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Introduction
Madaripur (মাদারিপুর ), being a part of the Dhaka Division, is a district in central Bangladesh.
Other Districts in Dhaka Division: Dhaka | Faridpur | Gazipur | Gopalganj | Jamalpur | Kishoreganj | Madaripur | Manikganj | Munshiganj | Mymensingh | Narayanganj | Narsingdi | Netrokona | Rajbari | Shariatpur | Sherpur | Tangail
Area
1144.96 square kilometers (442.07 square miles).
Population
1212198
Bounded by
Faridpur and Munshiganj districts on the north, Barisal district on the south, Shariatpur district on the east, Gopalganj district on the west

Map of Madaripur District
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Profile
Madaripur subdivision was established in 1854 under the district of Bakerganj. In 1873 it was separated from Bakerganj and annexed to Faridpur district. Madaripur subdivision was turned into a district in 1984. It consists of 4 upazilas, 57 union parishads, 550 mouzas, 3 municipalities, 27 wards, 85 mahallas and 1035 villages.
Upazilas
Kalkini Upazila, Madaripur Sadar Upazila, Rajoir Upazila, Shibchar Upazila
History
The most important historical event is the faraizi movement led by Haji Shariatullah (1781-1840). During the War of Liberation many direct encounters were held between the freedom fighters and the Pakistan army. The freedom fighters of Madaripur captured 40 Pakistani soldiers including a Major and a Captain.
Economy
Main occupations Agriculture 33.32%, fishing 1.1%, agricultural labourer 23.53%, wage labourer 3.87%, industry 1%, commerce 11.98%, transport 1.93%, construction 1.19%, service 10.14%, others 11.94%. Madaripur is famous for date molasses (pataligur). It is best in the country. It is sweet is also famous. There is a jute mill (AR Howlader Jute Mills)there. That jute mill is now abolished due to political crisis of the place and now it the safety zone for great monkeys. The Municipality graveyard, a mosque, an office of local police and RAB office is now in that place. A.R. Howlader is called as the founder of modern Madaripur.
Archeological Sites
Aoliapur Neelkuti, Algi Kazibadi Mosque, Ram Mandir at Khalia, Senapati Dighi and the tomb of Shah Mazar.
Newspapers
Dainik: Subarnagram, weekly: Ariyal Khan, Shariatullah, Ishara; extinct: Weekly Janani Bangla, Madaripur Barta and Banglar Mati.
Rivers
padma, arial khan and kumar.
Official Website
http://www.madaripur.gov.bd
10th Parliament Member(s)
ConstituencyName, Party
Madaripur-1
Noor-E-Alam Chowdhury
Bangladesh Awami League
Madaripur-2
Shajahan Khan
Bangladesh Awami League
Madaripur-3
A.F.M. Bahauddin (Nasim)
Bangladesh Awami League
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Post Codes
ThanaSub-officePostcode
Barhamganj
Bahadurpur
7932
Barhamganj
Barhamganj
7930
Barhamganj
Nilaksmibandar
7931
Barhamganj
Umedpur
7933
kalkini
Kalkini
7920
kalkini
Sahabrampur
7921
Madaripur Sadar
Charmugria
7901
Madaripur Sadar
Habiganj
7903
Madaripur Sadar
Kulpaddi
7902
Madaripur Sadar
Madaripur Sadar
7900
Madaripur Sadar
Mustafapur
7904
Rajoir
Khalia
7911
Rajoir
Rajoir
7910
Information Source
Compiled from data collected from Wikipedia.org, Banglapedia.org, Amardesh.com and Bangladesh Government sites.