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Lakshmipur

লক্ষ্মীপুর
Location of Lakshmipur in Bangladesh
Location of Lakshmipur in Bangladesh
Country  Bangladesh
Division Chittagong Division
Area
 • Total 1,440.39 km2 (556.14 sq mi)
Population
 (2011 census)
 • Total 1,729,188
 • Density 1,200.500/km2 (3,109.280/sq mi)
Literacy rate
 • Total 62.26%
Time zone UTC+6 (BST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+7 (BDST)
Postal code
3700

Lakshmipur or Laxmipur District (Bengali: লক্ষ্মীপুর জেলা, Lakshmipur Jela also Lakshmipur Zila) with an area of 1455.96 km², is a district of Bangladesh. It is bordered by Chandpur District to the north, Bhola and Noakhali districts to the south, Noakhali District to the east, and Barisal and Bhola districts to the west.

Subdivisions

The upazilas under this district are:

  • Lakshmipur Sadar Upazila
  • Raipur Upazila
  • Ramganj Upazila
  • Ramgati Upazila
  • Kamalnagar Upazila
A Road to Dhaka from Lakshmipur at dust, Photo-- Ahsan
A Road to Dhaka from Lakshmipur at dawn

The district of Lakshmipur consists 3539 mosques, 45 temples, 1 churches.

Notable residents

  • Mohammad Mohammadullah, (3rd President of Bangladesh), 24 December 1973 – 25 January 1975
  • Mohammad Toaha, language activist of the Bengali Language Movement and politician
  • A. S. M. Abdur Rab, Bangladeshi politician.
  • Mohammad Noman, political leader of Jatiyo Party.
  • Selina Parvin, (1931–1971), journalist and poet, martyr of Bangladesh War of Independence, was born in Ramganj Upazila
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