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Rangpur Division

Rangpur Division
রংপুর বিভাগ
Division
Map of Rangpur Division in red
Map of Rangpur Division in red
Coordinates:
Country  Bangladesh
Established 01 July 2010
Capital Rangpur City
Area
 • Total 16,184.99 km2 (6,249.06 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 15,787,758
 • Density 980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website .bd.gov.rangpurwww

Rangpur Division (Bengali: রংপুর বিভাগ) became Bangladesh's 7th division on January 25, 2010. Before that, it had been the northern eight districts of the Rajshahi Division. The Rangpur division consists of eight districts. There are 58 Upazillas or subdistricts under these eight districts. Rangpur is the northernmost division of Bangladesh and has a population of 15,665,000 at the 2011 Census.

The major cities of this new division are Rangpur, Saidpur and Dinajpur. Rangpur has well-known educational institutions, such as Carmichael College, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Rangpur Medical College, Rangpur Cadet College, and Begum Rokeya University.

The central City - Rangpur - has a historical[1] importance and identity. Mansingh, commander of Emperor Akbar, conquered part of Rangpur in 1575. Rangpur came completely under the Mughal empire in 1686. Mughalbasa and Mughalhat of Kurigram district still bear marks of the Mughal rule in the region. During the Mughal rule part of Rangpur was under the sarkar of Ghoraghat, and part under the sarkar of Pinjarah.[2] Rangapur Ghoraghat has been mentioned in the Riyaz-us-Salatin. During the early period of the company rule Fakir-Sannyasi Rebellion and peasant rebellion were held in Rangpur.

Transportation - this division is well communicated with other division. Road, Rail and Airport communication is available in this division. Every district has lots of buses to communicate with other cities and capital. There are 21 express trains from this division to communicate with the other part of the country. There are three airports in this division among them major airport is in Saidpur Airport Saidpur.

Districts of Rangpur Division

See also

References

  1. ^ Banglapedia
  2. ^ Nasrin Akhter (2012). "Sarkar". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.).  
  3. ^ Maps and Population figures "Rangpur", travelsradiate, accessed Jan 02, 2011.
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