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Dhanmondi (Bengali: ধানমন্ডি) is a residential area in Dhaka, Bangladesh.


Expandable map of Dhanmondi Thana
Dhanmondi is located in Bangladesh
Location of Dhanmondi Thana in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°44.7′N 90°22.6′E / 23.7450°N 90.3767°E / 23.7450; 90.3767Coordinates: 23°44.7′N 90°22.6′E / 23.7450°N 90.3767°E / 23.7450; 90.3767
Country Bangladesh
DivisionDhaka Division
DistrictDhaka District
 • Total4.34 km2 (1.68 sq mi)
Elevation23 m (75 ft)
 • Total201,529
 • Density20,691/km2 (53,590/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
Notable sport teamsSheikh Jamal


Dhanmondi’s origins can be traced back to the 1950's, beginning as a residential area for the city, and over the decades evolving into a miniature city, with hospitals to malls, schools, banks, offices and universities. After the liberation war, its neighbourhoods primarily consisted of two-story houses.

The founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, lived and was assassinated in Dhanmondi, along with most of his family, in 1975.


An area in Dhanmondi

Dhanmondi is located in the Dhaka District of Bangladesh. It has 33,451 houses[citation needed] and a total area of 4.34 km2 (1.68 sq mi).[2]


Dhanmondi is filled with high-rises and apartment complexes, along with schools, universities, hospitals, restaurants and shopping centers.

The lakeside walkway at Dhanmondi Lake is overlooked by the Rabindra Sharabar, an open-air amphitheater near the Road 8 bridge, where dramas, concerts, and various cultural programs are held from time to time by both amateur and professional artistes, especially during major festivals and holidays.

Snack stalls along the lakeside, particularly on Road 2 (opposite the entrance to Bangladesh Rifles), Road 5 (on an island accessible only by foot bridges from two sides), Road 8 (near the amphitheater) and Road 32 (opposite the residence of Sheikh Mujibir Rahman), offer a variety of snacks and beverages, aimed at city dwellers during the day.

During festivals such as Pohela Baishakh, Independence Day and Eid, moving around Dhanmondi can be difficult due to crowding.

The most important roads in Dhanmondi are Road 27, Satmasjid Road and Mirpur Road.


Almost every bank operating in the country has an outlet in Dhanmondi. Foreign banks such as Citi, HSBC and Standard Chartered also have branches there, with HSBC and Standard Chartered having multiple ATM booths within the area.


There are restaurants and cafes all over the locality. Several local and international fast food chains in the country have outlets in Dhanmondi.

Dhanmondi is home to many renowned food restaurants, especially a lot of fast food restaurants. International chains include KFC, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Domino's Pizza, Chatime, Johnny Rockets, Second Cup, Gloria Jean's Coffees, A&W, Krispy Kreme, Nando's, Pizza Inn, Sbarro, Secret Recipe, Mövenpick, Baskin-Robbins, New Zealand Natural, Cold Stone Creamery and CP.

Real estateEdit

Real estate in Dhanmondi has seen price rises over the last 20 years[when?]. The growth rate of the price is 331%, the highest in Dhaka since 1995. An average acre of land in Dhanmondi will cost about 340 crore taka (US$45 million), according to the 2010 property records and public records information provided by the Real Estate and Housing Association of Bangladesh.


Over the last fifteen years, a large number of schools, colleges and private universities have been developed around the area.

Many well-known English medium schools in the country, such as Scholastica (Junior Section), South Breeze, Sunbeams,[citation needed] Oxford International School Main Campus and Junior Dhanmondi Campus,[3] Mastermind, Maple Leaf, Marie Curie, Dhanmondi Tutorial, Sunnydale, and European Standard School (ESS), and English version schools like Scholar's School and College are located in Dhanmondi.

Colleges like Dhaka City College are located here. Among the universities, University Of Development Alternative (UODA), International Islamic University Chittagong, the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, United International University, Daffodil International University, Eastern University, The People's University Of Bangladesh,World University Of Bangladesh Stamford University, the University of Asia Pacific and Best Link Future Development Foundation (Head Campus) (Computer Education) are the most well known.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Geographic coordinates of Dhaka, Bangladesh". DATEANDTIME.INFO. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  2. ^ Ahmed, Syed Shabbir (2012). "Dhanmondi Thana". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  3. ^ "Contact Details." Oxford International School. Retrieved 20 September 2015. "Main Campus (Attached Centre of Cambridge International Examination for CIPP, CLSP, Check Point, O Level and A Level examinations) House # 34, Road # 27 (old), New 16, Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka-1209, "