Manikganj District

Manikganj District

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Manikganj District

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Description:
Manikganj (Bengali: মানিকগঞ্জ ) is a district in central Bangladesh. It is a part of the Dhaka Division.

Geography

Manikganj District (Dhaka Division) with an area of 1378.99 sq km, is bounded by Tangail District on the north, Dhaka District on the east, Faridpur and Dhaka districts on the south, the padma, jamuna and the districts of Pabna and Rajbari on the west. Annual temperature: maximum 36 °C and minimum 12.7 °C; annual rainfall 2376 mm. Main rivers are the Padma, Jamuna, Dhaleshwari, Ichamati and Kaliganga. An extensive area of the district especially riverine area of the upazilas of Harirampur, Shivalaya and Daulatpur becomes victim to riverbank erosion every year.

Subdivisions

(Town) consists of 9 wards and 49 mahallas. The area of the town is 20.59 km². Administration subdivision was established in 1845 and was turned into a district in 1984. It consists of 1 municipality, 7 upazilas, 65 union parishads, 1357 mouzas, 9 wards, 49 mahallas and 1647 villages. The upazillas are Manikganj Sadar, Singair, Shivalaya, Saturia, Harirampur, Ghior and Daulatpur.

History

Manikganj was formerly a subdivision of Dhaka District. It was turned into a district in 1984.

On the April 26, 1989 Manikganj was the site of, what was at the time, the world's worst tornado in terms of loss-of-life. 1,300 people were initially reported as having been killed with 12,000 injured. The towns of Saturia and Manikganj Sadar were leveled and about 80,000...
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