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Narail
—  District  —
Location of Narail in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°08′N 89°30′E / 23.13°N 89.50°E / 23.13; 89.50Coordinates: 23°08′N 89°30′E / 23.13°N 89.50°E / 23.13; 89.50
Country  Bangladesh
Division Khulna Division
Area
 - Total 990.23 km2 (382.3 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 - Total 689,021
 Density 695.8/km2 (1,802.2/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 - Total 35.65%
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
 - Summer (DST) BDST (UTC+7)
Website Banglapedia Article

Narail is a district in South-western Bangladesh. It is a part of the Khulna Division.

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Geography

Narail District (Khulna Division) with an area of 990.23 km², is bounded by Magura District on the north, Khulna District on the south, Faridpur District and Gopalganj District on the east, and by Jessore District on the west. Annual average temperature is maximum 37.1C, minimum 11.2C; annual rainfall is 1467 mm. Main rivers are Madhumati, Nabaganga, Bhairab, Chitra and Kajla. There are many beels and baors most noted of which is Chachuri Beel.

Total Land Area 240,439-acre (973 km2) , Cultivable Area 176,504-acre (714 km2), Fallow Land 25,090-acre (102 km2), Area Under Forest 10 Acre, Area Irrigated 36,208-acre (147 km2), Area Under River 8,562-acre (35 km2)

Subdivisions

Narail Sadar, Lohagara, Kalia The District of Narail or Narail Zilla in the Bangli has three upzillas: Narail, Kalia, and Lohagara. Narail Upzilla or Narail Sadar is the administrative and business center of Narail district where the offices of the Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent Police, Additional District Magistrate and other local government officials are located.

History

Administration Narail district was established in 1984. It consists of 2 municipalities, 18 wards, 43 mahallas, 3 upazilas,4 Police Thana(Narail , Kalia, Lohagara and Naragathi) 37 union parishads, 445 mouzas and 649 villages. The upazilas are Narail Sadar, Kalia, Lohagara and (newly formed) Naragati. Municipalities are Narail Sadar and Kalia.

Places of interest

Archaeological heritage and relics: Mosque at Village Goalbathan (1654), Kadamtala Mosque, Ghazir Dargah at Naldi, homestead of Raja Keshab Roy at Wazirpur, Radha Govinda Mandir at Jorbangla (eighteenth century), Kalibari at Lakshmipasha, Math at Baradia of Nishinathtala.Dr. Niharanzon gupta ar barri,Itna,Lohagara.

Famous Personalities

Politicians: Late Amal Sen, late Hemanta Sarker, Late [Niharanzan Gupta]

Poet & Cerative Personalities: Late Bijoy Sarker, late SM Sultan, Boyati Moslem Uddin, Babu Sailendra Nath Saha Player Mashrafi Bin Mortoza

Dr Rathindra Nath Bose (Vice-President, Ohio University, USA)[1], Dr Bose is the younger brother of Advocate Subash Chandra Bose

See also

References

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