Bagerhat District Information
Bagerhat is a district in South-western Bangladesh and a part of the Khulna Division. Bagerhat subdivision was turned into a district in 1984. It is divided into 9 upazilas, 77 union parishads, 1031 villages, 687 mouzas, 3 municipalities, 27 wards and 56 mahallas. 9 upazilas are: Bagerhat Sadar Upazila, Chitalmari Upazila, Fakirhat Upazila, Kachua Upazila, Mollahat Upazila, Mongla Upazila, Morrelganj Upazila, Rampal Upazila and Sarankhola Upazila.
Area: 3959.11 square kilometres.
Boundary: Bagerhat is bounded by Gopalganj District and Narail District on the north, The Bay of Bengal on the south, Gopalganj District, Pirojpur District and Barguna District on the east and Khulna District on the west.
Main rivers: Panguchi, Daratana, Madhumati , Pasur , Haringhata, Mongla , Baleswar, Bangra and Goshairkhali.
Weather: Annual average temperature of Bagerhat is maximum 33.5°C and minimum 12.5°C. Annual rainfall is 1710 mm.
Population : 1515815; male 51.30%, female 48.70%.
Religion:Muslim 77.45%, Hindu 22.06%, Buddhist 0.02%, Chistian 0.42%, other 0.05%.
Literacy rate: 44.33%; male 49.54%, female 34.33%.
Major Educational institutions: There are a private medical college, 1 physical education college, 1 homeopath college, 5 technical college, 1 PTI, 1 vocational institutions in Bagerhat. Beside these there are 3 government colleges, 28 non-government colleges, 4 government high schools, 185 non-government high schools and many other junior schools, government, non-government primary schools, madrasas etc.
Mangla seaport is here. It is very important for economy of Bangladesh.
Rampal and Fakirhat of Bagerhat is known as Qwait of Bangladesh for the huge production of shrimp and earning a lot of foreign exchange(55%).
Main occupations: Agriculture 36.24%, agricultural labourer 18.31%, commerce 12.86%, service 7.58%, wage labourer 6.73%, fishing 3.06% etc.
Main crops: Paddy, wheat, jute, sugar cane, potato, banana, onion, garlic, spices.
Main fruit: Sabeda, mango, jackfruit, banana, papaya.
Mills and factories:There are 39 Ice factorys, 2258 rice mills, 25 wheat mills , 2 cement industry , 1 LPG plant, 68 saw mills and many others.
Main export: Paddy, fish (shrimp) coconut, betel nut, betel leaf, honey.
Transportation facilities : Bagerhat has good communication within the district and with the whole country. Main mode of transportation is bus.
Bagerhat has also good communication by train. It is the terminus of a branch railway on the broad gauge system of Bangladesh Railways. There are 5 railway stations.
It has also communication by waterways.
Marks of War of Liberation: there are 9 mass graves , 8memorial monuments and 4 mass killing sites as the symbol of glorious 1971.
Places of interest:
• The historically-famous Shatgombuj Mosque (Sixty Dome Mosque) is in Bagerhat. Actually it has 77 domes.
• Port of Mongla
• Sona Mosque
• Khan Jahan Ali’s tomb
• Khan Jahan Ali’s Tank
• Ghora Dighi
• Kodla Math or Ayudha Math
• Durgapur Shiva Math
• Nine domed mosque
• Pacha Dighi
• Kuthibari (1849)
• Rajbari of Bangram
Khan Jahan Ali was the founder of this area and the town. It consists of 9 wards and 31 mahallas. Bagerhat municipality was established in 1958. It has an area of 7.53 sq. km with a population of 51504. Among them male are 52.24%, female 47.76%. The literacy rate among the town people is 59.1%.