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Introduction
Faridpur (ফরিদপুর জেলা) is a district in south
Other Districts in Dhaka Division: Dhaka | Faridpur | Gazipur | Gopalganj | Jamalpur | Kishoreganj | Madaripur | Manikganj | Munshiganj | Mymensingh | Narayanganj | Narsingdi | Netrokona | Rajbari | Shariatpur | Sherpur | Tangail
Area
2072.72 square kilometers (800.28 square miles).
Population
1912969
Bounded by
Rajbari and Manikganj districts on the north, Gopalganj district on the south, Dhaka, Munshiganj and Madaripur districts on the east, Narail, Magura and Rajbari districts on the west Once upon a time the district consisted mainly of depression based marshland

Map of Faridpur District
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Profile
Faridpur district (estd. 1815) consists of 8 upazilas, 4 municipalities, 79 union parishads, 36 wards, 92 mahallas and 1859 villages.
Upazilas
Alfadanga Upazila, Bhanga Upazila, Boalmari Upazila, Char Bhadrasan Upazila, Faridpur Sadar Upazila, Madhukhali Upazila, Nagarkanda Upazila, Sadarpur Upazila
History
Faridpur was named after the famous sufi saint Shah Sheikh Fariduddin. Hazi Shariatullah started his Faraizi movement in the district. Indigo was being cultivated on the banks of the rivers Garai, Madhumati, Barasia, Chandana, Kumar etc. The main kuthi (indigo headquarter) was located in Mirganj of Alfadangha upazila; and its manager was A.C. Dunlop. Like other parts of Bengal there were indigo resistance movement in this district under the leadership of Pir Dudu Mia.
Economy
Faridpur is an important centre of the jute trade and hilsa fish trade. Its industrial sector features numerous jute mills, sugar mills and a 50 MW thermal power plant. The under-construction Padma Bridge is predicted to drastically boost economic activities in Faridpur District. 57% of land holdings in Faridpur District are farms. The main crops are jute and rice. Other crops include peanut, wheat, oilseed, pulse, turmeric, onion, garlic and coriander. Cinnamon spices are produced by some farms. Many fruits are also produced, notably mango, jack fruit, blackberry, date palm, coconut, betel nut, papaya, banana, and guava. The main exports are jute, hilsa fish and sugarcane. The poultry and dairy industries include over 1000 farms in each sector. Fishing is a major occupation for many inhabitants. Wholesale and retail outlets are the largest tertiary sector. There are 228 bazaars. The leading industrial operations in the private sector include Aziz Pipes, Karim Jute Mills, Faridpur Sugar Mills, Nur Plastics and BS Jute Mills.
Archeological Sites
Garoda Mosque (1013 AH), Pathrail Mosque and dighi (1493-1519 AD), Satoir Mosque (1519 AD), Fatehabad Taksal (1519-32), Mathurapur Wall, Zila Judge Court building (1889 AD) and Bhanga Munsif Court Building (1889), Basudeva Mandir and Jagabandhu Angina.
Newspapers
Jagaran, Ganaman, Chashi Barta, Al Muazzen, Idaning, Dainik Thikana, Dainik Bhorer Runner, Pragotir Din, Dainik Faridpur. Extinct: Faridpur Darpan (1861), Chitrakar (1283 BS), Kohinoor (1896), Sanjay (1900), Aryakayastha (1318 BS), Faridpur Hitoishi (1329 BS), Faridpur Angina (1329 BS), Barta (1926), Muazzen (1335 BS), Siraj (1932), Langal (1932), Sheba (1350 BS), Khedmat (1373 BS), Jubashakti (1972), Weekly Bangladesh (1972), Satyajug (1975), Faridpur Barta (1979), Aakal (1979), Samasar (1980), Bangla Sangbad (1982).
Rivers
Padma, Old Kumar, arial khan, Gorai, Chandana, Bhubanshwar and Lohartek; main depressions are Dhol Samudra, Beel Ramkeli, Shakuner Beel, Ghoradar Beel.
Official Website
http://www.faridpur.gov.bd
10th Parliament Member(s)
ConstituencyName, Party
Faridpur-1
Md. Abdur Rahman
Bangladesh Awami League
Faridpur-2
Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury
Bangladesh Awami League
Faridpur-3
Eng. Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain
Bangladesh Awami League
Faridpur-4
Mujibur Rahman Chowdhury
Independent
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Post Codes
ThanaSub-officePostcode
Alfadanga
Alfadanga
7870
Bhanga
Bhanga
7830
Boalmari
Boalmari
7860
Boalmari
Rupatpat
7861
Charbhadrasan
Charbadrashan
7810
Faridpur Sadar
Ambikapur
7802
Faridpur Sadar
Baitulaman Politecni
7803
Faridpur Sadar
Faridpursadar
7800
Faridpur Sadar
Kanaipur
7801
Madukhali
Kamarkali
7851
Madukhali
Madukhali
7850
Nagarkanda
Nagarkanda
7840
Nagarkanda
Talma
7841
Sadarpur
Bishwa jaker Manjil
7822
Sadarpur
Hat Krishapur
7821
Sadarpur
Sadarpur
7820
Shriangan
Shriangan
7804
Information Source
Compiled from data collected from Wikipedia.org, Banglapedia.org, Amardesh.com and Bangladesh Government sites.