:"This article is about the city. For the district, see
Bogra District. For the cantonment, see Bogra Cantonment. For the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, see Mohammad Ali Bogra"
Bogra ( _bn. বগুড়া} town is one of the oldest towns in Northern
Bangladesh. It is a centre of commerce and trade within the Bogra Districtand located under the Rajshahi Division. Bogra is sometimes described as the "nerve centre of Northern Bangladesh". Amongst many notable activities, it has been hosting crickettest matches in Shaheed Chandu Stadium.
Bogra town also has an importance in terms of transport in northern Bangladesh, as it's situated at the centre. . This place is considered to be sacred by Buddhists, Muslims and Hindus alike. ""Behular Bashor Ghar" which very near to Mahasthangarh is a popular place for the tourists. Tourists from all over Bangladesh visit this place throughout the year. Bogra has gone through massive development projects over the past few years. Its development progress is much greater comparing to rest of Bangladesh.
In addition to
Mahasthangarh, landmarks in Bogra include the Bogra Nawab Bari museumand amusement park and the Akboria restaurant.
Former president of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
Ziaur Rahman, as was Muhammad Ali Bograa former Prime Minister of Pakistan both were born in this district.
This district is famous for few foods as like as "doi" (sweet yoghurt), "kotkotee" (sweet pretzel), etc. It also famous for red chilies and potatoes.
The history says it was the oldest city of Bengal in the Great Emperor Ashoka's India. He conquered the Bengal (Bongo) and founded this old city called
Pundra Bardhan. It was famously written in famous ancient travellers of that time Fact|date=October 2007.
Bagura or Bogra was a town and district of
British India, in the Rajshahi divisionof eastern Bengaland Assam. The town is situated on the right bank of the river Karatoya. But the present District Of Bogra, was first formed in 1821. It contains an area of 1359 mi² (3,520 km²). In 1901 the population of the town was 3,094 and of the district (on a reduced area) was 854,533, showing an increase of 11% in the decade. The district stretches out in a level plain, intersected by numerous streams and dotted with patches of jungle. The Karatoya flows from north to south, dividing it into two portions, possessing very distinct characteristics. The eastern tract consists of rich alluvial soil, well watered, and subject to fertilizing inundations, yielding heavy crops of coarse rice, oil-seeds and jute. The western portion of the district is high-lying and produces the finer qualities of rice.
The principal rivers are formed by the different channels of the
Brahmaputra, which river here bears the local names of the Konai, the Daokobaand the Jamuna, the last forming a portion of the eastern boundary of the district. Its bed is studded with alluvial islands. The Brahmaputraand its channels, together with three minor streams, the Bangali, Karatoya and Atrai, afford admirable facilities for commerce, and render every part of the district accessible to native cargo boats of large burden. The rivers swarm with fish. The former production of indigo is extinct, and the industry of silk-spinning is decaying. There is no town with as many as 10,000 inhabitants, trade being conducted at riverside marts. Nor are there any metalled roads. Several lines of railway (the Eastern Bengal, &c.), however, serve the district  .
Battle of Bogra
Bangladesh Liberation War, the area witnessed a fierce battle - Battle of Bogra- between the allied troops of Mitro Bahiniand Indian Army(together/combined) which defeated the Pakistan Army.
Notable people from Bogra
Muhammad Ali Bogra, prime minister of joint Pakistan
Ziaur Rahman, president of Bangladesh
* Air Vice-Marshal
Khademul Bashar, Sector Commander and Chief, Bangladesh Airforce
* Thriller writer
* Prof. M. A. Dewan
* Mohadev Saha, Poet
* Advocate Syed Mashkurul Alam Choudhury
* Prof. Abul Kalam Azad
* Prof. Mir Haider Azam
* Language fighter Advocate Gaziul Hoque
MR Akhtar Mukul, author
* Singer Anjuman Ara
* Shimul Zaman (Singer)
There are numerous educational institutes. Bogra Zilla School is the most famous among them.
Bogra Zilla Schoolis situated at the centrer of the Bogra town (Saathmathha). It was established back in 1853. The Governmentgirls' high school is popularly known as Victoria Memorial(VM) girls high school. There are some English medium schools like Millennium Scholastic School, BIAM Laboratory school, etc. It has the biggest college in the north Bengle region named Government Azizul Haque Collegewhich is under the national university. A large medical college & hospital named Shaheed Ziaur Rahmanmedical college, equipped with adnavced facilities has been started recently. For technical hands, nevertheless, there is a famous polytechnic institute. Bogra Cantt. Public School & College is also a high ranked instituition.Armed Police Battalion Public School & college is another notable institution.
Next Generation City
In the recent years there is a significant change in town infrastructure. Now it is merging to new advanced urban planning. The town roads are restructured & widen enough to facilitate the citizens. It is the combined effort of the Govt. & people of Bogra. Real state business is flourishing high & developers are focused now on apartment business. First class hotels are being offered to tourists. [http://www.hotelnazgarden.com/ NAJ Garden] is the highest rank hotel in Bogra. Intra & Inter city Communications is an advantage. CNG auto rikshaws are available to ply throughout Bogra city at a very convenient price. Also Bus & other services are available. Next Generation Mobile telecommuncations are being built focusing Bogra city as it is the heart of northern Bangladesh. There are facilities to land jet planes in Bogra (Bogra reserved Airport). All the inhouse & outbound people of Bogra are trying their level best to make Bogra a Next Generation City (NGC) with whom Bangladesh can be proud of.
* [http://www.bogra.info Bogra oriented Web Site]
* [http://www.cyberbogra.com The leading web portal of Bogra]
* [http://www.bangladeshonline.com/tourism/spots/bogra.htm Tourism in Bogra]
* [http://www.ayoti.net Charity related to Bogra]
* [http://www.hotelnazgarden.com/ Naz Garden, a 4 star Hotel in Bogra]
Bogra Sadar Upazila
Shaheed Chandu Stadium
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