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Bogra (বগুড়া) is a northern district of Bangladesh, in the Rajshahi Division. It is called the gateway to North Bengal. Bogra is an industrial city where many small and mid-sized industries are sited. Bogra district was a part of the ancient Pundravardhana territory and the ruins of Mahasthangarh, the ancient capital of Pundravardhana, are located north of Bogra.
2898.68 square kilometers (1119.19 square miles).
Bogra district was established in 1821 consisting of 9 thanas, of which four from Rajshahi district (Adamdighi, Bogra, Sherpur, Nawkhila), 3 from Dinajpur district (Lalbazar, Badalgachhi, Khetlal), and two from Rangpur district (Gobindaganj, Dewanganj). In 1983 Bogra district was divided into two districts (Bogra and Joypurhat). Bogra district consists of 5 municipalities, 48 wards, 166 mahallas, 11 upazilas, 109 union parishads, 1782 mouzas and 2706 villages.
Adamdighi Upazila, Bogra Sadar Upazila, Dhunat Upazila, Dupchanchia Upazila, Gabtali Upazila, Kahaloo Upazila, Nandigram Upazila, Sariakandi Upazila, Sherpur Upazila, Shibganj Upazila, Sonatola Upazila
Mahasthangarh (pundranagara), located 10 km to the north of Bogra town, was the capital of pundravardhana. During the 4th to 8th century BC this region was ruled by various dynasties. From the middle of 8th century it went under Pala rule that continued till 12th century. Sena King vijayasena conquered the region defeating the last Pala King madanpala. Bogra came under the Muslim rule after bakhtiyar khalji conquered Nadia. In 1281-1290 AD, Sultan Nasiruddin Bagra Khan, the second son of the emperor of Delhi Sultan ghiyasuddin balban became the ruler of Bengal. Bogra was named after him. The anti British Fakir-Sannyasi movement spread over Bogra region since the early British rule. The leader of the fakirs majnu shah had direct encounters with the British. The Indigo Rebellion spread over Bogra in mid 19th century.
Kherua Mosque at Sherpur, remnants of the historical mahasthangarh, Bara Masjid, Mazar (tomb) of Shah Sultan Balkhi, Gokul Medh, Parshuram's Palace, Vasu Vihara.
Daily Karatoya, Daily Satmatha, Daily Durjoy Bangla, Daily Azad O Aagamikal, Daily Chandnibazar, Weekly Aajker Sherpur, and Pancha Nadir Teere, Weekly Natun, Durjoy Sahittya, Tarunnya; extinct or nearly extinct- Daily Uttaranchal, Daily Uttarvarta, Daily Muktabarta, Sonatola Batra and Brittya.
10th Parliament Member(s)
Bangladesh Awami League
Shariful Islam Jinnah
Md. Nurul Islam Talukder
A.K.M. Rezaul Karim Tansen
Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal
Md. Habibar Rahman
Bangladesh Awami League
Md. Nurul Islam Omar
Md. Altaf Ali
Palli Unnyan Accadem
Compiled from data collected from Wikipedia.org, Banglapedia.org, Amardesh.com and Bangladesh Government sites.