Sylhet District

district in its namesake division in Bangladesh

Sylhet District is a district of Bangladesh. It is one of the four districts in the Sylhet Division.

Sylhet

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Location of Sylhet in Bangladesh
Location of Sylhet in Bangladesh
Country Bangladesh
DivisionSylhet Division
Established1782
Area
 • Total3,490.40 km2 (1,347.65 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total2,675,346
 • Density770/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total46%
Time zoneUTC+6 (BST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+7 (BDST)
Postal code
3100
Websitehttp://www.dcsylhet.gov.bd/

Most people living in the district follow Islam as a religion. More than 80% of people are Muslim. Hinduism is the second largest religion in this country.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.