Rangpur, Bangladesh facts for kids

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Rangpur City
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From top: Rangpur Cadet College, Tajhat Palace, Town Hall, Parjatan Motel, Begum Rokeya University, Police Lines School and College
Country  Bangladesh
Division Rangpur Division
District Rangpur District
Municipality 1 May 1869
City Corporation 28 June 2012
Metropolis 16 September 2018
 • Urban 207 km2 (80 sq mi)
 • Metro 239.72 km2 (92.56 sq mi)
Area rank 3rd largest in Bangladesh
Elevation 34 m (111.549 ft)
Population (2017)
 • Rank 5th in Bangladesh
 • Density rank 5th in Bangladesh
 • Urban 796,556
 • Urban density 3,871/km2 (10,030/sq mi)
 • Metro 10,00,000
 • Metro density 4,167/km2 (10,790/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Rangpuria/Rongpuria (রংপুরিয়া)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 5400
Police Rangpur Metropolitan Police
Calling Code 521
Website rpcc.gov.bd

Rangpur is one of the major cities in Bangladesh. Rangpur is the centre of northwestern Bangladesh. Rangpur used to be the headquarter of Greater Rangpur district. Later the Greater Rangpur district was broken down into Rangpur, Kurigram, Nilphamari, Lalmonirhat and Gaibandha districts. A public university "Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur" was recently started in the southern part of the city.

Places of interest

  • Tajhat Palace is at Tajhat, the southern end of Rangpur city. In 2004, it was largely fixed and turned into a museum.
  • Carmichael College is in the southern part of the city. It is just a few minutes drive from the city centre.
  • Rangpur Zilla School, formed more than a century ago.


Major schools in the city include:

  • Begum Rokeya College
  • Carmichael College
  • Colectorate School and College
  • Policelines School and College
  • Rangpur Cadet College
  • Rangpur Cantonment Public College
  • Rangpur Government College
  • Rangpur Medical College
  • Rangpur Polytechnic Institute
  • Rangpur University
  • Rangpur Zilla School

Notable residents

  • William Beveridge, British economist who wrote the Beveridge Report.
  • Begum Rokeya Shakhawat Hossain who was most famous for her efforts on behalf of gender equality and other social issues.
  • Hussain Muhammad Ershad, former President of Bangladesh.
  • Nasir Hossain, prominent Bangladeshi all-round cricketer.
  • Anisul Hoque, author, novelist, dramatist, and journalist.

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