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

Rajshahi District Information

Area2407.01 square kilometers.
Bounded by
Naogaon district on the north, West Bengal of India, Kushtia district and the ganges on the south, Natore district on the east and Nawabganj district on the west.
Profile
Rajshahi district was established in 1772. Maldaha, Bogra, Pabna, Natore and Nawabganj districts were established in phases dividing this district. It has one city corporation, 4 thanas, 7 municipalities, 93 wards, 297 mahallas, 9 upazilas, 70 union parishads, 1678 mouzas and 1858 villages.
Upazilla/ Thana
Bagha Upazila, Bagmara Upazila, Boalia Thana, Charghat Upazila, Durgapur Upazila, Godagari Upazila, Matihar Thana, Mohanpur Upazila, Paba Upazila, Puthia Upazila, Rajpara Thana, Shah Mokdum Thana, Tanore Upazila

Post Codes for Rajshahi District

Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
Area# Area NameElected MPFrom
52Rajshahi-1Omer Faruque ChowdhoryBangladesh Awami League
53Rajshahi-2Fazle Hossain BadshaBangladesh Workers Party
54Rajshahi-3Md. Maraz Uddn MallahBangladesh Awami League
55Rajshahi-4Enamul HaqueBangladesh Awami League
56Rajshahi-5Md. Abdul OadudBangladesh Awami League
57Rajshahi-6Md. Shariar AlamBangladesh Awami League
Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991
Seat#Area Name200119961991
52Rajshahi-1BNP (59.07)BNP (47.70)BNP (42.92)
53Rajshahi-2BNP (59.57)BNP (43.99)BNP (43.40)
54Rajshahi-3BNP (45.78)BNP (34.25)JP (31.83)
55Rajshahi-4BNP (51.45)BNP (33.84)BAL (38.11)
56Rajshahi-5BNP (45.37)BNP (41.34)BNP (37.25)
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
History
Rajshahi district was a part of Pundruvardhana of the ancient Vanga. The capital of Vijoy Sen was located 9 miles on the west of Rajshahi town. indigo resistance movement spread over Rajshahi during 1859-60. Seven communist activists were killed at the Khapra ward of Rajshahi Jail when police fired indiscriminately on 24 April 1950. During the mass upsurge in 1969 Dr. Shamsuzzoha of Rajshahi University was killed.
Places to see
Two domed Kismat Madia Mosque (eighteenth century), one domed Ruipara (Durgapur) Jami Mosque (sixteenth century), Bagdhani Mosque at Paba upazila, three domed Bhagna Jami Mosque at Tanore upazila (1223 AH), tomb of Hazrat Shah Makhdum (R), tomb of Hazrat Shah Sultan at Godagari upazila (fourteenth century), Bara Kuthi (eighteenth century), Talando Shiva Mandir (1860), Rajbari, Govinda Mandir, Shiva Mandir, Gopal Mandir, and Dolmancha (Putia).
Newspapers
Dailies: Dainik Barta, Dainik Sonali Sangbad, Dainik Sonar Desh, Dainik Prothom Probhat, Dainik Lal Golap, Dainik Upachar, Dainik Padmar Bani, Daily Sun-Shin; weeklies: Dunia, Rajshahi Barta, Ganakhabar, Dharani; Monthly Uttar Janapath; extinct: Hindu Ranjik (1865), Rajshahi Sangbad (1870), Gayanangkur and Pratimva (1872), Rajshahi Samachar, Udbhaban (1872), Chikitsha (1889), Utsaha (1897), Ayetihasik Chitra (1898), Noor-al Iman (1900), Banga Mohila (1915), Palli Bahak (1925), Markab Al Islam (1933), Palli Sakti (1934), Sammilayan (1934), Ektara (1943), Nayajaman (1946); Monthly Shiksha Parichaya.
Rivers padma (Ganges), mahananda, baral and Barnai.

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