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Panchagarh district is in the extreme northern part of Bangladesh with an area of 1404.63 sq km, bounded on three sides by 288 km long Indian border, having Darjeeling district on the north, Jalpaiguri and Kuchbihar districts on the northeast, west Dinajpur and Purnea district on the west, Dinajpur and Thakurgaon districts on the south, Nilphamari district on the east ...more


" The existence of fifteen garhs (fortifications) has hitherto been traced, of which the most noted are Bhitargarh, Hosaingarh, Mirgarh, Rajangarh and Devengarh. Panchagarh is named after these five garhs "

Panchagarh in a glance


26.25°N , 88.50° E


1404.63 km˛


302.68 km

Time zone

BST (GMT +6)


30.2°C (max), 10.1° C (min)


2931 mm

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Atwari is the second smallest upazila of the district in respect of both area and population. Nothing is definitely known about the origin of the “Atwari” name. There is hearsay that the bordering Atwari was once attacked by the robbers eight times in succession ...more

Tetulia is the extreme northern upazila of the country. For its location & tourist spot, it is one of the well known upazilas in Bangladesh. Recently Tetulia is considered the most important economic zone for Panchagarh district because of the Tea industry and Banglabandha land port  ...more

Panchagarh Sadar is the most populous area of Panchagarh district. Nothing is definitely known about the origin of Panchagarh. It is learnt that in the past there existed five Jungles in the locality. In Bengali the word panch means five & garh means jungle ...more

Boda is the largest upazila of Panchagarh district in respect of area. Nothing is definitely known about the origin of the upazila name. There is a popular hearsay that, the upazila might have derived its name from the name of temple Badeswari Bari Pith located in this upazila ...more

Debiganj is the third biggest upazila of Panchagarh District in respect of both area and population. Nothing is definitely known about the origin of the upazila’s name. It is generally believed that in the remote past there lived an influential zaminder named Debi Chowdhurani ...more




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