Natore district

Most part of Natore district is plain land. Chalan Beel, the largest beel in Bangladesh is in part of Natore district.
Natore District (Rajshahi division) with an area of 1896.05 km², is bounded by Naogaon and Bogra districts on the north, pabna and kushtia districts on the south, Pabna and sirajganj districts on the east, rajshahi district on the west. Average annual temperature: maximum 37.8°C, minimum 11.2°C; annual rainfall 1862 mm. Rivers: 10 most noted of which are Atrai, Baral, Narod, Nandakunja; Chalan Beel is notable.
Demography & Education
Population: 1521359; male 50.86%, female 49.14%; Muslim 90.47%, Hindu 8.47%, Christian 0.61% and others 0.45%; ethnic national: Santal.
Religious institutions: Mosque 1946, temple 216, church 12.
Literacy Rate: Average literacy 27%; male 33% and female 20.5%. Educational institutions: government college 5, non-government college 17, government high school 3, non-government high school 206, government primary school 407, non-government primary school 281, madrasa 30, teacher's training college 1, nursing institution 1.
Other information
Communication facilities: Roads: pucca 236.04 km, semi pucca 35 km and mud road 1703.85; railways 64 km.
Cultural organisations Club 285, public library 10, cinema hall 18.
Newspapers: Locally published newspapers and periodicals Dainik Uttar Bangabarta, Dainik Uttarpath, weekly Natore Barta.
Traditional transport: Palanquin, horse carriage, bullock cart, buffalo cart. These means of transport are either extinct or nearly extinct.
NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are brBRACac, CARE, grameen bank, ITCL, thengamara mahila sabuj sangha, etc.
Health centres District hospital 1, upazila health complex 5, TB hospital 1, diabetic hospital 1, mission hospital 1, maternity and child care centre 12, family planning centre 27