Divisions: Barisal |
Districts in Dhaka: Dhaka | Faridpur | Gazipur | Gopalganj | Jamalpur | Kishoreganj | Madaripur | Manikganj | Munshiganj | Mymensingh | Narayanganj | Narsingdi | Netrokona | Rajbari | Shariatpur | Sherpur | Tangail
Tangail District Information
|Area||3424.39 square kilometers.|
Tangail subdivision was established in 1870 and was turned into a district in 1969. The district consists of 11 upazilas, 8 municipalities, 72 wards, 211 mahallas, 103 union parishads, 2431 villages.
Basail Upazila, Bhuapur Upazila, Delduar Upazila, Ghatail Upazila, Gopalpur Upazila, Kalihati Upazila, Madhupur Upazila, Mirzapur Upazila, Nagarpur Upazila, Sakhipur Upazila, Tangail Sadar Upazila
|Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
||Area Name||Elected MP||From|
|130||Tangail-1||Muhammad Abdur Razzaque||Bangladesh Awami League|
|131||Tangail-2||Khandaker Asaduzzaman||Bangladesh Awami League|
|132||Tangail-3||Motiur Rahman||Bangladesh Awami League|
|133||Tangail-4||Abdul Latif Siddique||Bangladesh Awami League|
|134||Tangail-5||Md. Abul Quasem||Jatiya Party|
|135||Tangail-6||Khandaker Abdul Baten||Independent Candidate|
|136||Tangail-7||Md. Akabbar Hossain||Bangladesh Awami League|
|137||Tangail-8||Shokat Momen Shahjahan||Bangladesh Awami League|
|Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991|
|133||Tangail-1||BAL (50.18)||BAL (51.13)||BAL (38.44)|
|134||Tangail-2||BNP (48.66)||BAL (46.13)||BNP (51.72)|
|135||Tangail-3||BNP (48.92)||BNP (50.26)||BNP (59.41)|
|136||Tangail-4||BNP (47.46)||BAL (48.92)||Other (38.57)|
|137||Tangail-5||BNP (32.21)||BAL (39.96)||JP (38.45)|
|138||Tangail-6||BNP (42.66)||BNP (37.70)||BNP (38.83)|
|139||Tangail-7||BAL (47.90)||BNP (41.10)||BNP (53.06)|
|140||Tangail-8||Other (42.68)||BAL (62.64)||BNP (47.32)|
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
Kagmari Conference (1957), Sannyasi revolt (1850), Peasant revolt (1858). During the Liberation War in 1971 Abdul Kader Siddiqui of Tangail independently led military operations against Pakistan army. His group was named Kaderia Bahini after its leader. This bahini led many successful guerrilla operations in Tangail. Kader Siddiqui himself was wounded at the Makrar battle near Balla village. The most noted successful operation of the Kaderia Bahini was the capture of a Pakistani ship with huge amount of arms and ammunitions at Bhuapur. In 1996, a devastating tornado caused heavy damage to a few villages.
|Places to see|
Atia Mosque (1608), Sagardighi, Ichamati Dighi, Nagarpur Dighi, Khamarpara Mosque, Dhanbari Mosque (1685).
Daily 9, weekly 14, fortnightly 3, monthly 2 and quarterly 1; most noted are the Dainik Mufassal, Dainik Deskotha, Dainik Majlumer Kantha, Ajker Telegram, weekly Tangail Barta, weekly Khamos, weekly Mou Bazar, weekly Purbakash, fortnightly Madhubani, weekly Janatar Kantha, quarterly Adalat. Extinct: Monthly Akbar-a-Islamia (1883), monthly Nabajug (1890), weekly Hitokari (1892), weekly Samachar (1936), weekly Hakkatha (1936), Bulletin Bangla, Satyakatha, weekly Janata (1954), Sahitya Patrika Ballark (1970), fortnightly Sanket (1973).