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Divisions: Barisal | Chittagong | Dhaka | Khulna | Rajshahi | Rangpur | Sylhet
Districts in Rangpur: Dinajpur | Gaibandha | Kurigram | Lalmonirhat | Nilphamari | Panchagarh | Rangpur | Thakurgaon

Panchagarh District Information

Area1404.63 square kilometers.
Bounded by
on three sides by 288 km long Indian border, having Darjeeling district on the north, Jalpaiguri and Kuchbihar districts on the northeast, West Dinajpur and Purnea district on the west, Dinajpur and Thakurgaon districts on the south, Nilphamari district on the east.
Profile
Panchagarh was a thana under Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal during the British rule. It was under Dinajpur district at the time of the partition of 1947. It was turned into a subdivision in 1980 consisting of Panchagarh, Boda, Debiganj, Atwari and Tentulia thanas. Panchagarh was elevated to a district in 1984. It consists of five upazilas one municipality, 9 wards, 32 mahallas, 43 union parishads and 850 villages.
Upazilla/ Thana
Atrai Upazila, Boda Upazila, Debiganj Upazila, Panchagarh Sadar Upazila, Tentulia Upazila

Post Codes for Panchagarh District

Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
Area# Area NameElected MPFrom
1Panchagarh-1Md. Mojaharul Haque PradhanBangladesh Awami League
2Panchagarh-2Md. Nurul Islam SujanBangladesh Awami League
Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991
Seat#Area Name200119961991
1Panchagarh-1BNP (39.89)BNP (35.42)BNP (39.78)
2Panchagarh-2BNP (45.89)BNP (35.86)Other (39.15)
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
History
Sannyasi and Fakir movements flourished during 1763-1800. Many of the rebel sannyasis were executed at a place named Sannyasi-kata near Bangla-bandha. Tebhaga movement originated from this district (1946).
Places to see
The existence of fifteen garhs (fortifications) has hitherto been traced of which the most noted are Bhitar Garh, Hosain Garh, Mir Garh, Rajan Garh and Deven Garh. Panchagarh is named after these five garhs. Archaeological relics include Nayani Burz (bastion), remains of Atwari zamindar-bari and that of katchari-bari of Raniganj Devottvar Estate and the temple therein, Mirzapur Shahi Mosque, Tomb of Bara Awliya, tomb of Arif Shah, Maharaja Dighi (pond) at Bhitargarh, Maidan Dighi, Mughali killah (fort) at Chandan-bari, Vadeswari temple and Boda temple.
Newspapers
Panchagarh Barta (1996, now extinct).
Rivers Karatoya, Atrai, Tista, Mahananda, Tangon, Dahuk, Pathraj, Bhulli, Talma, Nagar, Chawai, Kurum, Versa, Tirnoi, Chilka.

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