Sylhet District

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Sylhet
সিলেট
District
Location of Sylhet in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°53′N 91°52′E / 24.883°N 91.867°E / 24.883; 91.867Coordinates: 24°53′N 91°52′E / 24.883°N 91.867°E / 24.883; 91.867
Country  Bangladesh
Division Sylhet Division
Established 1782
Area[1]
 • Total 3,490.40 km2 (1,347.65 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 2,675,346
 • Density 766.4869/km2 (1,985.192/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total 46%
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
 • Summer (DST) BDST (UTC+7)
Postal code 3100

Sylhet District is a district of Bangladesh. It is one of the four districts in the Sylhet Division.

Most people living in the district follow Islam as a religion. More than 80% of people are Muslim. Hinduism is the second largest religion in this country.

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