Sylhet Division

Sylhet Division

Sylhet (Srihatta) division ( _bn. সিলেট বিভাগ)is the Northeastern division ("bibhag") of Bangladesh, named after its main city, Sylhet. It is bounded by Meghalaya State of India on the north, Tripura State on the south, Assam State of India on the east and Dhaka and Chittagong divisions on the west.

Geography and Climate

Sylhet division is located in north-eastern Bangladesh. Major rivers include Surma, Kushiyara, Manu,Kuai Hobigonj, Kalni.

Civic Administration

In 1995, Sylhet was declared the 6th division of the country. Prior to that it was part of the Chittagong Division.

The Sylhet division is subdivided into four districts ("zila"): Habiganj, Maulovibazar, Sunamganj and Sylhet. Further, the Sylhet division contains 35 sub-districts ("upazila/thana"), 323 unions Parishad, 10,185 villages and 14 municipalities Etc.

Population: approximately 10 million.

Religion and Faith

Sylhet is a holy place for both Muslim and Hindus.It is a land of 360 awliyas. Notable Hindu saint Sree Chaitanya Dev was born in Dhaka Daksin situated in Sylhet division. Famous religious places include, the shrine of Hazrat Shah Jalal (R) and the shrine of Hajrat Shah Paran (R) for Muslim. Hindu temples like Sree Chaitanya Dev Mandir, Kali Mandir of Jainpur, Shakti Piths temple of Kirit Devi Kamala, Bagala Matar Mandir of Habiganj and Kalibari of Jaintiapur are known throughout the Indian Subcontinent. [cite web|url=|title=Bangladesh - The Holy Land of Hindu and Buddhist Pilgrim=|format=]

Followers of Different religions are: Muslim 81.16%, Hindu 17.80%, Christian 0.06%, Buddhist 0.02% and others 0.96%.

Notable personalities


* Hason Raja -Sunam Gonj.
* Syed Mujtaba Ali - Moulvi Bazar.
* Rabbani Choudhury - Moulvibazar
* K.M.A.Taher Chowdhury.- " "
* Khan Jamal Nurul Islam.- " "
* Abdul Matin Choudhury -Sylhet.
* Principal Afzal Chowdhury.- Hobigonj.
* Poet Dilwar Khan- Sylhet.
* menester mr: abdur rashid chowdhury laksmi pasha syshet.

Freedom Fighters

* M A G Osmani - Supreme commander of Mukti Bahini
* Sirajul Islam (Bir Protik) [ [ the Scene] . Star Insight. 26 May 2007.]
* Mejor General C.R. Dutta
* Late Yamin Chowdhury (Bir Protik)
* Major Ali Waski-uz-Zaman (Retd) - Subsector Commander Moulovibazar (Sec-4)


* Humayun Rashid Choudhury
* Abdus Samad Azad
* Saifur Rahman
* Suranjit Sengupta
* Badar Uddin Ahmed Kamran
* M A Haque
* Ilias Ali well known as a violent politician


* Shuvro Dev
* Subir Nandi
* Salman Shah
* Sanjeeb Chowdhury
*Runa Laila


* Rani Hamid
* Kaiser Hamid
* Tapash Baisya
* Enamul Haque Jr
* Alok Kapali
* Mukid Miah
* Muhit Miah
* Russel Ahmed
* Rajin Saleh


* Ragib Ali
* Govinda Chandra Dev


1. Hazrat Shah Jalal,(pbh)great saint of islam> along side with 360- Follower's (Awliah).2. Shamsul ulama Abdul Latif Fultoli (rh)> great Alim a Din in Greater Sylhet Division.

External links

* [ Banglapedia article on Sylhet]

Divisions and districts of Bangladesh

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