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Nilphamari District Information

Area1640.91 square kilometers.
Bounded by
Kuchbihar district of west bengal (India) on the north, Rangpur district on the south, Lalmonirhat district on the east and Panchagarh and Dinajpur districts on the west.
Profile
The Nilphamari subdivision was established in 1875 and was turned into a district in 1984. The district consists of 6 upazilas, 3 municipalities, 33 wards, 65 mahallas, 62 union parishads, 390 mouzas and 370 villages.
Upazilla/ Thana
Dimla Upazila, Domar Upazila, Jaldhaka Upazila, Kishoreganj Upazila, Nilphamari Sadar Upazila, Saidpur Upazila

Post Codes for Nilphamari District

Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
Area# Area NameElected MPFrom
12Nilphamari-1Jafar Iqbql SiddikiJatiya Party
13Nilphamari-2Asadurzaman NurBangladesh Awami League
14Nilphamari-3Kazi Faruq KadarJatiya Party
15Nilphamari-4Karnal (Re) A.A Maruf SaknalBangladesh Awami League
Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991
Seat#Area Name200119961991
12Nilphamari-1BAL (33.44)JP (40.15)BAL (31.72)
13Nilphamari-2BAL (38.11)JP (33.32)Other (33.51)
14Nilphamari-3JI (38.03)JI (31.33)BAL (33.31)
15Nilphamari-4BNP (34.92)JP (41.99)Other (34.22)
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
History
The tebhaga movement spread over Domar and Dimla in the 1940s. In this movement the activist Tannarayan was shoot dead by the zamindar. Once indigo was cultivated extensively in this district. The Nilphamari region was under the Votmari Chauki during the British period. Later on the Chauki was transferred first to Shekherhat of Badarganj thana and then to Dokra of Domar thana.
Places to see
Birat Dighi (present name Nilsagar), Neel Kuthi (Nilphamari Sadar Upazila), Nat Settlement (prison, 1871), Saidpur Church (1893), Dimla Rajbari, Garh (Fort) of Raja Dharmapal and the remnants of his palace (eighteenth century, Jaldhaka), remnants of the palace of Raja Harish Chandra (Ninth century, Jaldhaka upazila), three domed Jami Mosque at Bherberi (eighteenth century, Kishoreganj upazila).
Newspapers
Weekly Nilphamari Barta, Nilsagar, Nilsamachar, Weekly Jaldhaka, Weekly Alpana (Saidpur), Saidpur Barta, Janasamasha (Saidpur); extinct: Jagarani (1962), Nilanchan (1972), Shalki (Domer) and Jaltaranga (Jaldhaka).
Rivers Tista, Jamuneshwari, Chikni and Dhaigan.
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