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Panoramic view of Rajshahi from Sadharan Bima Bhaban
Panoramic view of Rajshahi from Sadharan Bima Bhaban
Nickname(s): Education City, Silk City
Location of Rajshahi in Bangladesh
Country  Bangladesh
Division Rajshahi Division
District Rajshahi District
Establishment Sometime between 1700-1725
Establishment of Municipality 1876
Granted city status 1991
 • Metropolis 37.33 sq mi (96.68 km2)
Elevation 59 ft (18 m)
Population (2008 est.)
 • Metropolis 775,495
 • Density 12,700/sq mi (4,890/km2)
 • Metro 472,775
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 6000
National Calling Code +880
Calling Code 0721
Website Official Website

The city of Rajshahi is the headquarters of Rajshahi Division and Rajshahi District. It is one of the six metropolitan cities of Bangladesh. It is called Silk City and Education City. There are around 1,000,000 people. It is on the northern banks of the river Padma.

Rajshahi used to be known as Rampur Boalia.

Notable people

  • Akshay Kumar Maitreya
  • Andrew Kishore
  • Hasan Azizul Huq
  • Ila Mitra
  • Ritwik Ghatak
  • Sir Jadunath Sarkar
  • Mohammad Shamsuzzoha

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