Divisions: Barisal |
Districts in Rajshahi: Bogra | Joypurhat | Naogaon | Natore | Chapai Nawabganj | Pabna | Rajshahi | Sirajganj
Joypurhat District Information
|Area||965.44 square kilometers.|
Joypurhat was the only subdivision of the erstwhile Bogra district, and since 1984 it has been turned into a district. The district consists of 3 municipalities, 27 wards, 5 upazilas, 32 union parishads, 719 mouzas, 74 mahallas and 898 villages.
Akkelpur Upazila, Joypurhat Sadar Upazila, Kalai Upazila, Khetlal Upazila, Panchbibi Upazila
|Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
||Area Name||Elected MP||From|
|34||Joypurhat-1||Md Mozahar Ali Prodhan||Bangladesh Nationalist Party|
|35||Joypurhat-2||Golam Mostofa||Bangladesh Nationalist Party|
|Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991|
|34||Joypurhat-1||BNP (63.80)||BNP (43.11)||BNP (30.97)|
|35||Joypurhat-2||BNP (57.47)||BNP (47.90)||BNP (50.47)|
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
During the anti-British Swadeshi Movement there was an abortive bomb attack on a train under the leadership of Comrade Abdul Kader Chowdhury and Mihir Mukherjee, the former was later captured and deported to the Andaman.
|Places to see|
Remains of the palace of Raja Jaygopal, the Garuda Pillar at Bhimer Panti, Dargah of Nimai Pir.
Extinct: Aloran (1949-52), sonarbangla (1972-75), Shebak (1978-82), Saptahik Simanta (1982-89) Saptahik Joypurbarta (1987-88), Saptahik Bangabani (1985-88),Saptahik Balighata, Saotahik Panchmatha. Daily Nabanna, Uttar Simanta (1996-99); Quarly Diganta (1981-84); Mahua (monthly).
|Rivers|| little jamuna, Tulsi Ganga and Haramati.|