Friday, 19 March 2010

Faridpur District Information



Faridpur District Information
Faridpur District
Area 2072.72 square kilometers.
Bounded by Rajbari and Manikganj districts on the north, Gopalganj district on the south, Dhaka, Munshiganj and Madaripur districts on the east, Narail, Magura and Rajbari districts on the west Once upon a time the district consisted mainly of depression based marshland.
Profile Faridpur district (estd. 1815) consists of 8 upazilas, 4 municipalities, 79 union parishads, 36 wards, 92 mahallas and 1859 villages.

Faridpur District is located in Dhaka Division. Districts in Dhaka Division are Dhaka, Faridpur, Gazipur, Gopalganj, Jamalpur, Kishoreganj, Madaripur, Manikganj, Munshiganj, Mymensingh, Narayanganj, Narsingdi, Netrokona, Rajbari, Shariatpur, Sherpur, and Tangail.
Upazilla/ Thana Alfadanga Upazila, Bhanga Upazila, Boalmari Upazila, Char Bhadrasan Upazila, Faridpur Sadar Upazila, Madhukhali Upazila, Nagarkanda Upazila, Sadarpur Upazila
Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
Area# Area Name Elected MP From
211 Faridpur-1 Md. Abdur Rahman Bangladesh Awami League
212 Faridpur-2 Syeda Sajeda Chouwdhury Bangladesh Awami League
213 Faridpur-3 Khandaker Mosharaf Hossain Bangladesh Awami League
214 Faridpur-4 Nilufer Zafarullah Bangladesh Awami League

History Faridpur was named after the famous sufi saint Shah Sheikh Fariduddin. Hazi Shariatullah started his Faraizi movement in the district. Indigo was being cultivated on the banks of the rivers Garai, Madhumati, Barasia, Chandana, Kumar etc. The main kuthi (indigo headquarter) was located in Mirganj of Alfadangha upazila; and its manager was A.C. Dunlop. Like other parts of Bengal there were indigo resistance movement in this district under the leadership of Pir Dudu Mia.
Places to see Garoda Mosque (1013 AH), Pathrail Mosque and dighi (1493-1519 AD), Satoir Mosque (1519 AD), Fatehabad Taksal (1519-32), Mathurapur Wall, Zila Judge Court building (1889 AD) and Bhanga Munsif Court Building (1889), Basudeva Mandir and Jagabandhu Angina.
Newspapers Jagaran, Ganaman, Chashi Barta, Al Muazzen, Idaning, Dainik Thikana, Dainik Bhorer Runner, Pragotir Din, Dainik Faridpur. Extinct: Faridpur Darpan (1861), Chitrakar (1283 BS), Kohinoor (1896), Sanjay (1900), Aryakayastha (1318 BS), Faridpur Hitoishi (1329 BS), Faridpur Angina (1329 BS), Barta (1926), Muazzen (1335 BS), Siraj (1932), Langal (1932), Sheba (1350 BS), Khedmat (1373 BS), Jubashakti (1972), Weekly Bangladesh (1972), Satyajug (1975), Faridpur Barta (1979), Aakal (1979), Samasar (1980), Bangla Sangbad (1982).
Rivers Padma, Old Kumar, arial khan, Gorai, Chandana, Bhubanshwar and Lohartek; main depressions are Dhol Samudra, Beel Ramkeli, Shakuner Beel, Ghoradar Beel.

9 comments:

006 said...

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Rajib said...

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monour rasel said...

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Kawser Ahmed said...

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muhammad nasir said...

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ahmedkawserit said...

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rasel hossain said...

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