Khulna District

Infobox of BD districts
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latd = 22.35
longd = 89.30
division_name = Khulna Division
population_as_of = 1991
population_total = 2,334,285
population_density = 531.88
literacy_rate = 43.9%
area_total = 4,394.46
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The Khulna District is a district of Bangladesh. It is located in the Khulna Division. It has an area of 4394.46 km² and is bordered on the north by the Jessore District and the Narail District, on the south by the Bay of Bengal, on the east by the Bagerhat District, and on the west by the Satkhira District.cite web
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Administration

*Mayor: Talukdar Abdul Khaleq

Education

Khulna is under the jurisdiction of the Jessore Education Board. This board varies the SSC and HSC standard.

Famous educational institutions in Khulna:

chools

*Platinum Secondary School, Khalispur
*Rotary School, Khalispur
*Cantonment Public Secondary School
*Damoder M.M. High School
*Khulna Zila school
*St. joseph's high school
*Khulna Lions School
*Khulna public school
*Coronation school
*Khulna Govt. Girls' High School (Monnujan School)
*Fatima High School
*Khulna Collegiate School
*Khulna Model High School
*Khalishpur School Estate on 1905
*Nirala Ideal Secondary School.
*Govt. Laboratory High School.

Colleges

*Cantonment Public School and Collage, Jahanabad, Khulna.
*Khulna Govt. Majid Memorial College (City college)
*Khulna Gov. Sundarban College
*Phultala M.M. College
*Khulna Public College
*Khulna gov. girls college (boyra college)

Universities

*Khulna University
*Khulna University of Engineering and Technology
*Northern University Bangladesh(NUB) (Private University)
*Asian University.(AU) (Private University)
*West Coast University Panama Bangladesh Centre.(WCU) (CBHE Provider)
*Brajalal Gov. college (Under Naitional University)
*Azam Khan Government Commerce College (Under Naitional University)

Medical schools

*Khulna Medical College (K.M.C.)

ubdivisions

#Batiaghata Upazila
#Dacope Upazila
#Dumuria Upazila
#Dighalia Upazila
#Koyra Upazila
#Paikgachha Upazila
#Phultala Upazila
#Rupsa Upazila
#Terokhada Upazila

History

Khulna is named after a goddess of the Hindu religion, Khulleshwari. In 1947, the district of Khulna had a Hindu majority of 52%, but now the district's total population is about 70% Muslim.

Economy

Khulna is a port city. Mongla is another major sea port of the country. In Daulatpur there are several jute mills. By road, railway and riverway it is connected to other parts of the country. This infrastructure plays a vital role in the city's economy, which also depends upon fishing and salt industries. Khulna has a newsprint mill that will about reopen in the near future. The Khulna shipyard receives limited support from the Bangladesh Navy by building small, ocean-going ships. The Khulna textile and hardboard mills will reopen soon under private ownership.

Places of Interest

*The Sundarbans is the largest mangrove forest in the world. The royal Bengal tiger inhabits the area; it is said that seeing the tiger enables a person to understand what a tiger means. There are many other rare animals in the area, including monkeys, chitra deer, crocodiles, wild cocks, wild pigs and thousands of kinds of birds.

*The historically-famous Shatgombuj Mosque (Sixty Dome Mosque) is in the Bagerhat District. It is famous for Khan Jahan Ali's mazar. A lake near the mosque has crocodiles.

*From Kuakatan, both the rising and the setting of the sun into the ocean can be seen.

ee also

*Districts of Bangladesh
*Khulna Division

Footnotes


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