Thakurgaon District:

Thakurgaon District (Rangpur division) with an area of 1809.52 sq km, is bounded by panchagarh district on the north, west bengal of India on the west and south, Panchagarh and dinajpur districts on the east. Annual average temperature: maximum 33.5C, minimum 10.5C; annual rainfall 2536 mm. Main rivers are tangon, punarbhaba, nagar, Pathari, Talma, Kulic, dhepa.

Thakurgaon (Town) consists of 9 wards and 23 mahallas. The area of the town is 10.70 sq km. The Town has a population of 40336; male 51.62%, female 48.38%; population density per sq km 3770. Literacy rate among the town people is 58.5%.

Administration Thakurgaon subdivision was established in 1860 and was turned into a district in 1984. The district consists of 2 municipalities, 18 wards, 32 mahallas, 5 upazilas, 51 union parishads, 643 mouzas and 643 villages. The upazilas are baliadangi, haripur, pirganj, ranisankail and thakurgaon Sadar; municipalities are Thakurgaon Sadar and Pirganj.

Archaeological heritage and relics Residence of Raja Tonkanath (Malduar), Rajbari of Raja Jagendra Narayan, Rajbari of Raja Ganesh, Jagadal Rajbari, Bangla Garh, Sangaon Shahi Mosque, Fatehpur Mosque, Jamalpur Mosque, tomb of Syed Nasir Uddin, tomb of Pir Sheikh Sirajuddin, tomb of Hazrat Adam (R), Govinda Jeo Mandir (eighteenth century), Shiva Mandir at Haripur Rajbari, Goraksanath Mandir, Katihar Hat Shyamrai Mandir, Ramrai Dighi, Khunia Dighi, Adhar Dighi, Shapla Dighi and Rani Dighi.

Population:

Population 1196429; male 51.04%, female 48.96%; Muslim 74.97%, Hindu 24.05%, Christian 0.54%, Buddhist 0.05% and others 0.39%; ethnic nationals: Santal 0.87% of the total population..

Religious institutions:

Mosque 2141, temple 290, church 28 and tomb 8.

Main occupations:

Agriculture 52.29%, agricultural labourer 25.44%, wage labourer 3.06%, commerce 7.66%, service 4.43% and others 7.12%.

Traditional transport:

Palanquin (extinct), horse carriage and bullock cart (nearly extinct), boat.



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