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Divisions: Barisal | Chittagong | Dhaka | Khulna | Rajshahi | Rangpur | Sylhet
Districts in Khulna: Bagerhat | Chuadanga | Jessore | Jhenaidah | Khulna | Kushtia | Magura | Meherpur | Narail | Satkhira

Jessore District Information

Area2578.20 square kilometers.
Bounded by
Jhenaidah and Magura districts on the north, Satkhira and Khulna districts on the south, Narail and Khulna districts on the east, West Bengal of India on the west.
Profile
Jessore district was established in 1781. It consists of 4 municipalities, 36 wards, 8 upazilas, 92 unions, 1329 mouzas, 1434 villages and 120 mahallas.
Upazilla/ Thana
Abhaynagar Upazila, Bagherpara Upazila, Chaugachha Upazila, Jessore Sadar Upazila, Jhikargachha Upazila, Keshabpur Upazila, Manirampur Upazila, Sharsha Upazila

Post Codes for Jessore District

Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
Area# Area NameElected MPFrom
85Jessore-1Sheikh Afil UddinBangladesh Awami League
86Jessore-2Mostafa Faruque MohammedBangladesh Awami League
87Jessore-3Md. Khaledur Rahman TitoBangladesh Awami League
88Jessore-4Ranjit Kumar RoyBangladesh Awami League
89Jessore-5Khan Tipu SultanBangladesh Awami League
90Jessore-6Sk. Abdul WohabBangladesh Awami League
Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991
Seat#Area Name200119961991
85Jessore-1BNP (53.51)BAL (37.44)BAL (37.45)
86Jessore-2JI (52.25)BAL (42.70)BAL (37.79)
87Jessore-3BNP (50.37)BAL (32.49)BAL (32.23)
88Jessore-4BNP (52.72)BAL (36.31)BAL (34.25)
89Jessore-5BNP (52.45)BAL (39.05)BAL (39.45)
90Jessore-6BAL (45.00)BAL (35.04)JI (47.31)
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
History
Jessore district belongs to the ancient Samatat Janapada. On the partition of India in 1947 Jessore was also partially divided. The entire district excepting Boangaon and Gaighata thanas was included into East Pakistan. The Bangali soldiers posted at Jessore cantonment revolted against the Pak army on 29 March 1971 led by Capt Hafiz Uddin and Lt Anwar in which about 300 soldiers were killed. The freedom fighters killed 50 Pak soldiers by machine gun at Chanchara.
Places to see
Remnants of the Chanchara Rajbari, Kali Mandir, Dargaha of Ghazi Kalu, Rajbari, Dighi and Mandir at Siddirpasha, remnants of the palace of king Mukut Roy (12th century), residence of Nawab Mir Jumla (17th century), Imam Bari built by Haji Muhammad Muhsin at Murli.
Newspapers
Dainik Runner, Dainik Lok Samaj, Dainik Desh Hitoishi, Dainik Purabi, Dainik Kalyan (extinct), weekly Gramer Kagaj, weekly Kabatakkha (extinct).
Rivers bhairab and Mukteshwari; beel 3.

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