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Rajshahi

Rajshahi
রাজশাহী
City
Quamruzzaman Square - A busy crossing of Rajshahi city
Quamruzzaman Square - A busy crossing of Rajshahi city
Nickname(s): Silk City
Rajshahi is located in Bangladesh
Rajshahi
Rajshahi
Location of Rajshahi in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 24°22′N 88°36′E / 24.367°N 88.600°E / 24.367; 88.600Coordinates: 24°22′N 88°36′E / 24.367°N 88.600°E / 24.367; 88.600
Country Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh
Division Rajshahi Division
District Rajshahi District
Establishment 1700
Municipality 1876
Granted city status 1991
Government
 • Type Mayor–Council
 • Body Rajshahi City Corporation
 • City Mayor Nizam Ul Azim
Area
 • City 37.33 sq mi (96.68 km2)
Elevation 59 ft (18 m)
Population (2011)
 • City 763,952
 • Density 20,000/sq mi (7,900/km2)
 • Metro 878,500
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 6000,6100, 6203
National Calling Code +880
Calling Code 0721
Website erajshahi.gov.bd/index/

Rajshahi (Bengali: রাজশাহী; historically Rampur Boalia; nicknamed Silk City) is a metropolitan city in Bangladesh and a major urban, commercial and educational centre of North Bengal. It is the administrative seat of Rajshahi Division & Rajshahi District . Located on the north bank of the Padma River, near the Bangladesh-India border; the city has a population of over 763,952 residents. The city is surrounded by satellite towns like Katakhali & Nowhata, which together build an urban agglomeration of about 1 million population.

Modern Rajshahi lies in the ancient region of Pundravardhana. The foundation of the city dates to 1634, according to epigraphic records at the mausoleum of Sufi saint Hazrat Shah Makhdum. The area hosted a Dutch settlement in the 18th century. The Rajshahi municipality was constituted during the British Raj in 1876. It was a divisional capital of the Bengal Presidency.

Rajshahi is an important administrative, educational, cultural & business centre in Bangladesh today. It is a historic center of silk production. Varendra Research Museum, which is oldest of its kind in Bangladesh is located in the city. The city is home to the Rajshahi College- which is the third oldest college in Bangladesh after Dhaka College and Chittagong College, Rajshahi Medical College- 2nd oldest medical college in erstwhile East Pakistan. The University of Rajshahi is the second oldest and one of the largest public universities in the country. Rajshahi Engineering College,now RUET was the second engineering college established in the then East Pakistan in 1964 (The first one was Ahsanullah Engineering College: now BUET). The head office of Rajshahi Agricultural Development Bank and Barind Multipurpose Development Authority (BMDA) is situated in the city. Rajshahi is served by the Shah Makhdum Airport.


Climate data for Rajshahi
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 30.0
(86)
35.4
(95.7)
40.3
(104.5)
45.1
(113.2)
44.8
(112.6)
43.6
(110.5)
39.7
(103.5)
35.5
(95.9)
39.2
(102.6)
35.3
(95.5)
34.3
(93.7)
30.3
(86.5)
45.1
(113.2)
Average high °C (°F) 25.4
(77.7)
28.0
(82.4)
33.5
(92.3)
35.9
(96.6)
34.8
(94.6)
33.3
(91.9)
32.0
(89.6)
32.0
(89.6)
32.3
(90.1)
31.9
(89.4)
29.5
(85.1)
26.1
(79)
31.23
(88.19)
Daily mean °C (°F) 18.5
(65.3)
20.6
(69.1)
25.7
(78.3)
28.8
(83.8)
29.1
(84.4)
29.4
(84.9)
28.9
(84)
29.1
(84.4)
29.1
(84.4)
27.6
(81.7)
23.5
(74.3)
19.4
(66.9)
25.81
(78.46)
Average low °C (°F) 10.2
(50.4)
13.3
(55.9)
18.0
(64.4)
21.7
(71.1)
23.5
(74.3)
25.5
(77.9)
25.9
(78.6)
26.2
(79.2)
25.9
(78.6)
23.4
(74.1)
17.6
(63.7)
12.8
(55)
20.33
(68.6)
Record low °C (°F) 1.8
(35.2)
3.9
(39)
8.6
(47.5)
10.8
(51.4)
14.4
(57.9)
20.3
(68.5)
19.4
(66.9)
18.3
(64.9)
12.6
(54.7)
11.4
(52.5)
7.0
(44.6)
4.2
(39.6)
1.8
(35.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 13
(0.51)
15
(0.59)
27
(1.06)
39
(1.54)
129
(5.08)
272
(10.71)
301
(11.85)
261
(10.28)
234
(9.21)
112
(4.41)
14
(0.55)
2
(0.08)
1,419
(55.87)
Average relative humidity (%) 40 35 37 40 51 79 88 85 80 66 62 59 60.2
Source: WeatherBase.Com

  • Banks of the Padma River: A lovely sight of one of the largest rivers in South Asia. During the Monsoon season, the water level rises, along with its beauty.
  • Varendra Research Museum: Established in 1910, the museum is dedicated to ancient history and culture. It is recognised as the oldest museum in the country. It has a rich collection of artefacts, relating to Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim heritage. Some of these date back to the 16th century. It is maintained by the University, located in the heart of town.
  • Shrine of Hazrat Shah Makhdum(Rh.) :A Majar (shrine) was established to mark the resting place of Hazrat Shah Makhdum in 1635. He was the first preacher of Islam in the region. Legend has it that he arrived by riding down the Padma on 2 crocodiles. To preserve this myth, some crocodiles are kept in the pond next to the shrine.
  • Kamruzzaman Central Park and Zoo: The park is a wide area with lush green trees and grass. The zoo houses a variety of different animal species. It is located by the bank of river Padma.
  • Shahid Zia Park: An amusement park for pleasure. It has mono rail, bumping cars and many other exciting things for amusement. It is under the Rajshahi City Corporation.
  • University of Rajshahi : You must see this well-planned beautiful green campus before leaving Rajshahi. It is within a few kilometres from the city centre and easily accessible.
  • Shaheb Bazar : It is the centre of the city,where most of the shopping malls & commercial buildings are located.
  • Ghoramara : The oldest part of Rajshahi City, consisting most of oldest (70- to 100-year-old) buildings. edit
  • Borokuthi: In the compound of the Barakuthi there is a small cemetery with groves dating back to the years of the nineteenth century. There are 14 tombs with thirteen epitaphs within the cemetery. Here also some natural calimetari which make people enjoy for time being.
  • Upashohor: This is a planned model town. Rajshahi Cantonmentis located beside this area.
  • Motihar: Rajshahi University is situated in this area on large campus surrounded by mango groves that presents a panoramic view.
  • Kashia-Danga: From this area massive mango tree garden area of Rajshahi starts. Anyone can have a glimpse of famous mangoe's tree of Rajshahi from this area. The area is at the west part of the city, near to Rajshahi court railway station.
  • Santal Para : Located inside the Mahish-Bathan Area. Some santal tribes people lives here. Anyone can have a look to their tribal life.
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