Divisions: Barisal |
Districts in Rangpur: Dinajpur | Gaibandha | Kurigram | Lalmonirhat | Nilphamari | Panchagarh | Rangpur | Thakurgaon
Panchagarh District Information
|Area||1404.63 square kilometers.|
on three sides by 288 km long Indian border, having Darjeeling district on the north, Jalpaiguri and Kuchbihar districts on the northeast, West Dinajpur
and Purnea district on the west, Dinajpur
districts on the south, Nilphamari
district on the east.
Panchagarh was a thana under Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal during the British rule. It was under Dinajpur district at the time of the partition of 1947. It was turned into a subdivision in 1980 consisting of Panchagarh, Boda, Debiganj, Atwari and Tentulia thanas. Panchagarh was elevated to a district in 1984. It consists of five upazilas one municipality, 9 wards, 32 mahallas, 43 union parishads and 850 villages.
Atrai Upazila, Boda Upazila, Debiganj Upazila, Panchagarh Sadar Upazila, Tentulia Upazila
|Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
||Area Name||Elected MP||From|
|1||Panchagarh-1||Md. Mojaharul Haque Pradhan||Bangladesh Awami League|
|2||Panchagarh-2||Md. Nurul Islam Sujan||Bangladesh Awami League|
|Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991|
|1||Panchagarh-1||BNP (39.89)||BNP (35.42)||BNP (39.78)|
|2||Panchagarh-2||BNP (45.89)||BNP (35.86)||Other (39.15)|
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
Sannyasi and Fakir movements flourished during 1763-1800. Many of the rebel sannyasis were executed at a place named Sannyasi-kata near Bangla-bandha. Tebhaga movement originated from this district (1946).
|Places to see|
The existence of fifteen garhs (fortifications) has hitherto been traced of which the most noted are Bhitar Garh, Hosain Garh, Mir Garh, Rajan Garh and Deven Garh. Panchagarh is named after these five garhs. Archaeological relics include Nayani Burz (bastion), remains of Atwari zamindar-bari and that of katchari-bari of Raniganj Devottvar Estate and the temple therein, Mirzapur Shahi Mosque, Tomb of Bara Awliya, tomb of Arif Shah, Maharaja Dighi (pond) at Bhitargarh, Maidan Dighi, Mughali killah (fort) at Chandan-bari, Vadeswari temple and Boda temple.
Panchagarh Barta (1996, now extinct).
|Rivers|| Karatoya, Atrai, Tista, Mahananda, Tangon, Dahuk, Pathraj, Bhulli, Talma, Nagar, Chawai, Kurum, Versa, Tirnoi, Chilka.||