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Meherpur District

Meherpur District (KHULNA division) with an area 716.08 sq km, is bounded by KUSHTIA district and West Bengal of India on the north, CHUADANGA district and West Bengal on the south, Chuadanga and KUSHTIA districts on the east, West Bengal on the west. Main rivers are Bhairab, Mathabhaga and Kazli; Main depressions: Dharlar Beel, Chandbeel, Kolar Beel, Patapukur Beel, Gopalpur Beel, Bamandi Beel, Salika Beel, Terogharia Beel, Elangi Beel. Annual average temperature: highest 37.1°C and lowest 11.2°C; annual rainfall 1467 mm.

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Meherpur Sadar

Meherpur Sadar Upazila with an area of 374.10 sq km, is bounded by GANGNI upazila and West Bengal (India) on the north, DAMURHUDA upazila and West Bengal (India) on the south, Gangni and ALAMDANGA upazilas on the east, West Bengal (India) on the west. Main rivers are BHAIRAB; Chand Beel and Bijan Beel are notable.

Meherpur Town

Consists of 9 wards and 72 mahallas. It has an area of 13.62 sq km. The population of the town is 35771; male 52.33%, female 47.67%. The density of population is 2626 per sq km. Literacy rate among the town people is 49.4%. The town was established in the beginning of the 16th century. Meherpur municipality was established in 1960.

Administration

Before the partition (1947) Meherpur was a part of the Nadia district of India. The Meherpur subdivision was turned into a district in 1984. It consists of 1 municipality, 9 wards and 72 mahallas, 2 upazilas, 18 union parishads, 277 villages, 190 mouzas. ...more

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Historical Events

The PROCLAMATION OF INDEPENDENCE was read at the village Baidyanathtola, now Mujibnagar, on 17 April 1971. On this day the first provisional government of Bangladesh took oath here. The Pak army killed 8 persons at village Amjhupi on 18 April 1971.

Mujibnagar: Located at a distance of about 7 km. from the town of Meherpur.

List of Deputy Commissioner: Ministry of Public Administration