Divisions: Barisal |
Districts in Khulna: Bagerhat | Chuadanga | Jessore | Jhenaidah | Khulna | Kushtia | Magura | Meherpur | Narail | Satkhira |
Meherpur District Information
|Area||13.62 square kilometers.|
district and West Bengal of India on the north, Chuadanga
district and West Bengal on the south, Chuadanga
districts on the east, West Bengal on the west.
Before the partition (1947) Meherpur was a part of the Nadia district of India. The Meherpur subdivision was turned into a district in 1984. It consists of 1 municipality, 9 wards and 72 mahallas, 2 upazilas, 18 union parishads, 277 villages, 190 mouzas.
Gangni Upazila, Meherpur Sadar Upazila
|Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
||Area Name||Elected MP||From|
|73||Meherpur-1||Md. Joynal Abadin||Bangladesh Awami League|
|74||Meherpur-2||Md. Amzad Hossen||Bangladesh Nationalist Party|
|Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991|
|73||Meherpur-1||BNP (56.95)||BNP (43.90)||BAL (36.01)|
|74||Meherpur-2||BNP (55.47)||Other (38.18)||BNP (31.37)|
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
The proclamation of independence was read at village Baidyanathtola, now Mujibnagar, on 17 April 1971. On this day the first provisional government of Bangladesh took oath here. The Pak army killed 8 persons at village Amjhupi on 18 April 1971.
|Places to see|
Gosaidubi Mosque at Karamdi, Dargahs of Sheik Farid and Shah Enayet, Mazars of Barkat Bibi and Bagudewan, Ballavpur Mission, Teragharia Marrut, Shiva Mandir at Ballavpur, Alampur Mandir, Bhabanipur Mandir, Neelkuthis at Aamjhupi, Bhatpara and Saharbati.
Weekly Mujibnagar (1988), Weekly Meherpur (1992) and Fortnightly Pashimanchal, Monthly Sadhak (1913), Palli Shree (1935), Simanta (1962), Probaha (1979), Weekly Parichay (1985), Weekly Chumbak (1986).
|Rivers|| Bhairab, Mathabhaga and Kazli; Main depressions: Dharlar Beel, Chandbeel, Kolar Beel, Patapukur Beel, Gopalpur Beel, Bamandi Beel, Salika Beel, Terogharia Beel, Elangi Beel.||