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Munshiganj (Bengali: মুন্সিগঞ্জ), also historically known as Bikrampur, is a district[1] in central Bangladesh. It is a part of the Dhaka Division
Dhaka Division
and borders Dhaka District.[2]

Contents

1 Geography 2 Administration 3 Notable people 4 See also 5 References

Geography[edit] Total land area is 235974 acres (954 km2), out of which 138472 acres (560 km2) are cultivable and 5609 acres (23 km2) are fallow land. It has no forest area. 40277 acres (163 km2) of land is irrigated while 26242 acres (106 km2) of land is under river. It has 14 rivers of 155 km passing through.[3] Administration[edit] The district consists of 6 upazilas:[2]

Lohajang Upazila Sreenagar Upazila Munshiganj Sadar Upazila Sirajdikhan Upazila Tongibari Upazila Gazaria Upazila

Munshiganj was the political and cultural centre of ancient Bengal. It was officially known as Bikrampur until 1986 and was part of Dhaka District. The remains of the city of Bikrampur, the capital of the ancient kingdoms of southeastern Bengal, are lost and its location can only be guessed on the basis of available data. Notable people[edit] Revolutionary Nationalists

M. Hamidullah Khan, Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Forces, Sector Commander, Sector 11, Bangladesh
Bangladesh
War of Independence 1971[4] Jagadish Chandra Bose, Great Bengali physicist[5] Badal Gupta, revolutionary against British India Benoy Basu, revolutionary against British India Dinesh Gupta, revolutionary against British India Sarojini Naidu, Politician Chittaranjan Das

Social & Scientific

Chashi Nazrul Islam - artist Humayun Azad, linguistic scientist, poet and novelist [6] Durga Mohan Das, Brahmo
Brahmo
reformer Dwarkanath Ganguly, Brahmo
Brahmo
reformer

Art, Culture & Sports

Brojen Das, the first Bangladeshi and Asian to swim across the English Channel, and the first person to cross it four times Emdadul Huq Milon, writer and media personality Buddhadeb Bosu‚ writer, poet, playwright, essayist

Public Affairs

A. N. M. Hamidullah, First Governor, Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Bank [7] Abu Sayeed Hafizullah, first Bengali Accountant General of East Pakistan [8] Fakhruddin Ahmed, former chief adviser, Non-Party Caretaker Government of Bangladesh, 2007–2008.[9] Iajuddin Ahmed, former President of Bangladesh A.Q.M. Badruddoza Chowdhury, former shortest term appointed President of Bangladesh M. A. Naser, pioneer in Engineering Education, former Vice Chancellor or BUET, Ekushey Padak
Ekushey Padak
recipient

See also[edit]

Districts of Bangladesh Dhaka Division Munshiganj Vihara Idrakpur Fort

References[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Munshiganj District.

^ " Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Government 1995 - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics, Political
Political
System". theodora.com. Retrieved 2015-06-22.  ^ a b Ratantanu Ghosh (2012). "Munshiganj District". In Sirajul Islam; Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.  ^ S.M. Saidur Rahman. "Golden Bangladesh
Bangladesh
- Login". goldenbangladesh.com. Retrieved 2015-06-22.  ^ "M Hamidullah Khan". bengalrenaissance.com. Retrieved 2015-06-22.  ^ Frontline Web page Archived 2009-02-03 at the Wayback Machine. ^ "Bangladeshi Novels Web page". bangladeshinovels.com. Retrieved 2015-06-22.  ^ Taiyab A. Sheikh. ":: Munshigonj District Famous A. N. Hamidullah ::". munshigonj.com. Retrieved 2015-06-22.  ^ Said, H.A. (1989). Dhusar diganta. Samskriti Kendra. Retrieved 2015-06-22.  ^ "Interview with Bangladesh's leader Fakhruddin Ahmed
Fakhruddin Ahmed
- TIME". time.com. 2007-03-22. Retrieved 2015-06-22. 

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Divisions and districts of Bangladesh

Barishal Division

Barguna Barishal Bhola Jhalokati Patuakhali Pirojpur

Chattagram Division

Bandarban Brahmanbaria Chandpur Chattagram Cumilla Cox's Bazar Feni Khagrachhari Lakshmipur Noakhali Rangamati

Dhaka Division

Dhaka Faridpur Gazipur Gopalganj Kishoreganj Madaripur Manikganj Munshiganj Narayanganj Narsingdi Rajbari Shariatpur Tangail

Khulna Division

Bagerhat Chuadanga Jashore Jhenaidah Khulna Kushtia Magura Meherpur Narail Satkhira

Mymensingh Division

Jamalpur Mymensingh Netrokona Sherpur

Rajshahi Division

Bagura Jaipurhat Naogaon Natore Chapai Nawabganj Pabna Rajshahi Sirajganj

Rangpur Division

Dinajpur Gaibandha Kurigram Lalmonirhat Nilphamari Panchagarh Rangpur Thakurgaon

Sylhet Division

Habiganj Moulvibazar Suna

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