Divisions: Barisal |
Districts in Rangpur: Dinajpur | Gaibandha | Kurigram | Lalmonirhat | Nilphamari | Panchagarh | Rangpur | Thakurgaon
Nilphamari District Information
|Area||1640.91 square kilometers.|
The Nilphamari subdivision was established in 1875 and was turned into a district in 1984. The district consists of 6 upazilas, 3 municipalities, 33 wards, 65 mahallas, 62 union parishads, 390 mouzas and 370 villages.
Dimla Upazila, Domar Upazila, Jaldhaka Upazila, Kishoreganj Upazila, Nilphamari Sadar Upazila, Saidpur Upazila
|Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
|Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991|
|12||Nilphamari-1||BAL (33.44)||JP (40.15)||BAL (31.72)|
|13||Nilphamari-2||BAL (38.11)||JP (33.32)||Other (33.51)|
|14||Nilphamari-3||JI (38.03)||JI (31.33)||BAL (33.31)|
|15||Nilphamari-4||BNP (34.92)||JP (41.99)||Other (34.22)|
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
The tebhaga movement spread over Domar and Dimla in the 1940s. In this movement the activist Tannarayan was shoot dead by the zamindar. Once indigo was cultivated extensively in this district. The Nilphamari region was under the Votmari Chauki during the British period. Later on the Chauki was transferred first to Shekherhat of Badarganj thana and then to Dokra of Domar thana.
|Places to see|
Birat Dighi (present name Nilsagar), Neel Kuthi (Nilphamari Sadar Upazila), Nat Settlement (prison, 1871), Saidpur Church (1893), Dimla Rajbari, Garh (Fort) of Raja Dharmapal and the remnants of his palace (eighteenth century, Jaldhaka), remnants of the palace of Raja Harish Chandra (Ninth century, Jaldhaka upazila), three domed Jami Mosque at Bherberi (eighteenth century, Kishoreganj upazila).
Weekly Nilphamari Barta, Nilsagar, Nilsamachar, Weekly Jaldhaka, Weekly Alpana (Saidpur), Saidpur Barta, Janasamasha (Saidpur); extinct: Jagarani (1962), Nilanchan (1972), Shalki (Domer) and Jaltaranga (Jaldhaka).
|Rivers|| Tista, Jamuneshwari, Chikni and Dhaigan.|