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Introduction
Manikganj (মানিকগঞ্জ, is a district in central Bangladesh. It is a part of the Dhaka Division.
Other Districts in Dhaka Division: Dhaka | Faridpur | Gazipur | Gopalganj | Jamalpur | Kishoreganj | Madaripur | Manikganj | Munshiganj | Mymensingh | Narayanganj | Narsingdi | Netrokona | Rajbari | Shariatpur | Sherpur | Tangail
Area
1383.66 square kilometers (534.23 square miles).
Population
1392867
Bounded by
Tangail district on the north, Dhaka district on the east, Faridpur and Dhaka districts on the south, the padma, jamuna and the districts of Pabna and Rajbari on the west

Map of Manikganj District
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Profile
Manikganj subdivision was established in 1845 and was turned into a district in 1984. It consists of 1 municipality, 7 upazilas, 65 union parishads, 1357 mouzas, 9 wards, 49 mahallas and 1647 villages.
Upazilas
Daulatpur Upazila, Ghior Upazila, Harirampur Upazila, Manikganj Sadar Upazila, Saturia Upazila, Shivalaya Upazila, Singair Upazila
History
A decisive battle was fought between the Mughal army and the combined forces of the Bara Bhuiyans under Musa Khan at Jatrapur and Dakchara on the Ichamati (under Harirampur upazila) resulting in the defeat of the Bara Bhuiyans and establishment of the Mughal supremacy over the central bhati region. In the second half of the nineteenth century indigo uprisings spread over the district. The anti-British revolutionists under Hiralal Mohanta of Manikganj town initially looted the postal despatch on 12 February1932.
Economy
There are total 166 Haats and Bazars. Besides 54 fairs (Mela) are held in Manikganj. Manikganj Bijoy Mela-(Manikganj), Bahadia Boishakhi Mela,(Bahadia) Joymontop Modhor Mela,(Joymontop) Bahadia Bazar Majhi Barir Mela-(Diabari), Zinda Shah Mela-(Jhitka), Belal/Billal Paglar Mela-(Harganj), Rowth Jatra Mela-(Katigram), Poush Mela-(Atigram), Bathaimuri Mela-(Bathaimuri), Baher Paglar Mela-(Bangala), Baher Paglar Mela-(Mohadebpur), Sadhur Mela-( South Jamsha), Sadhinota Mela-(Maluchi), are famous and favorite all over Manikganj. Barangail Bazar, Baira Bazar, Jhitka Bazar, jamsha bazar, Diabari Bazar, Gheor Bazar, Singair Bazar, Bangala Bazar, Maluchi Bazar(Balla bazar) are famous bazar in manikganj.
Archeological Sites
Matta Math, Sree Sree Anandamayee Kalibari, Rajani Bhaban and Jhobhat Bhaban, Narayan Sadhu Asram, Sivabari Mandir, Neel-kuthi at Bimile (sadar upazila); Fort at Fordnagar, Baira Neel-kuthi, residence of Datta-Guptas, Ananda Kuthi and Mandir, Senabari and Durga-mandap, Imampara Jami Masjid, tomb of Ibrahim Shah, (Singair upazila); Ekdala Fort, Katasgarh Fort, Fort at Dhaki-jora, Daschira Buddha-vihara and stupa, Navaratna Math, Teota Zamindar Bari, Machain Masjid, tomb of Shah Rustam, Tepra Kali Mandir, Sree-bari, Neel-kuthi at Teota (Shivalaya upazila); Baliati Zamindar Palace, Dhankora Zamindar-bari, tomb of Kalu Shah, Gauranga Math (Saturia upazila); Neel-kuthi at village Sreebari Baratia, Panch-thubi Bauddha-vihara (Ghior); Jhitka Lokmania Dargah (Harirampur).
Newspapers
(weekly) Karcha, Alor Bani, Muktir Vahana, Manikganjer Khabar, Ababil; (defunct) Paril Bartabaha (1280 BS), Weekly Manikganj (1972), Weekly Budhbar, Weekly Pataka, Navagram (1978), Chalaman (1980), Muktir Dak (1980), Manikganj Barta (1981), Maitree International (1979), Jagarani (1965), Ritu-rang-man (1967), Abahaman (1978), Bitapa (1981), Dishari, Aloklata, Shiuli, Durbachal, Dawal, Ghazikhali, Chhayapalli.
Rivers
the Padma, Jamuna, Dhaleshwari, Ichamati and Kaliganga.
Official Website
http://www.manikganj.gov.bd
10th Parliament Member(s)
ConstituencyName, Party
Manikganj-1
A.M Naimur Rahman
Bangladesh Awami League
Manikganj-2
Momotaz Begom
Bangladesh Awami League
Manikganj-3
Zahid Maleque
Bangladesh Awami League
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Post Codes
ThanaSub-officePostcode
Doulatpur
Doulatpur
1860
Gheor
Gheor
1840
Lechhraganj
Jhitka
1831
Lechhraganj
Lechhraganj
1830
Manikganj Sadar
Barangail
1804
Manikganj Sadar
Gorpara
1802
Manikganj Sadar
Mahadebpur
1803
Manikganj Sadar
Manikganj Bazar
1801
Manikganj Sadar
Manikganj Sadar
1800
Saturia
Baliati
1811
Saturia
Saturia
1810
Shibloya
Aricha
1851
Shibloya
Shibaloy
1850
Shibloya
Tewta
1852
Shibloya
Uthli
1853
Singari
Baira
1821
Singari
joymantop
1822
Singari
Singair
1820
Information Source
Compiled from data collected from Wikipedia.org, Banglapedia.org, Amardesh.com and Bangladesh Government sites.