Bangladesh’s north-western district is Chapai Nawabganj, which is a part of the Rajshahi region. it was a sub-division of Malda district in original. It was severed from Malda and was given to East Pakistan as a sub-division of Rajshahi district in 1947. In 1984, it became a separate district of Bangladesh. Its name “Chapai Nawabganj” is not very old at all. It was known as only Nawabganj or Nobabganj before 2001.
This place was a vacation spot for the nawabs of Murshidabad and Daudpur Mouja was the particular place of their vacation in the pre-British or British-raj era. It was the hunting area for the Nawabs. This is because the place was known as “Nobabganj” where “Ganj” means place in the local term of Bangladesh.
Geography of Chapai Nawabganj District
As it’s stated already that Chapai Nawabganj is the most western district of the country. Malda of West Bengal, India is on the north and Rajshahi and Naogaon is on the east. The district is situated between the longitude 87’23 to 88’23 and latitude 24’22 to 24’57. The area of the district is 1702.55 square Kilometers. Most of the land of this area is plain land with many small ponds and water reservoirs when it’s seen from the Geography Google Earth. Moreover, most of the land of this area is plain land with water reservoirs and many small ponds.
Upazilas List of Chapai Nawabganj District
Number of Union Parishad: 45
Chapai Nawabganj District Economy
Chapai Nawabganj district is mainly a plain land with rivers. With proper irrigation facilities, the whole district is full of fertile land. However, many people depend on fishing and other related activities as there are a number of rivers flowing through this district. However, there is no abundance of natural or mineral resources in this area. But, natural or mineral resources can be searched on the Padma, Mahananda, Pagla rivers. It will bring joy to the country as well as happiness for the district if such resources are found.
Chapai Nawabganj District Climate
The climate of Chapai Nawabganj is very close to the Rajshahi and both districts are very close geographically as well. Rajshahi has a tropical wet and dry climate under Köppen climate classification. Usually, the climate of Rajshahi is generally marked with monsoons, high temperature, moderate rainfall, and considerable humidity. It’s hot in the months of March and continues till July’s middle. during the months of April, May, June and July and the minimum temperature recorded in January is about 7 to 16 °C (45 to 61 °F), which is the maximum temperature of the district. Here, the annual rainfall in the district is about 1,448 millimeters (57.0 in) during the monsoon months.
Chapai Nawabganj District Borders
- North- Maldah district of West Bengal (Indian State)
- South- Murshidabad district of West Bengal (Indian State)
- East- Rajshahi and Naogaon districts
- West- Maldah district of west Bengal
Chapai Nawabganj District Hospital
There is one General Hospital with 100 beds in the Chapai Nawabganj. Besides, there are 4 Upazila Health Complex, 20 Union Health and Family Kallayan Center, 108 Community Clinic and 24Private Hospital/Clinic.
Chapai Nawabganj District 10th Parliament Member’s
Nawabganj-1: Brig. General Muhammad Enamul Huq (Retd.), BAL
Chapai Nawabganj-2: Md. Ziaur Rahman, BAL
Chapai Nawabganj-3: Md. Abdul Wadud, BAL
Chapai Nawabganj District Major Crops
Chapai Nawabganj district grows Paddy (Rice), Onion, potato, Jute (The golden fiber of Bangladesh), wheat, Green Chili, sugarcane, Garlic and various types of pulses etc.
Chapai Nawabganj District Major Fruits
Chapai Nawabganj district’s major fruits Mango(Aam), Jackfruit(Kathal), Coconut(Narkel), Litchi(Lichu), Lemon(Lebu), Banana, guava, papaya(Pepe), Watermelon(Tormuj), bel, date, tetul etc.
Chapai Nawabganj District Major Rivers
The rivers of Chapai Nawabganj district are Padma, Mohanonda, Punarbhaba, Tangon, Maragada, Pagla, Nondaguja etc.
Chapai Nawabganj District Industrial information
- Heavy Industry- 00,
- Middle industry- 04,
- Small Industry-746,
- Cottage industries- 4862,
Chapai Nawabganj District Bank
- Sonali Bank Ltd.
- Janata Bank Ltd.
- Agrani Bank Ltd.
- Bangladesh Agricultural Bank
- Mercantile Bank
- UCB Bank Ltd.
- Islami Bank Ltd.
- Dutch Bangla Mobile Bank Ltd.
Chapai Nawabganj District Newspapers
For Chapai Nawabganj news, there are some newspapers in Chapai Nawabganj district, Daily Gaur Bangla, Champai Vision, Champai Chitra and Champai Darpan.
Chapai Nawabganj District Major Non-government Organization (NGO)
There are 98 NGOs in Chapai Nawabganj district, such as Asha, Brac, Proshika, Care, grameen bank, etc.
Post office with Postal code
- Chapainawabganj Sadar post code: 6300,
- Rajarampur post code: 6301,
- Ramchandrapur post code: 6302,
- Amnura post code: 6303,
- Nachol post code: 6310,
- Mandumala post code: 6311,
- Rohanpur post code: 6320,
- Gomashtapur post code: 6321,
- Shibganj U.P.O post code: 6340,
- Kansart post code: 6341,
- Manaksha post code: 6342.
Rajshadin Gaur of Bokhtier Khalgi, Choto Sona Mosque, Graveyard and Mango Orchard of Shah Neamot Ullah, Landscape of Babu Dying, Kanchat Rajbari, Shibmondir and couple of Temp in Huzabpur, Darashbari Mosque, Royal palace, Graveyard of Birsresta Captain Mohiuddin Jahangir, Sah Suja Hambolkhana, Nowda Tomb, Darsbari, Baragharia Kacharibari (Revenue Office), Chapai Mosque, Naoda Stupa (Buddhist monument), Nachole Palace, Idrishi Bhaban and Adina College etc.
Notable Famous people
Birsresta Captain Mohiuddin Jahangir, Diantullah Chowdhury (Hero of Indigo Resistance Movement), Girish Chandra Singha (Land Lord), Prof. Abdur Rahim (Mathematician), Momtaz Uddin Ahmad (Writer and Play Personality), Justice Mainur Reza Chowdhury, Kutub Uddin (Pioneer of Gamvhira), Sayad Ali Ashraf, Sahabuddin Nagori (Singer), Abdul Hoque, Rafiqunnabi (Artist), Prof. Moniruzzaman Mia, etc.
Chapai Nawabganj District Miscellaneous
- Language: Bangla
- Government Primary Schools: 370
- Non-Government Primary Schools: 312
- Government High Schools: 27
- Chapai Nawabganj Govt College: 3
- Private College: 48
- Non-Government High School:140
- Government hospital: 4
- Divition: Rajshahi
- Time Zone: +6
- Official Website: www.chapainawabgonj.gov.bd
- Mosque (Mosjid): 1135
- Temple (Hindu): 50
- Temple (Budhha): NA
- Cyclone Center: 4
- Stadium: 1
- Public Library: 1
- Ideal Village: 14
- BGB Camp: 1
- Population: 16,47521
- Density: 960 per Sq. Km.