Thakurgaon District Information
Thakurgaon district is in the northeast corner of Bangladesh, it is a part of the Himalayan plain land. Thakurgaon subdivision was established in 1860 and in 1984 Takurgaon subdivision was split off Dinajpur and became a separate district (i.e. Thakurgaon District). The district consists of 2 municipalities, 18 wards, 32 mahallas, 5 upazilas, 51 union parishads, 643 mouzas and 643 villages.
Area:1809.52 square kilometers.
Distance from the capital:467 km .
Boundary: This district is surrounded by Dinajpur district on its south, Panchagarh district to the east and India on its west and north sides.
Marks of the War of Liberation: Mass killing site 4, mass grave 6.
Population: 1196429; male 51.04%, female 48.96%.
Religion: Muslim 74.97%, Hindu 24.05%, Christian 0.54%, Buddhist 0.05% and others 0.39%
Ethnic groups: Santal
Literacy rate: Average literacy 27.3%; male 36.80% and female 17.2%.
Remarkable Educational institutions: College 27. primary teachers’ training institute 1, vocational training institute 1, vocational textile institute 1, sugarcane training institute 1, motor driving institute 1.
Historical Specialty: Tevega Movement spread over Thakurgaon district extensively. During the Tebhaga Movement 35 peasants were killed and many wounded when police fired on a procession. During the liberation war the Pak army conducted mass killing in this area.
Main crops: Paddy, wheat, potato, pulse, sugarcane and vegetables. The sugarcane plantation became the main livelihood of the native.
Weather: Annual average temperature: maximum 33.5°C, minimum 10.5°C; annual rainfall 2536 mm
Main rivers: Tangon, punarbhaba, nagar, Pathari, Talma, Kulic, dhepa.
Places to see:
There are many beautiful places of interest. Some of them are:
- The river of Tangon
- The river of Kulic
- Senua Bridge
- Sugar Mill
- Old Air Port, destroyed during the second world war( Modergonj)
- Jomidar Mosjid at Shibganj
- Ancient Mango Tree, it is the largest Mango tree is Bangladesh(Baliadangi)
- The Fair of Nekmordon(Ranisankoil)
- KhuniaDhighi Memorial
- Palace of King Tonko Nath
- Gorkoi Heritage
- Mazars of great Muslim saints.(Pirgang)
- Ancient hindu temple
- Ramrai dighi(50 acres are)
Thakurgaon Town: This town consists of 9 wards and 23 mahallas. The area of the town is 10.70 sq km. The Town has a population of 40336; male 51.62%, female 48.38%; population density per sq km 3770. Literacy rate among the town people is 58.5%. Thakurgaon Sadar has an average literacy rate of 30.1% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate. Trere are many beautiful and historical places in the town. There is also a mass grave in Thakurgaon Town which carries the memory of 1971.