Divisions: Barisal |
Districts in Rajshahi: Bogra | Joypurhat | Naogaon | Natore | Chapai Nawabganj | Pabna | Rajshahi | Sirajganj
Pabna District Information
|Area||2371.50 square kilometers.|
Pabna district was established in 1832. It consists of 9 upazilas, 8 municipalities, 81 wards, 191 mahallas, 72 union parishads, 1321 mouzas and 1540 villages.
Atgharia Upazila, Bera Upazila, Bhangura Upazila, Chatmohar Upazila, Faridpur Upazila, Ishwardi Upazila, Pabna Sadar Upazila, Santhia Upazila, Sujanagar Upazila
|Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
||Area Name||Elected MP||From|
|68||Pabna-1||Md. Shamsul Haque||Bangladesh Awami League|
|69||Pabna-2||Abdul Karim Khandakar||Bangladesh Awami League|
|70||Pabna-3||Md. Mokbul Hossain||Bangladesh Awami League|
|71||Pabna-4||Shamsur Rahman Sharif||Bangladesh Awami League|
|72||Pabna-5||Golam Faruk Khand: Prince||Bangladesh Awami League|
|Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991|
|68||Pabna-1||JI (57.68)||BAL (41.51)||JI (36.85)|
|69||Pabna-2||BNP (52.86)||BAL (47.97)||BNP (55.34)|
|70||Pabna-3||BNP (51.93)||BAL (46.08)||BNP (54.51)|
|71||Pabna-4||BAL (38.30)||BAL (40.45)||BNP (33.46)|
|72||Pabna-5||JI (56.78)||BNP (41.10)||JI (47.31)|
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
Once the present area of the Pabna district was a part of the ancient Pundravardhana. Although established in 1832 the contours of the district has been changed many times. The major changes of the boundaries of the district took place in 1877 and 1881 with the major changes of the courses of the rivers Padma and Jamuna. In the 1980s greater Pabna district was divided into two districts: Pabna and Sirajganj.
|Places to see|
Three domed Mosque at Bharara (1176 AH), three domed Kazipara Mosque (Bhangura), Chatmohar Shahi Mosque (989 AH), Pathanpara Khandokarni Mosque (built by the Afghans, Chatmohar), Samaj Shahi Mosque (958 AH), three domed Jami Mosque at Juktitala (Ishwardi), Jor Bangla Mandir (eighteenth century, Pabna), Jagannath Mandir, Seth Kuthi (1779), Snana Mandir (Chatmohar) and Pabna District Judge Court Building (1884).
Dainik Ichamati, Dainik Nirvar, Dainik Uttar Janata (Ishwardi); Weeklies: Gayana Bikashini, Pabna Barta, Bibreti, Arshi; fortnightly Jamuna, Charmohar Barta, Faridpur Barta, Junction, Janadabi (Ishwardi); monthly Gayana Prava, Palli Darpan, Manasi, Amar Desh and Pabna, Tawhid (Bhangura), Chetana, Sachetan.
|Rivers|| Ganges, Ichamati, Gumani and Hurasagar.||