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Districts in Rangpur: Dinajpur | Gaibandha | Kurigram | Lalmonirhat | Nilphamari | Panchagarh | Rangpur | Thakurgaon

Dinajpur District Information

Area3437.98 square kilometers.
Bounded by
Thakurgaon and Panchagarh districts on the north, Gaibandha and Joypurhat districts on the south, Nilphamari and Rangpur districts on the east, the Indian state of West Bengal on the south west.
Profile
Dinajpur district was established in 1786. Its previous name was Ghoraghat district. Various parts of the districts were included in Purnia, Rangpur and Rajshahi districts at different times during 1833 to 1870. Thakurgaon and Panchagarh Sub-divisions of this district were turned into independent districts in 1984. It consists of six municipalities, 57 wards, 200 mahallas, 13 upazilas, 101 union parishads and 2142 villages. The Upazilas are birampur, birganj, biral, bochaganj, chirirbandar, phulbari, ghoraghat, hakimpur, kaharole, khansama, dinajpur sadar, nawabganj, parbatipur.
Upazilla/ Thana
Biral Upazila, Birampur Upazila, Birganj Upazila, Bochaganj Upazila, Chirirbandar Upazila, Dinajpur Sadar Upazila, Ghoraghat Upazila, Hakimpur Upazila, Kaharole Upazila, Khansama Upazila, Nawabganj Upazila, Parbatipur Upazila, Phulbari Upazila

Post Codes for Dinajpur District

Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
Area# Area NameElected MPFrom
6Dinajpur-1Manaranjan Seal GopalBangladesh Awami League
7Dinajpur-2Khalid Mahmud ChowdhuryBangladesh Awami League
8Dinajpur-3Md Iqbalur RahimBangladesh Awami League
9Dinajpur-4Md Abul Hasan Mahmood AliBangladesh Awami League
10Dinajpur-5Md.Mostafizur RahmanBangladesh Awami League
11Dinajpur-6Azizul Hoque ChoudhuryBangladesh Awami League
Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991
Seat#Area Name200119961991
6Dinajpur-1JI (44.92)BAL (42.17)BAL (48.29)
7Dinajpur-2BNP (42.57)BAL (38.84)BAL (39.90)
8Dinajpur-3BNP (51.77)BNP (34.02)Other (37.77)
9Dinajpur-4BNP (52.31)BAL (41.13)BAL (47.43)
10Dinajpur-5BAL (43.05)BAL (40.25)BAL (46.17)
11Dinajpur-6JI (39.77)BAL (36.43)JI (28.68)
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
History
Dinajpur was once a part of the ancient state of Pundrabardhwan. The British administrative control in Dinajpur was established in 1793. At the time of Partition of Bengal in 1947, part of greater Dinajpur district was included in West Bengal and it was named West Dinajpur. People of the district took part in the Tebhaga Movement and also had significant contribution in the War of Liberation.
Places to see
kantanagar temple, Rajbari, Dinajpur Museum, ramsagar tank and the tombs of Chehel Gazi and Gora Shahid, Sitar Kuthuri, Habra Zamindar Bari, Gour Gabindha, Baraduari, Shingha Darwaza Palace, nayabad mosque, Aowkar Mosque.
Newspapers
Now in circulation Uttara, Pratidin, Tista, Janamat, Uttarbanga, Ajker Protiva and Patralap and the weeklies the Atahpar and Ajker Barta; monthly Nawroj (extinct)
Rivers dhepa, punarbhaba, Kanchan and atrai.
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