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Overview of Rangpur

History of Rangpur

Rangpur Division Became Bangladesh's seventh division on January 25, 2010. Before that, it had been a district under the Rajshahi division.The Rangpur division consists of eight districts: Rangpur Dinajpur, Kurigram, Gaibandha, Nilphamari, Panchagarh, Thakurgaon, and Lalmonirhat. There are 58 Upazillas or subdistrics under these eight districts. Rangpur is the northernmost division of Bangladesh and has a population of 13.8 million. The major cities of this new division are Rangpur and Dinajpur. Rangpur has well-known educational institutions, such as Carmichael College, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Rangpur Medical College, Rangpur Cadet College, and Begum Rokeya University.

To North side Division West Bangal & Asam(India) ,Rajshahi & Dhaka Division to South , In East Side Asam & Maghaloy(India) and West Bangal(India) to west side

Area: 16,317.55 km2 (6,300.24 sq mi)

Description of Rangpur

Rangpur Division Became Bangladesh's seventh division on January 25, 2010. Before that, it had been a district under the Rajshahi division.The Rangpur division consists of eight districts: Rangpur  Dinajpur, Kurigram, Gaibandha, Nilphamari, Panchagarh, Thakurgaon, and Lalmonirhat. There are 58 Upazillas or subdistrics under these eight districts. Rangpur is the northernmost division of Bangladesh and has a population of 13.8 million. The major cities of this new division are Rangpur and Dinajpur. Rangpur has well-known educational institutions, such as Carmichael College, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Rangpur Medical College, Rangpur Cadet College, and Begum Rokeya University.

Geography of Rangpur

Under the Rangpur division (one of seven divisions) composed of eight districts of the northern Bangladesh, the District of Rangpur is bordered on the north by Nilphamari District, on the south by Gaibandha District, on the east by Kurigram, and on the west by Dinajpur district. Rangpur town is the divisional headquarter. The soil composition is mainly alluvial soil (80%) of the Teesta River basin, and the remaining is barind soil. The temperature ranges from 32 degrees Celsius to 11 degrees Celsius, and the annual rainfall averages 2931 mm.

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