Divisions: Barisal |
Districts in Dhaka: Dhaka | Faridpur | Gazipur | Gopalganj | Jamalpur | Kishoreganj | Madaripur | Manikganj | Munshiganj | Mymensingh | Narayanganj | Narsingdi | Netrokona | Rajbari | Shariatpur | Sherpur | Tangail
Munshiganj District Information
|Area||954.96 square kilometers.|
Munshiganj district, formerly a subdivision under Dhaka district, was established in 1984. It consists of 6 upazilas, 67 union parishads, 662 mouzas, 906 villages, 18 wards, 73 mahallas and 2 municipalities.
Gazaria Upazila, Lohajang Upazila, Munshiganj Sadar Upazila, Serajdikhan Upazila, Sreenagar Upazila, Tongibari Upazila
|Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
||Area Name||Elected MP||From|
|171||Munshiganj-1||Sukumar Ranjan Ghosh||Bangladesh Awami League|
|172||Munshiganj-2||Sagupta Yesmen||Bangladesh Awami League|
|173||Munshiganj-3||M. Idris Ali||Bangladesh Awami League|
|Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991|
|176||Munshigonj-1||BNP (58.11)||BNP (50.52)||BNP (61.43)|
|177||Munshigonj-2||BNP (57.86)||BNP (50.35)||BNP (51.20)|
|178||Munshigonj-3||BNP (62.34)||BNP (59.59)||BNP (65.25)|
|179||Munshigonj-4||BNP (52.39)||BNP (43.17)||BNP (52.49)|
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
The area comprising the districts of Munshiganj stretching on the west of the Meghna and Dhaleshwari had been included in the kingdom of vikramapura in the ancient period. During the Sena rule Vikramapura in East Bengal had been the second capital of the Senas in addition to their capital at Nadia. After the fall of Nadia in the hands of bakhtiyar khalji (1204) the Sena King lakshmanasena fled to Vikramapura and began to rule East Bengal. After the death of Lakshmanasena (1206) his descendants Visvarupasena and Kesavasena ruled in Vikramapura till at least 1223 AD. Some historians postulate that the sons of Lakshamanasena ruled in Vikramapura up to 1243-45 AD. Raja Dasarathadeva Danujmadhava (Danuj Rai), the Deva king of Chandradvipa, ousted the Senas from Vikramapura in the third quarter of the thirteenth century and ruled the south-eastern Bengal till the end of the thirteenth century.
|Places to see|
Idrakpur Fort (1660) in Munshiganj town, Panditer vita (birth place of atish dipankar srijnan) at Bajrayogini, Baba Adam's Mosque, Dighi of Raja Haris chandra, home stead of Raja Ballal Sen, home stead of Raja Sreenath at Rampal, Rampal Dighi, Kodal Dhoar Dighi, Shyamsiddhi Math at Sreenagar, Hasara Dargah, Sholaghar Math, Bhagyakul Rajbari, residence of Jagadis Chandra Basu at Radhikhal, Jora Math at Sonarang, Kalibari at Tongibari, Taltala Pancha-shikhara Mahadeva Temple, Talukdarbari Mosque at Kusumpur, Tajpur Mosque, Patharghata Mosque, Kazishal Mosque, Palghata Bridge, Panch Pir Dargah, marble statue of Ashutosh Ganguly inside the library room of Haraganga College.
Daily Munshiganjer Kaghaz, Weekly Munshiganj, Weekly Munshiganj Sangbad, Monthly Vikrampur; Defunct papers: Monthly Palli-Vijnan, Hindu Intelligencer, Mukti, Vikrampur Patrika (1920), Gramer Katha (weekly, 1962), Anusandhan, Chetana, Kaler Vela, Sangsaptak, Sarab, Kavitapatra, Vikrampur Mukhasri, Weekly Vikrampur Barta, Vikrampur.
|Rivers|| the padma, meghna, dhaleshwari, ichamati and shitalakshya.||