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Divisions: Barisal | Chittagong | Dhaka | Khulna | Rajshahi | Rangpur | Sylhet
Districts in Dhaka: Dhaka | Faridpur | Gazipur | Gopalganj | Jamalpur | Kishoreganj | Madaripur | Manikganj | Munshiganj | Mymensingh | Narayanganj | Narsingdi | Netrokona | Rajbari | Shariatpur | Sherpur | Tangail

Madaripur District Information

Area1144 square kilometers.
Bounded by
Faridpur and Munshiganj districts on the north, Barisal district on the south, Shariatpur district on the east, Gopalganj district on the west.
Profile
Madaripur subdivision was established in 1854 under the district of Bakerganj. In 1873 it was separated from Bakerganj and annexed to Faridpur district. Madaripur subdivision was turned into a district in 1984. It consists of 4 upazilas, 57 union parishads, 550 mouzas, 3 municipalities, 27 wards, 85 mahallas and 1035 villages.
Upazilla/ Thana
Kalkini Upazila, Madaripur Sadar Upazila, Rajoir Upazila, Shibchar Upazila

Post Codes for Madaripur District

Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
Area# Area NameElected MPFrom
218Madaripur-1Nur-E-Alam ChowdhuryBangladesh Awami League
219Madaripur-2Shajahan KhanBangladesh Awami League
220Madaripur-3Sayed Abul HossainBangladesh Awami League
Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991
Seat#Area Name200119961991
217Madaripur-1BAL (66.95)BAL (64.11)BAL (45.73)
218Madaripur-2BAL (73.91)BAL (63.49)Other (46.43)
219Madaripur-3BAL (64.55)BAL (58.63)BAL (54.21)
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
History
The most important historical event is the faraizi movement led by Haji Shariatullah (1781-1840). During the War of Liberation many direct encounters were held between the freedom fighters and the Pakistan army. The freedom fighters of Madaripur captured 40 Pakistani soldiers including a Major and a Captain.
Places to see
Aoliapur Neelkuti, Algi Kazibadi Mosque, Ram Mandir at Khalia, Senapati Dighi and the tomb of Shah Mazar.
Newspapers
Dainik: Subarnagram, weekly: Ariyal Khan, Shariatullah, Ishara; extinct: Weekly Janani Bangla, Madaripur Barta and Banglar Mati.
Rivers padma, arial khan and kumar.

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