Munshiganj District Information
Munshiganj is a district in the central Bangladesh which is a part of the Dhaka Division. Munshiganj district was a subdivision under Dhaka district before 1984. The district consists of 6 upazilas, 67 union parishads, 662 mouzas, 906 villages, 18 wards, 73 mahallas and 2 municipalities. 6 upazilas are Gazaria Upazila, Lohajang Upazila, Munshiganj Sadar Upazila, Sirajdikhan Upazila,Sreenagar Upazila and Tongibari Upazila.
Area: 954.96 sq km.
Population: 1293536. Among them male are 50.09%, female 49.91%.
Religion: Muslim 90.78%, Hindu 8.01%, Christian 1.2% and Buddhist 0.01%.
Literacy rate:Average literacy rate 35.8%. Among them male are 40.3%, female 31.1%.
Ethnic community: This include snake charmers, cobblers (Rishi) and scavengers of Munshir Hat.
Boundary: The district is bounded by DHAKA and NARAYANGANJ districts on the north, MADARIPUR and SHARIATPUR districts on the south, COMILLA and CHANDPUR districts on the east, Dhaka and FARIDPUR districts on the west.
Major rivers: The PADMA, MEGHNA, DHALESHWARI, ICHAMATI and SHITALAKSHYA.
Main depressions: Arial Beel.
Weather: Annual temperature of this district is maximum 36°C and minimum 12.7°C. Total rainfall is 2376 mm.
Marks of War of Liberation: There are 3 Mass killing site, 3 memorial monument and 1 mass grave in this district.
Main occupations : Agriculture 27.43%, agricultural labourer 21.96%, commerce 19.46%, service 9.28% etc.
Main Crops:Munshiganj is one of the largest producer of rice and potato in Bangladesh. Beside these it produces significant amount of jute, wheat. It also produces sugar cane, tobacco, pulse, onion, garlic and turmaric etc.
Main fruits: Banana, mango, papaya, jackfruit, litchi, melon, watermelon, black berry, pomegranate, guava, wood apple, shaddock, plum, palm, coconut and elephant apple etc. Munshiganj produces a big amount of banana.
Main exports: Potato, banana, paddy, pathal, jute, betel leaf, sweet pumpkin, vegetables, milk, milk food, sack, cotton yarn, copper utensil, bamboo and cane materials.
Communication process: Main mode of transportation is bus. Communication is by road and by waterways.
Major Educational institutions: There are 1 primary training institute and 3 technical training centres. Beside these there are also 16 colleges, 82 high schools and many schools in this district.
Munshiganj Town: This town is the district headquarters of Munshiganj district. It consists of 9 wards and 42 mahallas.The area of the town is 14.17 sq km with a population 52071. Among the male are 51.62% and female 48.38%. Literacy rate among the town people is 49.3%.
Places to see:
Munshigonj Upazila: Idrakpur Fort (1660), Panditer vita (birth place of Atisha Dipankar Srijnan) at Bajrayogini, Baba Adam’s Mosque, Dighi of Raja Haris chandra, home stead of Raja Ballal Sena, home stead of Raja Sreenath at Rampal, Rampal Dighi, Kodal Dhoar Dighi, marble statue of Ashutosh Ganguly inside the library room of Haraganga College. And The sixth Bangladesh-China friendship bridge over the river Dhaleswari.
Sreenagar Upazila: Shyamsiddhi Math, Hasara Dargah, Sholaghar Math, Bhagyakul Rajbari, residence of Jagadis Chandra Basu at Radhikhal and Jora Math at Sonarang.
Tongibari Upazila: Kalibari, Taltala Pancha-shikhara Mahadeva Temple, Talukdarbari Mosque at Kusumpur, Tajpur Mosque, Patharghata Mosque, Kazishal Mosque, Pulghata Bridge and Panch Pir Dargah.
Sirajdikhan Upazila: A single domed mosque at Kusumpur (Talukdar-bari Mosque, Mughal period), Tajpur Mosque, Patharghata Mosque, Qazishal Mosque, Pulghata Bridge, math at village Fegnasar, math at the house of Kankata De at village Tajpur and Panchasikhar Mahadeva Mandir (temple) at Taltala.
Many Archaeological heritages are missing due to devastating erosion of river Padma.