Khulna

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Khulna
Metropolis
Khulna is located in Bangladesh
Khulna
Coordinates: 22°49′0″N 89°33′0″E / 22.816667°N 89.55°E / 22.816667; 89.55Coordinates: 22°49′0″N 89°33′0″E / 22.816667°N 89.55°E / 22.816667; 89.55
Country  Bangladesh
Administrative District Khulna District
Municipal status gained 1984
City orporation gained 1990
Government
 • Mayor Talukder Abdul Khaleque
Area[1]
 • Metropolis 59.57 km2 (23.00 sq mi)
Population (2010 est.)[2]
 • Metropolis 1,000,000
 • Density 14,364/km2 (37,200/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,435,422
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
National Calling Code +880
Calling Code 041
Literacy rate 59.1%[3]
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.

Khulna is known as the city of shrimp, because 75% of shrimp exported from Bangladesh are from the Khulna zone. It is also known for its lobster, prawn, catfish, and crab.

References[change | edit source]

  1. "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.
  2. [1] 2010 Population Estimate. Retrieved on 19 August 2010.
  3. "Khulna". Banglapedia. http://www.banglapedia.org/httpdocs/HT/K_0247.HTM. Retrieved 05-01-2010.