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Rangpur Division

রংপুর বিভাগ
Map of Rangpur Division in red
Map of Rangpur Division in red
Country  Bangladesh
 • Total 16,320.26 km2 (6,301.29 sq mi)
 (2011 census)
 • Total 15,665,000
 • Density 959.850/km2 (2,486.00/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+6 (BST)

Rangpur Division became Bangladesh's seventh division on January 25, 2010. Before that, it was the northern 8 districts of the Rajshahi Division. The Rangpur division has eight districts: Rangpur, Dinajpur, Kurigram, Gaibandha, Nilphamari, Panchagarh, Thakurgaon, and Lalmonirhat. There are 58 subdistricts under these eight districts. Rangpur is the northernmost division of Bangladesh. There were 15,665,000 people at the 2011 Census. The major cities of this new division are Rangpur and Dinajpur. Rangpur has well-known schools, such as Carmichael College, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Rangpur Medical College, Rangpur Cadet College, and Begum Rokeya University.


In 1947 it became a part of the former East Pakistan province as a district.

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