Divisions: Barisal |
Districts in Rajshahi: Bogra | Joypurhat | Naogaon | Natore | Chapai Nawabganj | Pabna | Rajshahi | Sirajganj
Rajshahi District Information
|Area||2407.01 square kilometers.|
district on the north, West Bengal of India, Kushtia
district and the ganges on the south, Natore
district on the east and Nawabganj
district on the west.
Rajshahi district was established in 1772. Maldaha, Bogra, Pabna, Natore and Nawabganj districts were established in phases dividing this district. It has one city corporation, 4 thanas, 7 municipalities, 93 wards, 297 mahallas, 9 upazilas, 70 union parishads, 1678 mouzas and 1858 villages.
Bagha Upazila, Bagmara Upazila, Boalia Thana, Charghat Upazila, Durgapur Upazila, Godagari Upazila, Matihar Thana, Mohanpur Upazila, Paba Upazila, Puthia Upazila, Rajpara Thana, Shah Mokdum Thana, Tanore Upazila
|Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
||Area Name||Elected MP||From|
|52||Rajshahi-1||Omer Faruque Chowdhory||Bangladesh Awami League|
|53||Rajshahi-2||Fazle Hossain Badsha||Bangladesh Workers Party|
|54||Rajshahi-3||Md. Maraz Uddn Mallah||Bangladesh Awami League|
|55||Rajshahi-4||Enamul Haque||Bangladesh Awami League|
|56||Rajshahi-5||Md. Abdul Oadud||Bangladesh Awami League|
|57||Rajshahi-6||Md. Shariar Alam||Bangladesh Awami League|
|Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991|
|52||Rajshahi-1||BNP (59.07)||BNP (47.70)||BNP (42.92)|
|53||Rajshahi-2||BNP (59.57)||BNP (43.99)||BNP (43.40)|
|54||Rajshahi-3||BNP (45.78)||BNP (34.25)||JP (31.83)|
|55||Rajshahi-4||BNP (51.45)||BNP (33.84)||BAL (38.11)|
|56||Rajshahi-5||BNP (45.37)||BNP (41.34)||BNP (37.25)|
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
Rajshahi district was a part of Pundruvardhana of the ancient Vanga. The capital of Vijoy Sen was located 9 miles on the west of Rajshahi town. indigo resistance movement spread over Rajshahi during 1859-60. Seven communist activists were killed at the Khapra ward of Rajshahi Jail when police fired indiscriminately on 24 April 1950. During the mass upsurge in 1969 Dr. Shamsuzzoha of Rajshahi University was killed.
|Places to see|
Two domed Kismat Madia Mosque (eighteenth century), one domed Ruipara (Durgapur) Jami Mosque (sixteenth century), Bagdhani Mosque at Paba upazila, three domed Bhagna Jami Mosque at Tanore upazila (1223 AH), tomb of Hazrat Shah Makhdum (R), tomb of Hazrat Shah Sultan at Godagari upazila (fourteenth century), Bara Kuthi (eighteenth century), Talando Shiva Mandir (1860), Rajbari, Govinda Mandir, Shiva Mandir, Gopal Mandir, and Dolmancha (Putia).
Dailies: Dainik Barta, Dainik Sonali Sangbad, Dainik Sonar Desh, Dainik Prothom Probhat, Dainik Lal Golap, Dainik Upachar, Dainik Padmar Bani, Daily Sun-Shin; weeklies: Dunia, Rajshahi Barta, Ganakhabar, Dharani; Monthly Uttar Janapath; extinct: Hindu Ranjik (1865), Rajshahi Sangbad (1870), Gayanangkur and Pratimva (1872), Rajshahi Samachar, Udbhaban (1872), Chikitsha (1889), Utsaha (1897), Ayetihasik Chitra (1898), Noor-al Iman (1900), Banga Mohila (1915), Palli Bahak (1925), Markab Al Islam (1933), Palli Sakti (1934), Sammilayan (1934), Ektara (1943), Nayajaman (1946); Monthly Shiksha Parichaya.
|Rivers|| padma (Ganges), mahananda, baral and Barnai.||