Mymensingh District

Thana & Upazila :

Bhaluka | Dhobaura | Fulbaria | Gaffargaon | Gauripur | Haluaghat | Ishwarganj | Muktagachha | Mymensingh Sadar | Nandail | Phulpur | Trishal |

Map :

Bhaluka | Dhobaura | Fulbaria | Gaffargaon | Gauripur | Haluaghat | Ishwarganj | Muktagachha | Mymensingh Sadar | Nandail | Phulpur | Trishal |

Location: Mymensingh District (Districts division) is surrounded by Meghalaya State of India and Garo Hills on the north, Gazipur district on the south, Netrokona and Kishoregonj districts on the east and Sherpur , Jamalpur andTangail districts on the west.

Area: 4363.48 sq km

Rivers & Others:The main river is Old Brahmaputra. Besides, there are small rivers, marsh, canals and forestry in the district. The soil formation of the district is flood plain, grey piedomont, hill brown and terrace. There are small valleys between the high forests; 

Temperature: Annual average temperature maximum 33.3?C, minimum 12?C; annual rainfall 2174 mm. 

Mymengingh Town: It was earlier called Nasirabad. It stands on the bank of the Brahmaputra. It consists of 21 wards and 85 mahallas. The area of the town is 21.73 km. It has a population of 225811; male 51.91%, female 48.09%; density of population per sq km 10392 per sq km. Literacy rate among the town people is 60.4%. 

Administration: Mymensingh district was established in 1787. Later on it was divided into six districts viz. Tangail, Jamalpur, Mymensingh, Kishoreganj, Sherpur and Netrokona. The district consists of 8 municipalities, 12 upazilas, 146 union parishads, 84 wards, 206 mahallas, 2201 mouzas and 2709 villages. 

Upazila & Municipalities: The upazilas are Bhaluka,Dhobaura, Fulbaria ,Gaffargaon, Gauripur, Haluaghat, Iswarganj, Mymensingh Sadar , Mukta gacha, Nandail, Phulpur,Trishal.

The municipalities are Bhaluka, Gaffargaon, Gauripur, Ishwarganj, Mymensingh Sadar, Nandail, Muktagachha and Trishal.

Archaeological relics and monuments: Rajbaris of Gauripur and Muktagachha, Shashi Lodge, Musium, Durgabari, Kella Tajpur, Mymensingh Town Hall, Bokaynagar Fort, Alexandra Castle and Gospel Church.

Historical events: Fakir and Sannyasi revolt (1772-1790, flood (1787), famine (1788), earth quack (1897) and Swadeshi Movement (1905). Mymensingh possesses rich literary heritage recognized through the world. The Maimansingh Gita (ballads) collected and edited by Dr. Dinesh Chandra Sen represents a valuable treasure in the world literature and has been translated into English and French. 

Marks of War of Liberation: Mass grave: Dakbungalow Char of Mymensingh Sadar, Chakbazar, Jelkhana Char, river bank of Shambhuganj, Boror Char, Agricultural University compound, Rasulpur of Muktagachha.

Religious institutions: Mosque 7392, temple 415, church 44; tomb 37. 

Population: 4439017; male 50.62%, female 49.38%; Muslim 94.73%, Hindu 4.25%, Christian 0.75%, Buddhist 0.06% and others 0.21%; ethnic nationals (0.89% of total population) Garo, Hajong, Koch and Hadi. 

Literacy: Among the literacy, 30.7% are male and 20% female. 

Educational institutions: Agricultural university 1, Medical college 2, homeo medical college 1, polytechnic institute 1, vocational institute 1, veterinary training institute 1, primary teacher's training institute 1, teacher's training institute 2, national institute of primary education 1, government college 5, non-government college 57, government high school 9, non-government high school 368, secondary school 129, madrasa 1212, government primary school 1249, non-government 794, kindergarten 33, NGO operated school 1065, art school 1.

Newspapers & Periodicals:  Dailies: Jahan, Insaf, Ajker Smriti, Swadesh Sangbad, Banglar Jamin and Shipa; weeklies: Mymensingh Barta, Ajker Muktagachha; extinct: Kumar, Basana (1306 BS), Abriti (1308 BS), Swadesh Sampad (1905), Bangalee (1874), Bigyapani (1866), Shikkha Saurav (1319 BS), weeekly Charumihir (1939), Pramadi (1875), Bharat Mihir (1875), Sanjibani (1878), Hafez Shakti (1924), Uttar Akash (1959), Ganavijan (1938), Aunirban (1963), Jagrata Bangla (1971).

Cultural organisations: Club 437, public library 3, museum 1, drama stage 3, literary society 9, cinema hall 25, theatre group 17, drama stage 2, literary society 7, woman's organisation 7. 

Main occupations: Agriculture 57.67%, commerce 8.15%, transport 15.66%, construction 2.13%, service 1.21%, others 15.18%.

Land Property: Land use Total cultivation 346117 hectares; single crop 18.58%, double crop 70.20% and treble crop land 11.22%.

Value of land The market value of the land of the first grade is Tk 6000 per 0.01 hectare.

Main crops: Paddy, jute, sugarcane, wheat, oil seed and pulse, betel leaf, karalla, sweet potato, turmeric, ginger, brinjal, cauliflower and chilli.Extinct and nearly extinct crops Aus paddy, indigo, kaun, china, linseed.

Main fruits: Jackfruit, banana, pineapple, papaya, kadbel, guava, boroi, amloki, palm, latko.Fisheries, dairies, poultries Fishery 67, dairy 130, poultry 390 and livestock 143.

Communication facilities: Roads pucca 770 km, semi pucca 4062 km; waterways 365 nautical mile; railways 147 km. 

Traditional transport Palanquin, horse carriage, bullock cart and buffalo cart. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct. 

Manufactories: Dynamic Textile, K and K Textile, Saudi-Bangla Fish Feed Ltd, Shambhuganj Jute Mill and SDS Foundation Steel Factory. 

Cottage industries: Goldsmith, potteries, blacksmith, welding, bamboo and cane work, ironsmith, wood work, bidi factory, wood work etc. 

Hats, bazars and fairs: Total number of hats and bazars are 322. Main exports Jute, paddy, oil seed, egg, banana, leather, milk products, jackfruit, chicken and chilli. 

NGO activities: NGOs are Brac, Proshika, ASA, Caritas , CARE, Gonoshahajjo Sangstha, World Vision, Palli Unnayan Prayas, MCC, Gramous, Adarsha Samaj Sheba Samiti, Human Development Programme, Khagra Mohila Unnayan Samiti, NGO Forum, Sara and Sirak. 

Health centres: Hospital 2, upazila health complex 11, missionary hospital 1, homeo hospital 1, school health clinic 1,Police hospital 1 and leprosy hospital 1.