Divisions: Barisal |
Districts in Khulna: Bagerhat | Chuadanga | Jessore | Jhenaidah | Khulna | Kushtia | Magura | Meherpur | Narail | Satkhira |
Magura District Information
|Area||1048 square kilometers.|
1984. The district consists of 4 upazilas, 1 municipality, 18 wards, 61 mahallas, 36 union parishads, 537 mouzas, and 700 villages.
Magura Sadar Upazila, Mohammadpur Upazila, Salikha Upazila, Sreepur Upazila
Post Codes for Magura District
|Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
||Area Name||Elected MP||From|
|91||Magura-1||Muhammad Serajul Akbar||Bangladesh Awami League|
|92||Magura-2||Shree Birendra Nath Sikder||Bangladesh Awami League|
|Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991|
|91||Magura-1||BAL (46.33)||BAL (44.52)||BNP (46.35)|
|92||Magura-2||BNP (50.40)||BAL (39.88)||BAL (43.63)|
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
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).
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.|