Dinajpur District (Bangladesh)

Dinajpur District (Bangladesh)

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Dinajpur District (Bangladesh)

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Dinajpur () is a district in Northern Bangladesh. It is a part of the Rangpur Division.

Geography

Dinajpur is bounded by Thakurgaon and Panchagarh districts in the north, Gaibandha and Joypurhat districts in the south, Nilphamari and Rangpur in the east, and the state of West Bengal, India in the west. The total area of the district is 3,437.98&nbsp;km<sup>2</sup>.Hossain, Ahmad, , Banglapedia Annual average highest temperature 33.5 °C and lowest 10.5 °C; annual rainfall 2,536mm. Main rivers are Dhepa, Punarbhaba, and Atrai.

Sub-districts

Sub-districts or Upazilas are Birampur Upazila, Birganj, Biral Upazila, Bochaganj Upazila, Chirirbandar Upazila, Phulbari Upazila, Ghoraghat Upazila, Hakimpur Upazila, Kaharole Upazila, Khansama Upazila, Dinajpur Sadar Upazila, Nawabganj, Parbatipur Upazila.

Population statistics

  • Total Population is 2,617,942 (According to the census of 2001 and Bangladesh Statistical Bureau). Among them male 51.12%, female 48.88%.
  • Muslim 76.65%, Hindu 20.58%, Christian 0.80%, Buddhist 0.11% and other 1.86%.
  • Religious institutions Mosques 4891, Temples 956, Churches 75, Pagoda 23, sacred place 5, tombs 16 and shrines 255
  • Ethnic nationals: the Santal and Oraon.
  • Average literacy 60%; male 34.7% female 19.5%.
  • Main occupations Agriculture 42.85%, agricultural labourer 29.19%, wage labourer 2.48%, commerce 10.2%, transport 1.67%, service 5.58%, others 8.03%.
  • Land control Landless......
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