Meherpur District

Meherpur is a district in South-western Bangladesh which is also the smallest district of Bangladesh. It is a part of the Khulna Division. Before 1984, it was a part of Kushtia district. Meherpur is a historical district in Bangladesh because of the fact that the Proclamation of Independence was solemnly made at the village Baidyanathtola, Mujibnagar, on 17 April 1971. On this very day the first provisional government of Bangladesh took oath here under the leadership of Tajuddin Ahmed.

Administration: Before the partition (1947) Meherpur was a part of the Nadia district of India. The Meherpur subdivision was turned into a district in 1984. It consists of 1 municipality, 9 wards and 72 mahallas, 2 upazilas, 18 union parishads, 277 villages, 190 mouzas.
Rivers & Beels: Main rivers are Bhairab, Mathabhaga and Kazli; Main depressions: Dharlar Beel, Chandbeel, Kolar Beel, Patapukur Beel, Gopalpur Beel, Bamandi Beel, Salika Beel, Terogharia Beel, Elangi Beel.
Historical events: The Proclamation of Independence.It was read at village Baidyanathtola, now Mujibnagar, on 17 April 1971. On this day the first provisional government of Bangladesh took oath here. The Pak army killed 8 persons at village Amjhupi on 18 April 1971.

Population: 579531; male 50.77% and female 49.23%; Muslim 97.5%, Hindu 1.28%, Christian 1.17% and others 0.05%. Religions institutions Mosque 566, temple 19, church 7, tomb 3.

Main crops: Paddy, jute, sugarcane, tobacco, chilli, kachu, sweet potato, ground nut.Extinct or nearly extinct crops Indigo, arahar, aus paddy, mustard seed, khesari.

Main fruits: Mango, banana, litchi, jackfruit, coconut, guava and palm.

Fisheies, dairies, poultry: Dairy 118, poultry 150, fishery 17, hatchery 3.

Hats, bazars and fairs: Hats and bazars are 26, fairs 7. Main export Chilli, jute, tobacco, banana, sweet potato, kachu, sugarcane molasses.

Meherpur Town Main Gate

Meherpur Town Campus