metropolitan city in Western Bangladesh
The city of Rajshahi is the headquarters of Rajshahi Division and Rajshahi District. It is one of the six metropolitan cities of Bangladesh. It is called Silk City and Education City. There are around 1,000,000 people. It is on the northern banks of the river Padma.
Education City, Silk City
|Coordinates: 24°22′N 88°36′E / 24.367°N 88.600°ECoordinates: 24°22′N 88°36′E / 24.367°N 88.600°E|
|Establishment||Sometime between 1700-1725|
|Establishment of Municipality||1876|
|Granted city status||1991|
|• Mayor||A H M Khairuzzaman Liton|
|• Metropolis||37.33 sq mi (96.68 km2)|
|Elevation||59 ft (18 m)|
|• Density||12,700/sq mi (4,890/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC+6 (BST)|
|National Calling Code||+880|
Rajshahi used to be known as Rampur Boalia.
- ↑ "Area, Population and Literacy Rate by Paurashava –2001" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-12-17. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 ""Statistical Pocket book 2008, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics"" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-04-19. Retrieved 2012-05-21.
- ↑ "Rajshahi. (2009). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved April 18, 2009, from Encyclopædia Britannica Online"