city of Bangladesh

Khulna is the fourth largest city in Bangladesh. It is on the banks of the Rupsha and Bhairab rivers in Khulna District. It is the headquarters of Khulna Division. It is a major industrial and commercial center. It has a seaport named Mongla on its outskirts, 38 km from Khulna City. There were about 1,000,000 people in 2010 estimation.

Khulna is located in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°49′0″N 89°33′0″E / 22.81667°N 89.55000°E / 22.81667; 89.55000
Country Bangladesh
Administrative DistrictKhulna District
Municipal status gained1984
City orporation gained1990
 • MayorTalukder Abdul Khaleque
 • Metropolis59.57 km2 (23.00 sq mi)
 (2010 est.)[2]
 • Metropolis1,000,000
 • Density14,364/km2 (37,200/sq mi)
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
National Calling Code+880
Calling Code041
Literacy rate59.1%[3]
Postal CodeKhulna GPO 9000 & Khulna Head Office 9100
WebsiteKhulna City Corporation Official Khulna District

The city is 333 km southwest of Bangladesh's capital Dhaka. It is connected by air, road, train and water transportation.

Khulna is known as the city of shrimp, because 75% of shrimp exported from Bangladesh are from the Khulna zone. It is also known for its lobster, prawn, catfish, and crab.


  1. "Area, Population and Literacy Rate by Paurashava –2001" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. 2001. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-12-17. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
  2. [1] 2010 Population Estimate. Retrieved on 19 August 2010.
  3. "Khulna". Banglapedia. Archived from the original on 2009-11-30. Retrieved 2010-05-01.