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Jhenaidah District

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Jhenaidah (Bengali: ঝিনাইদহ pron: dʒʱinaid̪ɔɦo) is a district in the southwestern part of Bangladesh. It is a part of the Khulna Division. It has an area of 1964.77 km².[1] It is bordered by the Kushtia District to the north, to the south by Jessore District and West Bengal (India), to the east by Rajbari District and Magura District and to the west by Chuadanga District and West Bengal (India) on the west.[2]

Jhenaidah

ঝিনাইদহ
Payra chattar, jhenaidah.jpg
Jhenaidah NunGolaMoshjid 20Mar14 IMG 7057.jpg
Jhenaidah GolakataMosque 20Mar14 IMG 7001.jpg
Jhenaidah PirPukurMosque 20Mar14 IMG 7018.jpg
Jhenaidah PathagarMoshjid 20Mar14 IMG 7085.jpg
Jhenaidah JorBanglaMoshjid 20Mar14 IMG 6996.jpg
Jhenaidah KhorerDhibi 20Mar14 IMG 7081.jpg
শেখ কামাল টেক্সটাইল ইঞ্জিনিয়ারিং কলেজ,ঝিনাইদহ nice.jpg
From top:Payra chattar, Jhenaidah NunGola Masjid, Jhenaidah Golakata Mosque, Pir Pukur Masjid, Pathaghar Dhibi, Jor Bangla Masjid, Khorer Dhibi and Jhenaidah Textile Engineering College
Nickname(s): 
Jhinaidoho, Jhineda
Location of Jhenaidah in Bangladesh
Location of Jhenaidah in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°32′N 89°00′E / 23.54°N 89.00°E / 23.54; 89.00Coordinates: 23°32′N 89°00′E / 23.54°N 89.00°E / 23.54; 89.00
Country Bangladesh
DivisionKhulna Division
Area
 • Total1,964.77 km2 (758.60 sq mi)
Population
(2011 census)
 • Total1,771,304
 • Density900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)

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GeographyEdit

Annual average temperature: maximum 37.1 °C, minimum 11.2 °C; annual rainfall[3] 1467 mm

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2011 Bangladesh census, Jhenaidah District had a population of 1,771,304. Males constituted 50.04% of the population and females 49.96%. Muslims formed 90.39% of the population, Hindus 9.48%, Christians 0.06% and others 0.08%. Jhenaidah had a literacy rate of 48.4% for the population 7 years and above.[4]

Jhenaidah district has 1,771,304 people as of 2011.[1] Density of the population is 901.5 inh./km² [2011] – Change: +1.14%/year [2001 → 2011][5]

AdministrationEdit

Deputy Commissioner (DC): Md. Zakir Hossain[6]

Chairman of Zila Porishod: Kanak Kanti Das [1]

Mayor of Municipality: Saidul Karim Mintu[7]

SubdivisionsEdit

There are six upazilas under this district:

  1. Jhenaidah Sadar Upazila
  2. Maheshpur Upazila
  3. Kaliganj Upazila
  4. Kotchandpur Upazila
  5. Shailkupa Upazila
  6. Harinakunda Upazila

EducationEdit

ReligionEdit

The district is predominately Muslim, 89.6%. The next largest religion is Hinduism with 10.3%.[2]

Notable residentsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Jhenaidah (District (Zila))". Retrieved 2013-05-03.
  2. ^ a b BM Rezaul Karim (2012). "Jhenaidah District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  3. ^ http://wikimapia.org/24901555/Jhenaidah-Dist-Town
  4. ^ "Bangladesh Population and Housing Census 2011: Zila Report – Jhenaidah" (PDF). Table P01 : Household and Population by Sex and Residence, Table P05 : Population by Religion, Age group and Residence, Table P09 : Literacy of Population 7 Years & Above by Religion, Sex and Residence. Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), Ministry of Planning, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  5. ^ http://www.citypopulation.de/php/bangladesh-admin.php?adm1id=44
  6. ^ "মোঃ জাকির হোসেন" [Md. Zakir Hossain]. Jhenaidah District. Bangladesh National Portal.
  7. ^ "জনপ্রতিনিধিদের তালিকা" [List of representatives]. Jhenaidah District. Bangladesh National Portal.

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