Bagerhat District

Bagerhat District (Bengali: বাগেরহাট, pron: bageɾɦaʈ) is a district in South-western Bangladesh. It is a part of the Khulna Division.[2]

Bagerhat Zilla

বাগেরহাট জেলা
Bagerhat District
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From top: The history Sixty Dome Mosque, Singar Mosque, Mongla Port, Karamjal point of Sundarbans, Bagerhat Museum, Tomb of Khan Jahan Ali, Chuna Khola Mosque, Kodla Math Temple and Chandra Mahal
Location of Bagerhat District in Bangladesh
Location of Bagerhat District in Bangladesh
Expandable map of Bagerhat District
Coordinates: 22°40′00″N 89°48′00″E / 22.66667°N 89.80000°E / 22.66667; 89.80000Coordinates: 22°40′00″N 89°48′00″E / 22.66667°N 89.80000°E / 22.66667; 89.80000
Country Bangladesh
DivisionKhulna Division
 • Deputy CommissionerMd. Mamunur Rashid
 • Total3,959.11 km2 (1,528.62 sq mi)
2 m (7 ft)
 (2011 census)
 • Total1,476,090
 • Density370/km2 (970/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total44.3%
Time zoneUTC+06:00 (BST)
Postal code
HDI (2018)0.620[1]
medium · 6th of 21


Bagerhat district has a total area of 3959.11 square kilometres. It is bounded by Gopalganj District and Narail District on the north, The Bay of Bengal on the south, Gopalganj District, Pirojpur District and Barguna District on the east and Khulna District on the west. Main rivers of the district are Panguchi, Daratana, Madhumati River, Pasur River, Haringhata, Mongla River, Baleshwar, Bangra and Goshairkhali.


Bagerhat is a great historical place. Bagerhat city is famous for its mosques. Hazrat Khan Jahan Ali founded this town. He was just and a great saint of the fifteen century. At the time of his reign, Bagerhat was a part of the Sunderban forest. He cleared the forest and made it habitable. He named it Khalifabad. He erected many official buildings to run his administration. He also built many mosques and dug tanks. The buildings erected by him are now all in ruins. The city of Bagerhat has been given the status of a World Heritage Site. This honour was conferred by UNESCO in 1973. Source[3]

Located at the confluence of two historical rivers, the Brahmaputra River and the Ganges, Bagerghat is also known as the Mosque City for the presence of a large number of mosques in the district. The domed structures of the mosques built with bricks in the 15th century is considered an architectural marvel.[4]

Bagerhat was declared a district in 1984.[2] The district today is the fourth largest district in Bangladesh at the basis of area.


Port of Mongla, one of the two main ports of Bangladesh, is located in Bagerhat District. Rampal and Fakirhat, two upazilas of Bagerhat is known as Qwait of Bangladesh due to its huge production of shrimp and earning a lot of foreign exchange.(55%)

Points of interestEdit

  • Port of Mongla
  • Sundarban
  • Ghora Dighi
  • Kodla Math or Ayudha Math
  • Durgapur Shiva Math
  • Sundarban Resort, Barakpur
  • Chandramahol, Ronjitpur
  • Dohajari Shib Bari, Fakirhat


Bagerhat is divided into 9 upazilas, 77 union parishads, 1031 villages, 687 mouzas, 3 municipalities, 27 wards and 56 mahallas. The upazilas are:


Administrator of Zila Porishod: Sheikh Kamruzzaman (Tuku) [1]

Deputy Commissioner (DC): Md. Akram Hossain [2]


Once upon a time there were train communication between Bagerhat & Khulna. The best way to go to Bagerhat from Dhaka is to take a bus which takes five to eight hours. By air you have to go to Jessore airport then take a bus to the city.[citation needed]


Print media:

  • The Daily Star (National)
  • Prothom Alo (National)
  • The Daily Kaler kantho (National)
  • The Daily Jugantar (National)
  • The Daily Janakantha (National)
  • Daily Purbanchal (Local)
  • Daily Inkilab (National)




The district of Bagerhat consists 7815 mosques, 238 temples, 17 churches and seven tombs. The Sixty Domes Mosque or Shat Gambuj Masjid is famous mosque. Khan Jahan Ali's tomb is the famous tombs.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b Kamal, HM Khaled (2012). "Bagerhat District". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Mosque City of Bagerhat - A UNESCO World Heritage Site". BANGLADESH.COM. Retrieved 10 June 2013.

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