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Brahmanbaria District Information

Area1927.11 square kilometers.
Bounded by
Kishoreganj and Habiganj district on the north, Comilla district on the south, Hobiganj district and Tripura State of India on the east and meghna river, Kishoreganj, Narsingdi and Narayanganj districts on the west.
Profile
Brahmanbaria district, which was included in Comilla district (formerly Tipera district) was established in 1984. Before 1830 the Sarail Pargana was a part of Mymensingh district. The district has 4 municipalities, 39 wards, 97 mahallas, 7 upazilas, one thana, 98 union parishads, 1052 mouzas and 1329 villages. The upazilas are banchharampur, kasba, nabinagar, nasirnagar, brahmanbaria sadar, sarail and akhaura.
Upazilla/ Thana
Akhaura Upazila, Bancharampur Upazila, Brahmanbaria Sadar Upazila, Kasba Upazila, Nabinagar Upazila, Nasirnagar Upazila, Sarail Upazila

Post Codes for Brahmanbaria District

Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
Area# Area NameElected MPFrom
243Brahmanbaria-1Mohammad Sayedul HaqueBangladesh Awami League
244Brahmanbaria-2Adv. Md. Ziaul Haque MridaJatiya Party
245Brahmanbaria-3Lutful HaiBangladesh Awami League
246Brahmanbaria-4Mohammed Sha AlamBangladesh Awami League
247Brahmanbaria-5Sha Zikrul AhmadJatiya Samajtantric Dal-Jasad
248Brahmanbaria-6A B Tazul IslamBangladesh Awami League
Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991
Seat#Area Name200119961991
242Brahmanbaria-1BAL (29.68)BAL (36.46)JP (29.15)
243Brahmanbaria-2BNP (55.74)BNP (38.05)BNP (45.16)
244Brahmanbaria-3BNP (53.50)BNP (34.83)BNP (35.62)
245Brahmanbaria-4BNP (48.32)BAL (31.43)BNP (31.79)
246Brahmanbaria-5BNP (59.36)BAL (45.82)JP (41.97)
247Brahmanbaria-6BNP (59.82)BAL (48.73)BNP (35.43)
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
History
Brahmanbaria was a part of samatata Janapada of the ancient Bengal. The first and temporary capital of isa khan was at Sarail 10 km on the north of Brahmanbaria Town. When the swadeshi movement began in the wake of the partition of Bengal (1905), revolutionary Ullaskar Datta (Aviram) was convicted for throwing bomb explosion and was deported to the Andamans. On 14 December 1931 Suniti Chowdhury, Shanti Ghosh and Gopal Deb killed the then District magistrate CCB Stevens at his residence by gun shot. During the peasant movement in 1930 Congress leader Abdul Hakim asked the peasant to stop payment of taxes. During the no-rent movement four civilians were killed when the British soldiers indiscriminately fired on civilians. During the War of Liberation Bir Srestha mohammad mostafa kamal was killed in an encounter at Daruin of Akhaura.
Places to see
Arphail Sagardighi Mosque and Twin Graves (sixteenth century, Sarail), Arphannesa Mosque (1662, Sarail), Bhadurghar Shahi Mosque (1084 AH), Ulchapara Mosque (sixteenth century), tomb of Kalla Shahid (R, Akhaura), Kalbhairab Mandir (Brahmanbaria), Sree Sree Anandamoye Ashram (seventeenth century) at Kasba, Satidaha Mandir (Biddakut), Shiva Mandir (Natghar), Sarvadharma Samanya Mandir (Kalikachha), Jagannath Mandir (Nasirnagar), Bishnu Statue (Baghaura), buddhist viharas (Devgram), Kailaghar Jangal (Kasba), Hatir Pool (elephant bridge) at Baraiura, Zamindar Bari of Haripur, Basudeva Statue (Kalikachha), Nabinagar Math, Haraspur Zamindar Bari, Brahmanbaria Archives and Museum, Anderson Memorial (Kautali).
Newspapers
Dailiy Brahmanbaria (1992), Daily Pratibedan (1993), Daily Ajker Halchal (1997), Daily Titas Kanth (1999), Daily Samatat Barta (2000), Daily Dindarpan (2000); Weekly Titas, Weekly Penbridg (1999), Fortnightly Charch (1997); Periodicals- Sahitya Academy Patrika, Nasirnagar Barta, Sarail Barta, Muktaprabaha; extinct- Bangabandhu (1875, Kalikachha), Usha (1893), Hira (1894), Sudhakar (nineteenth century), Santan (1913), Palli Pradip (1920, Kalikachha), Al Bushra (1921), Prajabandhu (1920), Chunta Prakash (1926), Tripura Prakash (1301 BS), Rayat Bandhu (1929, Kalikachha), Jayanti (nineteenth century), Sebak (1957), Parichaya (1964), Samaj (1966), Pari (1966), Vhela (1967), Tridhara (1967), Pratinidhi (1970), Pratibedan (1979), Renessa (1988), Belaseshe (1992, Sarail).
Rivers Meghna and titas, Buri and Haora; Mehedi and Akashi haors are notable.
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