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Narayanganj

Administration
Full nameNarayanganj, Bangladesh
Official nameNarayanganj, Bangladesh
Native nameনারায়ণগঞ্জ
Settlement typeTown
CountryBangladesh
DivisionDhaka Division
DistrictNarayanganj District
Government
TypeMunicipality
CommissionerDr. Salina Hayat Ivy
Geography
Total Area293.2 sq mi (759.57 km2)
Water Area18.7 sq mi (48.56 km2)
Demography
Total Population1.5 million (2006)
Other information
Time zoneBangladesh Time (UTC+6)
Postal code1400
Calling Code0671

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:This article is about the city. For the district, see Narayanganj District.Narayanganj (Bengali: নারায়ণগঞ্জ Naraeongônj) is a city in central Bangladesh. It is located in the Narayanganj District, near the capital city of Dhaka and has a population of 220,000. The city is on the bank of the Shitalakshya River. The river port of Narayanganj is one of the oldest in Bangladesh. It is also a center of business and industry, especially the jute trade and processing plants, and the textile sector of the country. It is nicknamed the Dundee of Bangladesh due to the presence of lots of jute mills. Dundee was the first industrialised Juteopolis in the world.


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