Divisions: Barisal |
Districts in Dhaka: Dhaka | Faridpur | Gazipur | Gopalganj | Jamalpur | Kishoreganj | Madaripur | Manikganj | Munshiganj | Mymensingh | Narayanganj | Narsingdi | Netrokona | Rajbari | Shariatpur | Sherpur | Tangail
Manikganj District Information
|Area||1378.99 square kilometers.|
Manikganj subdivision was established in 1845 and was turned into a district in 1984. It consists of 1 municipality, 7 upazilas, 65 union parishads, 1357 mouzas, 9 wards, 49 mahallas and 1647 villages.
Daulatpur Upazila, Ghior Upazila, Harirampur Upazila, Manikganj Sadar Upazila, Saturia Upazila, Shivalaya Upazila, Singair Upazila
|Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
||Area Name||Elected MP||From|
|168||Manikganj-1||A B M Anowarul Haque||Bangladesh Awami League|
|169||Manikganj-2||S. M. Abdul Mannan||Jatiya Party|
|170||Manikganj-3||Jahid Malek||Bangladesh Awami League|
|Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991|
|172||Manikgonj-1||BNP (56.55)||BNP (38.50)||BNP (47.09)|
|173||Manikgonj-2||BNP (57.68)||BNP (50.07)||BNP (49.00)|
|174||Manikgonj-3||BNP (56.44)||BNP (44.58)||BNP (50.75)|
|175||Manikgonj-4||BNP (60.88)||BNP (47.25)||Other (47.53)|
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
A decisive battle was fought between the Mughal army and the combined forces of the Bara Bhuiyans under Musa Khan at Jatrapur and Dakchara on the Ichamati (under Harirampur upazila) resulting in the defeat of the Bara Bhuiyans and establishment of the Mughal supremacy over the central bhati region. In the second half of the nineteenth century indigo uprisings spread over the district. The anti-British revolutionists under Hiralal Mohanta of Manikganj town initially looted the postal despatch on 12 February1932.
|Places to see|
Matta Math, Sree Sree Anandamayee Kalibari, Rajani Bhaban and Jhobhat Bhaban, Narayan Sadhu Asram, Sivabari Mandir, Neel-kuthi at Bimile (sadar upazila); Fort at Fordnagar, Baira Neel-kuthi, residence of Datta-Guptas, Ananda Kuthi and Mandir, Senabari and Durga-mandap, Imampara Jami Masjid, tomb of Ibrahim Shah, (Singair upazila); Ekdala Fort, Katasgarh Fort, Fort at Dhaki-jora, Daschira Buddha-vihara and stupa, Navaratna Math, Teota Zamindar Bari, Machain Masjid, tomb of Shah Rustam, Tepra Kali Mandir, Sree-bari, Neel-kuthi at Teota (Shivalaya upazila); Baliati Zamindar Palace, Dhankora Zamindar-bari, tomb of Kalu Shah, Gauranga Math (Saturia upazila); Neel-kuthi at village Sreebari Baratia, Panch-thubi Bauddha-vihara (Ghior); Jhitka Lokmania Dargah (Harirampur).
(weekly) Karcha, Alor Bani, Muktir Vahana, Manikganjer Khabar, Ababil; (defunct) Paril Bartabaha (1280 BS), Weekly Manikganj (1972), Weekly Budhbar, Weekly Pataka, Navagram (1978), Chalaman (1980), Muktir Dak (1980), Manikganj Barta (1981), Maitree International (1979), Jagarani (1965), Ritu-rang-man (1967), Abahaman (1978), Bitapa (1981), Dishari, Aloklata, Shiuli, Durbachal, Dawal, Ghazikhali, Chhayapalli.
|Rivers|| the Padma, Jamuna, Dhaleshwari, Ichamati and Kaliganga.||