Munshiganj District

Summary

Munshiganj (Bengali: মুন্সীগঞ্জ), also historically known as Bikrampur, is a district[3] in central Bangladesh. It is a part of the Dhaka Division and borders Dhaka District.[4]

Munshiganj
মুন্সীগঞ্জ
Dhaleshwari River bank, Munshiganj Sadar Upazila
Nickname(s): 
Location of Munshiganj District in Bangladesh
Location of Munshiganj District in Bangladesh
Expandable map of Munshiganj District
Coordinates: 23°28′N 90°32′E / 23.46°N 90.54°E / 23.46; 90.54Coordinates: 23°28′N 90°32′E / 23.46°N 90.54°E / 23.46; 90.54
Country Bangladesh
DivisionDhaka Division
Government
 • Deputy CommissionerKazi Nahid Rasul [1]
Area
 • Total954.96 km2 (368.71 sq mi)
Population
 (2011 census)
 • Total1,445,660
 • Density1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Munshiganji, Bikrompuira, Bikrampuri, Dhakaiya
Time zoneUTC+06:00 (BST)
HDI (2018)0.649[2]
medium · 3rd of 21

GeographyEdit

Total land area is 235974 acres (954 km2), out of which 138472 acres (560 km2) are cultivable and 5609 acres (23 km2) are fallow land. It has no forest area. 40277 acres (163 km2) of land is irrigated while 26242 acres (106 km2) of land is under river. It has 14 rivers of 155 km passing through.[5]

AdministrationEdit

The district consists of 6 upazilas:[4]

  1. Lohajang Upazila
  2. Sreenagar Upazila
  3. Munshiganj Sadar Upazila
  4. Sirajdikhan Upazila
  5. Tongibari Upazila
  6. Gazaria Upazila

DemographicsEdit

Religions in Munshiganj District[6]
Religion Percent
Muslims
90.92%
Hindus
6.93%
Christians
2.51%
Others
0.15%

At the time of the 2011 census, the population is 1,445,660. 91.92% are Muslims, 7.93% Hindus.

Notable peopleEdit

Revolutionary nationalists

Social and scientific

Art, culture and sports

Public affairs

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  5. ^ S.M. Saidur Rahman. "Golden Bangladesh - Login". goldenbangladesh.com. Retrieved 2015-06-22.
  6. ^ "Bangladesh Population & Housing Census 2011" (PDF). Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  7. ^ "M Hamidullah Khan". bengalrenaissance.com. Retrieved 2015-06-22.
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  9. ^ "Bangladeshi Novels Web page". bangladeshinovels.com. Archived from the original on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2015-06-22.
  10. ^ Taiyab A. Sheikh. ":: Munshigonj District | Famous | A. N. Hamidullah ::". munshigonj.com. Archived from the original on 2015-06-22. Retrieved 2015-06-22.
  11. ^ "Interview with Bangladesh's leader Fakhruddin Ahmed - TIME". time.com. 2007-03-22. Archived from the original on May 12, 2007. Retrieved 2015-06-22.