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Segunbagicha (Bengali: সেগুনবাগিচা, romanised: Shegunbagicha) is an upscale residential neighbourhood[1][2] in south-central Dhaka.[3] The neighbourhood is one of the important areas of Dhaka featuring a large number of government and residential complexes.[4] It acts as a bridge between the major thanas of Ramna, Shahbagh, Dhanmondi, Paltan and Motijheel, and is located at the crossroads of Ramna, Shahbag and Paltan thanas.

Skyline of Segunbagicha
Skyline of Segunbagicha
Expandable map of vicinity of Segunbagicha
Segunbagicha is located in Dhaka
Location of Segunbagicha within Dhaka
Segunbagicha is located in Dhaka division
Location of Segunbagicha within Dhaka Division
Segunbagicha is located in Bangladesh
Location of Segunbagicha within Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°44′03″N 90°24′28″E / 23.734032°N 90.4076745°E / 23.734032; 90.4076745
Country Bangladesh
DivisionDhaka Division
DistrictDhaka District
MunicipalityDhaka South City Corporation
WardWard No. 20
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
Postal Code
Area code(s)+880, +880 2
Notable sport teamsPWD Sports Club

Segunbagicha hosts a large number of middle-class, upper-middle class and affluent people, as a result, this neighbourhood is bustling with high-rise buildings, mostly residential but some government and corporate buildings too. Segunbagicha is a centre of government office building and institutions[4] including the headquarters of The Directorate General of National Security Intelligence, Anti-Corruption Commission (commonly known as duduk; দুদক),[5] Motsho Bhobon (building of Department of Fisheries), Bangladesh Secretariat, the International Mother Language Institute, Liberation War Museum,[6] Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy,[7] the Public Works Department, the Bangladesh Department of Architecture, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as several tax zones.

Etymology edit

Segunbagicha is a junction of two Bengali words, Segun (Bengali: সেগুন, romanised: Shegun), meaning teak (Tectona grandis), which is a species of plant native to South and Southeast Asia and Bagicha (Bengali: বাগিচা, romanised: Bagicha), meaning garden. Therefore, the name "Segunbagicha" literally translates to "The Garden of Teak" or "The Garden of Teak Trees". The naming therefore may suggest that this location was once a site of teak trees.

Geography edit

The coordinates of this area are approximately 23°44′03″N 90°24′28″E / 23.734032°N 90.4076745°E / 23.734032; 90.4076745. To the north of Segunbagicha lies Kakrail of Ramna and to the west lies the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and the iconic Ramna Park. Paltan Thana is to the east of Segunbagicha, of which the Bijoy Nagar-Purana Paltan area borders the area. Areas like Moghbazar, Eskaton, Malibagh, Motijheel, Paltan, Shantinagar, Ramna, Bailey Road, Shahbagh neighbourhood, Siddheswari, Dhaka University campus area, New Market and New Elephant Road are also adjacent to Segunbagicha. Segunbagicha is located in the south-central part of Dhaka and falls under the jurisdiction of Dhaka South City Corporation and is located in Shahbagh Thana, and formerly in Ramna Thana. The area is a part of Word No. 20 of DSCC. It was previously a part of Ward No. 56 of DCC. Segunbagicha is within the boundaries of Dhaka-8 constituency of Bangladesh Jatiya Sangsad.

Notable Institutes edit

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Education edit

  • Ibrahim Medical College[19]
  • Segunbagicha High School
  • Ideal Model Government Primary School
  • Begum Rahima Ideal Girls High School
  • National Academy for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
  • Dhaka Law College

Culture edit

Segunbagicha is home to the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, perhaps the largest cultural centre in the country.

During Bangla New Year, Segunbagicha bustles with vibrant stalls, people with cultural attires and accessories and splashes of various cultural symbols of Bengal floats all across the neighbourhood.

The prime reason for such attraction of crowds during cultural seasons in this neighbourhood is its strategic location. The area sits on and beside the University of Dhaka, the Ramna Park, the Ramna Race Course (officially the Suhrawardy Udyan), the International Mother Language Institute and the Shilpakala Academy.

Transportation edit

Important roads like Topkhana Road, Moulana Bhasani Road, Segun Bagicha Road, Abdul Ghani Road and the National Eidgah Street run through and around the neighbourhood.

Segunbagicha has a metro station called Bangladesh Secretariat, which lies on MRT Line 6 of Dhaka Metro Rail on the route from Uttara North towards Motijheel.[20] The station building is located near the Bangladesh Secretariat, Press Club and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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