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Khulna District (Bengali: খুলনা জেলা, Khulna Jela also Khulna Zila) is a district of Bangladesh. It is located in the Khulna Division. It is bordered on the north by the Jessore District and the Narail District, on the south by the Bay of Bengal, on the east by the Bagerhat District, and on the west by the Satkhira District.[1]

Khulna

খুলনা জেলা
Location of Khulna in Bangladesh
Location of Khulna in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°21′N 89°18′E / 22.35°N 89.30°E / 22.35; 89.30Coordinates: 22°21′N 89°18′E / 22.35°N 89.30°E / 22.35; 89.30
Country Bangladesh
DivisionKhulna Division
Area
 • Total4,389.11 km2 (1,694.64 sq mi)
Population
 (2011 census)
 • Total2,318,527
 • Density530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total57.81%
Time zoneUTC+06:00 (BST)
Postal code
9000
Websitewww.dckhulna.gov.bd

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Ethnic groups and religionsEdit

Religion in Khulna District (2011)[2]
Religion Percent
Hinduism
22.72%
Islam
76.55%
Buddhism
0.66%
Christianity
0.01%
Others
0.04%

Geography and climateEdit

Khulna District has a total area of 4,389.11 square kilometres (1,694.64 sq mi).[3] It borders Jessore District to the north, Narail District to the northeast, Bagerhat District to the east, the Bay of Bengal to the south, and Satkhira District to the west.[1]

Major rivers of Khulna District are the Rupsa (a continuation of the Bhairab and Atrai), Arpangachhia, Shibsa, Pasur, and the Koyra.[1]

Sub-districtsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Sandipak Mallik (2012). "Khulna District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ "C-1 Population By Religious Community". Government of Bangladesh.
  3. ^ "District Statistics 2011: Khulna" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved October 29, 2017.