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Meherpur District

Meherpur
মেহেরপুর
District
Location of Meherpur in Bangladesh
Location of Meherpur in Bangladesh
Coordinates:
Country  Bangladesh
Division Khulna Division
Area
 • Total 716.08 km2 (276.48 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 655,392
 • Density 920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 7100
Website Official Website

Meherpur (Bengali: মেহেরপুর জেলা, Meherpur Jela also Meherpur Zila) is a district in South-western Bangladesh.[1]

Contents

  • Location 1
  • History 2
    • Subdivisions 2.1
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Location

Meherpur District has an area of 716.08 km2. It is bounded by Kushtia District and West Bengal of India on the north, Chuadanga District and West Bengal on the south, Chuadanga and Kushtia districts on the east, and West Bengal on the west.

History

Meherpur is a historical district of Bangladesh for the fact that the Proclamation of Independence was solemnly made at the village Baidyanathtola (now Mujibnagar), on 17 April 1971 of this district.[2] The first provisional government of Bangladesh was born here under the leadership of Tajuddin Ahmed. After that day on 18 April 1971, the Pak army killed 8 persons at village Amjhupi.[1]

Subdivisions

Meherpur district is divided into three upazilas, Gangni Upazila, Meherpur Sadar Upazila and Mujibnagar Upazila.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Md Abu Hasan Farooque (2012). "Meherpur District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.).  
  2. ^ Sajahan Miah (2012). "Proclamation of Independence". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.).  
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