Khulna Division is one of the eight divisions of Bangladesh. It is in the southwest of the country. Almost 30 million people live there. Its headquarters is Khulna city in Khulna District.
|Coordinates: 22°55′N 89°15′E / 22.917°N 89.250°ECoordinates: 22°55′N 89°15′E / 22.917°N 89.250°E|
|• Total||22,285 km2 (8,604 sq mi)|
|• Density||700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+6 (BST)|
The Khulna division borders the Rajshahi Division to the north, the Dhaka Division to the northeast, Barisal Division to the east, the Bay of Bengal to the south and the state of West Bengal (in India) to the west. Barisal Division used to be part of Khulna Division.
Khulna Division consists of the following districts:
When part of East Pakistan's - Khulna provided most of the money from abroad due to the Jute industry. The country's second seaport, Mongla Port, and the country's only only ship building yard is in Khulna division.
The largest mangrove forest in the World the Sundarban is spread over the three districts of the division: Satkhira, Khulna and Bagherhat.