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Introduction
Dhaka District (ঢাকা জেলা, Dhaka Jela also Dhaka Zila) is a district located in central Bangladesh, and is the densest district in the nation. It is a part of the Dhaka Division. Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, rests on the eastern banks of the Buriganga River which flows from the Turag to the south of the district. While Dhaka (city corporation) occupies only about a fifth of the area of Dhaka district, it is the economic, political and cultural centre of the district and the country as a whole. Dhaka District is an administrative entity, and like many other cities, it does not cover the modern conurbation which is Greater Dhaka, which has spilled into neighbouring districts, nor does the conurbation cover the whole district, as there are rural areas within the district.
Other Districts in Dhaka Division: Dhaka | Faridpur | Gazipur | Gopalganj | Jamalpur | Kishoreganj | Madaripur | Manikganj | Munshiganj | Mymensingh | Narayanganj | Narsingdi | Netrokona | Rajbari | Shariatpur | Sherpur | Tangail
Area
1463.6 square kilometers (565.1 square miles).
Population
12043977
Bounded by
Gazipur and Tangail districts on the north, Munshiganj and Rajbari districts on the south, Narayanganj district on the east, Manikganj district on the west

Map of Dhaka District
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Profile
Dhaka district was established in 1772. The district consists of 5 upazilas, 21 thanas, 3 municipalities, 77 union parishads, 1020 mouzas, 1863 villages.
Upazilas
Badda Thana, Cantonment Thana, Demra Thana, Dhamrai Upazila, Dhanmondi Thana, Dohar Upazila, Gulshan Thana, Hazaribagh Thana, Kafrul Thana, Kamrangir Char Thana, Keraniganj Upazila, Khilgaon Thana, Kotwali Thana, Lalbagh Thana, Mirpur Thana, Mohammadpur Thana, Motijheel Thana, Nawabganj Upazila, Pallabi Thana, Ramna Thana, Sabujbagh Thana, Savar Upazila, Shyampur Thana, Sutrapur Thana, Tejgaon Thana, Uttara Thana
History
Once upon a time Dhaka was ruled by the Hindu Kings. The Pala and the Sena dynasties ruled Dhaka for many years. It was not until early fourteenth century when the Muslim rulers began to come to Bengal. Dhaka was made the capital of Bengal in 1608 and Islam Khan renamed Dhaka as Jahangirnagar after the name of Emperor Jahangir. In the eighteenth century Dhaka lost political importance when Murshid Quli Khan transferred the capital of Bengal from Dhaka to Murshidabad. But Dhaka never lost its commercial importance.
Economy
Dhaka is the commercial heart of Bangladesh. The city has a large middle class population, increasing the market for modern consumer and luxury goods. Many skilled workers are employed in the businesses and industries located in the Dhaka metropolitan area. The city has historically attracted a large number of migrant workers. Hawkers, peddlers, small shops, rickshaws transport, roadside vendors and stalls employ a large segment of the population – rickshaw-drivers alone number as many as 400,000. Half the workforce is employed in household and unorganised labour, while about 800,000 work in the textile industry. Even so, unemployment remains high at 23%. According to CityMayors Statistics, Dhaka's GDP registered at $52 billion in 2005 with an annual growth rate of 6.1%. Its estimated GDP in the year 2020 is $126 billion. The annual per capita income of Dhaka is estimated at $550, although a large segment of the population lives below the poverty line, with many surviving on less than $3 a day.
Archeological Sites
lalbagh fort and the tomb of Bibi Pari (1668), bara katra (1641), chhota katra and the tomb of Bibi Champa (1663), Ancient Fort and the palace of the Nawab (Jail Hospital, 1638), ahsan manzil (1872), husaini dalan (1642), Binod Bibi Mosque (1456 AD), Seven Domed Mosque (1676), Chawk Mosque (1676), Bibi Meher Mosque (1814), Armanitola Mosque (1716), Khawja Shahbaj Mosque (1679), Shayesta Khan Mosque (1664-78), Khawja Ambar Mosque (1677-78), Moriam Saleh Mosque (1706), Sitara Begum Mosque (1815), Farruk Shayer Mosque (1703-1704), Tara Mosque, Azimpur Mosque (1746), Kartalab Khan Mosque (1700-1704), Holy Rosary Church (1678), Setara Begum Mosque (1819), Bagmara Math (Nawabganj), Home stead of Raja Harish Chandra (eighteenth century, Savar), Shree Shree Sani Ashram and Math (1199 AD), Dhakeshwari Mandir (eventeenth century), Jaykali Mondir, Bahadur Shah Park, Nimtali Deuri (Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, 1765).
Newspapers
Dailies (Bangla): Ittefaq, Inqilab, Bhorer Kagaj, Prothom Alo, Banglar Bani, Sangbad, Janakantha, Jugantar, Sangram, Rupali, Dainik Bangla, Dinkal, Arthaniti, Muktakantha, Ajker Kagaj, Al Amin, Dainik Bhor, Desh Janata, Janapath, Janmabhumi, Khabar, Samachar, Sakti, Desh Bangla, Manab Jamin, Bangla Bazar, etc; dailies (English): Bangladesh Times, Bangladesh Observer, Daily Star, Independent, New Nation, Financial Express, Morning Sun; weeklies: Aai Samay, Ekata, Bartaman Dinkal, Chuti, Dhaka Courier, Nagari, Purbhabas, Sandwip, Gram Barta, Bichitra, Purnima, Jaijaidin, Sughanda, Robbar, Kriralok, Savar Barta, Jagrata Kantha, Saf Katha, Savar Kantha, Ganabhasha, etc; extinct: Bandhab Patrika (1874), Dainik Azad (1935), Weekly Mohammadi (1910), Dainik Nabajug (1941), Samakal (1854), Sahitya Patra (1948), Dainik Khadem (1910), Sabujpatra (1914), Moslem Bharat (1920), Kallol (1923), Al-Islam (1915), Education Gazette (1846), Weekly Bartabaha 91856), Swadesh (monthly, 1854), Bangadut (1829), Bangadarshan (1872), Nabanur (1903), Bengal Gazette (1780), Bengal Gazette (1818), Shikha (1927), Saogat (1918), Basana (1908), etc.
Rivers
Padma, Kaliganga, Dhaleshwari, Ichamati, Shitalakshya, Buriganga; small Bangshi, Turag, Balu, Elamjani, Alam, Bherujkha, Ramkrishnadi, Elisamari, Tulsikhali.
Official Website
http://www.dhaka.gov.bd
10th Parliament Member(s)
ConstituencyName, Party
Dhaka-1
Salma Islam
Jatiya Party
Dhaka-2
Advocate Qamrul Islam
Bangladesh Awami League
Dhaka-3
Nasrul Hamid
Bangladesh Awami League
Dhaka-4
Sayed Abu Hossain
Jatiya Party
Dhaka-5
Habibur Rahman Mollah
Bangladesh Awami League
Dhaka-6
Kazi Firoz Rashid
Jatiya Party
Dhaka-7
Haji Mohammad Salim
Independent
Dhaka-8
Rashed Khan Menon
Workers Party of Bangladesh
Dhaka-9
Saber Hossain Chowdhury
Bangladesh Awami League
Dhaka-10
Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh
Bangladesh Awami League
Dhaka-11
A.K.M. Rahmatullah
Bangladesh Awami League
Dhaka-12
Asaduzzaman Khan
Bangladesh Awami League
Dhaka-13
Jahangir Kabir Nanak
Bangladesh Awami League
Dhaka-14
Md. Aslamul Haque
Bangladesh Awami League
Dhaka-15
Kamal Ahmed Majumder
Bangladesh Awami League
Dhaka-16
Md. Elias Uddin Mollah
Bangladesh Awami League
Dhaka-17
S.M. Abul Kalam Azad
Bangladesh Nationalist Front (BNF)
Dhaka-18
Advocate Sahara Khatun
Bangladesh Awami League
Dhaka-19
Dr. Md. Enamur Rahaman
Bangladesh Awami League
Dhaka-20
M.A Maleque
Bangladesh Awami League
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Post Codes
ThanaSub-officePostcode
Demra
Demra
1360
Demra
Matuail
1362
Demra
Sarulia
1361
Dhaka Cantt.
Dhaka CantonmentTSO
1206
Dhamrai
Dhamrai
1350
Dhamrai
Kamalpur
1351
Dhanmondi
Jigatala TSO
1209
Gulshan
Banani TSO
1213
Gulshan
Gulshan Model Town
1212
Jatrabari
Dhania TSO
1232
Joypara
Joypara
1330
Joypara
Narisha
1332
Joypara
Palamganj
1331
Keraniganj
Ati
1312
Keraniganj
Dhaka Jute Mills
1311
Keraniganj
Kalatia
1313
Keraniganj
Keraniganj
1310
Khilgaon
KhilgaonTSO
1219
Khilkhet
KhilkhetTSO
1229
Lalbag
Posta TSO
1211
Mirpur
Mirpur TSO
1216
Mohammadpur
Mohammadpur Housing
1207
Mohammadpur
Sangsad BhabanTSO
1225
Motijheel
BangabhabanTSO
1222
Motijheel
DilkushaTSO
1223
Nawabganj
Agla
1323
Nawabganj
Churain
1325
Nawabganj
Daudpur
1322
Nawabganj
Hasnabad
1321
Nawabganj
Khalpar
1324
Nawabganj
Nawabganj
1320
New market
New Market TSO
1205
Palton
Dhaka GPO
1000
Ramna
Shantinagr TSO
1217
Sabujbag
Basabo TSO
1214
Savar
Amin Bazar
1348
Savar
Dairy Farm
1341
Savar
EPZ
1349
Savar
Jahangirnagar Univer
1342
Savar
Kashem Cotton Mills
1346
Savar
Rajphulbaria
1347
Savar
Savar
1340
Savar
Savar Canttonment
1344
Savar
Saver P.A.T.C
1343
Savar
Shimulia
1345
Sutrapur
Dhaka Sadar HO
1100
Sutrapur
Gendaria TSO
1204
Sutrapur
Wari TSO
1203
Tejgaon
Tejgaon TSO
1215
Tejgaon Industrial Area
Dhaka Politechnic
1208
Uttara
Uttara Model TwonTSO
1230
Information Source
Compiled from data collected from Wikipedia.org, Banglapedia.org, Amardesh.com and Bangladesh Government sites.