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Rajbari District Information

Area1118.8 square kilometers.
Bounded by
Pabna district on the north, Faridpur and Magura districts on the south, Manikganj district on the east, Kushtia and Jhenaidah districts on the west.
Profile
Rajbari was made a district in 1984. Records of the time of permanent settlement (1793) show that the whole area was in the jessore district. The area was brought under the district of faridpur when the latter was established in 1811. Its thanas/upazilas belonged to different districts in the past. pangsha area was a part of the pabna district. In 1859, Pangsha and baliakandi became part of the newly formed Kumarkhali subdivision. When Goalanda subdivision was created in 1871, Pangsha and Rajbari were annexed to it and its headquarters were established at Rajbari. Goalandaghat was upgraded to a district in March 1984 and was renamed as Rajbari district. The district consists of 4 upazilas, 42 union parishads, 3 municipalities, 796 mouzas, 986 villages, 27 wards and 96 mahllas.
Upazilla/ Thana
Baliakandi Upazila, Goalandaghat Upazila, Pangsha Upazila, Rajbari Sadar Upazila

Post Codes for Rajbari District

Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
Area# Area NameElected MPFrom
209Rajbari-1Kazi Keramat AliBangladesh Awami League
210Rajbari-2Muhammad Jillul HakimBangladesh Awami League
Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991
Seat#Area Name200119961991
207Rajbari-1BNP (48.22)BAL (35.22)BAL (28.60)
208Rajbari-2BNP (52.01)BAL (40.45)JI (37.02)
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
History
Rajbari was made a district in 1984. Records of the time of permanent settlement (1793) show that the whole area was in the jessore district. The area was brought under the district of faridpur when the latter was established in 1811. Its thanas/upazilas belonged to different districts in the past. pangsha area was a part of the pabna district. In 1859, Pangsha and baliakandi became part of the newly formed Kumarkhali subdivision. When Goalanda subdivision was created in 1871, Pangsha and Rajbari were annexed to it and its headquarters were established at Rajbari. Goalandaghat was upgraded to a district in March 1984 and was renamed as Rajbari district. The district consists of 4 upazilas, 42 union parishads, 3 municipalities, 796 mouzas, 986 villages, 27 wards and 96 mahllas. The upazilas are rajbari sadar, pangsha, baliakandi and goalandaghat.
Newspapers
Club 48, library 32, theatre group 17, theatre stage 6, literary society 35, cinema hall 14, women's organisation 8, shilpakala academy 3.

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