Mymensingh District

Mymensingh district cannot be discerned and described without three main distinctive  entities existing in Mymensingh district  and they are laid out chronologically in the following sentence representing slogan.
Haor (Backswamp), Jungle, and Buffalo horns (in Bengali: Shing) makes the distinct Mymensingh. It has been the unique existential slogan to describe Mymensingh district in a few words since it’s a settlement.

Mymensingh, the erstwhile largest district of the Indian sub-continent, with 4363.48 square kilometers area, geographically is positioned at 24°15′ and 25°12′ north latitudes and in between 90°04′ and 90°49′ east longitudes and surrounded by Gazipur on the south, Netrokona and KishoreGanj on the east, Sherpur, Jamalpur and Tangail on the West and hedged by the Garo Hills and Meghalaya state of India on the North which consists of 5,110,272 people according to the Bangladesh population consensus 2001 with the male, female ratio chronologically 49.69%: 50.31%.

Mymensingh town, previously renowned as Nasirabad, is not only the central hub of the district but also acts as the central hub of the whole Mymensingh administrative division as well. Mymensingh, a district entrenched in 1787 and located on the bank of Brahmaputra Nad enriched with Shorea Robusta, the Sal tree, at present, possesses one city corporation, eight municipalities, and thirteen Upazilas.

Mymensingh, the district which used to be under the Dhaka division since 1787, after the declaration of 8th new division by Prime minister Sheikh Hasina in 2015, started operating all its administrative activities under the newly formed Mymensingh division along with three other districts chronologically Jamalpur, Netrokona and Sherpur.

Mymensingh maintained a literacy rate of 43.49%, according to the most recent report provided. World-famous institutions like Bangladesh Agriculture University, along with it Kabi Kaji Nazrul Islam University, Mymensingh medical college are here still shining brightly and representing Bangladesh in the world stage.
Notably, Mymensingh is one of the sixteen districts settled by British people. And one of the most essential information to know about Mymensingh is the concerned district once was not under the Mymensingh division but under the administration of the Dhaka division. While the district used to be the largest district of the whole Dhaka division.

We cannot but always have to mention the distinct folk asset not only of Mymensingh but also of the whole country “Maimansinha Gitika” while talking about Mymensingh! Because this “Maimansinha Gitika” contains a lot of admirable and well-accepted narrative ballads agglomerated from the greater Mymensingh territory. And this is a work of one of the most talented Bangladeshis, Dinesh Chandra Sen, a work to cherish and celebrate.

Mymensingh under sector eleven (11) and the sector commander respectively Colonel Abu Taher, Hamidullah Khan, and importantly, Indian Brigadier Santh Singh fought valiantly and proved their brevity and wiped all the enemies out of the land.

A railway still exists in this particular region of and a tendril offshoot line of Eastern Bengal railway uses the line as the means of transportation from Dhaka to the North of the country.

Nationally acclaimed institutions like Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture, Bangladesh fisheries research institute, Mymensing town hall, and a Museum are operating their activities in the district and the most lucrative installations of the district as well.

The dominant earning profession of the district has been agriculture since its establishment. 64.14% of the economic growth of this district still comes from agriculture. Unbelievable! Right? Regardless of the extent of your belief system, this incredible information is nothing but a fact.

Ah! We haven’t discussed Madhupur Yet!! The Madhupur holt is a comparatively bluffy propagation, covers an area from the northern portion of Dhaka to the Nucleic dimension of Mymensingh! In black and write, 8,436 Hectares of Land. Sal tree is a unique feature of Madhupur. Even at the time of liberation war, a first battle took place in this holt region, and that event is known as the Madhupur Battle.

Around the eighteenth century’s seventies, the Estate system had an exceptional value to operate and administer, and this estate order stayed alive till the end of British reign anyhow but recessively as long before it was abolished. To all naked eyes, the system had no existence.

Along with Mymensinha Gitika, the district possesses a rich legacy of other folk entities like rhymes, Baul songs, palageet, proverbs of Garo ethnic community, Sloka (Short poem, Haiku) of the Hajong community, Local riddles etc.

Though the Garo community is the prevalent ethnic community living in Mymensingh territory, at the same time, this territory as in the district is home to a few other ethnic communities of the country as well.

                                      At a glance of  Mymensingh
1 Area 4363.48 km2
2 Population Total: 5,210,272

Men: 49.69%

Women: 50.31%.

3 Founding Year 1787
4 Density 1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
5. Literacy rate 43.49%,
6 Seats in the Parliament 11
7 Sector in Liberation War
8 Post Code 2200

Upazilas (13)

  • Bhaluka
  • Dhobaura
  • Fulbaria
  • Gaffargaon
  • Gauripur
  • Haluaghat
  • Ishwarganj
  • Muktagacha
  • Mymensingh Sadar
  • Nandail
  • Phulpur
  • Tara Khanda
  • Trishal

Notable Places

  • Zainul Udyan
  • Circuit House Park,
  • Botanical Garden, BAU,
  • Shoshi Lodge.
  • Mymensingh town Hall.

Notable Person:


Written & Edited by  Niaz Mahmud Sakib.


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