Amar Jessore

About Jessore

JESSORE (or Jashahor/যশোহর) is a district in south western Bangladesh with a population of around 2,440,693. It is located in the Khulna administrative division. It is bordered by India in the West. Jessore produces a variety of vegetables in all seasons. It is famous for its date-sugar called "patali" in Bengali. Patali, which is very famous all over Bangladesh as well as outside the country, is mainly produced at Khajura (Khajura bazar). Jessore has eight sub-districts (upazillas), namely, Abhaynagar, Bagherpara, Chowgacha, Jessore-Sadar, Jhikorgacha, Keshobpur, Monirampur, & Sharsha.

Jessore was the first district of Bangladesh to be liberated from the occupying Pakistani forces on 04 December 1971. Jessore district belongs to the ancient 'Samatat Janapada'. During the partition of India in 1947 Jessore was also partially divided. The entire district, except for Boangaon and Gaighata thanas, was included into East Pakistan.

The Bengali soldiers posted at Jessore cantonment mutinied against the Pakistan Army on 29 March 1971. They were led by Capt Hafiz Uddin and Lt Anwar in an uprising in which about 300 soldiers were killed. The rebels killed 50 Pakistani soldiers by machine gun fire at Chanchara.

Jessore is a district in south western Bangladesh. It is located in the Khulna administrative division. It is bounded by Jhenaidaha and Magura districts on the north, Satkhira and Khulna districts on the south, Narail and Khulna districts on the east, West Bengal of India on the west. Noted rivers are Bhairab and Kapotakhho.

Jessore produces a variety of vegetables in all seasons. It is famous for its date-sugar called "patali" in Bengali. Patali, which is very famous all over Bangladesh as well as outside the country, is mainly produced at Khajura bazar.

Jessore has good communication links with nearby districts. It has highways for transportation to both Bangladesh and India. Jessore is a junction on the broad gauge based network of the Western Bangladesh Railway. The network has links extended into Indian territory. Service linking the capital Dhaka and the Indian city Kolkata is to start April 2008, with Jessore falling about halfway down the route.

The Jessore airport, located near the Jessore city, is an airbase for the Bangladesh Air Force. Alongside military service, its runways cater to the national carrier Biman and other commercial airlines like GMG, Best Air, Royal Bengal Airlines for domestic flights.

Distance:- Jessore to - Dhaka 164 km, Khulna 59 km, Satkhira 72 km, Narail 34 km, Magura 44 km, Chuadanga 82 km, Kushtia 92 km, Rajbari 119 km, Pabna 141 km, Pirojpur 115 km, Barisal 168 km, Jhalokathi 148 km, Patuakhali 200 km, Bagerhat 93 km, Barguna 209 km, Faridpur 96 km, Bhola 204 km, Bagra 235 km, Rajshahi 213 km. Jessore Airport is about 63 km from Khulna.

PLACES to VISIT

Village Rampur, under the Monirampur Police Station has gained the status of a tourist spot for its island-like look surrounded by two rivers, Jhanpa Bayor and Khajura Bayor. Every year people from home and abroad come here to enjoy vacations. Kapatakkha River also flows beside this area. famous poet Michel Modhusudhan dutta also from this area.

At abhaynagar thana, there is a small village dhulgram. here once a magnificent temple complex was. 17 temples were there. now only one is standing. beautiful terracota design can be seen all over the temple. its very holy place. u can see the remains of some temple still now. most of the temples in the complex was submerged in the Bhairab river which flows by complex. u can go there by bus. from jessore we can go to abhaynagar by bus. from abhaynagar u can take van or we can use local human hauler to reach dhulgram.

An amazing public amusement park named Binodiya has been established under the disciplined authority of Jessore Cantonment Administration and in the edge of its area which is compiled with a mini ZOO and Canal Boating facilities for the visitors.

at bhatnagar in abhaynagar upazilla there is an ruins of 11 temple complex. here are 11 temples. all are dedicated to lord Shiv. the central temple is half broken. one should take a look at this place to feel the majesty of glorious past of bengal.

Another public amusement park named JESS GARDEN has been established a few kilometres away from the town centre in a very natural rural area which is equipped with a children amusement rider, a FANCY TRAIN, PADDLE BOAT CRUISE and a collection birds and animals. It will take at best 15-20 minutes to be there from the town centre.

Near Jessore town, there is suburb, Chanchra. here was once chanchra rajbari. it is completely ruined now. but one can see the Shiv temple, which is almost restored; the ruined Dosh Mahabidya temple, which is only piece in Bangladesh and Jora shiv temple at murali in almost ruined condition

There is also a historical building named Imam Bara which was made by Hazi Muhammad Mohsin situated at the place named Murolir Mor beside the Dhaka-Khulna Highway.

The Jessore Collectorate Building is also one of the famous and oldest building in Jessore situated at Daratana.

There is a ancient pond dug by Khan Jahan Ali near Murali mor. That is a picnic spot now named KHONIKA.

Sagardari: The birth place of the epic poet Michael Madhusudan Dutt Michael Madhusudan Dutt. A large villa of Michael comprises a huge garden, a small museum and houses. The front gate of the house has a solid sculpture work and the famous Kapattakka river (where Michael Madhusudan wrote his infamous poem) is only a block away from his house. Around the house, there are lot of small shops usually sale souvenirs.
[edit]Demographics

Population 2,440,693; male 51.22%, female 48.78%; Muslim 85.5%; Hindu 14.21% and others 0.29%. Average literacy 33.4%; male 41% and female 25.1%.

The main occupations are agriculture 39.84%, agricultural labourer 24.13%, wage labourer 2.68%, commerce 11.99%, service 8.66%, industry 1.41%, transport 3.11% and others 8.18%.

The main crops : paddy, jute, sugarcane, tuberose, vegetables. Main fruits are date, jackfruit, papaya, banana, litchi and coconut. Main exports are cotton, jute, leather, jackfruit, banana, comb and date molasses, and vegetables.

Jessore is also the place for growing various types export standard flowers.

GEOGRAPHY

Jessore District has an area of 2578.20 km². It is bounded by Jhenaidaha and Magura districts on the north, Satkhira and Khulna districts on the south, Narail and Khulna districts on the east, West Bengal of India on the west. Noted rivers are Bhairab and Kapotakhho.
Annual average temperature range from 41°C to 09°C. Annual rain fall is 1537 mm.
Jessore (Town) which stands on the Bhairab, consists of 9 wards and 73 mahalls. Jessore municipality was established in 1864. The area of the town is 25.72 km². The town has a population of 1,178,273; male 52.97%, female 47.03%. Literacy rate among the town people is 56.57%. The town has one dakbungalow.
The Jessore district administrative framework was established in 1781. It consists of 4 municipalities, 36 wards, 8 upazilas, 92 unions, 1329 mouzas, 1434 villages and 120 mahallas. The upazilas are Abhaynagar, Bagharpara, Chaugachha, Jhikargachha, Keshabpur, Jessore Sadar, Manirampur Manirampur Upazila and Sharsha.

TRANSPORT FACILITIES:

Jessore has good communication links with nearby districts. It has highways for transportation to both Bangladesh and India. Jessore is a junction on the broad gauge based network of the Western Bangladesh Railway. The network has links extended into Indian territory. Service linking the capital Dhaka and the Indian city Kolkata is to start April 2008, with Jessore falling about halfway down the route.

The Jessore airport, located near the Jessore city, is an airbase for the Bangladesh Air Force. Alongside military service, its runways cater to the national carrier Biman and other commercial airlines like GMG, Best Air, Royal Bengal Airlines for domestic flights.

MEDICAL TREATMENT FACILITIES:

Jessore General Hospital
Fatima Hospital
Ad-din Hospital
Ahad Diabetic Hospital
Queens Hospital
Akota Hospital & Diagnostic Complex Ltd.
Doratana Hospital


Where to SHOP:

There several Shopping Markets you could find at the town centre to shop your likewise original Jessore made garments especially the knitted fabrics and NOKSHI KANTHA along with all other available products. The possible list for your delightful sohopping is below.

JESS TOWER Super Market
MOTI SHOPPING MALL

Residential Hotels & Guest Houses:

Hotel Magpie
Hotel Mid-Town
Hotel Hasan International
Hotel R K International

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:-

Banana Mustard Field
Binodiya Amusement Park, Jessore Cantonment
Boating Club, Jessore Cantonment
Brick Factory
Charupith Art Research Institute
Catholic Church
Dr Abdur Razzak Municipal College
Dhulgram Temples
Hazrat Borhanuddin Chishti (Rh)(pbuh) Mazar Sharif
Hazrat Gharib Shah (Rh)(pbuh) Mazar Sharif
JESS Garden
Jess Tower Super Market
Jessore Airport
Jessore Cantonment
Jessore Circuit House
Jessore City Hall
Jessore Collectorate Building
Jessore Court Building
Jessore Gymnasium
Jessore Paurosava
Jessore Railway Station
Jessore Shamsul Huda Stadium
Jessore Zilla School
Khonika Picnic Spot
Marjat Baor Chougacha
Moti Shopping Mall
Monihar Cinema Hall
Rampur Village Tourist spots
Sagardari Village - Epic Poet Michael Madhushudan Dutt's Neighbourhood...
Shaheed Minar - Govt. Michael Madhushudan College
Statue of Shadhinota at Khoyertala Crossing

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Data Courtesy: Wikipedia and various websites

Jessore in Map

 

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