Bagerhat district has a total area of 3959.11 square kilometres. It is bounded by Gopalganj District and Narail District on the north, The Bay of Bengal on the south, Gopalganj District, Pirojpur District and Barguna District on the east and Khulna District on the west. Main rivers of the district are Panguchi, Daratana, Madhumati River, Pasur River, Haringhata, Mongla River, Baleswar, Bangra and Goshairkhali.
Bagerhat Sadar (Town) The municipality was established in 1958. It consists of 9 wards and 31 mahallas. It has an area of 7.53 sq km and population 51504; male 52.24%, female 47.76%. The literacy rate among the town people is 59.1%. The town has one dakbungalow and one circuit house.
Historical events Khan Jahan Ali established pargana called Khalifabad covering Bagerhat, Khulna, Jessore, Satkhira and Barisal in 1429 AD. Shat Gumbad Mosque was the central administrative place of the kingdom. He built a Takshal (mint), several mosques and excavated several dighis (lakes).
Bagerhat At a Glance
Area: 3959km2
Upazila Road: 650.6 km
Union Road: 506.1Km
Village Road: 3008.85Km VA
2579.53Km VB
Population: 1515815 (1991)
Density: 382.90Km2
Literacy: 44.30
No. of Upazila: 9
No. of Union: 75
No. of Pourashava: 3
No. of Primary School: 859
No. of High School: 233
No. of College: 38
Procurment, Bagerhat