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Newspapers and periodicals

Weekly Mujibnagar (1988), Weekly Meherpur (1992) and Fortnightly Pashimanchal, Monthly Sadhak (1913), Palli Shree (1935), Simanta (1962), Probaha (1979), Weekly Parichay (1985), Weekly Chumbak (1986).

Land use

Cultivable land 46582 hectares, fallow land 165 hectares; single crop 13%, double crop 70% and triple crop17%; land under irrigated 63%.

Value of land

The market value of land for construction of first grade is Tk 120,000 per katha

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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Mujibnagar Memorial

Located at a distance of about 7 km. from the town of Meherpur. First provisional revolutionary Government of Bangladesh was declared here on the 14 April, during the liberation war, in 1971. A monument has been built to commemorate this occasion.

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

Marks of the War of Liberation

Mass grave: Meherpur Government College, Jagannathpur, Kazipur and Tengramari; Mass killing site: Jatarpur, memorial monument at Mujibnagar.