Sylhet District

Sylhet District

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Sylhet District

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Sylhet District is located in north-east Bangladesh, it is one of the four districts in the Sylhet Division.

Geography and climate

Sylhet District has an area of 3,490 km²; and is bounded by the districts of Maulvi Bazar, Sunamganj, Habiganj along with Cachar and Karimganj districts of India.

The physiography of Sylhet consists mainly of hill soils,, State Of Environment Bangladesh 2001, Ministry of Environment, Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh; Retrieved: 2007-08-25 encompassing a few large depressions known locally as "beels" which can be mainly classified as oxbow lakes, caused by tectonic subsidence primarily during the earthquake of 1762.

Sylhet experiences a hot, wet and humid tropical climate. The city is within the monsoon climate zone, with annual average highest temperatures of 23°C (Aug-Oct) and average lowest temperature of 7°C (Jan). Nearly 80% of the annual average rainfall of 3,334 mm occurs between May and September.

Civic administration

Administration Sylhet District was established on 3 January 1782. Until 1878, Sylhet was under the jurisdiction of Dhaka. In that year, Sylhet was included in the newly created Assam Province. Until 1947 (excepting the Banga Bhanga period of 1905-1911) it remained a part of Assam. In 1947, as a result of a referendum, it was attached to the East Pakistan and was included in the......
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