Meherpur

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Meherpur, Bangladesh


latitude: 23.75, longitude: 88.70
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Meherpur is a city in Bangladesh at latitude 23°45′00″ North, longitude 88°42′00″ East.

Meherpur (মেহেরপুর, pron: meɦeɾpuɾ) is a district in South-western Bangladesh.[1]

Location

Meherpur District has an area of 716.08 km2. It 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, and West Bengal on the west.

History

Meherpur is a historical district of Bangladesh for the fact that the Proclamation of Independence was solemnly made at the village Baidyanathtola (now Mujibnagar), on 17 April 1971 of this district.[2] The first provisional government of Bangladesh was born here under the leadership of Tajuddin Ahmed. After that day on 18 April 1971, the Pak army killed 8 persons at village Amjhupi.[1]

Points of interest

Administration

Meherpur district is divided into three upazilas, Gangni Upazila, Meherpur Sadar Upazila and Mujibnagar Upazila.

See also

References

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Md Abu Hasan Farooque (2012). “Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh”. in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. Sajahan Miah (2012). “Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh”. in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  3. Alam, M. R. (15 October 2016). “Lack of renovation puts Bhatpara Neelkuthi on verge of ruination”. Dhaka. 

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