Infobox of BD districts
native_name = Bagerhat
skyline = Bagerhat (Mosque City).jpg
skyline_caption = The historic 60 dome mosque (ষাট গম্বুজ মসজিদ) has become the symbol of Bagerhat District
locator_position = right
latd = 22.66
longd = 89.75
division_name = Khulna Division
population_as_of = 1991
population_total = 1,515,815
population_density = 382.87
literacy_rate = 44.3%
area_total = 3,959.11
website = banglapedia.search.com.bd/HT/B_0032.htm
website_caption = Banglapedia Article
Bagerhat District ( _bn. বাগেরহাট জেলা) is a district in South-western
Bangladesh. It is a part of the Khulna Division.
Bagerhat district has a total area of 3959.11 square kilometres. It is bounded by Gopalganj District and
Narail Districton the north, The Bay of Bengalon the south, Gopalganj District, Pirojpur Districtand Barguna Districton the east and Khulna Districton the west. Main rivers of the district are Panguchi, Daratana, Madhumati River, Pasur River, Haringhata, Mongla River, Baleswar, Bangra and Goshairkhali.
Bagerhat is divided into 9 upazilas, 77 union parishads, 1031 villages, 687 mouzas, 3 municipalities, 27 wards and 56 mahallas. The upazilas are:
Bagerhat Sadar Upazila
Khan Jahan Aliwas the founder of many of the settlements in the district, he settled here in 1429, accompanied by many soldiers under his command. Khan Jahan Ali was the founder of the Khalifabad Pargana which included the areas Bagerhat, Khulna, Satkhira, Jessore and Barisal. [http://banglapedia.search.com.bd/HT/B_0032.htm Bagerhat District] , from Banglapedia.] Ali was the ruler of the Pargana from 1429 till his death in 1449. Following his death, the region came under the rule of Raja Pratapaditya.
Bangladesh Liberation Warof 1971, the Pakistan Armyentered the area on 21 April, according to Banglapediathe Army killed about 200 people at Khalishakhali and Babuganj. There were also many mass killings in Doyapara, Shakharikarihat, and at Chakulia of Mollahat. Along with that, 35 people died in a battle in Morelganj between the pro-independence Mukti Bahiniand pro-Pakistani Razakarmilitia.
One of the two ports of Bangaldesh, Mongla port is here. But due to lack of care it could not play its proper role in the economy of Bangladesh. Rampal and Fakirhat, two upazilla of Bagerhat is know as Qwait of Bangladesh due to its huge production of shrimp and earning a lot of foreign exchange.
Bagerhat is the terminus of a branch railway on the
broad gaugesystem of Bangladesh Railways. The best way to go to Bagerhat from Dhaka is to take a bus which takes seven to eight hours. By air you have to go to Jessore airport then take a bus to the city.
Places of interest
Mosque city of Bagerhat
*Shait Gumbad Mosque
Khan Jahan Ali's tomb Complex
Khan Jahan Ali's Tank
*Kodla Math or Ayudha Math
*Durgapur Shiva Math
Districts of Bangladesh
* [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/BG/0/Bagherhat2.html FallingRain Map - elevation = 2m]
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