque, Ram Mandir at Khalia, Senapati Dighi and the tomb of Shah Mazar.
Dainik: Subarnagram, weekly: Ariyal Khan, Shariatullah, Ishara; extinct: Weekly Janani Bangla, Madaripur Barta and Banglar Mati.
|Rivers|| padma, arial khan and kumar.|