Lakshmipur District

Lakshmipur also splled as Laxmipur is a district under Chittagong division. According to the geographical features Laksmipur is bounded by Chandpur district on the north, Bhola and Noakhali districts on the south, Noakhali district on the east, Barisal and Bhola districts and The Meghna river on the west. The total area of the district is 1,440.39 km2 (556.14 sq mi) with a population of 1,729,188. The number of male and female of the area accordingly 827,780 and 901,408. In 1860, Lakshmipur thana was established under Noakhali district. That thana was transformed into a subdivision in 1979 and after some years in 1984 it was elevated to a district.


Lakshmipur district area had been a part of the kingdom of Bhulua at the beginning of the thirteenth century. It is said that, Laksmipur  have been a military outpost during the Mughal and Company period. Lakshmipur has been an important area of that time. From the sixteenth to the nineteenth century this area used to produce huge quantity of salt and exported them outside. It was on the issue of salt production that the Salt Movement occurred in this area. Beside that, in the Indigo Resistance Movement, Sannyasi Uprising, Swadeshi Movement and Debt Arbitration Movement the inhabitants of this district played important role. Mahatma Gandhi, the great leader of the independence of India, travelled through the district during the Swadeshi Movement and often stayed at Kafilatali Akhra and at Sreerampur Rajbari in Ramganj. The rebel poet Kazi Nazrul Islam visited Lakshmipur town in June 1926. The residents of the city welcomed him warmly and presented a silver plate and a silver cup to the poet on behalf of the residents of all over the town. During the war of liberation in 1971 seventeen battles were fought between the freedom fighters and the Pak occupation army in Lakshmipur.


The district Lakshmipur is pretty eminent for its folk cultures which are, Rhymes, Riddles, Verses, Proverbs, Folk Songs, Pala Songs, Murshid Songs, Sari Songs and so on. The main water bodies of the district are, The Meghna, Dakatia, Katakhali, Rahmatkhali, Bhulua. Tita Khan Jami Mosque, Mita Khan Mosque, Majupur Matka Mosque, Madhu Banu Mosque, Dayem Shah Mosque, Abdullahpur Jami Mosque, Sahapur Neel-kuthi, Sahapur Saheb-bari, Zamindar house at Dalal Bazar, Srigovinda Mahaprabhu Jeu Akhra, Dalal Bazar Math, Khoa-sagor dighi, Oidara Dighi, Kamala Sundari Dighi, Jinn’s Mosque at village Kerwa in Raipur, Bara Mosque, Rani Bhabani Kamada Math of Ramgati, Sreerampur Rajbari in Ramganj, Shyampur Dayra Sharif, Kachua Dargah, Harishchar Dargah, Kanchanpur Dargah are some notable archaeological sites of the district which are visited every year by many people.

At a glance of  Lakshmipur
01 Area 1,440.39 km2

(556.14 sq mi)

02 Population Total: 1,729,188

Men: 827,780

Women: 901,408

03 Founding Year 28 February 1984
03 Density 1,200/km2

(3,100/sq mi)

04 Literacy Rate 62.26%
05 Seats in the Parliament 3
06 Postcode 3700
07 Sector in Liberation War


  • Lakshmipur Sadar Upazila
  • Ramganj Upazila
  • Raipur Upazila
  • Ramgati Upazila
  • Kamalnagar Upazila


  • The Meghna
  • Dakatia
  • Katakhali
  • Rahmatkhali

Notable places

  • Ramganj Ansar Battalion
  • Srirampur Rajbari.
  • Sahapur Neel-kuthi
  • Sahapur Saheb-bari
  • Zamindar house at Dalal Bazar
  • Srigovinda Mahaprabhu Jeu Akhra
  • Dalal Bazar Math
  • Khoa-sagor dighi
  • Oidara Dighi
  • Kamala Sundari Dighi

Highlighted Personalities

  • Tufail Mohammad, second recipient of the Nishan-e-Haider
  • Mohammad Mohammadullah, 3rd President of Bangladesh (24 December 1973 – 25 January 1975)
  • Abdul Matin Chowdhury,(1 May 1921 – 24 June 1981), He served as the 14th Vice-chancellor of the University of Dhaka.
  • Mohammad Toaha, language activist of the Bengali Language Movement and politician
  • S. M. Abdur Rab, Bangladeshi politician
  • Mohammad Noman, political leader of Jatiyo Party
  • Selina Parvin, (1931–1971), journalist and poet, martyr of Bangladesh War of Independence, was born in Ramganj Upazila
  • K.M. Shahjahan Kamal, Former Minister of Civil Aviation and Tourism
  • Riman Zahir Chowdhury — Pilot
  • Muhammad Abdullah, academic.
  • A. S. M. Maksud Kamal, Pro-VC(Education), University of Dhaka

Written & Edited by Shaima Akter Sethu.

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