Munshiganj

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Munshiganj

Munshiganj District is located at the center of the country under the administration of Dhaka division. It is bordered by the narayanganj and north south districts madaripur, shariatpur, comilla and chandpur. It has a total 928 thousands of people in the area of 1831 square kilometers. Munsiganj is one of the most Hindu populated areas in Bangladesh. Total land area is 235974 acres (954 km2), out of which 138472 acres (560 km2) are cultivable and 5609 acres (23 km2) are fallow land. It is constituted with 7 Upazilas Gazaria, Tongibari, Munshiganj Sadar, Lohajang, Sreenagar, Serajdikhan.

History

The administrative munshiganj was established in 1984 which was known as Bikrampur previously. Munsiganj is an old city of Bangladesh. On 29 March 1971 the students and general people seized a huge number of arms and ammunitions from the government armory and resisted the Pak army.Pak army killed about 400 villagers of Gazaria upazila by firing. Earlier on 31 March the people of Munshiganj joined with the people of Narayanganj and jointly made protest.At Dhalagaon traioning camp many youth was trained and armed who later conducted successful operation. The freedom fighters took control over the Sreenagar Police Station and captured a huge number of arms and ammunitions. The freedom fighters of this upazila launched an attack on the Pak army and destroyed three gun boats killing a number of pak armies. On 11 December Munshiganj was fully taken over by the pak army. There is a fort in munshiganj named idrakpur fort . it was established approximately in 1660 AD by the Mughal empire to establish control over munshiganj and to protect Dhaka and narayanganj from the pirates. The strategy was developed by mir jumla 22 with the help of other forts hajiganj fort and sonakanda fort at narayanganj. Idrakpur was strategically very important for the river junction including Meghna River, Shitalakshya River, Ichhamati River.

Munshiganj

Literacy rate and educational institutions are Average in munshiganj. Noted educational institutions are included Hasara KK High School (1879), Bajrayogini JK High School (1883), Munshiganj Multilateral High School (1885), Lohajang Pilot High School, AVGM Government Girls’ High School (1892), Isapur High School (1892), Swarnagram RN High School, Bhagyakul Harendra Lal High School (1900), Outshahi Radhanath High School (1901), Bramhangaon Multilateral High School (1902), Paikpara High School (1904

The Main sources of income of munshiganj are Agriculture 38.64%, non-agricultural laborer 3.17%, service 10.87%, construction 2.27% and others. Munshiganj is famous for their potatos production. Most of the potatoes of the country are produced in the district.

Tourists spots are idrakpur fort, Dighis of Raja Vallala Sena and Harish Chandra and tomb and mosque of Baba Adam at Rampal, Shekhar Nagar Kali Bari, Joar Mandir at Sonarang (Tongibari), , Meghna Village Tourists Garden (Gazaria).

Notable personalities are including president M. Hamidullah Khan, Bangladesh Forces, Sector Commander, Sector 11, Jagadish Chandra Bose, Great Bengali physicist, Chashi Nazrul Islam – artist, Humayun Azad, linguistic scientist, poet and novelist, Fakhruddin Ahmed, former chief adviser, Non-Party Caretaker Government of Bangladesh, Iajuddin Ahmed, former President of Bangladesh.

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