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Divisions: Barisal | Chittagong | Dhaka | Khulna | Rajshahi | Rangpur | Sylhet
Districts in Rangpur: Dinajpur | Gaibandha | Kurigram | Lalmonirhat | Nilphamari | Panchagarh | Rangpur | Thakurgaon

Gaibandha District Information

Area2179.27 square kilometers.
Bounded by
Kurigram and Rangpur districts on the north, Bogra district on the south, Jamalpur, and Kurigram districts and brahmaputra river on the east, Dinajpur and Rangpur districts on the west.
Profile
Gaibandha district was established in 1984. The district consists of 7 upazilas, 3 municipalities, 27 wards, 82 union parishads, 1101 mouzas, 56 mahallas and 1244 villages.
Upazilla/ Thana
Fulchhari Upazila, Gaibandha Sadar Upazila, Gobindaganj Upazila, Palashbari Upazila, Sadullapur Upazila, Sughatta Upazila, Sundarganj Upazila

Post Codes for Gaibandha District

Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
Area# Area NameElected MPFrom
29Gaibandha-1Md.Abdul Kadar KhanJatiya Party
30Gaibandha-2Mst Mahabubur Ara Begum GineBangladesh Awami League
31Gaibandha-3Dr. Tim Fazle Rabby ChowdhuryJatiya Party
32Gaibandha-4Md Monowar Hosen ChowdharyBangladesh Awami League
33Gaibandha-5Md. Fazle Rabbi MiaBangladesh Awami League
Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991
Seat#Area Name200119961991
29Gaibandha-1JI (40.95)JP (44.24)JP (27.48)
30Gaibandha-2BAL (37.30)JP (49.10)JP (41.94)
31Gaibandha-3JP (37.80)JP (48.29)JP (41.13)
32Gaibandha-4BNP (40.98)JP (38.92)JP (35.97)
33Gaibandha-5JP (51.71)JP (51.52)JP (39.82)
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
History
This region was a part of the Mourya, Pala, Gupta and Kamarupa kingdoms at different times. Movement was held in 1783 in this district against collection of excess taxes. Anti British movement (1921) and tebhaga movement (1946) were initiated in the district. Fayezuddin and Puti Sheikh were killed by Police firing in 1949 in a movement to stop collection of tolls at hats and bazars. A Peasant Convention was held at Fulchhari in 1956 under the leadership of maulana abdul hamid khan bhasani.
Places to see
Vardhan Kuthi, Gobindaganj (17th century), house of Naldanga Zamindar along with its Shiva Linga made of black basalt, Vrisa Mandir of white stone and a large pond, Mosque of Shah Sultan Gazi at Mirer Bagan (1308), house of Bamandanga Zamindar, Mosque at Jamalpur, large pond at Faridpur, Masta Mosque at Gobindaganj.
Newspapers
Dainik: Ghagat, Sandhan, Palash, Bhorer Surya, Janasanket, Weekly: Ganauttaran, Ganaprahari, Palash, Gana Uttaran; periodicals: Akash Tara, Shabda and Istikutum; extinct: Weekly Gaibandha (1981), Weekly Kanthashwar (1973), Weekly Ganadut (1972), Weekly Agradut (1928), Weekly Panthashala ((1991), Weekly Gayer Katha (1991); Fortnightly Purbadiganta (1961), Monthly Tista (1961).
Rivers ghaghat, karatoya, bangali and tista.

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