Panchagarh District Information
Panchagarh district is in the extreme northern part of Bangladesh and this district is within Rangpur division. This district has 5 upozila, 43 unions,850 villages and two city corporation. five Upzilas are Panchagarh Sadar, Boda, Atwari, Debiganj, Tetulia.
Area : 1404.63 sq km.
Boundary: Panchagarh is bounded on three sides by 288 km long Indian border, having Darjeeling district on the north, Jalpaiguri and Kuchbihar districts on the northeast, west Dinajpur and Purnea district on the west, Dinajpur and Thakurgaon districts on the south, Nilphamari district on the east. total boundary is 302.68km.
River: 23. Main Rivers are Korotoya, Dahuk,Chawai and Tirnoy.
Enclaves: 18. 2in Panchagarh sadar, 12 in Boda and 4 in Debiganj.
Population: 9,01,091 . Men: 4,65,056, Women: 4,36,035
Density of Population: 641 per sp. km.
Rate of education: Men: 42% and Women: 24%.
Main Crops: Paddy, Jute, Wheat, Potato, Sugarcane and Tea.panchagarh has 3rd position in the country for tea production. Nearly Extinct Crops are Barley, Aus Paddy and Kaun.
Main fruits: Mango, Jackfruit, Litchi, Banana, Blackberry, Papaya, Guava, Coconut and Betel nut. Now a days Orange is also produced here.
Specialty of this district:
This district is the north most district of Bangladesh. North most place Banglabandha is in Tetulia . For the location of tetulia it is one of the well known upazilas in Bangladesh. Recently Tetulia is considered the most important economic zone for Panchagarh district because of the Tea industry and Banglabandha land port. The port is situated 60 km away from Panchagarh Town.
Panchagarh is the situated in the north side of Bangladesh. It is 150 feet (46 m) high from the level.
This district has 18 enclaves.
Places of interest:
- Banglabandha land port
- “Kazi & Kazi” tea garden
- the “Tetulia Tea” garden
- Remnants of a fort at a place named Buraburi
- Shiva-temple (tombstones of the Greek sculptural)
- Bhadreswar Temple(tombstones of the Greek sculptural)
- A “Dak Banglo” situated on the bank of river Mahananda .(it is facing Darjeeling, a charming ice city of India.)
- Three domed mosque at Mirzapur(Mughal architecture).
- Chhaprajhar mosque(Mughal architecture in Pahar bhanga) .
- Sardarpara mosque(Mughal architecture).
- “Zamindar Bari” of Aloakhoa.
- The Bara Awliyar Majar.
- Solthori Mosque
- 2 mass graves, 1 twin grave and 1 martyr memorial monument of 1971.
In Panchagarh Sadar
- Panchagarh Rocks Museum
- Maharaja Dighi (Pond)
- Bhitrar Shalmara (a notable beel or Lake).
- Shal forest of Bhitargarh
- Government forest on the banks of the Chawai and Karatoya.
- grave of the freedom fighter Sakimuddin at Jagdal-hat in front of the Baital Aman mosque. (The war of 1971).
- The Vadeswari mosque
- Vadeswari temple
- Govinda temple
- Shaldanga Golokdham Temple
- the Revenue office building and old residential house of the raja of Kuch-Bihar
- Jagabandhu Thakur-bari
- A “Dak Banglo”
Panchagarh town :
Panchagarh town is a small town. The name means five junngles. It is learnt that in the past there existed five Jungles in the locality. In Bengali the word pancha means five & garh means jungle. Fifteen garhs has been traced. Among them five are most noted. They are Bhitargarh, Hossaingarh, Rajangarh,Mirgarh Devengarh. Pancharh is named after these five garhs.
This town is also carrying symbol of liberation war. The Shaheed Farooque Ahmad memorial monument at Dhakka-mara in Panchagarh town is the marks of war of liberation.