Chapainawabganj District:

Nawabganj District (rajshahi division) with an area of 1744.33 sq km, is bounded by West Bengal of India on the north, south and west, rajshahi and naogaon districts on the east. The district lies under barind tract and consists of diaras and charlands (sandbars develop in riverbed). Main rives are ganges, mahananda, Pagla, Moraganga and punarbhaba. Beel Bhatia, Beel Choral, Beel Hogla, Beel Singra, Sukrabari Damos, Maricha Dara, Beel Putimari, Beel Anal, Kumiradaha are the noted depressions. Annual average temperature: maximum 37.8C, minimum 11.2C; annual rainfall 1862 mm.

Nawabganj (Town) consists of 15 wards and 70 mahallas. It has an area of 46.26 sq km. Nawabganj municipality was established in 1903. The town has a population of 153252; male 48.37% and female 51.63%; population density is 3313 per sq km. Literacy rate among the town people is 41.2%. The town has two dakbungalows, one circuit house, one officers' club, one BDR Camp, one Mango Research Centre and one horticulture centre.

Administration Until 1947, Nawabganj was a thana under the district of Maldah (India). At the time of partition, it was upgraded to a Subdivision under Rajshahi district and again upgraded to a district in 1984. The district consists of 3 municipalities, 33 wards, 134 mahallas, 5 upazilas, 45 union parishads, 830 mouzas and 1136 villages. The upazilas are bholahat, gomastapur, nachole, nawabganj sadar, shibganj; municipalities are Nawabganj Sadar, Shibganj, Rohanpur.


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