Sunamganj District: A to Z information

Sunamganj is a district in the Sylhet Division of Bangladesh. The name of the small town at the entrance to the Howrah enclosure is Sunamganj. The town is standing by the small river Surma. The extreme area of this district is situated in the western part of Sylhet district. The district was named after a soldier named Tsunami during the Mughal period. The district sunamganj got reputed for its beautiful places among the tourists.

Sunamganj District Focus Point:

Name Of  District Sunamganj District
Established in 1960
Division Sylhet Division
Area 3,669.58 km2 (1,416.83 sq mi)
Language bangla and regional
Population Total 2013738; male 1036678, female 977060
Population density 670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Annual growth rate +3.33%/ year
Sex ratio 51.9% male to 48.1% female
Number of voters: 12,54,131
Literacy rate 34.4%; male 38.1%, female 30.5%.
School attendance 43.8%
Religion Muslim 65%, Hindu 35%, Christian 2%, Buddhist 0.72%, and others 0.28%
Ethnic communities Manipuri, Khasia, Hajong, Garo
Boundary by Meghalaya state of India to the north, Habiganj and Kishoreganj districts to the south, Sylhet district to the east, Netrokona district to the west.
Weather: Annual average temperature of this district is 25.0 °C
Major rivers Surma, Kushiyara, Dhamalia, Jadukata, Bagra, Dahuca, Someshwari, Bauli.
Major Crops Pineapple, sugarcane, banana, papaya, betel leaf, ginger and turmeric.
Major Fruits Mango (Aam), Orange (Komola), Jackfruit, Banana
Postal code ‎3000
Area Code: 871
Dialling Code: +880871

List of upazilas:

Name of Upazila Total Area
Chhatak 434.76 (sq km)
Jagannathpur 368.27 (sq km)
Jamalganj 338.74 (sq km)
Tahirpur 313.70 (sq km)
Dakshin Sunamganj 259.05 (sq km)
Derai 420.93 (sq km)
Dowarabazar 281.40 (sq km)
Dharampasha 496.03 (sq km)
Bishwambarpur 194.25 (sq km)
Sulla 260.74 (sq km)
Sunamganj Sadar 301.71 (sq km)

 Tourist Places:

  • Tanguar Haor,
  • Home of Famous Hason Raja,
  • Cemetery of Martyrs in Dolura,
  • Laorer Gor,
  • Jagannath Zeur Akhra, Jamalganj, Sachnabazar,
  • Gourarang Zamidar Bari,
  • Pagla Mosque, South Sunamganj,
  • Pailgao Zamidar Bari,
  • Cemetery of Radha Romon,
  • Shrine of Achim Shah,
  • Home of Baul King Shah Abdul Karim,
  • Vatipara Zamidar Bari,
  • Bareker Tila,
  • Tekerghat,
  • Baruni Fair,
  • Jagannathpur Shrine of 12 Saints,

 Famous people:

Name of People Why Famous?
Literature Hason Raja,
Parliament Member  Mouazzam Hossain Ratan,

Jaya Sen Gupta,

M. A. Mannan,

Pir Fazlur Rahman,

Mohibur Rahman Manik

Freedom Fighter Manik Lal Ray,

Md Barkat Ullah Khan,

Md Abdul Majid,

M. A. G. Osmani

Mohiuddin Jahangir,

Munshi Ali,

Nur Mia

Politician Barun Roy, communist,

Manik Lal Ray,

Journalist and Writer Hassan Shahriar
Poet Hason Raja,

Radharaman Dutta,

Shah Abdul Karim,

Dewan Mohammad Azraf,

Footballer Suranjit Sengupta,

Bipin Chandra Pal,

Alfaz Ahmed,

Hamza Choudhury,

Md. Mazaharul Hoque Prodhan

Actor Nozir Hossain
Actress Jatiya Sangsa,

Monika Bagum

Scientist Shyamal Roy
Researcher Radharaman Dutt,

Shaheed Ali,

Dewan Mohammad Azaroff,

Historian Shah Jalal,

Shah Kamal Quhafa,

Sarfaraz Khan

Newspapers:

Daily: Haor Barta, Desh Prantho.

Weekly: Shajan, Sunam Kantha, Sunam Express, Sunamganj Report, Sunam, Din Jai, Sunamganjer Kagoj, Sunamganjer Janapath, Sunamganj Samgbad, Sunamganj Barta, Aunal, Grambanglar Katha, Surma, Daraien, Bhati Katha, Bijay, Gang, Nakshathra, Kalni, Haorer Dheow, Suchayan, Prattayan, Mangala, Kaler Kartal, Jamalganj Samachar, Bhalobasi Swadesh, Nabajatak, Probhat, Aparjita Tarunna, Uttar Projanmma, Dishari, Pratidhi, Unmachan, Shahose Jage Utho, Sreetir Olinde, Purbasha, Raktojhara Falgune, Praona, Abhiprai, Nibedan

Monthly: Jagannath Times, Jankar, Pradip, Sfulinga, periodicals, Dishari, Khudrapat Rudrapran, Sreetir Olinde, Arunaday.

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