Divisions: Barisal |
Districts in Sylhet: Habiganj | Maulvi Bazar | Sunamganj | Sylhet
Sylhet District Information
|Area||3490.40 square kilometers.|
the Khasia-Jainta hills of India on the north, Maulvi Bazar
district on the south, Kachhar and Karimganj districts of India on the east, Sunamganj
districts on the west.
Sylhet district was established on 3 January 1782. Until 1878, Sylhet was under the jurisdiction of dhaka division. In the same year, Sylhet was included in the newly created Asam Province. Up to 1947 (excepting the Banga Bhanga period of 1905-1911) it remained a part of Asam. In 1947, as a result of a referendum, it was attached to the East Pakistan and was included in the Chittagong Division. The greater Sylhet was divided into four new districts viz Sylhet, Sunamganj, Habiganj and Maulvi Bazar in 1983-84. On 1 August 1995 Sylhet was declared as the 6th division of the country consisting of the four districts of the greater Sylhet. Sylhet district consists of 11 upazilas, 2 municipalities, 37 wards, 233 mahallas, 98 union parishads, 1693 mouzas and 3249 villages.
Balaganj Upazila, Beanibazar Upazila, Bishwanath Upazila, Companiganj Upazila, Fenchuganj Upazila, Golabganj Upazila, Gowainghat Upazila, Jaintiapur Upazila, Kanaighat Upazila, Sylhet Sadar Upazila, Zakiganj Upazila
|Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
||Area Name||Elected MP||From|
|229||Sylhet-1||Abul Maal Abdul Muhith||Bangladesh Awami League|
|230||Sylhet-2||Shafiqur Rahaman Chowdhury||Bangladesh Awami League|
|231||Sylhet-3||Mahmudus Samad Chowdhury||Bangladesh Awami League|
|232||Sylhet-4||Imran Ahmad||Bangladesh Awami League|
|233||Sylhet-5||Hafiz Ahmed Mazumder||Bangladesh Awami League|
|234||Sylhet-6||Nurul Islam Nahid||Bangladesh Awami League|
|Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991|
|228||Sylhet-1||BNP (53.46)||BAL (32.58)||BNP (31.69)|
|229||Sylhet-2||BNP (54.45)||BAL (32.14)||JP (40.11)|
|230||Sylhet-3||BNP (47.22)||JP (29.33)||JP (38.38)|
|231||Sylhet-4||BNP (45.26)||BNP (25.77)||BAL (42.76)|
|232||Sylhet-5||JI (49.13)||BAL (25.22)||Other (28.99)|
|233||Sylhet-6||Other (40.75)||BAL (35.49)||JP (31.03)|
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
were the serf of the zamindars. As a result of Nankar and other similar revolts the Nankar system was abolished in 1950.
|Places to see|
Stone monument of Jaintapur, Mound of Gharduara, Gaiyabi Mosque, tombs of Hazrat shah jalal (r) and shah paran (r), Abu Torab Mosque, Nawabi Masque, Mughal Mosque at Akhalia, Dhaka Dakshmin Temple, Tin Mandir (trio temple).
Yugveri (1930), Al-Islah (1931), Daily Jalalabadi, Daily Sylhet Bani, Daily Ajker Sylhet; extinct: Sreehatta Prokash (19th century), Paridarshak (19th century), Sreehatta Mihir (19th century), Weekly Chronicle (1900), Janashakti (1921).