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Panoramic view of Rajshahi from Sadharan Bima Bhaban
|Nickname(s): Education City, Silk City|
|Location of Rajshahi in Bangladesh|
|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.)|
|• Density||12,700/sq mi (4,890/km2)|
|Time zone||BST (UTC+6)|
|National Calling Code||+880|
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.
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