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Districts in Khulna: Bagerhat | Chuadanga | Jessore | Jhenaidah | Khulna | Kushtia | Magura | Meherpur | Narail | Satkhira

Magura District Information

Area1048 square kilometers.
Bounded by
Rajbari district on the north, Jessore and Narail districts on the south, Faridpur district on the east and Jhenaidah district on the west.
Profile
1984. The district consists of 4 upazilas, 1 municipality, 18 wards, 61 mahallas, 36 union parishads, 537 mouzas, and 700 villages.
Upazilla/ Thana
Magura Sadar Upazila, Mohammadpur Upazila, Salikha Upazila, Sreepur Upazila

Post Codes for Magura District

Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
Area# Area NameElected MPFrom
91Magura-1Muhammad Serajul AkbarBangladesh Awami League
92Magura-2Shree Birendra Nath SikderBangladesh Awami League
Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991
Seat#Area Name200119961991
91Magura-1BAL (46.33)BAL (44.52)BNP (46.35)
92Magura-2BNP (50.40)BAL (39.88)BAL (43.63)
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
History
Indigo uprising of 1859-60, the remnants of Neelkuthi at Hajrapur, Boroi, Amtail Nahati are marks of extensive indigo cultivation. During the War of Liberation the people of Magura encountered the Pak army in about 16 fronts. In these encounters many freedom fighters were killed. The heroic role of Lutfunnahar Helena and her tragic death in the hands of the Razakars are proudly remembered by people.
Places to see
Ghat of Nader Chand, tomb of Pir Mokerram Ali, tomb of Garib Shah, remnants of the Rajbari of Raja Sitaram Roy, Rajbari of Raja Satrujit Roy, fortification of Debal Raja, remnants of the Rajbari of Birat Raja at Sreepur, Mosque at village Gopal (Mughal period), Siddheshwari Math at Athara Khada and Ashram of Nangta Baba (Satdoha Ashram).
Newspapers
Daily: Khedmat; weeklies: Angikar, Grameen Bangla; extinct: Hindu Mussalman Sammilani Patrika (1876), Weekly Ananda (1929), Nabaganga (1941), Weekly Banglar Dak (1972), Weekly Rupashi Bangla (1972), Weekly Magura Barta (1985), Weekly Ganasangbad and Fortnightly Nabakal (1972).
Rivers Gorai, Madhumati, Nabaganga and Fatki; Ramsagar and Bural Baor are notable.

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