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Divisions: Barisal | Chittagong | Dhaka | Khulna | Rajshahi | Rangpur | Sylhet
Districts in Rajshahi: Bogra | Joypurhat | Naogaon | Natore | Chapai Nawabganj | Pabna | Rajshahi | Sirajganj

Nawabganj District Information

Area1744.33 square kilometers.
Bounded by
West Bengal of India on the north, south and west, Rajshahi and Naogaon districts on the east.
Profile
Until 1947, Nawabganj was a thana under the district of Maldah (India). At the time of partition, it was upgraded to a Subdivision under Rajshahi district and again upgraded to a district in 1984. The district consists of 3 municipalities, 33 wards, 134 mahallas, 5 upazilas, 45 union parishads, 830 mouzas and 1136 villages.
Upazilla/ Thana
Bholahat Upazila, Gomastapur Upazila, Nachole Upazila, Nawabganj Sadar Upazila, Shibganj Upazila

Post Codes for Nawabganj District

Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
Area# Area NameElected MPFrom
43Chapai Nababganj-1Mohammad Enamul HuqBangladesh Awami League
44Chapai Nababganj-2Md. Ziaur RahmanBangladesh Awami League
45Chapai Nababganj-3Md. Abdul OdudBangladesh Awami League
Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991
Seat#Area Name200119961991
43Nawabganj-1BNP (38.85)BNP (46.39)BNP (37.48)
44Nawabganj-2BNP (39.52)BNP (43.05)BNP (33.81)
45Nawabganj-3BNP (39.35)BNP (43.52)JI (35.34)
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
History
(peasants' movement) organised by ila mitra in 1949.
Places to see
Chota Sona Mosque (1493-1519), Darashbari Mosque (1479), Rajbari (palace), Baragharia Kacharibari (revenue office), Chapai Mosque, Naoda Stupa (Buddhist monument), Jora Math (twin monastery), Nachole Palace, etc.
Newspapers
Chapai Sangbad, Nawabganj Sangbad, Mahananda, Simanta Kagaj, Gaur Sangbad and Dainik Nawab; extinct: Falguni (1960), Alor Pathe (1962), Nawabganj Samoyikee (1964), Nawabganj Barta (1987), Pakshik Mahananda (1988), Protibha Barta (1989), Anya Chokhe Vinna Sware (1989), Rakter Siri Baya (1990), Agneya Giri (1991), Sangbedan (1992), Baishakhi (1995), Bir Barta (1995) and Nawabganj Kanthaswar (1997).

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