Lakshmipur District

Lakshmipur (Bengali: লক্ষ্মীপুর, romanizedLokkhipur, also spelt Laxmipur, with an area of 1455.96 km2, is a district of Bangladesh. It is bordered by Chandpur to the north, Bhola and Noakhali districts to the south, Noakhali to the east, and Barisal and Bhola districts to the west.

Lakshmipur

লক্ষ্মীপুর
Expandable map of Lakshmipur District
Coordinates: 22°57′00″N 90°49′30″E / 22.9500°N 90.8250°E / 22.9500; 90.8250Coordinates: 22°57′00″N 90°49′30″E / 22.9500°N 90.8250°E / 22.9500; 90.8250
Country Bangladesh
DivisionChittagong Division
Subdivision1979
District1984
Government
 • Deputy CommissionerMuhammad Anwar Husayn Akand
Area
 • Total1,440.39 km2 (556.14 sq mi)
Population
 (2011 census)
 • Total1,729,188
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Lakshmipuri, Laxmipuri
Literacy rate
 • Total62.26%[1]
Time zoneUTC+06:00 (BST)
Postal code
3700
HDI (2018)0.596[2]
medium · 11th of 21
Websitewww.lakshmipur.gov.bd
Dayra Sharif in Shyampur

HistoryEdit

By the 1620s, it said that Muslims had established an outpost near the village of Bhulua which they called Islamabad. Historians have identified it with modern-day Lakshmipur.[3]

During the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971, Bengali freedom fighters in this area brawled with the Pakistan Army on 7 June at Ramganj Road, demolishing an army jeep and convoy. They launched a surprise attack near Rahmatkhali Bridge on 6 July, killing 70 army soldiers. At Mirganj, another 70 soldiers were killed, including a Major and 41 Rangers, on 25 October. The Fatehpur reservoir in Ramganj was also a place where numerous soldiers were killed. The army managed to capture 14 of the freedom fighters, later murdering them at their camp in Ramganj. 17 soldiers and razakars were murdered during a brawl at Zamindar Hat. On 14 December, Lakshmipur was liberated.[4]

In 1979, Lakshmipur was made a Subdivision of Noakhali District. It became a separate district in 1984.

AdministrationEdit

The district of Lakshmipur consists of 4 municipalities, 58 union parishads, 514 villages, 3539 mosques, 45 temples, and 1 church.[1]

The upazilas under this district are:[4]

 
A Road to Dhaka from Lakshmipur at dawn

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Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b লক্ষ্মীপুর জেলা তথ্য বাতায়নে আপনাকে স্বাগতম (in Bengali). Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Lakshmipur. Archived from the original on 23 August 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2020-03-18.
  3. ^ M. I. Borah (1936). Baharistan-I-Ghaybi – Volume II.
  4. ^ a b Md. Shajahan (2012). "Lakshmipur District". In Islam, Sirajul; Miah, Sajahan; Khanam, Mahfuza; Ahmed, Sabbir (eds.). Banglapedia: the National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Online ed.). Dhaka, Bangladesh: Banglapedia Trust, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. ISBN 984-32-0576-6. OCLC 52727562. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  5. ^ https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/2020/07/28/swechchhasebak-dal-president-shafiul-bari-babu-dies