Bogra

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Bogra
বগুড়া
Bogra,Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Bogra Sathmatha (Heart of Bogra)
Bogra Sathmatha (Heart of Bogra)
Bogra is located in Bangladesh
Bogra
Bogra
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°51′N 89°22′E / 24.850°N 89.367°E / 24.850; 89.367Coordinates: 24°51′N 89°22′E / 24.850°N 89.367°E / 24.850; 89.367
CountryBangladesh
DivisionRajshahi Division
DistrictBogra District
Area
 • Total27.63 sq mi (71.56 km2)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total210,038
Time zoneUTC+6 (Bangladesh Time)
Calling code051
Websitehttp://www.dcbogra.gov.bd

Bogra is one of the oldest towns in northern Bangladesh. It is a centre of commerce and trade within the Bogra District. It is under the Rajshahi Division. They have hosted cricket test matches in Shaheed Chandu Stadium. Bogra is also home to the Western Wing of Bangladesh Highway Police.

Ziaur Rahman, former president of Bangladesh, and Muhammad Ali Bogra, a former Prime Minister of Pakistan, were both born in the district.

Bogra is often called the heart of North-Bengal.