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Khulna Division


Khulna Division area 21643.30 sq km, located in between 21°60' and 24°13' north latitudes and in between 88°34' and 89°58' east longitudes. It is bounded by rajshahi, natore and pabna districts on the north, bay of bengal on the south, rajbari, faridpur, gopalganj, pirojpur and barguna districts on the east, west bengal state of India on the west. The sundarbans is located in this division covering southern parts of Satkhira, Khulna and Bagerhat districts.

Population Total 14705229; male 51.05%, female 48.95%; Muslim 82.87%, Hindu 16.45% and others 0.68%.

Water bodies Main rivers: ganges (Padma), gorai-madhumati, jamuna, ichamati, kobadak, shibsa, kumar, rupsa-pasur, bhairab, chitra, Baleswari, Malancha, Haringhat, Arpangachhia, Raymangal and Mathabhanga.

Division
Area
(sq km)
City corporation District Upazila Paurasabha Union Ward Population Density
(per sq km)
Literacy rate (%)
Urban Rural

21643.30

1

10

59

28

270

540

3042664

11662565

746

47.14

City corporation
City corporation Metropolitan thana Ward and Union Mahalla and Mouza Population Density (per sq km)

Literacy rate (%)

1

5

35

184

884445

16244

70.42

Metropolitan thana
Metropolitan thana Area (sq km) Ward and Union Mahalla and Mouza Population Density (per sq km)

Literacy rate (%)

Kotwali 51

9.45

9

63

250651

26524

72.86

Khan Jahan Ali 48

28.95

1+1 (Part)

4

108317

3742

71.30

Khalishpur 45

11.47

8+2 (Part)

41

235018

20490

73.72

Daulatpur 21

11.81

6+1 (Part)

34

118380

10024

66.85

Sonadanga 85

8.42

7

42

172079

20437

68.91

Other information

Name of District

Area (sq km) Upazila Municipality Ward Mahalla Union Mouza Village Population Density (per sq km)

Literacy rate (%)

Khulna

4394.46

9

2

33

181

67

747

1101

2378971

541

57.81

Jhenaidah

1949.62

6

5

45

137

67

945

1150

1579490

810

44.70

Magura

406.50

4

1

9

61

13

222

236

331494

815

45.80

Kushtia

1621.15

6

4

39

77

61

711

978

1740155

1073

40.40

Jessore

2570.42

8

4

36

122

92

1329

1434

2471554

962

51.29

Bagerhat

3959.11

9

3

27

56

75

720

1031

1549031

391

58.70

Chuadanga

1177.40

4

4

36

113

31

364

514

1007130

855

40.88

Meherpur

716.08

3

1

9

72

18

190

278

591436

826

37.80

Narial

990.23

3

2

18

43

37

445

651

698447

705

48.56

Satkhira

3858.33

7

2

18

40

79

953

1435

1864704

483

45.52

Source Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

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Administration Khulna Division was formed in 1960. Khulna Paurasabha was declared on 12 December 1884. It was up graded into a Municipal Corporation on 12 December 1984; Khulna City Corporation was declared on 6 August 1990.

Religious institutions Mosque 20737, temple 2059, church 47, tomb 78.

Literacy rate and educational institutions Average literacy 46.94%; male 50.87%, female 42.80%. Educational institutions: university 7, college 310, medical college 2, law college 4, teachers training college 14, secondary school 1984, primary school 19112, kindergarten 77, satellite school 303, madrasa 2041, others 120. Noted educational institutions: university of khulna, khulna university of engineering and technology, Khulna Medical College, Brajalal College, Khulna Public College, MA Majid College, MM College, Jhenaidah Cadet College, Michael Madhusudan University College, Jessore Zila School (1838), Magura Government Boys' High School, Narail Boys' High School (1854), Naldha Secondary School (1895), Baraipara Primary School (1850), Angra Government Primary School (1918), Pragpur Government Primary School (1905), Shahbad Majidia Alia Madrasa (1950).

Main sources of income Agriculture 56.56%, non-agricultural labourer 4.04%, industry 1.72%, commerce 15.20%, transport and communication 3.47%, service 4.77%, construction 4.09%, religious service 0.51%, rent and remittance 0.5% and others 9.14%.

Health centres Hospital 17, clinic 54, upazila health complex 75, family planning centre 183, satellite clinic 191, union health centre 148, eye hospital 8, diabetic hospital 4, maternity and child welfare centre 14, chest disease hospital 3, mission hospital 5, veterinary hospital 7. [Sajahan Miah]

References Bangladesh Population Census 2001, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics; Cultural survey report of districts and upazilas of Khulna Division 2007.