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Kushtia (কুষ্টিয়া জেলা, Kushtia Jela also Kushtia Zila) is a district in the Khulna administrative division of western Bangladesh. Kushtia has existed as a separate district since the partition of India. Prior to that, Kushtia was a part of Nadia District under Bengal Province of British India. Kushtia was home of many famous people, especially authors and poets. Present day Kushtia is known for the Islamic University, Shilaidaha Kuthibari and Lalon's shrine.
1608.8 square kilometers (621.16 square miles).
Kushtia was once a part of the Nadia district of the undivided India. It became a new district in 1947 consisting of Kushtia Sadar, Chuadanga and Meherpur subdivisions. All these three subdivisions are now independent districts. Kushtia district consists of 6 upazilas, 4 municipalities, 39 wards, 70 mahallas, 61 union parishads, 710 mouzas and 978 villages.
Bheramara Upazila, Daulatpur Upazila, Khoksa Upazila, Kumarkhali Upazila, Kushtia Sadar Upazila, Mirpur Upazila
indigo resistance movement spread in Bengal in 1860 and Shalghar Madhua organised the largest movement in the Kushtia district. Inspired by the movement, all indigo farmers in the Kushtia area refused to pay government taxes. The British government sent an army platoon under the command of GG Morrison, to investigate into the matter. Farmers could successfully negotiate with him, committed to start paying taxes provided the indigo planters would stop torturing them and had sent the army back.
Kushtia produces a large amount of rice in Khajanagor by auto rice mill (Rashid Auto Rice Mills). It has a big commercial area named Bisic Shilponogory. BRB is a famous brand and a tobacco factory (British American Tobacco). Since 1986 few companies (Rajib rice mill,Rupali rice mill and Dada agro food) started rice producing businesses and today there are almost 350 rice mills are located in Khajanagor, Kushtia playing an important role in the national economy. The famous Miniket rice was invented in Khajanagor in the early 1990s.
Dailies: Ajker Alo, Bangladesh Barta, Bajrapat, Shikal, Kushtia, Sutrapat and Deshbrati, Darpan, Srijanshil, Prottashar Protibimba, Niharika, Deshbarti. Weeklies: Mukur and Simanta Katha. Extinct: Jagaran (first published 1921), Dipika (1933), Shaibi (1895), Azad (1932), Tili Samaj, Jogajog.
Ganges, Garai, Mathabhanga, Kaliganga and Kumar.
10th Parliament Member(s)
Md. Rezaul Haque Chowdhury
Hasanul Haq Inu
Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal
Md. Mahbubul Alam Hanif
Bangladesh Awami League
Bangladesh Awami League
Compiled from data collected from Wikipedia.org, Banglapedia.org, Amardesh.com and Bangladesh Government sites.