Rangpur, Bangladesh facts for kids
From top: Rangpur Cadet College, Tajhat Palace, Town Hall, Parjatan Motel, Begum Rokeya University, Police Lines School and College
|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)|
|• Rank||5th in Bangladesh|
|• Density rank||5th in Bangladesh|
|• Urban density||3,871/km2 (10,030/sq mi)|
|• Metro density||4,167/km2 (10,790/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BST (UTC+6)|
|Police||Rangpur Metropolitan Police|
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
- 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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