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Satkhira
সাতক্ষীরা
District
Location of Satkhira District in Bangladesh
Location of Satkhira District in Bangladesh
Country  Bangladesh
Division Khulna Division
Area
 • Total 3,817.29 km2 (1,473.86 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 2,079,884
 • Density 544.8588/km2 (1,411.1778/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+06:00)
Postal code 9400

Satkhira (Bengali: সাতক্ষীরা জেলা, pron: Satkhira) is a district in southwestern Bangladesh and is part of Khulna Division. It lies along the border with West Bengal, India. It is on the bank of the Arpangachhia River. The largest city and headquarter of this district is Satkhira.

Administration

The district consists of two municipalities, seven upazilas, 79 union porishods, 8 thana (police station) and 1436 villages.

The upazilas are:

  • Satkhira Sadar Upazila
  • Assasuni Upazila
  • Debhata Upazila
  • Tala Upazila
  • Kalaroa Upazila
  • Kaliganj Upazila
  • Shyamnagar Upazila

The two municipalities are Satkhira and Kalaroa.

  • Administrator of Zila Porishod: Monsur Ahmed
  • Deputy Commissioner (DC): Nazmul Ahsan

Geography

Satkhira District has an area of about 3817.29 km². It is bordered to the north by Jessore District, on the south by the Bay of Bengal, to the east by Khulna District, and to the west by 24 Pargana District of West Bengal, India.

The annual average maximum temperature reaches 35.5 °C (95.9 °F); minimum temperature is 12.5 °C (54.5 °F). The annual rainfall is 1710 mm (67 in).

The main rivers are the Kopotakhi river across Dorgapur union of Assasuni Upazila, Morichap River, Kholpetua River, Betna River, Raimangal River, Hariabhanga river, Ichamati River, Betrabati River and Kalindi-Jamuna River.

Climate

Tropical savanna climates have a monthly mean temperature above 18 °C (64 °F) in every month of the year and typically a pronounced dry season, with the driest month having precipitation less than 60mm (2.36 in) of precipitation. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Aw" (tropical savanna climate).

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