RANGPUR


One of the major cities in Bangladesh is Rangpur. On January 25, 2010 Rangpur division became Bangladesh No: 7 division. This division is the northmost division of Bangladesh. The Rangpur division is to be composed its near district. At present its influence of business, trade and non-governmental organizational activities over the districts. The most important cities include Rangpur, Dinajpur and Saidpur. Rangpur has fully known educational institutions. The most important visiting place are Ramsagar National park, Shopnopuri artificial amusement park, Kantaji Temple and Paorabondh the birth place of famous Muslim woman writer Begum Rokeya etc.

Sub Districts of Rangpur- Badarganj, Mithapukur, Gangachara, Kaunia, Rangpur Sadar, Pirgachha, Pirganj, Taraganj.

Transportation in this division is well communicated with other division. Road, Rail and Airport communication is available in this division. Every district has lots of buses to communicate with other cities and capital. This division has an excellent rail and road communication infrastructure. The only airport in the Rangpur division is situated the city of Saidpur.

Rangpur has fully known educational institutions, such as Carmichael College, Hajee Mohammed Danesh Science and Technology University, Rangpur Medical College, Rangpur Cadet College and Begum Rokeya University.

Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain A pioneer of womens liberation movement in undivided India. She was born in 1880 in a village called Pairaband in the district Rangpur. Widely regarded as Bengal's earliest and boldest feminist writer, Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain was a pioneering and creative educationist and social activist, and the school she founded in Kolkata, the Sakhawat Memorial School for Girls, still thrives.She was also a social activist, who organized middle-class women in undertaking slum development and training poor women in incomegenerating activities.

Just south of the city of Rangpur lies the Tajhat a former Rajbari or Zamindar's palace. After the end of the British Raj, the building was abandoned and decayed rapidly, although it was used for a few years as a courthouse during the 1980s. In the year 2004, it was largely restored and turned into a museum with ancient inscriptions, art and coins from the area on display. A museum and women's training center was established in Pairabondh, the birthplace of Begum Rokeya. It is half an hour drive away from Rangpur city. Apart from the Tajbari museum there is another museum at the heart of the town. The town is known as Green town for its beautiful garden and green park throughout the town.

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