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Districts in Dhaka: Dhaka | Faridpur | Gazipur | Gopalganj | Jamalpur | Kishoreganj | Madaripur | Manikganj | Munshiganj | Mymensingh | Narayanganj | Narsingdi | Netrokona | Rajbari | Shariatpur | Sherpur | Tangail

Gopalganj District Information

Area1489.92 square kilometers.
Bounded by
Faridpur district on the north, Pirojpur and Bagerhat districts on the south, Madaripur and Barisal districts on the east, Narail district on the west.
Profile
Gopalganj district was established in 1984. Earlier it was a subdivision under Faridpur district. It consists of 5 upazilas, 4 municipalities, 36 wards, 68 union parishads, 618 mouzas, 880 villages and 85 mahallas.
Upazilla/ Thana
Gopalganj Sadar Upazila, Kashiani Upazila, Kotalipara Upazila, Muksudpur Upazila, Tungipara Upazila

Post Codes for Gopalganj District

Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
Area# Area NameElected MPFrom
215Gopalganj-1Mohammad Faruk KhanBangladesh Awami League
216Gopalganj-2Sheikh Fazlul Karim SelimBangladesh Awami League
217Gopalganj-3Sheikh HasinaBangladesh Awami League
Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991
Seat#Area Name200119961991
214Gopalgonj-1BAL (78.51)BAL (86.90)BAL (65.06)
215Gopalgonj-2BAL (94.09)BAL (86.31)BAL (75.79)
216Gopalgonj-3BAL (94.74)BAL (92.18)BAL (72.20)
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
History
A battle between Babur (emperor of the Mughal) and Nusrat Shah (sultan of Bengal) was held on the bank of the Ghargara (presently the Ghagar). fakir-sannyasi resistance was held in the region during the early part of the British rule. Dhirendra Nath Bishwas of Kotalipara was killed in anti British movement. Mahananda Bishwas of Jalilpar was killed during the mass upsurge of 1969.
Newspapers
Dainik: Jugakatha, Sanket, Bhorer Bani, Sheren, Banglar Sanket, Bishwa Darpan, Weekly Janapader Katha, monthly Motua Darpan (Orakandi); extinct: Gopalganj Barta, Gopalganj Sahitya Patra (1986), Alor Disheri (1977), Dipti (1983), Nabadipti (1983), Madhumati (1973), Madhuchakra (1983), Shree Haridarshan, Orakandi (1979), Rupali Fite (1987), Rabirasshi (1985).

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