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Jhenaidah District

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Division NameKhulna Division
Area Total Km21949.62
Population Total1554514
Population As Of1991
Literacy Rate25.95%

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Jhenidah is a district in South-western Bangladesh. It is a part of the Khulna Division. It is an area 1949.62 km2. On the norther it borders the Kushtia District on the north, to the south by Jessore District and West Bengal (India), to the east by Rajbari District and Magura District and to the west by Chuadanga District and West Bengal (India) on the west.

At the beginning of the British rule Jhenidah was a police out post and was turned into a thana in 1793. The Jhenidah subdivision was established in 1862 and was turned into a district in 1984. It consists of six upazilas, five municipalities, 67 union parishads, 945 mouzas, 1152 villages, 27 wards and 134 mahallas.

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