Theme Week Bangladesh – Khulna

Friday, 30 August 2019 - 12:00 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: General, UNESCO World Heritage

The Sixty Dome Mosque, part of the medieval Mosque City of Bagerhat © Belayet/cc-by-3.0

The Sixty Dome Mosque, part of the medieval Mosque City of Bagerhat © Belayet/cc-by-3.0

Khulna is the third-largest city of Bangladesh. It is the administrative seat of Khulna District and Khulna Division. As of the 2011 census, the city has a population of 663,342. The encompassing Khulna metro area had an estimated population of 1.022 million as of 2014. Khulna is the third largest city in Bangladesh after Dhaka and Chittagong.

Khulna is located in south-western Bangladesh, on the banks of the Rupsha and Bhairab river. It covers a total area of 59.57 km², while the district itself is about 4394.46 km². It lies south of Jessore and Narail, East of Satkhira, West of Bagerhat and North of the Bay of Bengal. It is part of the largest delta in the world. In the southern part of the delta lies the Sundarban, the world’s largest mangrove forest. The city of Khulna is in the northern part of the district, and is mainly an expansion of trade centres close to the Rupsha and Bhairab rivers. The Mayur River forms the western boundary of the metropolitan area.

Bengal tiger in the Sundarbans © Soumyajit Nandy/cc-by-sa-4.0 Chandpai Village in the Sundarbans National Park Bangladesh © panoramio.com - Hiroki Ogawa/cc-by-3.0 Lalon's Shrine © Shahnoor Habib Munmun/cc-by-3.0 Royal-er More © Shaikh Ashraful Alam/cc-by-sa-40 The Sixty Dome Mosque, part of the medieval Mosque City of Bagerhat © Belayet/cc-by-3.0 Titas River © ITeachThem/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Chandpai Village in the Sundarbans National Park Bangladesh © panoramio.com - Hiroki Ogawa/cc-by-3.0
Khulna is an old river port located on the Rupsa and Bhoirob river. It is an important hub of Bangladeshi industry and hosts many national companies. It is served by Port of Mongla, the second largest seaport in the country. It is also one of the two principal naval command centres of the Bangladesh Navy. Navy base BNS Titumir is located in the city.

A colonial steamboat service, including the fleet Tern, Osrich and Lepcha, continues to operate on the river route to the city. It is regarded as the gateway to the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest and home of the Bengal tiger. Khulna is also situated north of the Historic Mosque City of Bagerhat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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