() is a district
) in central region of Bangladesh
. It is a part of the Dhaka division
. The population of Tangail zilla is about 3.2 million and its surface area is 3,414.39 km². The main town of Tangail District is the district town Tangail
. It is surrounded by the several districts, such as Jamalpur district
on the north, the Dhaka
and Manikganj districts
on the south, the Mymensingh
and Gazipur districts
on the east, and the Sirajganj district
on the west. The main rivers that cross the Tangail district are the Jamuna
, Jhenai, Bangshi, Louhajang
, Langulia, Elongjani, Jugni, Fotikjani and the Turag.
The subdivision of Tangail was established in 1870. It was turned into a district on December 1, 1969. The district consists of 5 corporations
, 8 municipalities
, 72 wards
, 211 mahallas, 103 union parishads and 2431 villages
. Tangail is subdivided into 12 subdistricts (upazila
). The name of the upuzilas
are: Tangail Sadar, Sakhipur, Basail, Madhupur, Ghatail, Kalihati, Nagarpur, Mirzapur, Gopalpur, Delduar, Bhuapur and Dhanbari.
The famous Kagmari Conference (1957), Sannyasi revolt (1850) and Peasant revolt (1858) were originated from this district. In 1996, a devastating tornado caused heavy damage to a few villages of Tangail.
The newly formed Tangail district is flanked on the west bythe mighty river Jamuna
, which is no where less than... Read More