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Jessore, officially known as Jashore,[1] Bengali: যশোর) is a city in south-western Bangladesh. It is the capital of Jessore District. Jessore town consists of 9 wards and 73 mahalls. Jessore municipality was established in 1864.[citation needed] The area of the town is 25.72 km2. It has a population of 201,796 at the 2011 Census. The literacy rate among the townspeople is 56.57% in 1991. It is home to the Bangladesh Air Force base Matiur Rahman.[2] It is near Bookbhora Oxbow Lake.[2]

It is the birthplace of Sanatana Goswami (1488–1558) who was the principal disciple of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.


  1. ^ Mahadi Al Hasnat (2 April 2018). "Mixed reactions as govt changes English spellings of 5 district names". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b Bedi, Rahul (July 2, 2018). "Two BAF pilots killed in K-8W crash". Jane's Information Group.

Coordinates: 23°10′N 89°13′E / 23.167°N 89.217°E / 23.167; 89.217