Kishoreganj District

Kishoreganj District

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Kishoreganj District

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Description:
Kishorganj (Bangla:কিশোরগঞ্জ)is a district in central Bangladesh. It is a part of the Dhaka Division. It is divided into thirteen upazilas (county-level subdivisions) and had a total population of 2,525,221 in 1991.

Subdivisions

  1. Astagram Upazila
  2. Bajitpur Upazila
  3. Bhairab Upazila
  4. Hossainpur Upazila
  5. Itna Upazila
  6. Karimganj Upazila
  7. Katiadi Upazila
  8. Kishoreganj Sadar Upazila
  9. Kuliarchar Upazila
  10. Mithamain Upazila
  11. Nikli Upazila
  12. Pakundia Upazila
  13. Tarail Upazila


Religion



The district of Kishoreganj consists 3980 mosques, 530 temples and seven churches.

Place of Interest

Kishorganj is a place of the creed of respectively Sanatana and Loukik Islam. Both Meghna and Brahmaputra river have contributed to its existence. Many traditional rituals are observed every year in Kishoreganj. Among them Kurikhai Mela is one of the most celebrated fair. It is a shrine-oriented festival. It is held every year on the last Monday of the month of Magh. The shrine is situated in Kotiadi thana. The notable Shamsuddin Aulia, one of the fellow of Hajrat Shahjalal, died in this particular place.

Jangalbari Fort is situated in Jangalbari village of Karimganj Upazila. It was once a strong outpost of the Bengal Ruler Isa Khan. Isa Khan erected several structures inside the fort area. This fort was severely damaged by the great earthquake in 1897. Isa Khan's descendants still live in this village. Currently the fourteenth descendant of Isa Khan, Dewan Amin Dau Khan,...
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