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Jessore

 Jessore 

 

 

Jessore district was established in 1781. It consists of 4 municipalities, 36 wards, 8 upazilas, 92 unions, 1329 mouzas, 1434 villages and 120 mahallas. Upazilas are: Abhaynagar Upazila, Bagherpara Upazila, Chaugachha Upazila, Jessore kotwali Upazila, Jhikargachha Upazila, Keshabpur Upazila, Manirampur Upazila, and Sharsha Upazila.

 

History

Jessore district once belonged to the ancient Janapada kingdom of Samatat Janapada. At the time of the partition of India in 1947, Jessore was partially divided. Except for the Bangaon and Gaighata thanas, the entire district became part of East Pakistan.

The Bengali soldiers stationed at Jessore cantonment mutinied against the Pakistan Army on 29 March 1971. They were led by Captain Hafiz Uddin and Lieutenant Anwar in an uprising in which about 300 soldiers were killed. The rebels killed 50 Pakistani soldiers with machine gun fire at Chanchara.

Places to see

Village Rampur has become a tourist attraction for its island-like look surrounded by two rivers, Jhapa Bayor and Khajura Bayor. The Kapatakkha River flows through the area.

At Abhaynagar Upazila, there is a small village called Dhulgram. It once had a magnificent Hindu complex of 17 temples here, but now only one remains standing. Most of the temples were submerged by the Bhairab River, which flows by the complex. A beautiful terracotta design can be seen all over the temple. It is considered a very holy place by Bengals.

Demographics

Jessore District has a population of 24,40,693, of which 51.22% are male and 48.78% are female.

85.5% of the population are muslims, 14.21% are Hindus and the remaining 0.29% practise another religion.

Religious Place : Mosques 3928,  Temples 463, Churches 86  , Buddhist temples 17, Isa-e Church 01.

 

 
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