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Rajshahi Division

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Rajshahi Division is a region in Bangladesh.

Districts[edit]

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  Bogra
Old Hindu mansions, along with the ancient capital of Mahasthangarh
  Jaipurhat
A booming agricultural industry of sugar and jute and potato
  Naogaon
Home to the ancient Buddhist wonder at Paharpur
  Natore
Stunning rajbari mansions and palaces
  Nawabganj
Contains the intriguing mosque city of Gaud
  Pabna
Site of many rajbaris and Hindu temples
  Rajshahi
Location of the divisional capital, a major university and the Puthia complex of temples
  Sirajganj
The landing for one of Bangladesh's greatest infrastructure feats, the Jamuna Bridge

Cities[edit]

The Mughal-era Kherua Mosque, in Bogra District
  • 1 Rajshahi - the capital of the division
  • 2 Bogra - the ancient capital of Pundravardhana.
  • 3 Pabna

Other destinations[edit]

  • 1 Puthia - a complex of ancient Hindu temples
  • Gaud - a historical center with lot's of important mosques
  • Paharpur - a small village 5 km. west of Jamalganj in the greater Rajshahi district where the remains of the most important and the largest known Buddhist monastery south of the Himalayas, Somapura Mahavihara, has been excavated. This 7th century archaeological find covers approximately an area of 27acres of land. The entire establishment, occupying a quadrangular court, measuring more than 900 ft. externally on each side, has high enclosure- walls about 16 ft. in thickness and from 12 ft. to 15 ft. height. With elaborate gateway complex on the north, there are 45 cells on the north and 44 in each of the other three sides with a total number of 177 rooms. The architecture of the pyramidal cruciform temple is profoundly influenced by those of South-East Asia, especially Myanmar and Java.

Understand[edit]

Rajshahi Division was split in half on 25 January 2010, with the northern eight districts becoming part of the new Rangpur Division.

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Bengali is spoken widely. English is spoken by many in the larger towns and cities.

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Shah Makhdum Airport (RJH IATA) is served by all major domestic carriers, Biman Air, Novoair, and US-Bangla Airlines.

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