Rajshahi

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Rajshahi,Bangladesh

রাজশাহী
Panoramic view of Rajshahi from Sadharan Bima Bhaban
Panoramic view of Rajshahi from Sadharan Bima Bhaban
Nickname(s): 
Education City, Silk City
Country Bangladesh
DivisionRajshahi Division
DistrictRajshahi District
EstablishmentSometime between 1700-1725
Establishment of Municipality1876
Granted city status1991
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • MayorA H M Khairuzzaman Liton
Area
 • Metropolis37.33 sq mi (96.68 km2)
Elevation
59 ft (18 m)
Population
(2008 est.)[2]
 • Metropolis775,495
 • Density12,700/sq mi (4,890/km2)
 • Metro
472,775
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
Postal code
6000
National Calling Code+880
Calling Code0721
WebsiteOfficial Website

The city of Rajshahi is the headquarters of Rajshahi Division and Rajshahi District. It is one of the six metropolitan cities of Bangladesh. It is called Silk City and Education City. There are around 1,000,000 people.[2] It is on the northern banks of the river Padma.

Rajshahi used to be known as Rampur Boalia.[3]

Notable people[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Area, Population and Literacy Rate by Paurashava –2001" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Statistical Pocket book 2008, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics"
  3. "Rajshahi. (2009). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved April 18, 2009, from Encyclopædia Britannica Online"