|Administrative District||Khulna District|
|Municipal status gained||1984|
|City orporation gained||1990|
|• Mayor||Talukder Abdul Khaleque|
|• Metropolis||59.57 km2 (23.00 sq mi)|
|Population (2010 est.)|
|• Density||14,364/km2 (37,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BST (UTC+6)|
|National Calling Code||+880|
|Postal Code||Khulna GPO 9000 & Khulna Head Office 9100|
Khulna is the third largest city in Bangladesh. It is on the banks of the Rupsha and Bhairab rivers in Khulna District. It is the headquarters of Khulna Division. It is a major industrial and commercial center. It has a seaport named Mongla on its outskirts, 38 km from Khulna City. There were about 1,000,000 people in 2010 estimation.
The city is 333 km southwest of Bangladesh's capital Dhaka. It is connected by air, road, train and water transportation.
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- "Area, Population and Literacy Rate by Paurashava –2001". Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. 2001. http://www.bbs.gov.bd/dataindex/census/municip.pdf. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
-  2010 Population Estimate. Retrieved on 19 August 2010.
- "Khulna". Banglapedia. http://www.banglapedia.org/httpdocs/HT/K_0247.HTM. Retrieved 05-01-2010.