Panoramic view of Rajshahi from Sadharan Bima Bhaban
|Nickname(s): Education City, Silk City|
|Establishment||Sometime between 1700-1725|
|Establishment of Municipality||1876|
|Granted city status||1991|
|• Mayor||A H M Khairuzzaman Liton|
|• Metropolis||37.33 sq mi (96.68 km2)|
|Elevation||59 ft (18 m)|
|Population (2008 est.)|
|• Density||12,700/sq mi (4,890/km2)|
|Time zone||BST (UTC+6)|
|National Calling Code||+880|
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. It is on the northern banks of the river Padma.
Rajshahi used to be known as Rampur Boalia.
Notable people[change | change source]
- Akshay Kumar Maitreya
- Andrew Kishore
- Hasan Azizul Huq
- Ila Mitra
- Ritwik Ghatak
- Sir Jadunath Sarkar
- Mohammad Shamsuzzoha
References[change | change source]
- "Area, Population and Literacy Rate by Paurashava –2001" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
- "Statistical Pocket book 2008, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics"
- "Rajshahi. (2009). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved April 18, 2009, from Encyclopædia Britannica Online"