Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Chapainawabganj is a district of Bangladesh and it is located in Rajshahi Division in Northern Bangladesh. This district bounded by Rajshahi and Noagoan districts on the east and West Bengal of India on the west, south and north. Earlier it was a subdivision of Malda district but when the time of partitioning of India in 1947, this was separated from Malda and was given to East Pakistan as a sub division of Rajshahi district. In 1984, after the independence of Bangladesh it became a separate district of Bangladesh. The main rivers of this district are Ganges,
Moraganga, Mahananda, Punarbhaba and Pagla. This district is also called the capital of mango. This product is mainly accelerates the economy of this district.

Chapainawabganj district has a total area of 1749.21 square kilometers where the town has an area of 48.19 square kilometers. The town has a total population of 1, 54,169 (Muslims 90%, Hindus 8% and other religion 02%), where, male 50.51% and female 49.49%. Here the average literacy rate is 46.8%. Chapainawabganj municipality was established in 1903. This district consists of 3 municipalities (Chapainawabganj Sadar, Rohanpur and Shibganj), 33 wards, 134 mahallas, 5 upazillas (Chapainawabganj Sadar Upazilla, Bholahat Upazilla, Shibganj Upazilla, Gomastapur Upazilla and Nachole Upazilla), 45 union parishads, 830 mauzas and 1136 villages. But the town has 15 wards and 70 mahallas.

Economical environment of the Chapainawabganj is good. The main occupation of this region is agriculture 36.24 % due to fertile land with proper facilities and this district has also plane land with rivers. Other occupations are agricultural farm-hands 21.59%, wage laborer 5.68%, transport 2.6%, weavers 2.83%, commerce 17.23%, service 6.57%, construction 2.9% and others 4.36%. The main crops in this region are Paddy, jute, wheat, sugarcane, oil seeds, pulses and betel leaf and Mango, jackfruit, litchi, black berry, palm, coconut, watermelon and boroi are main fruits of this region. Many people are curious about fisheries because there are a number of rivers flows by this district so, lots of people depends on the river like fishing and some business related to the rivers. Besides these there are many dairies, poultries fishery and poultry.

Chapainawabganj is famous for extra-ordinary mangoes. This district is generally called the capital of mango. This is the main product of this district. Every year in the whole summer, lots of mangoes are produced in this district. The economy is surrounded by the production of the mango in this district. Mango, jackfruit, betel leaf, sugarcane, date molasses, silk sari, copper, bell-metal and brass work are main exportable product. Chapainawabganj has near about 6700 cottage industries including silk, bell-metal and brass works, copper, weaving, nakshi katha, potteries, hand fans, decorated shika (hanging rope shelf), bamboo and cane-works etc.

Chapainawabganj has a very good transport system with links to all the districts of Bangladesh. The main transport system in the city is train, buses, mini buses, cars and rickshaws. This district is well connected by highways, waterways and railways links to northern Bangladesh and capital city Dhaka, as well as other parts of Rajshahi, Khulna, Rangpur, Chittagong, Barisal, Sylhet and the whole country. Government owned Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTC) provides bus services to Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj cities. Besides this, many different companies bus are also available. There situated a land port in this district which make this district an important root for communicating with the neighboring country India. The Jamuna Bridge also makes its transportation system an important one all over the country.

Though Chapainawabganj is a very small district in Bangladesh but it has a good educational facilities. There are 2 Primary teacher’s training institute (Chapainawabganj Primary Teacher’s Training Institute and Dadanchak F. H. Primary Teacher’s Training Institute), 8 colleges (Nawabganj Government College, Nawabganj Government Women’s College, Nawabganj City College, Birshreshto Captain Mohiuddin Jahangir College, Kansat Soleman Degree College, Shah Neyamotullah College, Rohan Yusuf Ali College and Adina Fazlul Haque College), 11 high schools (Nawabganj Harimohon Government High School, Nawabganj Government Girls High School, AB Government High School, Nawabganj Town High School, Dadanchak Bel-Afroz Idrishi Girl's High School, Dadanchak HM High School, Fulkuri Islamic Academy, Namo Sonkarbati High School, Kansat High School, Kamal Uddin Girls' High School and Bholahat Rameshwar Pilot High School) and 4 Madrassas. Nawabganj Alia Madrassa, Kamil (1964) is the oldest Madrassa in this region.

This district has also some tourist attraction including Choto Sona Mosque, Mass grave of Bangladesh Liberation War, BDR (Bangladesh Rifles) compound, Darashbari Mosque, Chapai Mosque, Naoda Stupa, Rajbari palace, Nachole Palace, Baragharia Kacharibari, Adina College and Idrishi Bhaban, Zannat View etc. Besides this Beel Bhatia, Beel Singra, Beel Hogla, Beel Putimari, Sukrabari Damos, Beel Anal, Maricha Dara, Kumiradaha, Beel Choral are the noted depressions. Gambhira gaan is one kind of folk popular song in this district and as well as the northeaster part of Bangladesh. This is one kind of traditional song in the Bangladesh.

If you want to know more about Chapainawabganj, please visit: Chapainawabganj Government Web Portal.


  1. Chapainawabganj is really mango's capital. I believe that it is one of the great post of Bangladesh.

  2. Mangoes are very testy in this Chapainawabganj, it is really unbelievable.