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Jessore is a district in the southwestern region of Bangladesh. It is bordered by India to the west, Khulna District and Satkhira District to the south, Magura and Narail to the east, and Jhenaidah District to the north. The district produces a variety of crops year-round. Date sugar, called patali, is made from the sap of locally grown date trees. It is cooked, thickened and crystallised using a traditional method. Patali is mainly produced in Khajura, but many date trees are cultivated in the Keshabpur Upazila and Manirampur Upazila areas. Jessore (town) is the capital of the district.
Jessore district was established in 1781. It consists of 4 municipalities, 36 wards, 8 upazilas, 92 unions, 1329 mouzas, 1434 villages and 120 mahallas. Upazilas are Abhaynagar Upazila, Bagherpara Upazila, Chaugachha Upazila, Jessore Sadar Upazila, Jhikargachha Upazila, Keshabpur Upazila, Manirampur Upazila, and Sharsha Upazila.
Jessore District Wikipedia
Jessore district once belonged to the ancient Janapada kingdom of Samatat Janapada. In the 15th century, Jessore was a part of the kingdom of Pratapaditya.
Jessore district was established in 1781. In 1947, Jessore was divided between India and (then) Pakistan. Except for the Bangaon and Gaighata thanas, the district became part of East Bengal.
The Bengali soldiers stationed at Jessore cantonment mutinied against the Pakistan Army on 29 March 1971. They were led by Captain Hafiz Uddin and Lieutenant Anwar in an uprising where 300 soldiers were killed. The rebels killed 50 Pakistani soldiers with machine gun fire at Chanchara.
On 6 December 1971, Jessore became the first district of Bengal to be liberated from Pakistani forces. And Jessore is the first digital district in Bangladesh.
Jessore District encompasses 2606.98 km². It is bounded by Jhenaidaha and Magura districts at the north, Satkhira and Khulna districts at the south, Narail and Khulna districts at the east, and West Bengal of India at the west. Major rivers that flow through this region are the Bhairab, Chitra, Betna, Kopotakkho, and the Mukteshwari.
Annual average temperature range from 9 to 41 °C (48 to 106 °F). The annual rainfall is 1,537 millimetres (60.5 in).
Jessore District had a population of 2,764,547 at the 2011 Census. 85.5% of the population are Muslims, 14.21% are Hindus and the remaining 0.29% practise another religion.
The main occupations are agriculture 39.84%, agricultural labourer 24.13%, wage labourer 2.68%, commerce 11.99%, service 8.66%, industry 1.41%, transport 3.11% and others 8.18%.
Jessore District's administrative framework was established in 1781. It consists of the following eight Upazilas
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The upazilas are further divided into 9 municipalities, 36 wards, 92 unions, 1329 mouzas, 1434 villages and 120 mahallas.
The main factor of economics of Jessore is Benapol Land Port which is situated in Sharsha upajela. Much of the import and export trading between Bangladesh and India is done through this port. On the other side of the border is Petropool. The port is important for making govt. import taxes.The Capital City of flower in Bangladesh, Godkhali Jhikargachha Upazila...
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At Abhaynagar Upazila, there is a small village called Dhoolgraam. It once had a magnificent complex of 17 Hindu temples, but only one remains today. Most of the temples were destroyed by the Bhairab River. A beautiful terracotta design can be seen all over the temple. It is considered a very holy place by Bengali Hindus.
In Vaatnogor at Abhaynagar Upazila, ruins of eleven temple complex, dedicated to Lord Shiva, remains. Though the central temple is partially destroyed, the site still shows the majesty of Bengal's glorious past.
A terracotta plaque bearing the image of Mallinath, a female tirthankar (saint) of the Jain religion, was found at the Mound of Dam Dam Peer in Manirampur Upazila.
It is believed to be the most ancient relic discovered from this part of the world. The Department at Khulna said that the plaque is at least 1800 years old. It is currently kept at the Khulna Museum.
Besides, "Neelkuthi" at village Joypur & "Kachari Ghar" are important Archaeological sites in Manirampur
Near the town of Jessore is the suburb Chanchra. A Chanchra Rajbari once stood but has deteriorated. Visitors can see the Lord Shiva Temple, which is almost restored; the remains of the Dosh Mohabid-da Temple, unique in Bengal; and Jora Shiv Temple at Murali in a deteriorated condition.
Imam Bara, at Murolir Mor beside the Dhaka-Khulna Highway, is a historical building constructed by Hazi Muhammad Mohsin.
The Jessore Collectorate Building, in Doratana, is one of the oldest buildings in Jessore.
Shaagordaari is the birthplace of the poet Michael Madhusudan Dutta. His large villa consists of a huge garden, a small museum and houses. The front gate has a solid sculpture work. The Kopotak-kho River is at a stone's throw away.
Near Jessore Sadar Upazila village Hamidpur has an ancient mosque, known as "Shani mosque." It is an example of the high architecture of Muslim Sultani period.
Jessore Airport, Jessore Cantonment and Air Force Base Matiur Rahman.
India's daul at Kesobpur
Avaynogor's Khanjahan Ali Jame Mosque
Jamidar Bari at Shridhorpur
Konnadah Archajjo Baor at Sarsha
Fakhir Tika at Godkhali
Shimulia Mission (Saheb Bari)
Grave of Birshrestho Lance Nayek Noor Muhammad Sheikh
Jessore has communication links with nearby districts. It has highways for transportation to West and East Bengal.
Jessore is a junction on the broad gauge-based network of the Eastern Railway. The network has links extended into Indian territory. Service linking the capital Dhaka and the Indian city Kolkata was to start April 2008. Jessore is about midway along the route.
The Jessore Airport, near the city, is an airbase for the Bangladesh Air Force. Alongside military service, its runways cater to some commercial airlines, such as Regent Airlines, United Airways and Novo Airlines, for domestic flights.Jessore University of Science and Technology
Jessore Medical College
Michael Modhushudon (MM) College
Army Medical College, Jessore
BCMC College of Engineering & Technology - The Largest Private Polytechnic College In Bangladesh
Bangladesh Technical College
Model Polytechnic Institute
City Polytechnic Inistitute
Govt.M M College,Jessore
Jessore Cantonment College
Dr. Abdur Razzak Municipal College
BAF Shaheen college
Jessore Govt. City college
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Manirampur Degree College
Jessore College, Jessore
Rajganj Degree College
Bakra Degree college
Navran Degree college
Natunhat Public College,
Masiahati Degree College, Jessore
Kazi Nazrul Islam Degree College,Jessore
Hamidpur Al Hera College,Jessore
Noapara College, Abhaynagar, Jessore
Jessore Zilla School
Dawood Public School,Jessore
Cantonment High School, Jessore.
Momen Girls High School, Jessore
Jhikargachha B. M. High School
Jhikargacha M L High School
MSTP girls High School
Manirampur Government High School
Manirampur Government Girls' High School
Police Line Secondary School Jessore
D.S.T High School,jamtola,sharsha
Chandipur High School, Manirampur
Rajganj High School
Gatipara High School,Sharsha
Narendrapur High School.
List of daily newspapers
Daily Deshitaishy (দৈনিক দেশহিতৈষী)
Daily Sfulingo (দৈনিক স্ফুলিঙ্গ )
Daily Gramer kagoj
Daily Pravat Feri
Daily Samajer Kagoj
Daily Samajer Katha
Daily Gramer Kantha
Daily Satya Path
List of weekly magazines
Weekly Sonali Din
Weekly Manabadhikar Sangbad
Weekly Bojro kolom
Weekly Sharsha Barta
List of Fortnightly
List of monthly magazines
Monthly Ghumonter Dak
Monthly Gramer Sangbad
Monthly Photo Report
List of literary magazines
Bangla Literature edited by Sayeed Abubakar
Haridasa Thakur - great Vaisnava Saint, acarya of the Holy Name.
Michael Madhusudan Datta – poet and dramatist;
Mashiur Rahman – politician of the Awami League;
Mahendra Lal Bose – philanthropist and educationist;
Mashrafe Mortaza, cricketer, Bangladesh cricket team;
Munshi Mohammad Meherullah- Muslim poet, religious leader and social reformer ;
Syed Rasel, cricketer, Bangladesh cricket team;
Suvra Mukherjee- former first lady of India, wife of President Pranab Mukherjee.
Comrade Abdul Haq